(February 1942)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-05
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Saint / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Klein (signed as Bernie Klein)
Inks
Bernard Klein (signed as Bernie Klein)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
The Saint [Simon Templar]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Bacteria Bomb Blitz] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Saint / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Leslie Charteris (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed as Edd Ashe Jr.)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed as Edd Ashe Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
The Saint [Simon Templar] (intro); Hoppy Uniatz (intro); Patricia Holm (intro); Professor Steiner (intro)

Indexer Notes

The cover proclaims that this story was written by Charteris especially for this issue.

The Devil Worshippers (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Battle / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited as Jack and O. Binder)
Pencils
Jack Binder (credited as Jack and O. Binder)
Inks
Jack Binder (credited as Jack and O. Binder)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle; Sir Satan (intro)

[The Rubberized Metal Ray] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dick Wood (credited)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited as Fred Watt)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited as Fred Watt)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
European war-lords shake in their shoes...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Franklin D Roosevelt (cameo); Adolf Hitler (cameo)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who reveals the Fred Watt was a pen name for Schwab.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Private Pennyfeather; Marlin Blades / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

V-Boat (Table of Contents: 6)

Ned of the Navy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Watanabe (signed as Watanabe)
Inks
Irv Watanabe (signed as Watanabe)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Ned Hale (intro)

Indexer Notes

The second half of the signature appears to read "Poinier", but no writer or artist of this name has been linked with Gleason.

[The Black Mask] (Table of Contents: 7)

Pirate Prince / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A ship of the Kingdom of Slovia...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Black Mask (intro); King Boohb of Slovia; Pirate Prince

Captain Battle's Cleverest Trick (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Battle / text story / 2.65 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

The balance of the last page is taken with the Statement of Ownership.

[Introducing Tex Hazard] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tex Hazard / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Hazard (intro); X-13 (spy); Eric Blorb (villain)

Monster of Berlin (Table of Contents: 10)

Silver Streak & Meteor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak; Meteor; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Miss Brandt; Samush (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Comicscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Saint
  2. 1. ["World's destroyed before your eyes"]
  3. 2. [The Bacteria Bomb Blitz]
    The Saint
  4. 3. The Devil Worshippers
    Captain Battle
  5. 4. [The Rubberized Metal Ray]
    Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
  6. 5. ["Late again, Pennyfeather!"]
    Private Pennyfeather; Marlin Blades
  7. 6. V-Boat
    Ned of the Navy
  8. 7. [The Black Mask]
    Pirate Prince
  9. 8. Captain Battle's Cleverest Trick
    Captain Battle
  10. 9. [Introducing Tex Hazard]
    Tex Hazard
  11. 10. Monster of Berlin
    Silver Streak & Meteor
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Comicscope
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