(April 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New Friday Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lev Gleason
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz; Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw
Reprints

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

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

[Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Daredevil's un-named brother (introduction, death); The Claw (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
The Claw, in a weakened condition after the savage beating inflicted on him by Daredevil, is found guilty by a jury and sentenced to die in the electric chair. When he placed in the chair and the juice is administered, the Claw regains his power and escapes, leading his gang to a volcanic crater in the Rockies, which he declares will be the future capital of the United States. To seal that intent, he captures Darevil and burns him at the stake!
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Absent-Minded Album (Table of Contents: 3)

Sports Shots by Ernie Bulbnose / comic story / 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
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Caston Pierre; Gorilla Jones; Homer McNutz; Professor Buzzle
Synopsis
Six individual stand along cartoons of fictional absent minded individuals from the sports world and their accomplishments.
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[The Lesson of Dr. Boggs] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Pencils
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Pirate Prince; Flip (crew member of the Prince's); Dr. Boggs (villain, slave runner); Squire Rooks (villain, slave runner)
Synopsis
While the Pirate Prince is trying to free some captured slaves, Dr. Boggs takes over the Prince's ship, and uses the Prince and the re-captured slaves to do his bidding. That is, until he Prince turns the tables on Boggs.
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Keywords
Shelter Island

[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 given five illustrated puzzles to solve, including "Find the Ball Players", "Hunter's Problem", "Target Score", and "Square the Vicar".
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[Who Is Iron Jaw?] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Silver Streak [un-named cab driver]; Whiz (pet falcon); Iron Jaw I (villain, introduction, heard but not seen)
Synopsis
Silver Streak is vacationing in Argentina and must investigate and solve a series of sabotage crimes already set in motion there and in the United States by a man known only as Iron Jaw.
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Indexer Notes

The Iron Jaw, which is not seen in this issue, is NOT the same villain that fought Crimebuster in Boy Comics. Continued next issue.

[The Return of Killer Pete] (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
western-frontier
Characters
Gully Gulliver; Daisy; Cluck (a chicken); "Killer" Pete (villain)
Synopsis
Killer Pete breaks jail and captures Gully and Daisy. However, Cluck comes to their rescue.
Reprints
Keywords
Cactus Gulch

[The Wingers] (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; Mr. Richmond (airline President); "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; The Wingers (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Cloud happens upon an airplane wreck and the pilot reports "snow on the wings" before he dies. Meeting with the airline's President, he learns this has happened five other times, and he also discovers the accidents were caused by "The Wingers", who employ a mysterious gun that shoots a secret chemical which condenses the moisture in the air and freezes it.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Bullet

Indexer Notes

The strip is titled "Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet".

[The High One's Death Gas] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Secret Agent X-101 [Bart Benson]; McCann (Daily Record employee); Pat White; Joe (Daily Record typesetter); Jim (Daily Record press operator); Sandra Hendrix (villain); Mr. Hendrix (villain); Otto (villain); Adolph (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis
Bart heads out to track down the murderer of the U.S. Secretary of State.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Record

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist corrections by Craig Delich 2012-8-5. Dick Dawson is a by-line and not the name of an actual person according to the Who's Who.

[Captives of the Pygmies] (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 ?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; Jim Thorne (aviator); Pygmies (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Lance and Jim are taken prisoner by a band of pygmies after Thorne crashes his plane, but set a fire in one of the huts and manage to escape.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Gambler's Last Stand, or, Desert Justice Wins Again: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Silver Ranger; Lucifer (the Ranger's horse); Roy Penwell (young ranch owner); Stokes (old widow); Slick Hanson (villain, gambler, saloon owner); Roper (villain)
Synopsis
Young Roy Penwell is about to be hung by a mob, who believe he was in on trying to bilk an old widow lady out her money. The vRanger steps in and saves the lad, proving that he had been framed.
Reprints
Keywords
Crystal Palace Saloon

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits revised by Craig Delich 2012-8-5. Formes was the writer, not penciler, of the strip. Binder did all art.

The Domino! (Table of Contents: 12)

Presto Martin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Presto Martin [as Biro]; Sgt. Murphy (Policeman); un-named Police Commissioner; Patrolman Dugan; The Domino [Dominic Leonetti] (villain); Biro (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
The Police have been endeavoring to shut down Leonetti's "Red Rouse", a swank night spot, for months with no luck, so Presto Martin uses his disguise ability to corral "The Domino" in his infamous "Game of Death"!
Reprints
Keywords
The Red Rouse

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

Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why this two cent lemonade is as good as...
Genre
humor
Characters
Marvin; Willie; Zeke; Miss Grepburn; Ed
Synopsis
Series of eight stand alone humorous panels.
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[Scarface the Renegade] (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
Dan Dearborn; Major George Rogers Clark; Jed Swift; Scarface Dykes (villain, spy); the British (villains); Indians (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Dan and Major Clark begin their journey to take gun powder from Ft. Pitt down the Ohio River to Boonesboro, and meet with resistance from a renegade spy and the Indians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

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

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

The War of Inventions (Table of Contents: 16)

Dickie Dean, The 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; Zip Todd; Professor Skinn (villain, death); Blubber (villain, death)
Synopsis
Professor Skinn has issued a challenge to Dickie Dean for a duel of inventions, and both begin work on various inventions to use on the other. People all over town are taking bets as to whose invention will win out.
Reprints
Keywords
Sky Bug; The Force Ray

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

Rusty and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Silver Streak [un-named cab driver]; Rusty; Shorty
Synopsis
Rusty gets into an argument over the Daredevil only being a comic strip character, when Daredevil shows up in the flesh. He encourages the boys to be a "daredevil" by fighting against all that is bad and evil. Silver Streak dittos that remarks, but warns Daredevil that the Claw is on a rampage again, and both leave to take the villain on.
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Indexer Notes

In part, the Rusty strip was a publisher promo for Silver Streak Comics.

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

Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Silver Streak
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 3]
    Daredevil and Claw
  4. 3. Absent-Minded Album
    Sports Shots by Ernie Bulbnose
  5. 4. [The Lesson of Dr. Boggs]
    The Pirate Prince
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  7. 6. [Who Is Iron Jaw?]
    Silver Streak and Whiz
  8. 7. [The Return of Killer Pete]
    Gully Gulliver
  9. 8. [The Wingers]
    Cloud Curtis
  10. 9. [The High One's Death Gas]
    Secret Agent X-101
  11. 10. [Captives of the Pygmies]
    Lance Hale
  12. 11. The Gambler's Last Stand, or, Desert Justice Wins Again: Part 2
    The Silver Ranger
  13. 12. The Domino!
    Presto Martin
  14. 13. ["Why this two cent lemonade is as good as..."]
    Laffs
  15. 14. [Scarface the Renegade]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  17. 16. The War of Inventions
    Dickie Dean, The Boy Inventor
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Rusty and the Gang
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder