(August 1941)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-07-05
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Battle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before Capt. Battle could reach the scene, the Nazi submarine had sunk the freighter.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle; Daredevil [Bart Hill] (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
submarine

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

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

[Enter Captain Battle, Jr.] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Battle / comic story / 9 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]; Hale Battle; Dr. Goode; Dr. Goode's daughter; Priesthood of Moko (villains); Hans (villain); un-named Nazi sub commander (villain, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Battle rescues Hale from the Priesthood of Moko, who are in the process of sacrificing him to their god, then heads with his young charge to deal with a Nazi sub attacking a small town. They rescue the daughter of the Dr. Goode, who has been taken prisoner by the Germans because of his secret wound-healing formula. After she makes a costume for the young boy, patterned after the Captain's, they head out to save the good doctor.
Reprints
Keywords
Dissolvo-Gun; Luceflyer

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of the last page of the story is a plug for the latest Silver Streak and Captain Battle Comics issues, plus a photo of Captain Battle making a public appearance in New York City and promotion for readers to join Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade.

The Adventure of the Laughing Hyena (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Silver Streak [un-named taxi cab driver]; Meteor [Mickey O'Toole]; The Hyena ["Bull" Karson] (villain, introduction); the Hyena's gang [Joe; un-named others](villains)
Synopsis
The Streak and Meteror read with the disgust about the lynchings of negro sharecroppers by the bloodthirsty Hyenas, and decide to do something about it.
Reprints
Keywords
Souda (a village)

Indexer Notes

Mercury is renamed Meteor in this story. The last panel gives the title for the next story "Case of the Totem Pole".

[The Bomb Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; "Crusher" McCoy; "Pop" Whistler; Slouchy (villain); two un-named gang members (villains, both die)
Synopsis
Cloud catches a couple of thugs trying to blow up his aircraft hanger, and discover that others in their group plan to blow up International Aeroplane and a U.S. battleship. So, he sets out in the Golden Bullet to stop those schemes.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Bullet

Quick Revenge, or, You Can't Do That To My Buddy (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Battle / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Jack Binder (spot illustrations)
Inks
Jack Binder (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle; un-named bouncer (villain); un-named beer-dive owner (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Battle learns of a crooked roulette wheel at work, conning military men out of their hard earned money, so he and Hale take action by busting up the wheel and rounding up those responsible.
Reprints

[The Treasure Map] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Characters
The Pirate Prince;
Synopsis
The Prince fishes a bottle out of the ocean, which contains an incomplete treasure map inside. Accidently knocked overboard, he then dreams of seeing the treasure, landing on an island and meeting someone who tells him that he will get clues to the missing pieces of the map from weird beings on the island.
Reprints

Boys and Girls, Win $100 in Cash Prizes (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[The Mad Elephant] (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 ?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Lance Hale; un-named Chief of Meru tribe; Nada (Meru Chief's daughter)
Synopsis
Driven mad with pain, a wounded African elephant runs rampant through the Meru village, and inhabitants contact Lance, hoping he could stop the destructive beast. In the process of doing so, Lance saves the daughter of the Meru chief several times.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-2-21. The last panel tells of Lance Hale's next battle, this time against a man-eating crocodile.

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

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

Script
Dick Wood [as Dick Hamilton] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's done it again!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip Todd; Professor Blankhorne (villain, introduction, death); C.B. Wolf (villain, death)
Synopsis
Dickie invents a photo lightning machine that can generate a bolt of lightning that can hit any spot within a radius of miles. He takes it in to the offices of Kent Burk and Endicott to get it patented, not realizing an imposter is on hand to steal the invention and get it to Professor Blankhorne.
Reprints
Keywords
Photo-lightning Machine; Sky Bug

[Origin of Thun-Dohr] (Table of Contents: 10)

Thun-Dohr / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jeff Remon] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Jeff Remon] (signed)
Inks
? [as Jeff Remon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thun-Dohr (introduction, origin); un-named parents of Thun-Dohr (both die); The Dalai Lama; Dr. Benson Bell (death); Sin Khaii (villain, introduction); Clavell (Professor Bell's assistant, made evil by the Black Madness)
Synopsis
At a monastary in ancient Tibet, a young American Lama, now called Thun-Dohr, is summoned by the Dalai Lama and told the story of a white search party that met its fate looking for Lha-I-Ha......there was one survivor, a young baby, brought to the Dalai Lama. This young man is told he was then trained, in mind and body, in the arts of the Gom-pa, and that, now, he must undergo the tests of the Potala. He passes and is given a bracelet of gold that connects the spirits of himself and the Dalai Lama, who will fight evil together....in spirit.
Reprints
Keywords
Monastary of Lha-I-Ha; Pandora's Box; the Black Madness

Indexer Notes

Jeff Remon is a by-line for the strip only.

The Riddle of the Missing Bullet! (Table of Contents: 11)

Presto Martin / 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 Mr. Billups]; Sergeant Murphy; Toni Billups; Mr. Billups (death); Battleship LeBlanc (boxer); Jackson (villain); un-named cook (villain)
Synopsis
Presto runs into ex-movie star and acquaintance, Toni Billups, and finds out that her father has been having dreams in which he is going to be murdered. Later, he is informed at a boxing match that Toni's father has indeed been killed and Prestpo is off to discover the killer's identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is a blurb at the bottom of the last page giving the title of next issue's adventure, "The Case of the Baseball Murders".

The Affair of the Scarlet Skull (Table of Contents: 12)

Daredevil / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill] [also as The Scarlet Skull]; Tonia Saunders (Bart's fiancee); The Scarlet Skull (villain, introduction); Eric Sinhart (villain)
Synopsis
Daredevil discovers that a Nazi bigwig is behind a plot to use the Scarlet Skull to kidnap the President of the United States, while a member of the gang disguises himself as the President in order to undermine U.S. war efforts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Policeman at the Police Station is shown reading a copy of Silver Streak Comics. The last panel reveals the next story title: "Enter the Parson".

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Before Capt. Battle could reach the scene, the Nazi submarine had sunk the freighter."]
    Captain Battle
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade
  3. 2. [Enter Captain Battle, Jr.]
    Captain Battle
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Laughing Hyena
    Silver Streak and Meteor, the Boy Speed-King
  5. 4. [The Bomb Saboteurs]
    Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
  6. 5. Quick Revenge, or, You Can't Do That To My Buddy
    Captain Battle
  7. 6. [The Treasure Map]
    The Pirate Prince
  8. 7. Boys and Girls, Win $100 in Cash Prizes
    Silver Streak contest
  9. 8. [The Mad Elephant]
    Lance Hale
  10. 9. ["He's done it again!"]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  11. 10. [Origin of Thun-Dohr]
    Thun-Dohr
  12. 11. The Riddle of the Missing Bullet!
    Presto Martin
  13. 12. The Affair of the Scarlet Skull
    Daredevil
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Captain Battle Comics
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