(April 1942)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic House, Inc.
Brand
Published by Comic House Inc.
Editing
Lev Gleason (credited)
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Outnumbered a Hundred to One! (Table of Contents)

Ned of the Navy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Ned of the Navy

An Inside Tip Read Every Word! Silver Streak Comics Is Not a School Book! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lev Gleason (signed)
Letters
Typeset

[Underground Tanks of Libya] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Saint [Simon Templar]; Patricia Holm; Hoppy Uniatz
Synopsis
The Saint goes to Libya to fight the Axis.

Indexer Notes

Ashe signed this story on the front page, right behind the name of the creator and owner of The Saint, Leslie Charteris. An earlier GCD index listed this. An indexer removed Ashe and put Bernard Klein as the artist, apparently because the Who's Who only lists Klein drawing the Saint circa 1942. As Ashe signed this art, and it looks like his work and not like that of Klein, the credit has been reverted back.
Lev Gleason states in this issue that this is the most expensive feature in comics, due to getting the Saint creator to write this comic.

[The Animal Imagination Lamp] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana]
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dickie Dean; Zip Todd
Synopsis
Dickie's latest invention has Zip seeing things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reader's invention of the month created by Richard Bloom of Brooklyn, NY.

[Elcadorian Jailbreak] (Table of Contents: 4)

Red Reed in the Americas! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Reed (introduction); Jose Navarro (introduction); Pedro Cazzar (introduction); Mr. North (sailor, introduction); General Cados (Elcador leader, introduction); Tito (Pedro's house servant, introduction); Senorita Mollie Day (Jose's father's secretary); Mr. Navarro (Jose's father, introduction); Mrs. Navarro (Jose's mother, introduction); Juan (Jose's friend, introduction); Pancho Zano (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Red and Jose fly to Florida when they hear that a friend of theirs, Pedro, has washed up on the beach, nearly dead. When they question him, they discover that Elcador is in the midst of a revolution, with the government cowed by a bandit named Pancho Zano. Red and Jose decide to go to Elcador to aid the government forces.
Reprints
Keywords
Elcador; Orlando's Castle; Rayton University

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

The story is by-lined as "created by Bob Davis and Fitz."

The last panel, a blurb for the next issue's story, is signed "W.B.E." (which stands for William Blake Everett).

[Barn Fire] (Table of Contents: 5)

Country Maneuvers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ronald Santi
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Disguised Aircraft Carrier] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Art Gates
Pencils
?
Inks
Art Gates
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Juke Jacket] (Table of Contents: 7)

Alonzo Appleseed / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren ?
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Alonzo V.] (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren [as Alonzo V.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Jack Alonzo Vincent Warren used different parts of his full name when signing his comic book work.

[Shipload of Brides] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Man Who Vanished (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Letters
Typeset

[Introducing Scoop Scuttle] (Table of Contents: 10)

Scoop Scuttle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton
Inks
Basil Wolverton
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Scoop Scuttle (Intro)

The Volcano of Death (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Characters
Baron Doom (Villain)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Outnumbered a Hundred to One!
    Ned of the Navy
  2. 1. An Inside Tip Read Every Word! Silver Streak Comics Is Not a School Book!
  3. 2. [Underground Tanks of Libya]
    The Saint
  4. 3. [The Animal Imagination Lamp]
    Dickie Dean
  5. 4. [Elcadorian Jailbreak]
    Red Reed in the Americas!
  6. 5. [Barn Fire]
    Country Maneuvers
  7. 6. [The Disguised Aircraft Carrier]
    Ned of the Navy
  8. 7. [Juke Jacket]
    Alonzo Appleseed
  9. 8. [Shipload of Brides]
    Pirate Prince
  10. 9. The Man Who Vanished
  11. 10. [Introducing Scoop Scuttle]
    Scoop Scuttle
  12. 11. The Volcano of Death
    Captain Battle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder