(March 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New Friday Publications, Inc.
Editing
Dan Gillmor ?

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil and the Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw; Dickie Dean (inset); Silver Streak (inset); Pirate Prince (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Claw vs. Daredevil [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil and The Claw / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; un-named police commissioner; The Claw (villain)
Synopsis
When Daredevil, as Bart Hill, learns that the President of the United States has imposed a new tax of 50% on people's incomes and that people are barred from their churches, he decides to take action. He has a doctor examine the President and discovers that the chief executive is in a state of coma, put there by the Claw.
Reprints
Keywords
Airdevil (Daredevil's plane)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sport Shorts by Ernie Bulbnose / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Pencils
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Inks
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sid Bucktooth, noted matador...
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Sid Bucktooth; "Battlin' Buzz"; "Slug" Fest; "Dizzy" Lumpo; Hap Kluk; Axel Skug; Slim Zlam
Synopsis
Group of five stand-alone humorous sports cartoons.
Reprints

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

The Pirate Prince / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Pencils
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer [as REM Brant] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! 'Tis a calm and lovely eve --
Genre
historical
Characters
The Pirate Prince
Synopsis
The prince and his crew approach a slave ship flying a white flag. When that ship draws near, it suddenly opens fire and the prince's ship goes down. The crew are saved by a whale which deposits the crew aboard the slaver ship and a fight ensues.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

REM Brant (as well as Remington Brant) were pen-names for Briefer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Can You Solve These? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Pencils
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Inks
David B. Icove [as D. B. I.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Readers are asked to solve 5 different problems.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At Silver Streak's home in New York: --
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (a falcon); Harmon (FBI agent); Henry Smith (farmer); Eleene Smith (Henry's wife); Jerry (policeman); Walter Chinwell (news broadcaster); Steve Grogan [aka "The General"](villain, gang lord); Jaxon (villain, plant worker); Sam (villain, newsstand dealer)
Synopsis
Silver Streak is asked by the FBI to investigate reported spy activities at the Sterling Aircraft Plant. He discovers that one of the workers has a false eye camera in his head which he uses to photograph secrets and give them to "The General."
Reprints
Keywords
Los Angeles Bugle; New York City; Sterling Aircraft Plant

[Cactus Gulch] (Table of Contents: 7)

Gully Gulliver / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David B. Icove [as D. B. Icove] (signed)
Pencils
David B. Icove [as D. B. Icove] (signed)
Inks
David B. Icove [as D. B. Icove] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
"Gully" Gulliver; Jed (Sheriff); Rammy (a goat); "Killer" Pete (villain)
Synopsis
When Gully hears that the Sheriff is heading out to look for "Killer" Pete, Gully and Rammy dedcide to find him first......with "electrifying" results.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[The Durmaleum Theft] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cloud Curtis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Cloud Curtis; Professor Lane; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; Enzo Francor (villain, spy agent); Mitzi (villain, Francor's assistant)
Synopsis
Cloud and his pals must stop the evil Francor and his assistant from obtaining an important metal called Durmalem the Professor has invented that will revolutionize the airplane.
Reprints
Keywords
Durmalem; Golden Bullet

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Secret Agent X-101 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dick Dawson (byline)]
Pencils
? [as Dick Dawson (byline)]
Inks
? [as Dick Dawson (byline)]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story opens with Bart Benson hot on the trail of a sinister plot involving the bomb sight, a new invention enables an army air pilot to bomb his target from great heights with amazing accuracy!
Genre
crime
Characters
Secret Agent X-101 [Bart Benson]; Pat White; Mr. Hendrix (villain); Sandra Hendrix (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis
Bart is very concerned about the murder of U.S. agents guarding the Air Force's new bomb sight that allows a bomb to land squarely on its target from a height of 50,000 feet. His investigation leads right back to the head of the aircraft company charged with protecting the invention.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Record

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Lance Hale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since leaving civilization many months ago
Genre
jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; Ruth; un-named father of Ruth; un-named brother of Ruth; un-named cannibal chief (villain, death)
Synopsis
Lance comes upon a girl in the jungle that is threatened by a vicious leopard. After saving her, both head back to the M'Bongo River, where her father and brother were captured by savages.
Reprints
Keywords
gold treasure; M'Bongo River; Roman conquest of Africa; Zango tribe

Indexer Notes

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

The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer (Episode 1) (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silver Ranger / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Silver Films Studios] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Binder (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Silver Ranger (introduction); Lucifer (the Ranger's horse); Hank Brunner (death); Joel Brandon; Mary Brandon (Joel's wife); Sheriff Belden; Deputy Spider Jones (villain)
Synopsis
The Ranger must locate the true murderer of Hank Brunner before the Sheriff and his posse lynch an innocent man.
Reprints

[Molo's Reign of Terror] (Table of Contents: 12)

Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Presto Martin [also as Molo's twin brother; also as Don Lopez] (Captain of Detectives, origin of his name); Sergeant Murphy (Policeman); un-named District Attorney; Dick Bradley (death); Kay Raye (actress, death); Peter Byron (producer, death); Lily Ponela (opera star, death); Bruce Canton (playwright, death); Molo's twice brother [as Jeeves] (villain, driver for Lopez); Molo (villain)
Synopsis
Presto uses his skill of disguise in order to locate and stop a vicious killer of stage and screen personalities.
Reprints
Keywords
plastic putty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
David B. Icove
Pencils
David B. Icove
Inks
David B. Icove
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur
Synopsis
Series of 8 different stand-alone cartoons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-7-27.

[The Gunpowder Mission] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Galli (signed)
Pencils
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Dan Dearborn; General George Washington; Major George Rogers Clark; Jerry (Dan's sidekick); Captain Neville (in charge of the garrison at Ft. Pitt); Jed Swift (riverboat pilot); Scarface Dykes (villain); Tuff Kendon (villain);
Synopsis
Captain Dearborn is sent by George Washington to Fort Pitt to meet up with Major George Rogers Clark, then the pair will deliver much needed gun powder to Boonesboro, Kentucky.
Reprints
Keywords
Fort Pitt

Indexer Notes

Previous episodes appeared in Friday (a non-comic weekly magazine). Continued next issue.

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

Silver Streak Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Professor Skinn Strikes Back] (Table of Contents: 16)

Dickie Dean, Boy Inventor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Mr. Dean; Martha Dean; Zip Todd; Professor Skinn (villain); "Blubber" (villain); radio controlled robots (villains)
Synopsis
Professor Skinn and Blubber break out of jail and kidnap Dickie's parents, and when he shows up to rescue them, the Professor attempts to use his new invention on them all.....an invention that can reduce humans to chemicals!
Reprints
Keywords
Sky Bug (the "repelling magnet" car)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Rusty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something I forgot - and I can't remember...
Genre
humor
Characters
Rusty; un-named mother of Rusty; Mr. Jones (newsstand dealer); The Claw (image)
Synopsis
When Rusty discovers that today, the 10th, is his brother's birthday, he hurries to the newsstand to get the latest issue of Silver Streak Comics, which, after he reads it, will be his brother's present!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This strip is partly a publisher's plug for Silver Streak Comics.
On inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil and the Claw
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. The Claw vs. Daredevil [Part 2]
    Daredevil and The Claw
  4. 3. ["Sid Bucktooth, noted matador..."]
    Sport Shorts by Ernie Bulbnose
  5. 4. ["Ah! 'Tis a calm and lovely eve --"]
    The Pirate Prince
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  7. 6. ["At Silver Streak's home in New York: --"]
    Silver Streak
  8. 7. [Cactus Gulch]
    Gully Gulliver
  9. 8. [The Durmaleum Theft]
    Cloud Curtis
  10. 9. ["Our story opens with Bart Benson hot on the trail of a sinister plot involving the bomb sight, a new invention enables an army air pilot to bomb his target from great heights with amazing accuracy!"]
    Secret Agent X-101
  11. 10. ["Since leaving civilization many months ago"]
    Lance Hale
  12. 11. The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer (Episode 1)
    The Silver Ranger
  13. 12. [Molo's Reign of Terror]
    Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  15. 14. [The Gunpowder Mission]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  17. 16. [Professor Skinn Strikes Back]
    Dickie Dean, Boy Inventor
  18. 17. ["There's something I forgot - and I can't remember..."]
    Rusty
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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