(December 1939)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1939-09-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Rhoda Publ. YG
Editing
Jack Cole
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indica (transcription courtesy of Frank Motler):
SILVER STREAK COMICS is published monthly by Your Guide Publications, Inc., publishing, editorial and executive offices are at 67 W. 44th St., New York, New York, N.Y. December 1939. Vol. 1 No. 1. Entry as second class matter at the post office at New York, N. Y., applied for under the act of March 3, 1879. single copies 10 cents; yearly subscription in U. S. and Canada, $1; elsewhere $2. No actual person is named or delineated in this magazine Copyright, 1939 by Your Guide Publications, Inc. Application for title pending at U. S. Patent Office. Printed in U. S. A.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 429810.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Claw
Reprints

The Tom-Tom (Table of Contents: 1)

Indian Lore / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Inks
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Claw / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole?
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a map, the island of Ricca is but a dot in Mid Pacific ...
Characters
The Claw (introduction); Jerry Morris; Eloise Pearsall
Synopsis
Jerry Morris and Ambassador Eloise Pearsall happen to stop at Ricca, on their way to China to aid war victims. This is the home of The Claw, and The Claw needs a woman to aid in his world conquest.
Reprints

The Acid Test (Table of Contents: 3)

Factograms / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Gill(signed)
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

As Time Stops (Table of Contents: 4)

Mister Midnite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
Al Anders ?

Characters
Mr. Midnite (Neal Carruthers); Will-O-Wisp (villain); Slip; Gunner; Chief Birey

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
1. Original indexer stated: Jim Chambers ?
2. Eric Schumacher stated (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4061): Al Anders ?

Letters:
Eric Schumacher stated (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4061): Al Anders ?
Bob Hughes confirms Al Anders by comparing his art with Marvel Mystery #1, Masked Raider. Several shots and body positions are almost identical.

Save on Bullets (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett [as W. B. Everett] (signed) (illustrations)
Inks
Bill Everett [as W. B. Everett] (signed) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
John Carteris (Sheriff); Kenneth Lester (Deputy); Ken Lester
Synopsis
The Sheriff of Green Gulch was dignified, well bred, and older man (even though he didn't look it or act like it) who was careful, and slow about things, especially guns. Although his young Deputy held that against him, when the chips were down, the Sheriff knew how to take care of troublemakers......without wasting time or lead!
Reprints
Keywords
Black Snake; Dry Creek; Green Gulch; Valley Town

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Eric Schumacher stated (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4061): Bill Everett.

[Meeting With a Genie] (Table of Contents: 6)

Red Reeves / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Red Reeves (introduction); the Genie (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Eric Schumacher also stated (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4060): Harold DeLay

[Ting Ling's Power Play] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Malcolm Kildale ?
Pencils
Malcolm Kildale
Inks
Malcolm Kildale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Fearless; Ting Ling (villain); Lt. Dugan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

[The Airport Murders] (Table of Contents: 8)

Calling the Duke / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Antonette ?
Pencils
Larry Antonette
Inks
Larry Antonette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Duke; Jack; Mary; the Hooded man

The Spy Ring Case (Table of Contents: 9)

Wasp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Pinajian ?
Pencils
Arthur Pinajian [as Jay Fletcher]
Inks
Arthur Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Wasp (Burton Slade); Rudolph Lake; Philip Wingate; Dan Roberts
Reprints

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

Make This / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Ray Gill
Inks
Ray Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

modelling feature

Mesa Justice (Table of Contents: 11)

Barry Lane / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman
Pencils
Steve Dahlman
Inks
Steve Dahlman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
I: Barry Lane

[Introducing the Spirit Man] (Table of Contents: 12)

Spirit Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
I: Spirit Man (Spirit Malcolm)

Here's Marvel Comics (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Did You Say Thrills? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Claw
  2. 1. The Tom-Tom
    Indian Lore
  3. 2. ["On a map, the island of Ricca is but a dot in Mid Pacific ..."]
    The Claw
  4. 3. The Acid Test
    Factograms
  5. 4. As Time Stops
    Mister Midnite
  6. 5. Save on Bullets
  7. 6. [Meeting With a Genie]
    Red Reeves
  8. 7. [Ting Ling's Power Play]
    Captain Fearless
  9. 8. [The Airport Murders]
    Calling the Duke
  10. 9. The Spy Ring Case
    Wasp
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Make This
  12. 11. Mesa Justice
    Barry Lane
  13. 12. [Introducing the Spirit Man]
    Spirit Man
  14. 13. Here's Marvel Comics
  15. 14. Did You Say Thrills?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Frank Lovece
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike White
  • Per Sandell
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
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