(March 1942)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic House, Inc.
Brand
Published by Comic House Inc.
Editing
Lev Gleason (editor)

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)

Dickie Dean / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good night!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip
Keywords
pyramids; Sphinx

Indexer Notes

Schwab is the artist on this strip and the style here looks very similar.

[The Rescue of President Carden] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Leslie Charteris (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simon Templar - better known as The Saint...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
The Saint [Simon Templar]; Feodor Krilitz; President Cardes; Herr Himmler
Synopsis
Operating in secret in war-time Nazi Germany, the Saint incites rebellion amongst the Germans to pull down the Nazi regime.

[The Flying Arsenal] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 6.5 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
Dickie Dean runs into the most surprising situation of his career...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip; Aldolf Hitler; Herr Goering
Synopsis
Dickie invents a workable rocket ship at the same time as the Nazis unveil their enormous dirigible, housing supplies and one million fighting men. Dickie and Zip dive bomb in the rocket ship, thus destroying the Nazi vessel.

Indexer Notes

As the zeppelin is destroyed, Hitler rails at Goering, saying that there were TWO million men aboard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Four Solid Pages of Fun / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
David Icove (as D. B. Icove)
Pencils
David Icove (as D. B. Icove)
Inks
David Icove (as D. B. Icove)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

The Race For Treasure (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Battle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle; Baron Doom (intro)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

For the Last Time! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Santi (signed as Santi) (credited as Santi)
Pencils
Ron Santi (signed as Santi) (credited as Santi)
Inks
Ron Santi (signed as Santi) (credited as Santi)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

The Hidden Knife (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Tex Hazard; Sir Roger Pompey
Synopsis
Tex is in England, where he stops a man from setting off a bomb in the street. Taking him to Scotland Yard, an officer confirms that he is indeed Sir Roger Pompey. Tex apologizes, but his suspicions are aroused and he follows Sir Roger, only to be attacked by a group of his henchmen. Sir Roger reveals that he is in the pay of the Nazis. Escaping, Tex thwarts an attempt to bomb a railroad station. He takes Sir Roger and his men back to Scotland Yard and the punishment they deserve.

[The Pirate Who Was a King] (Table of Contents: 7)

The 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
Let us relive the swashbuckling pirate days...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Pirate Prince; Harry; King Jules of Weetina; Old Pierre the gardener
Synopsis
Harry, a deck hand aboard Prince's ship, reveals that at age twelve he had briefly been King of Weetina. Unhappy with the responsibility, his twin brother changed places and Harry ran off to sea. They decide to visit Harry's homeland, only to find the people oppressed under the heel of King Jules. Taken on a tour of the dungeons, they discover Old Pierre, the only man in whom Harry confided the switch of brothers at age twelve. Prince and Harry surprise the king in his bedroom, but he escapes. Giving pursuit, the king shoots Prince in the shoulder, but falls off the parapet to his death.

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

Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Icove (signed as D. B. Icove)
Pencils
David Icove (signed as D. B. Icove)
Inks
David Icove (signed as D. B. Icove)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop, I can't eat this soup!
Genre
humor

Gunsmoke and Smoke (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny Brown; Sheriff Brown (his father); Killer Bane

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

[The Nazi Raider] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ned of the Navy / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Ned of the Navy; Captain Mendall (Nazi)

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer gave Art Gates as artist.

The final third of the last page illustrates two types of submarine.

The White Mummy (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silver Streak & Meteor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Silver Streak; Meteor; The White Mummy (intro)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Good night!"]
    Dickie Dean
  2. 1. [The Rescue of President Carden]
    The Saint
  3. 2. [The Flying Arsenal]
    Dickie Dean
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Four Solid Pages of Fun
  5. 4. The Race For Treasure
    Captain Battle
  6. 5. For the Last Time!
  7. 6. The Hidden Knife
    Tex Hazard
  8. 7. [The Pirate Who Was a King]
    The Pirate Prince
  9. 8. ["Pop, I can't eat this soup!"]
    Junior
  10. 9. Gunsmoke and Smoke
  11. 10. [The Nazi Raider]
    Ned of the Navy
  12. 11. The White Mummy
    The Silver Streak & Meteor
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