(April 1942)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic House, Inc.
Brand
Published by Comic House Inc.
Editing
Lev Gleason (credited) (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. 2.

Outnumbered a Hundred to One! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Ned of the Navy
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer misread the signature as "Edd Ashe".

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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This strange story starts at the headquarters of the British intelligence in London... [sic]
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
The Saint [Simon Templar]; Patricia Holm; Hoppy Uniatz
Synopsis
The Saint goes to Libya to fight the Axis.

Indexer Notes

Lev Gleason states in this issue that this is the most expensive feature in comics, due to getting the Saint creator to write this story.

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

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor
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 (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited) (signed as W.B.E.)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited) (signed as W.B.E.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story opens on the campus...
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
Ron Santi (signed as Santi)
Pencils
Ron Santi (signed as Santi)
Inks
Ron Santi (signed as Santi)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even the Farm Kids Gotta Have Their Battle
Genre
drama; humor

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ned Hale, hard-hitting ex-midshipman...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Ned Hale

Indexer Notes

Script and inks previously credited to Art Gates, but there is no confirmation.

[Juke Jacket] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I don't get a letter this year...
Genre
humor
Characters
Alonzo Appleseed; Pa Appleseed; Ma Appleseed

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)

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
Girls!! Here's an adventurous, romantic story just for you!
Genre
adventure; humor; historical
Characters
The Pirate Prince; Harry; Sally; Blenda; Captain Jukes

The Man Who Vanished (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Big Shot Narkin; Detective Mike Dolan

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

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

Script
Basil Wolverton (credited)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (credited)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Stop the presses...
Genre
humor
Characters
Scoop Scuttle (intro); Frantic Fred the City Ed; Luke Leerlip; Winnie Wetwit

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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle; 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. ["This strange story starts at the headquarters of the British intelligence in London... [sic]"]
    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]
    The Pirate Prince
  10. 9. The Man Who Vanished
  11. 10. [Introducing Scoop Scuttle]
    Scoop Scuttle
  12. 11. The Volcano of Death
    Captain Battle
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