(August 1942)

Lev Gleason, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic House, Inc.
Brand
Published by Comic House Inc.
Editing
Charles Biro; Bob Wood

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. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crimebuster; Bombshell / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Young Robinhood; Bombshell; Swoop Storm; Japanese (villains); Squeeks (monkey)
Keywords
planes; tank; World War II

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

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

Touch of the Leper (Table of Contents: 2)

Crimebuster / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, O'Roarke, if I never see your puss again it'll...
Genre
adventure; crime; superhero
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Squeeks (a monkey); O'Roarke (prison guard); Barbara (girl who saves Crimebuster, introduction); Carol (Barbara's twin sister, introduction, cameo); Coach Darcy (death); [Darcy] (villain, Coach Darcy's twin brother, introduction); The Leper (German saboteur, introduction)
Synopsis
Chuck meets up once again with his old coach, Darcy, not realizing that he has a twin criminal brother, who later murders the coach and takes his place as a serviceman while secretly working for the Germans. When Crimebuster is shot by the Leper, but survives, he sets his sights on the Leper and to Darcy, intending to end the sabotage efforts both are involved in.
Reprints
Keywords
Uncle Sam

Indexer Notes

Crimebuster's monkey is officially named Squeeks in this issue. In Daredevil Comics #9, in the story "On Mystery Mountain," Crimebuster's monkey was called Gargantua.

The last illustrated panel blurb tells of Crimebuster's next story, featuring the return of Iron Jaw.

Thumbs Up, America (Table of Contents: 3)

Young Robinhood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel
Inks
Alan Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the night came shadows of the past...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Robinhood's band [Fatso [Friar Tuck]; Freckles [Little John]; Shorty [Big Doc]] (introduction all); Young Robinhood

[Alexandre Tchekolin] (Table of Contents: 4)

Boy Comics Hero of the Month / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood ?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alexandre Tchekolin, the Russian youth who sold his life dearly that Germany's vicious...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Alexandre Tchekolin; Nazis (villains)
Keywords
Russia; World War II

Indexer Notes

Based on the story of Alexander Pavlovich Chekalin.

[The Fire Trick] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rabbit Foote / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No use going into a lot of detail--
Genre
humor
Characters
Rabbit Foote

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

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Striker the Assassin] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bombshell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood ?
Pencils
Norman Maurer
Inks
Norman Maurer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last month, Bombshell escaped to the English shores with Nazi plans for the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Striker (first appearance); Bombshell; Betty; Fuseg; Nazis
Keywords
U-boat

The Murder Mite (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (credited as Woody Hamilton)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snooty Morgan was not the kind of a guy you could love or hate.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Snooty Morgan; Agnes; Blackie
Synopsis
Snooty captures the Moroni gang single-handedly.
Keywords
Broadway

The Case of Tony Delara (Table of Contents: 10)

Case #1003 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood
Pencils
Bob Wood
Inks
Bob Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Anything and everything one does in life must have a...
Genre
crime
Characters
Tony Delara; Jeanne Conrad; Ronny Hill; Mr. Smith; Ryan

[The Curse of Captain Hogan] (Table of Contents: 11)

Swoop Storm / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volpe (credited as Frank Volp)
Inks
Frank Volpe (credited as Frank Volp)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tragedy stalked the Atlantic seaboard...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Swoop Storm; Winkie; Hogan; Nazis (villains)
Keywords
Mary Ann (ship); U-boat

Armenia (Table of Contents: 12)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias (credited as Sidney M. Elias)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember the story as told by the Bible how Noah and his...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information about stamps including ads for stamp collecting.

[The Defense Bond Campaign] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Wise Guys / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I ain't hidin' no Jap in my butcher shop!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Little Wise Guys [Dodo; Muggsy; Frank; Gimp; Specs]; Clancey

[Alabeezer the Alchemist] (Table of Contents: 14)

Yankee Longago / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! That was some workout we got in...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Yankee Longago; Alabeezer; Cassius; Brutus; Cleopatra; Marc Antony; Roma
Keywords
time travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Crime Does Not Pay / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

United States Savings Bonds and Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crimebuster; Bombshell
  2. 1. ["Buy war stamps today and every day!"]
  3. 2. Touch of the Leper
    Crimebuster
  4. 3. Thumbs Up, America
    Young Robinhood
  5. 4. [Alexandre Tchekolin]
    Boy Comics Hero of the Month
  6. 5. [The Fire Trick]
    Rabbit Foote
  7. 6. ["The comic magazine that dared to be different gives you the..."]
    Daredevil Comics
  8. 7. ["Contest winners announced"]
  9. 8. [Striker the Assassin]
    Bombshell
  10. 9. The Murder Mite
  11. 10. The Case of Tony Delara
    Case #1003
  12. 11. [The Curse of Captain Hogan]
    Swoop Storm
  13. 12. Armenia
    Stamps
  14. 13. [The Defense Bond Campaign]
    Little Wise Guys
  15. 14. [Alabeezer the Alchemist]
    Yankee Longago
  16. 15. ["I sentence you to 365 days of thrilling enjoyment in..."]
    Crime Does Not Pay
  17. 16. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from..."]
    United States Savings Bonds and Stamps
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