(May 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-18
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
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Kitty Doyle; Iron Jaw I; The Claw (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Iron Jaw shown is a robot and NOT the same villain who battled Crimebuster in Boy Comics.

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

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

[Daredevil Battles the Claw, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil and Claw / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Empress of America; the Claw (villain)
Synopsis
After defeating Daredevil and taking over America, the Claw sees the underworld flock to him as willing and eager servants. Claw's first step is to take a bride and crown her as Empress of America, and, at her first celebration appearance, he vows to execute Daredevil!
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[Prisoner On a U-Boat] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
superhero
Characters
Lance Hale; the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Having made his way from the Congo to the west coast of Africa, Lance is fishing when a Nazi sub surfaces and takes him prisoner. A U.S. merchant vessel causes the sub to sink and Lance escapes and is rescued by the vessel.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8. The last panel states that the title of the next story is "Temple of Death".

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

Duggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well young man.. what's this...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Duggie; Duggie's father; Duggie's mother; Mrs. Scott
Synopsis
Duggie's father chews him out for getting into a fight while trying to meddle in someone else's affairs and grounds the boy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Iron Jaw Revealed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Silver Streak, Fastest Man on Earth and Whiz, King of Falcons / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Whiz (pet Falcon); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo); Kitty Doyle (introduction); Iron Jaw I (villain, introduction, a robot, death)
Synopsis
Recovering from wounds suffered against Iron Jaw, Silver Streak leaves the hospital and visits Kitty Doyle to see if she can help him get back on the trail of Iron Jaw. When he hears the villain plans to attack a maker of armored trucks in Chicago, the Streak and Whiz go to the Windy City for a show down with the robot.
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Indexer Notes

This Iron Jaw is NOT the villain Crimebuster battled in Boy Comics.....this is a robot.

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

Kelly the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant

Genre
humor
Characters
Kelly
Synopsis
Officer Kelly, seeing the kids playing a dangerous game on the streets, decides to show them a safer game he used to play when he was a child.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[The Beau's Masquerade] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Merry; Zoong (villain, spy); The Beau (villain, death); Zara (villain)
Synopsis
The Beau, noting his resemblance to the Pirate Prince, captures the Prince and disguises himself as such, and takes over the Prince's ship. But his cruelty toward the crew members leads to a revolt, only ending when the real Prince returns and kills the villain in a swordfight.
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[The Time Camera] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip; Mr. Rock (Mr. O'Day's business partner, death); Mr. O-Day (villain, businessman); Charlie (villain); Ed (villain)
Synopsis
Dickie has created a "Time Camera", enabling the boy inventor to view scenes from the historical past that have occured within a 50 yard radius of the machine. Using the machine, Dickie and Zip hope to discover a clue to the identity of the arsonist killer of businessman Mr. O'Day.
Reprints
Keywords
Time Camera

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

Laffs / text 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
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Mrs. Jenkins; Billy; Bobby; Agnes; Tom
Synopsis
Series of 19 assorted gags, some illustrated.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-12-8.

[Scar-Face Dyke's Ambush] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; George Rogers Clark; Jerry; Scar-Face Dykes (villain); Indians (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Dan heads down the river to do battle with Scar-Face Dykes, who has been riling up the Indians against the white men.
Reprints
Keywords
Boonesboro

[Murder For Breakfast] (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 Bill Martin [also as the Police Commissioner and Mondello]; Sergeant Murphy (Policeman); Kay Kenyon [Kay O'Brien] (actress); Mr. Jackson (Kay's cousin); Mr. Gold (Kay's producer); Mr. Fillman (villain, Kay's writer); un-named butler (villain, death)
Synopsis
Presto decides to help out a movie actress, in town to star in "Murder for Breakfast," who has received an extortion note asking her for $50,000, otherwise horrible things will occur at the performance.
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[The Black Dragon] (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Battle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Formes [as C. Formes] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Jane Lorraine (Battle's secretary); (The Black Dragon (villain, introduction); The Deaglos (villains, bird-men, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
When Captain Battle discovers that mysterious Birdmen are conquering friendly European nations, all being directed by the evil foe of freedom, The Black Dragon, he decides to personally battle this menace.
Reprints
Keywords
Curvoscope; Dissolvo; Luceflyer

Indexer Notes

Dissolvo is a color concentrate, the vibrations of which melt down nerve and bone tissue into a gelatinous mass.

The Saving Watch, or, Range Justice Never Fails (Table of Contents: 14)

The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Formes (signed)
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
The Silver Rider; Lucifer (Rider's horse); Luke Davis; old widow Jones; Jim Lasker [aka Dead Shot Jim] (villain, rancher)
Synopsis
The Silver Ranger stops a greedy man from getting ranchers high on liquor, then getting them to sign the deeds to their property over to him.
Reprints
Keywords
L-bar-B Ranch; Stony Gulch Palace Saloon

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

Can You Answer 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
Six illustrated puzzlers are shown for readers to answer.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Five illustrated puzzlers are presented for readers to solve.
Reprints

[The Heater] (Table of Contents: 17)

Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Cloud Curtis; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; The Heater (villains, introduction, all die)
Synopsis
Cloud must go up against a terrible heat ray that roasts pilots alive and melts aircraft.
Reprints
Keywords
The Golden Bullet

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

Pat Patriot and His Gang / 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
We just gotta win today!
Genre
teen
Characters
Pat Patriot; Pat's mother; "Slugger" O'Toole; Daredevil [Bart Hill] (image); Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver] (image); Dickie Dean (image); The Claw (villain, image)
Synopsis
Pat is the team's only hope against the Mud Hens in a baseball game. And he has extra incentive to do well: Pat's mother promises the gang a surprise if they win the game!
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-12-9. In part, this story is a publisher promotion for Silver Streak Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

"Bucko" Private / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow] (signed)
Pencils
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow] (signed)
Inks
Victor Dowd ? [as "Inky" Dow"] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, but Bucko asked me to the dance first!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Bucko Private; Katie; Officer Blotz
Synopsis
To keep Bucko from having a date with Katie, Officer Blotz puts the Private on guard duty near an old cannon.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak
  2. 1. ["Free Four Color Portrait of Silver Streak"]
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw, Part 4]
    Daredevil and Claw
  4. 3. [Prisoner On a U-Boat]
    Lance Hale
  5. 4. ["Well young man.. what's this..."]
    Duggie
  6. 5. [Iron Jaw Revealed]
    Silver Streak, Fastest Man on Earth and Whiz, King of Falcons
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kelly the Cop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Stamp Page
  9. 8. [The Beau's Masquerade]
    The Pirate Prince
  10. 9. [The Time Camera]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  12. 11. [Scar-Face Dyke's Ambush]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  13. 12. [Murder For Breakfast]
    Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist
  14. 13. [The Black Dragon]
    Captain Battle
  15. 14. The Saving Watch, or, Range Justice Never Fails
    The Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse, Lucifer
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Can You Answer These?
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  18. 17. [The Heater]
    Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
  19. 18. ["We just gotta win today!"]
    Pat Patriot and His Gang
  20. 19. ["I'm sorry, but Bucko asked me to the dance first!"]
    "Bucko" Private
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