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(March 1940)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-01-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Rhoda Publ. YG
Editing:
Jack Cole
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440752.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lance Hale / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

The Mystery of the Monstrous Fly (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Binder
Inks:
Jack Binder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak (Intro; Origin); the Fly (villain); The Swami; Dr. Katan (villain)
Synopsis:
When a race car driver is killed by a gigantic flying insect, a Swami brings him back to life.
Reprints:

Do You Know That Lack of Ice-Boxes Caused the Discovery of America? (Table of Contents)

Did You Know That? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Texas Terror (Table of Contents)

Bill Wayne / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sharp
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Wayne (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Harry "A" Chesler Syndicate. Credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

School Daze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan
Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Chesler shop material.

[Invasion of the Spirit Men] (Table of Contents)

Lance Hale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton (signed)
Inks:
John Hampton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Spirit Men (Intro); Lance Hale; Dr. Grantland Grey; King Loti (villain); Myra Grey

[Heat Devron] (Table of Contents)

Ace Powers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Ricca ?
Inks:
Gus Ricca ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Ace Powers; Heat Devron

Indexer Notes

The faces with squinting eyes and rounded jaw and chin are certain signs of Ricca, but the layout with many close ups is unfamiliar. Uncertain about how much he has done besides the faces.

[Sounds From the Past] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; teen
Characters:
Dickie Dean, Boy Inventor (Intro); Rip Todd

The Flying Ghost (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Harr
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Typeset

[Spike Ruff] (Table of Contents)

Detective Snoop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox (Signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Det. Snoop (Intro)

How Tardiness of News Led to the War of 1812 (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mites / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

[The Radio Controlled Plane] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Drake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Sgt. Drake (Intro)

[The Magnetic Transmitter] (Table of Contents)

Planet Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Ken Keen; Nirma; Aavon
Synopsis:
Keen is about to return Nirma to Mars when a space call sends him to Mercury to investigate why all solar compasses are out of order.

Indexer Notes

Sequence updated by Doc Mars via the GCD Error Tracker. Michael T. Gilbert questions the Simon art credits for this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lance Hale
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Monstrous Fly
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. Do You Know That Lack of Ice-Boxes Caused the Discovery of America?
    Did You Know That?
  4. 3. The Texas Terror
    Bill Wayne
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    School Daze
  6. 5. [Invasion of the Spirit Men]
    Lance Hale
  7. 6. [Heat Devron]
    Ace Powers
  8. 7. [Sounds From the Past]
    Dickie Dean
  9. 8. The Flying Ghost
  10. 9. [Spike Ruff]
    Detective Snoop
  11. 10. How Tardiness of News Led to the War of 1812
    Mighty Mites
  12. 11. [The Radio Controlled Plane]
    Sgt. Drake
  13. 12. [The Magnetic Transmitter]
    Planet Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder