(June 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-17
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)

Captain Battle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; Don Rico (head of Daredevil and Claw at the top only) (signed)
Inks
?; Don Rico (head of Daredevil and Claw at the top only) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Daredevil [Bart Hill] (inset); The Claw (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art information told by Don to his son and posted on Don's official website http://deadwax.net/donrico/index.html

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

Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Great Peril (Table of Contents: 2)

Capt. Battle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Jane Lorrain; The Black Dragon (villain); Deaglos (villains, birdmen of the Dragon)
Synopsis
Jonathan is taken by surprise by the Deaglos in his laboratory, but falls unconscious through a trap door unseen. However, the strange birdmen succeed in securing some of Battle's inventions and kidnap Jane for good measure so that she can become the Queen for the Black Dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
Curvoscope; Dissolvo; Luceflyer

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

Daredevil Vs. the Claw [Part 5] (Table of Contents: 3)

Daredevil Versus The Claw / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonia Saunders; The Claw (villain); Lucifer the Genii (villain, introduction); Genii's monsters (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Frustrated by defeats at the hands of Daredevil, the Claw ventures to the inferno to seek Lucifer's aid against Daredevil. Lucifer agrees with one condition: if Daredevil wins again, then the Claw will be banished into Asia forever.
Reprints
Keywords
The Claw's Monastary

Indexer Notes

The Daredevil feature continues in Daredevil Comics (Lev Gleason, 1941 series) #1.

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

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
Jones; Smith; Lenny; Lenny's Dad; Caesar (historical character); Brutus (historical character); Uncle Ned; Joey; Tommy; Jed
Synopsis
Series of 16 assorted gags, some illustrated, including a 4-panel strip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits added by Craig Delich 2013-1-8. This page also includesa Silver Streak Portrait Certificate, and an illustrated spot ad for a picture ring for sale for 48 cents.

[Bok, King of Slavers] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Snad (a shipmaker); Bok (villain, King of the slave smugglers, death); Pete (villain); Marp (villain)
Synopsis
Bok forces a local shipmaker to construct a special ship for his use in slave smuggling, but when he refuses, all of the shipmaker's fleet is destroyed by fire. He then agrees to build the ship with a double hull, that will effectively hide the whereabouts of slaves aboard the ship.....or so it is thought!
Reprints

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm.m! Sounds like some monkey business going on...
Genre
humor
Characters
Kelly; Felix; Beansie the Bully (villain)
Synopsis
Kelly hears a commotion and finds Beansie and Felix going at it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-1-8.

Fights the Gadget Octopus (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dick Wood ?
Pencils
Pierce Rice ?
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip; Pete Tagle(owner of the County Fair Amusement Park); Jackie Tagle; Professor Skinn [aka Professor Skin] (villain); Blubber (villain)
Synopsis
After saving the life of a young boy in his Sky Bug, Dickie speaks with the boy's father and comments that there is no safe play area for children in the community. When Dickie suggests using the old amusement park grounds as a possible site, Mr. Tagle gives the property to Dickie to fix up. However, the evil Professor Skinn intends to stop such efforts.
Reprints
Keywords
Balloon Bus; Fire Gun; the Octopus; The Sky Bug

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2013-1-8, who also took the writer/artist credits from the Who's Who. The last 1/4th of the page is an illustrated invention section, where Dickie asks readers to send in their invention ideas. One such invention, an Air Pressure Boat, sent in by reader Michael Dubroff from Brooklyn, is shown.

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

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
Deep in the African wilderness, Lance Hale...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; Nellie Lee; Bill; natives (villains, some die); "Great One" (villain, a man-eating rat, death)
Synopsis
Lance follows natives and their kidnapped female back to a temple in the jungle, where she is to be sacrificed. Saving her from several perils, Lance and Nellie head back to her expedition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last panel promo tells of Lance battling "The Missing Link" in the next issue.

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

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
Nine illustrated puzzlers are given for the readers to answer, plus there is seven question intelligence quiz. All answers are provided.
Reprints

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

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

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

Characters
Ferdie Frog; Slippery Snake; Porky Pig; Dirty Dog; Dopey Duck (death); Rocky Rooster (villain)
Synopsis
A baseball crossword puzzle is given for readers to solve (solution included), an illustrated "Barnyard Murder Mystery" is presented for readers to determine who the murderer is, and there are two mathematical illustrated problems for readers to solve.
Reprints

The Ghost of the Domino (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Domino and Scarface Klein]; Sergeant Murphy (Policeman); un-named Police Commissioner; Daredevil [Bart Hill] (image in newspaper); Domino (villain, death); "Lucky" Rica (villain, death); Slug (villain); Scarface Klein (villain); Pete Poulos (villain); Trigger Annand (villain)
Synopsis
Before Domino went to the chair for his crimes, he threatened to come back and get his revenge on those who turned state's evidence on him. Presto sees a case in the making when three of the witnesses are murdered. When Martin and Murphy check on Domino's grave, it is empty, and Martin smells a rat: a member of Domino's gang, looking to kill off Domino's gang members in order to help himself to money Domino had stashed away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panel 6 on page 2 reads: "Roussos does it again! Famous cartoonist meets second deadline!" This refers, of course, to George Roussos, noted comic book artist.

The Red Scar, or, Prairie Justice Never Lags: Part 4 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Carl Formes (signed)
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
The Silver Ranger; Lucifer (Ranger's horse); Sam Leonard (prospector, death); Sally Leonard (Sam's daughter); un-named Sheriff; Slim Barker (villain)
Synopsis
The Ranger comes across a prospector who has just been fatally shot, but before he dies, he gives the Ranger a map to his gold mine that he had staked in his daughter's name. The Ranger tracks the killer to the town saloon and confronts him as the cur asks the saloon keeper to lock up two bags of gold dust. Out-numbered, the Ranger dashes out of the saloon right into the Sheriff, who, along with his deputies, rounds up Barker and the others.
Reprints
Keywords
Pine Gulch; Rocky Ford Palace Saloon

Indexer Notes

Story title correction by Craig Delich 2013-1-8.

[The Ripper] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Cloud Curtis; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; Scissors (villain, death); Spike (villain, death)
Synopsis
Cloud must battle the threat of an international spy organization, who has sent their aircraft, termed The Ripper, to attack Army flying students. Cloud, Crusher and Pop attack the Ripper, but that plane's strong magnet holds the Golden Bullet in place and returns the aircraft to the spy's headquarters, from which Cloud and friends break out of their prison, man their plane and destroy the Ripper and crew.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Bullet; The Ripper

Western Justice (Table of Contents: 14)

Sheriff Jed / comic story / 1 page (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
Jed (Sheriff); Dan Leary (death); Tubby; Joe Walsh (death); Ed Smith (death); Snake (villain)
Synopsis
Jed accuses Snake of the murder of Dan Leary, but finds it difficult to prove it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page count corrected by Craig Delich 2013-01-8.

[Enter Simon Girty] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Walter Galli
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Dan Dearborn; Jerry; Simon Girty (villain); the Indians (villains)
Synopsis
Dan and Jerry come upon a village in flames after an Indian raid and learn from one of the dying settlers that white men, led by a man named Girty, egged the Indians on to make the attack. But Dan becomes a captive of the Indians and is slated to be burned at the stake when Girty shows up and Dan uses a ruse to save his life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Sachs ? to Galli and art credits from Bernard Sachs to Bernard Klein by Craig Delich 2013-1-8. The Who's Who verifies this. Story continued in the next issue.

Introducing Mercury, the Boy Streak (Table of Contents: 16)

Silver Streak , World's Fastest Man, 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
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Mercury, the Boy Streak [Mickey O'Toole] (introduction); Whiz (pet Falcon); Slugger O'Toole (Mickey's father, mentioned only, death); Riley (Policeman); Dutch Bultz [aka "The Racket King"] (villain, mobster); Wang Fo [aka Wang Fu] (villain)
Synopsis
Having received the Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt, the Streak heads north to New York City, where he sees a boy being manhandled. He saves the boy and endows him with the same powers he has, while, elsewhere, mobster Dutch Bultz offers to pay Wang Fo $1 million if he can eliminate Silver Streak.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mercury changes his name to Meteor in the next issue.

Tops 'em All! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Battle
  2. 1. ["Join Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade!"]
    Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade
  3. 2. Great Peril
    Capt. Battle
  4. 3. Daredevil Vs. the Claw [Part 5]
    Daredevil Versus The Claw
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  6. 5. [Bok, King of Slavers]
    The Pirate Prince
  7. 6. ["Hm.m! Sounds like some monkey business going on..."]
    Kelly the Cop
  8. 7. Fights the Gadget Octopus
    Dickie Dean Boy Inventor
  9. 8. ["Deep in the African wilderness, Lance Hale..."]
    Lance Hale
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Can You Answer These?
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  12. 11. The Ghost of the Domino
    Presto Martin, Quick Change Artist
  13. 12. The Red Scar, or, Prairie Justice Never Lags: Part 4
    Silver Ranger and His Wonder Horse Lucifer
  14. 13. [The Ripper]
    Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
  15. 14. Western Justice
    Sheriff Jed
  16. 15. [Enter Simon Girty]
    Dan Dearborn, Freedom's Son
  17. 16. Introducing Mercury, the Boy Streak
    Silver Streak , World's Fastest Man, and Whiz, King of Falcons
  18. 17. Tops 'em All!
    Silver Streak Comics
  19. 18. ["Fireworks"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder