(July 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-05-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New Friday Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lev Gleason

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. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Captain Battle [Jonathan Hale] (inset); Silver Streak [unknown taxi cab driver] (inset)
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Join Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Bargains in Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil / 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 (Bart's fiancee); District Attorney Wayne (death); Judge Harkins (villain); The Murder Syndicate [Porky Porter (chief); Chopper Lane (the executioner); Mysteriouis Figure in Black] (villains, introduction for all); Slug (villain); Eric Sinhart ? (villain)
Synopsis
The Murder Syndicate gets the job of bumping off the district attorney and succeeds. However, Bart spots the Chopper and eventually rounds him up as well as the chief, Porky Porter, as Daredevil. But a mysterious figure in black and his fellow felons show up at the courtroom, tosses in tear gas, and rescues the two criminals, capturing Daredevil in the process.
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Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story tells of Daredevil's next foe, the Spymaster (shown in next to last panel of this story?), and gives the titles of next issue's story: "The Affair of the Scarlet Skull."

The Treasure Hunters (Table of Contents: 3)

Dickie Dean The Boy Inventor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer ?
Pencils
Dick Briefer ?
Inks
Dick Briefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip Todd; Tod (Zip's uncle); Cranky Andy (villain, death); Andy's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Dickie and Zip are on summer vacation from school and decide to visit Zip's fisherman Uncle Tod, who can't understand why the fish have been dying......fish he needs to catch for a living. Dickie turns the Sky-Sub into a walking submarine, and he and Zip go underwater to investigate. They find the reason why the fish are dying and spot the mast of an old treasure ship......a ship that one of Uncle Tod's rivals is interested in.
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Keywords
The Sky-Bug (aka the Walking Submarine)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-2-4. The last 1/3 of page 8 is devoted to Dickie Dean's Invention Corner, and features the invention of Jerry Young of Urbana, Illinois: a home-made picture projector.

The Race against Death -- (Table of Contents: 4)

Silver Streak and Mercury, the Boy Speed King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Richards ?
Pencils
Rex Richards (signed)
Inks
Rex Richards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak [an unknown taxi cab driver]; Mercury; The Invaders (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The Streak and Mercury head to China to help save the imperiled village of San Cho from the enemy invaders.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Joe; Leo; Eddy
Synopsis
Various illustrated activities for the readers to solve include a animal cross-word puzzle, the dwarf's problem, and two brain teasers. The solution to all of these is provided.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Synopsis
Readers are asked to take a Quick Quiz of six questions, plus find the answers to nine illustrated posers, such as: what makes a baseball curve, what state has more than 10,000 lakes, and so on. Answers are provided.
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[The Forbidden Valley of Ka-Zor] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
adventure; jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; un-named cave-man and his family
Synopsis
Lance decides to explore the forbidden Valley of Ka-Zor, surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs, and never explored by man. There he meets a cave-man and his family, saving them from various prehistoric creatures.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-2-4.

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

Chubby Chump / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy, what a sock!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Chubby Chump; un-named umpire
Synopsis
In a baseball game, with the manager threatening to trade him to another team, Chubby hits a long ball and rounds all the bases, sliding into home for an apparent home run. That is, until the ump tells him that he had yelled foul ball on the play!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Introducing Hale Battle] (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Battle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Hale]; Hale Battle [formerly Nathan Hale; later Captain Battle Jr.] (introduction); The Black Dragon (villain); Deaglo Birdmen [Major Ling Fu] (villains, all reform); the Thibetan Hoods (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Battle works feverishly in his lab, trying to turn the bewitched birdmen of the Black Dragon back into human beings. He succeeds with one of them, Major Ling Fu, who agrees to help the Captain against his foes, and together, they fly to the Dragon's Castle, and succeed in freeing the other birdmen from their bewitching. He discovers that one of the Deaglos is a young boy named Nathan Hale, who helps Battle fight the Thibetan Hoods, who capture young Hale and attempt to sacrifice him to their god Moko.
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Keywords
Curvos-copette; De-witcher Gun; Luce Flyer

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

Boomerang! or The Bandit's Thwarted Revenge: Part 5 (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silver Scout and His Horse Lucifer / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Silver Scout [originally known as The Silver Ranger]; Lucifer (the Scout's horse); Rose (school teacher); Manuel's wife; un-named Sheriff; Rodrigo (villain, renegade bandit)
Synopsis
The Scout and Lucifer answer to the screams of a young school teacher from Roaring Falls, kidnapped and being abused by the renegade bandito from Mexico, Rodrigo, but is promptly captured by the outlaw's men. They head for the bandit's camp on the American side of the border before journeying on to Mexico the next day and get roaring drunk. During the night, Rose is freed by a woman whose son was killed by Rodrigo, who then frees the Scout, who rounds up the bandit and his cut-throats.
Reprints
Keywords
Roaring Rapids

Indexer Notes

Oddity: The Scout's horse is white, yet the text calls him coal-black.

[The Tolarian Kidnappers] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Cloud Curtis; Lem Anderson; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; Mike (news reporter); Co-ordinator of Defense [Kutsden]; Tolarians (villains)
Synopsis
Cloud's friend, Lem, has invented a new type of bomb and Cloud agrees to test it, and if it is worthy, he'll talk to the Army about it. Before he can take off in the Golden Bullet, a news reporter informs Cloud that the U.S. Defense Co-ordinator has been kidnapped by the Tolarians, and Cloud is the only one to get him back safely without anyone being the wiser.
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Keywords
Golden Bullet

[Captain Blooze's Whaler Scam] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
adventure; war
Characters
The Pirate Prince; Captain Blooz (villain, slave-runner)
Synopsis
The Prince runs across Captain Blooz again, who tries to convince him that he no longer a slave-runner, but a whaler. But a fire aboard Blooz's ship reveals hidden slaves, and Blooz is captured and handed over to the slaves, who are returned to Africa by the Prince. As for Blooz, he becomes a slave to the ex-slaves.
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[The Capture of Simon Girty] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dan Dearborn / 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; Scar-Face Dykes (villain, mentioned only); Simon Girty (villain); the Indians (villains)
Synopsis
Dan is saved from torture by the Indians by Sam Girty, leader of the dreaded "White Savages", but discovers that Jerry has followed Dan and has been nabbed by Sam. He is able to save the boy and turn the tables on Girty's "White Savages" and they are captured.....but Sam somehow escapes.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. Writer/artist credits for Bernard Baily revised to Walter Galli, writer, and Bernard Klein, artist, by Craig Delich 2013-2-4.

The Unbelievable Case of the Lady Killer!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Presto Martin Master of Quick Disguise / 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 Lady Killer]; Miss Kent (Martin's secretary); Betty (actress); Jack Jenkins (sports cartoonist, Betty's boy friend); un-named Police Commissioner; The Lady Killer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Presto must face and defeat a disguised, cloaked adversary who has taken to killing, beating and brutally murdering beautiful young girls.
Reprints
Keywords
Crane Club

Indexer Notes

The last panel reveals the name of next issue's story: "Riddle of the Missing Bullet".

Here's Captain Battle! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  2. 1. Join Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade!
    Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade
  3. 2. Bargains in Murder
    Daredevil
  4. 3. The Treasure Hunters
    Dickie Dean The Boy Inventor
  5. 4. The Race against Death --
    Silver Streak and Mercury, the Boy Speed King
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Can You Solve These?
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Can You Answer These?
  8. 7. [The Forbidden Valley of Ka-Zor]
    Lance Hale
  9. 8. ["Oh boy, what a sock!"]
    Chubby Chump
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  11. 10. [Introducing Hale Battle]
    Captain Battle
  12. 11. Boomerang! or The Bandit's Thwarted Revenge: Part 5
    The Silver Scout and His Horse Lucifer
  13. 12. [The Tolarian Kidnappers]
    Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
  14. 13. [Captain Blooze's Whaler Scam]
    The Pirate Prince
  15. 14. [The Capture of Simon Girty]
    Dan Dearborn
  16. 15. The Unbelievable Case of the Lady Killer!!
    Presto Martin Master of Quick Disguise
  17. 16. Here's Captain Battle!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil Comics
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