(February 1947)

Lev Gleason, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.; later standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crimebuster / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]

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

Albert Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trouble Is Cheap! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crimebuster / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro (signed)
Pencils
Norman Maurer (signed)
Inks
Norman Maurer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Squeeks; Lou Draper; Ken Hendricks; Jim; Bink Dodson; Marie Dodson; Mr. Denvers; Ed Carpenter; Dr. Milne; J. P. Loover
Synopsis
Lou and Ken get hired at a lumber camp, but Lou has feelings for another man's wife.

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

Ward Green Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

What's On Your Mind? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy Comics is really swell.

Indexer Notes

Letters from G. Hogaboom, George Baker, Don Petterson, Myrna Colenso, Arnold Spalter, Dixie A. Gibbs, Arthur Rosemond, and David Dix.

[The Biggsville Rebellion] (Table of Contents: 5)

Young Robinhood and His Bard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood ?
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Biggsville is a factory town, founded and owned by the Biggs family, whose wealth has been handed down through the gene-rations!
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Young Robinhood [Billy Lackington]; Ken Crowley; Bernard Biggs (villain); Neal Biggs; Kitty Crowley; Beans Murdock; John Reason; Friar Tucker; Little John
Synopsis
The people of a company town try to buy food at a nearby city, but the business owner orders a thug to stop them.
Keywords
Biggs Factory; Biggsville

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since he visited the Grand Coulee Dam, he thinks he should be foreman!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As I was saying, Dean, Huntley's javelin throw should win the pennant this year!
Genre
humor

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ballco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Suspension of Officer Riley] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Dynamite / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Riley, the policeman, was suspended from the force, the papers said he was no good!
Genre
crime
Characters
Little Dynamite [Rollo P. Quinn]; Riley; Peanuts; Rose Delane
Synopsis
Little Dynamite figures out why Riley appeared to be drunk.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Mr. Luck's Novelty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Fun Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Lank Falter Story] (Table of Contents: 15)

Crimebuster / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Norman Maurer
Inks
Norman Maurer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A short time ago on the main stem of my town I saw a funeral procession.
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Squeeks; Sully; Casey; Robert Kean; Nelson; Mary Bates; Don Camp; Lank Falter; Tyler Falter; Mrs. Falter; Pete; Vince; Miss Burke
Synopsis
A teacher becomes a hobo after failing a student.

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

Picture Ring Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

So Peaceful In the Country (Table of Contents: 17)

Daredevil / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Little Wise Guys [Pee-Wee; Jock]; Billy; Martin; Jim; Doc Fred
Synopsis
Pee-Wee thinks it's nice and peaceful in the country when Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys come across a death.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Helicopter Boat] (Table of Contents: 19)

Swoop Storm / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Virginia Hubbell
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Swoop!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Swoop Storm [Swoop Smith]; Winkie; Slug Brophy; Bittsy Malone
Synopsis
Swoop invents a boat with a motor that can automatically row the oars or use the oars like a helicopter rotor and fly.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 20)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bella Kimelfeld
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Culture / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Projector Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crimebuster
  2. 1. ["You can reach the top!"]
    Albert Publications
  3. 2. Trouble Is Cheap!
    Crimebuster
  4. 3. ["Thousands of men now appear slimmer feel better look younger with Commander the amazing new abdominal supporter"]
    Ward Green Co.
  5. 4. ["Boy Comics is really swell."]
    What's On Your Mind?
  6. 5. [The Biggsville Rebellion]
    Young Robinhood and His Bard
  7. 6. ["Ever since he visited the Grand Coulee Dam, he thinks he should be foreman!"]
  8. 7. ["As I was saying, Dean, Huntley's javelin throw should win the pennant this year!"]
  9. 8. ["Didn't your mother ever tell you about Smith Brothers?"]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  10. 9. ["All three Daredevil, Boy, and Crime Does Not Pay - every issue mailed to you for a whole year for only one ($1) dollar!"]
  11. 10. ["I wonder why we're not popular sis?"]
    Ballco Products Company
  12. 11. [The Suspension of Officer Riley]
    Little Dynamite
  13. 12. ["Have fun! Get laughs.. amaze friends"]
    Mr. Luck's Novelty Co.
  14. 13. ["Lev Gleason will give you a folding boomerang!"]
  15. 14. ["How to get 5,000 books free! With the Library of Fun"]
    Fun Industries
  16. 15. [The Lank Falter Story]
    Crimebuster
  17. 16. ["Most thrilling keepsake! Exquisite new picture ring"]
    Picture Ring Co.
  18. 17. So Peaceful In the Country
    Daredevil
  19. 18. ["It's easy to win her!"]
    Stravon Publishers
  20. 19. [The Helicopter Boat]
    Swoop Storm
  21. 20. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  22. 21. ["Free 150 power microscope with this offer"]
    Metro Publications
  23. 22. ["Wanted skinny weaklings to become he-men"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  24. 23. ["Be a movie producer! Technicolor Comicscope"]
    Projector Sales Co.
  25. 24. ["Boys girls choose your prize"]
    American Seed Co.
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