(August 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-05-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Editing
Charles Biro; Bob Wood

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
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Lists all 10 features inside the book with super brief synopses.

Also lists the Editors as Charles Biro and Bob Wood.

[The Kiss of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonia Saunders (Bart's girl friend); Dr. Pierce (introduction, death); Rving (Pierce's driver); Joe (Policeman); Princess Sheba (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Forty years after he and his partner discovered the tomb of Princess Sheba, Dr. Pierce, knowing the Princess was buried alive, discovers a secret hidden inside the golden cobra buried with her: a serum which can bring her back to life!
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Indexer Notes

The splash page features the "Seal of the Princess Sheba".

[Introducing the Whirlwind] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Whirlwind / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood [as Dick] (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Whirlwind [Terry Turner] (introduction, a boxer); Mr. Turner (introduction); Bonnie (introduction, Terry's girl friend); Jean Jacques (villain, lumberjack, introduction); Dolores [also as Delores] (villain, introduction); Monte (villain, fight promoter, introduction)
Synopsis
Terry Turner is taking on an inhuman brute named Jean Jacques for the heavyweight championship, and learns that two swindlers, who tricked his Dad into signing some papers, are asking Terry to take a dive in the fight, or else his Dad will go up the river.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Nightro, the Streamlined Robin Hood / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some men would come out of the experience described here with guns blazing.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightro [Hugh Goddard] (introduction, scientist, origin); Dr. Miller (introduction); Hoag (villain, introduction); Tollini (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Two unscrupulous miners, having discovered a vein of pitchblend (or radium), have their find confirmed by scientist, Hugh Goddard. But when Hugh suggests turning the discovery over to the Cancer Cure Foundation, the greedy miners club Hugh and depart with their discovery, leaving Goddard abandoned in the Alaska wilderness with little hope of survival.
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Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Michael Gilbert.

Nightro, who becomes snow blind, can see again with the use of polaroid lenses in his glasses, something strangely familar when one looks at how DC's Dr. Mid-Nite could see with infra-red lenses.

[Baseball Beginnings] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dash Dillon at Hale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dash Dillon (introduction, medical student); Coach Taylor; Lynn Taylor (the baseball coach's daughter); Tony (Dash's friend);
Synopsis
The baseball team at Hale University is doing poorly and Coach Taylor is in danger of losing his job. However, his daughter suggests to Dash Dillon that he join the team since he is such a great pitcher and hitter.......and his talents may be enough to turn things around and save her Dad's job.
Reprints
Keywords
Hale University

[The Coming of the Pioneer] (Table of Contents: 6)

Pioneer, Champion of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood
Pencils
J. Gahr (signed)
Inks
J. Gahr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Pioneer (introduction, origin); The Boss (villain); Joe (villain); Scotty (villain)
Synopsis
The Pioneer hears a crash and discovers a wrecked car with injured men at the bottom of a gorge. He nurses them back to health, not realizing that they are escaped killers!
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Indexer Notes

Only appearance, even though the last panel says that the Pioneer will return in the next issue.

Writer confirmed by Michael Gilbert.

When the artist signed his name, below it it reads "Copr. 1941 The Freelance".

Daredevil on "Defense" (Table of Contents: 7)

Daredevil / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro ? [as Daredevil] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Biro (spot illustrations)
Inks
Charles Biro (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Polas (half-breed cafe owner in San Francisco); Sin Lee (Chinese); Nick Mondello (villain, death?); un-named assistant to Mondello (villain)
Synopsis
While investigating illegal alien entries, Daredevil visits a small cafe in San Francisco and learns about a brutal man named Nick Mondello, who is behind the wave of smuggled aliens into the area.
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Indexer Notes

The last part of page two has a feature mastheaded "Daredevil's Punch-of-the-Month", with title "The Left-Hook", plus an illustration of Daredevil. Daredevil explains when the punch is usually used and how it is delivered.

[Origin of the Bronze Terror] (Table of Contents: 8)

Real American #1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer (signed)
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
The Bronze Terror [Jeff Dixon] (introduction, son of an Indian Chief, lawyer, origin); White Falcon (introduction, Jeff's father); Lilly (introduction, Jeff's childhood sweetheart); un-named Sheriff; un-named aide to the Chief (death); Mr. Welch (villain, crooked lawyer); Judge Hawks (villain); Zeke (villain, death); Scar Thornton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Unscrupulous renegade Scar Thornton fills the Indians with liquor and fleeces them of their money on crooked games of chance. When the Chief of the tribe appears and tells all of his tribal members to go home, Scar takes offense and vows to kill the Indian.
Reprints
Keywords
Redfield

London Can Take It! (Table of Contents: 9)

London / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
London [Marc Holmes] (introduction); Dian (introduction); Prime Minister Winston Churchill; Admiral Hawkins; Dian (Prime Minister's niece); Franz (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A prisoner in a concentration camp, Franz escapes with the help of Dian and makes his way to London, where he is greeted and lauded by the Prime Minister himself. However, Holmes smells a rat, and that rat turns out to be Franz himself, who kidnaps Churchill and is in the process of taking him to see Hitler himself when he is stopped by Holmes.
Reprints
Keywords
H.M.S. Balfur; the BBS

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Robinson.

[Origin of Pat Patriot] (Table of Contents: 10)

Pat Patriot, America's Joan of Arc / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro [as Chuck Woodro](signed); Bob Wood [as Chuck Woodro] (signed)
Pencils
Frank Borth ?; Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Frank Borth ?; Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pat Patriot [Patricia Patrios] (introduction, origin); Mike Brown (introduction, Pat's boy friend); un-named foreman (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Pat is fired from her job at the Mallison Airplane Plant by a less than friendly foreman and appears in a play later that evening, garbed in a rather patriotic costume. Later, when she discovers that her former foreman is smuggling airplane engines to the enemy, she steps forward to stop his activities.
Reprints
Keywords
Mallison Airplane Plant

Indexer Notes

The Archives reprint lists Reed Crandall as artist. However, the art style here resembles the work of Frank Borth on the Phantom Lady.

World's Worst Villain (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Claw (villain); Daredevil [Bart Hill] (cameo); Mrs. Hopkins (introduction, Jean's mother); Bill Hopkins (introduction, an engineer, Jean's brother); Jean Hopkins [aka known as Jean Rogers] (introduction, secretary); Bea (Jean's co-worker); Dick Hopkins (introduction, Jean's other brother); President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
After leaving work, Jean Rogers reads in the paper that her brother Dick is missing after an entire trainload of men enroute for Army maneuvers has vanished. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt receives a letter from the Claw stating that he has those men held prisoner, and unless the President grants trhe Claw full control of the nation's gold supply, the men await a horrible fate!
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

The last panel gives the title of next issue's story: "The Battle of the Centuries!".

New - Sensational (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Best of Them All! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Silver Streak 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. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [The Kiss of Death]
    Daredevil
  4. 3. [Introducing the Whirlwind]
    The Whirlwind
  5. 4. ["Some men would come out of the experience described here with guns blazing."]
    Nightro, the Streamlined Robin Hood
  6. 5. [Baseball Beginnings]
    Dash Dillon at Hale
  7. 6. [The Coming of the Pioneer]
    Pioneer, Champion of America
  8. 7. Daredevil on "Defense"
    Daredevil
  9. 8. [Origin of the Bronze Terror]
    Real American #1
  10. 9. London Can Take It!
    London
  11. 10. [Origin of Pat Patriot]
    Pat Patriot, America's Joan of Arc
  12. 11. World's Worst Villain
    The Claw
  13. 12. New - Sensational
    Captain Battle Comics
  14. 13. Best of Them All!
    Silver Streak Comics
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