(September 1941)

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

Issue Notes

Index completely revised by Chris Launder (January 16, 2005).

[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

[Daredevil The Greatest Name in Comics Presents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro ?
Inks
Charles Biro ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The TOC lists Charles Biro and Bob Wood as Editors, and gives the ten main features found in the book with very brief synopses, as well announcing a Big $100.00 Cash Prize Contest.

The Case of the Killer Who Hated 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
Charles Biro
Letters
Charles Biro

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonis Saunders; Joan Cramm (friend of Tonia's); Judge Reed (death); Chief of Police Scott (death); Gerald Parks (villain, Tonia's butler)
Synopsis
Daredevil must battle a person who seems ordinary during the day, but who suddenly seems to take on a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality at night, becoming a vicious, monsterous killer! His first order of business is to stop the murderer of several prominent people, which, to his surprise, seems to be his girl friend, Tonia Saunders!
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Times; The Post

Indexer Notes

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

The Suicide Circle (Table of Contents: 3)

Nightro the Streamlined Robinhood / 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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Nightro [Hugh Goddard]; Blackie (Goddard's pet dog); Doctor Dykeman; Christy Silvera (villain, racketeer); Pete Poulos (villain, racketeer)
Synopsis
Two racketeers discover a doctor who has created a process in skin grafting that would allow criminals to commit crimes without leaving fingerprints behind, which leads to a crime wave of suspected suicides that are really cold-blooded murders!
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Press

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Michael Gilbert.

[Origin of 13] (Table of Contents: 4)

13 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
13 [Harold Higgins] (introduction, origin); Hal Higgins (Harold's brother, death); Harold's un-named fiancee (death); Captain Higgins (Harold's father, death); Margy Higgins (Harold's sister, death); Larry Miller; Ah Ling (villain); Clyde Roussos (villain, Editor of The Herald); Fong (villain)
Synopsis
A reporter for The Herald is first on the 13th day of the month because of his editor's belief that the young man's views on a story are all wrong. In the coming months, Harold suffers more tragedies, all occuring on the 13th day of the month. Taking that as an omen, Higgins adopts the costume and identity of 13, hoping to still solve the news story he was fired over and to break his "13" jinx forever.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood Snoops; The Herald

The Battle of the Centuries (Table of Contents: 5)

The Claw / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Claw (villain); Bill Hopkins (engineer); Dick Hopkins (Bill's brother, soldier); Chinese aides to the Claw (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Having hypnotized the 2000 soldiers he had captured to serve as an Army to help him seize control of America, the Claw faces the challenge of an opposing force, led by Bill Hopkins, out to rescue his brother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The masthead reads "Will the Claw Rule America?".

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

London / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Above the bombed city of London, a lone plane circles --
Genre
adventure
Characters
London [Marc Holmes]; Hector Pinchley (villain); Herr Shlutz (villain); Weazel (villain, death); Morries (villain, candy shop owner); Hesst (villain, master of espionage)
Synopsis
Surveying the damage to London after the attacks made on it by the enemy, Holmes promises that the spy ring operating in the city will be captured within 48 hours. The leader of the spy ring has other ideas about that, co-ordinating an enemy air attack and eliminating the thorn in his side: Marc Holmes, better known as London.
Reprints
Keywords
London Times; Morries Candy Shop

Indexer Notes

The arrival of Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer, in England in 1941 is fictionalized here.

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

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

Script
Charles Biro ?; Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Frank Borth ?; Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Frank Borth ?; Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine! The army officials have...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Patriot [Patricia Patrios]; un-named U.S. Army Major; un-named saboteurs (villains, one dies)
Synopsis
Because of her capture of saboteurs at the airplane factory, Pat is asked to attend a big celebration at the Army camp. The major in charge tells her that things are not right in the camp: gun sights have been damaged, food has been contaminated, and a flu epidemic has spread throughout the camp. Pat volunteers to fly to a medical station to secure flu vaccine, and does, but she is attacked by the sabotage ring in the process.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

The Archives reprint lists Reed Crandall as artist.

I Saw Daredevil Battle The Claw (Table of Contents: 8)

Daredevil & The Claw / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood [as B. W.] (signed) (spot illustrations)
Inks
Bob Wood [as B. W.] (signed) (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw (villain)
Synopsis
The Claw announces to people near Radio City Music Hall that they must bow down to him and acknowledge him as ruler in the city or suffer the consequences. Fortunately, Daredevil is on the scene in his civilian identity and switches quickly into his fighting garb and takes on the Claw.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park; Central Savings Bank; Playmore Room

Indexer Notes

The last part of page 3 is the illustrated feature: "Daredevil's Punch-of-the-Month," and this issue Daredevil, who is pictured, describes "The Right Uppercut": what it is and how to effectively deliver it to an opponent.

Here's Your Chance, Fellas! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Nasty Road Builders] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bronze Terror [Jeff Dixon]; Ed (Jeff's partner at the law firm); Lilly; Lilly's un-named father; Judge Hawks (villain); "Dirk" Fleming (villain, head of a construction company); Slim (villain); Mike (villain)
Synopsis
The evil Judge Hawks and Dirk Fleming have discovered some old blue laws that allow them to use Indians as slave laborers on a road construction project, but the Bronze Terror has other ideas, especially when Dirk takes a liking to Lilly's father and wants to marry her.
Reprints
Keywords
Redfield

[K.O.'s Jones in 2nd] (Table of Contents: 11)

Whirlwind / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Whirlwind [Terry Turner]; Buddy Jones (boxer); Cassidy (boxer); Mike Costello (villain, fight promoter); Owl Adams (villain, fight promoter); Gargan (villain)
Synopsis
As Whirlwind continues to win in the ring, two fight promoters decide the only way to stop Terry is by hiring an ugly brute of a creature from Brazil to step in the ring with him.
Reprints
Keywords
Moran's Gym

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)[as Edd Ashe Jr]
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)[as Edd Ashe Jr]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Summer 1941...the Hale football squad gathered together for summer practice [...]
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dash Dillon; "Smokey" Cole (Army football player); Wilson (Hale football player); Mazie (villain); two un-named city gamblers (villains)
Synopsis
Two unethical gamblers decide that the only way for Hale College to lose the game against Army is to get Hale's star player, Dash Dillon, out of the way, and Mazie is the one to do it. Unfortunately, Mazie kidnaps the wrong player.
Reprints
Keywords
Hale College

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

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

Get it on Your Newsstand Now (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  2. 1. [Daredevil The Greatest Name in Comics Presents]
  3. 2. The Case of the Killer Who Hated Death!!
    Daredevil
  4. 3. The Suicide Circle
    Nightro the Streamlined Robinhood
  5. 4. [Origin of 13]
    13
  6. 5. The Battle of the Centuries
    The Claw
  7. 6. ["Above the bombed city of London, a lone plane circles --"]
    London
  8. 7. ["Imagine! The army officials have..."]
    Pat Patriot America's Joan of Arc
  9. 8. I Saw Daredevil Battle The Claw
    Daredevil & The Claw
  10. 9. Here's Your Chance, Fellas!
  11. 10. [Nasty Road Builders]
    Real American #1
  12. 11. [K.O.'s Jones in 2nd]
    Whirlwind
  13. 12. ["Summer 1941...the Hale football squad gathered together for summer practice [...]"]
    Dash Dillon at Hale
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Silver Streak Comics
  15. 14. Get it on Your Newsstand Now
    Captain Battle Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
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