(September 1940)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1940-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Rhoda Publ. YG
Editing
Lev Gleason

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.

The Claw Returns! (Table of Contents)

The Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Claw
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Announcing the winners of the Silver Streak Contest! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Silver Streak / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Silver Streak / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All of America is agog at the accomplishments of the world's ace of speed, Silver Streak --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak (un-named taxi cab driver); Whiz (introduction, pet falcon); Sir Cedric Baldwin; Shadra; the Nazis (villains); Sheik Ali Ben Hassan (villain)
Synopsis
Sir Cedric challenges the Streak to a race, and he agrees to make it an around the world affair. On the way, the Streak fights the Nazis, rescues a girl from an evil sheik, prevents that sheik from harming a caravan of American travelers on their way to Maskat, and wins the race.
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Indexer Notes

Silver Streak was originally an un-named cab driver and his identity not revealed.

[The Flying Dragon] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Sky Wolf / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Sky Wolf [Paul Storm]; Crane (villain, death); un-named chief (villain, death)
Synopsis
Sky Wolf comes across a weird plane used by a gang of vicious criminals who defy the law by using scientific methods to rob and plunder. He is forced to the ground and offered the chance to join the group. When he refuses, the gang throws him into a cell, from which he escapes, then uses his own plane to destroy the gang.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-6-30.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bill Wayne, the Texas Terror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...and with our organization we can run a protection racket with them dumb ranchers.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Wayne [aka the Texas Terror] (Texas Ranger); Hank Russel (rancher, death); Adams (rancher); un-named sheriff; Nick Carro (villain)
Synopsis
Ranger Wayne has to prevent a protection racket from moving into the west to take advantage of the cattle ranchers.
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Indexer Notes

Story printed in red, black and white.

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

Last appearance in Silver Streak.

Slow Drawin' Fool (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kane Miller (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole ? (two spot illustrations)
Inks
Jack Cole ? (two spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jed Graymes; Mike Kenly; Blackie Ranson (villain, death)
Synopsis
Young Jed Graymes must face the man who killed his father and took over the Bar-30 spread which rightfully belonged to him.
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Keywords
Tott City

Indexer Notes

Art printed in red, black and white. The spalsh page drawing IS signed, but cannot decipher it fully (first two letters appear to be "Co"). The full figure illustration on page two looks like Jack Cole's work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Green Claw / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the remote mountain regions of Asia, a cult of devil worshippers gather around a gigantic corpse that has been consigned to the flames
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Claw (villain); Major Carl Tarrant; un-named police commissioner; un-named followers of the Claw (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The Green Claw literally rises from the dead, and it's up to Carl Durrant to investigate. However, the Claw uses hypnotic powers on the major and he is shrunk and placed in a box to die while the Claw readies an army of robots to conquer the armies of the Earth.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Daredevil, Master of Courage / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I swear to devote my time on earth to make crime pay for the death of my mother and father.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill] (introduction, first origin); Joe Ripper (villain, death); Ricco (villain, club owner and gang leader); Joe (villain); Conde (villain, gang leader)
Synopsis
Joe Ripper, having murdered a bank guard and stolen the bank's money, is prevented from escaping by Daredevil. Daredevil finds a clue on Ripper's body and begins to hunt down the Ricco Gang that Ripper was a part of. He arrives in time to stop the gang from destroying the rival Conde Gang and captures both gangs.
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Indexer Notes

Daredevil's origin was revised in Daredevil Comics #18.

In the 1970's, in correspondence with Jerry Bails, Rico told Jerry that he had scripted the first Daredevil story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Hampton ?; Mac Raboy ?
Inks
John Hampton ?; Mac Raboy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After destroying the monster in the city, Lance Hale wanders into the jungles of deep Africa, to do battle with the ivory raiders.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; Jackie; Yamba (an elephant); Brad (villain, death)
Synopsis
After having destroyed the monster in the city, Lance heads into the jungle to do battle with ivory raiders. He sees a young boy being threatened by a lion. After saving him, a series of events leads the pair to the cabin of the ivory raiders and a fight ensues.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

[The Spook Strikes Back] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ace Powers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ace Powers; Panther Man (villain, death); Spook (villain, death)
Synopsis
Ace has overcome the Four Madmen and has called the Police in to recover their bodies. When they arrive, only three bodies are found, and Ace realizes that Panther Man has escaped. He finds him being murdered by the Spook, and must battle the Skeleton Men to reach him in time.
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Indexer Notes

Story in printed in red, black and white. Anderson is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces with the sharp arched upper eyelid, long thin eyebrows, and a small inkline under the outer corner of the eyes, are certain signs of Anderson. Also the closed hands with short lines between fingers, and a marked line under the cheeks. Look at the face in the last panel. Anderson drew Lance O'Casey, Nyoka and Red Gaucho. This story is the only one he drew of Ace Powers.

Throwing Snowballs Caused the Boston Massacre (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Illustrated re-telling of the events of March 5, 1770.
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Keywords
Boston Massacre

Indexer Notes

Story is printed in red, black and white. Title added by Craig Delich. The art IS signed....hard to make all of it out, but it appears to be "Gardinbirg", "Gardinking" or something like that.

[The Starfish Men of the Water Planet] (Table of Contents: 11)

Planet Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Planet Patrol [Captain Ken Keen; Nirma]; Star-Fish Men (villains, all die)
Synopsis
While on patrol one day near a weird planet, Nirma starts feeling faint and Captain Keen wonders if the planet is responsible. Diving under water, they come into contact with the Star-Fish Men, whose leader captures the duo and informs Keen that he can guide the water-planet through the universe, robbing and conquering as they go.
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[The Sky Bug] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip; Mr. Dean (head of Dean Chemical Plant, Dickie's father); Mrs. Dean; Mr. Crawley (villain, President of Zepher Aeroplane Factory, death)
Synopsis
When a plane crashes into Dickie's father's business, destroying it, Dickie tries to figure out a way he can help his parents financially. So he builds a weird type of aircraft that flies thanks to a repelling magnet, and markets the concept to the President of the Zepher Aeroplane Factory. Unfortunately, Crawley wants the invention for free and is willing to kill Dickie and Zip to get it.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8.

How to Build the Smallest Zoo in the World!! (Table of Contents: 13)

Dickie Dean's Workshop / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Dickie Dean] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints

The Fight for Fun! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Claw Returns!
    The Claw
  2. 1. Announcing the winners of the Silver Streak Contest!
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. ["All of America is agog at the accomplishments of the world's ace of speed, Silver Streak --"]
    Silver Streak
  4. 3. [The Flying Dragon]
    The Sky Wolf
  5. 4. ["...and with our organization we can run a protection racket with them dumb ranchers."]
    Bill Wayne, the Texas Terror
  6. 5. Slow Drawin' Fool
  7. 6. ["In the remote mountain regions of Asia, a cult of devil worshippers gather around a gigantic corpse that has been consigned to the flames"]
    The Green Claw
  8. 7. ["I swear to devote my time on earth to make crime pay for the death of my mother and father."]
    The Daredevil, Master of Courage
  9. 8. ["After destroying the monster in the city, Lance Hale wanders into the jungles of deep Africa, to do battle with the ivory raiders."]
    Lance Hale
  10. 9. [The Spook Strikes Back]
    Ace Powers
  11. 10. Throwing Snowballs Caused the Boston Massacre
    Momentous Mites
  12. 11. [The Starfish Men of the Water Planet]
    Planet Patrol
  13. 12. [The Sky Bug]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  14. 13. How to Build the Smallest Zoo in the World!!
    Dickie Dean's Workshop
  15. 14. The Fight for Fun!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
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