(March 1940)

Lev Gleason, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-01-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Rhoda Publ. YG
Editing
Jack Cole

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440752.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lance Hale / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

The Mystery of the Monstrous Fly (Table of Contents: 1)

Silver Streak / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Streak (Intro; Origin); the Fly (villain); The Swami; Dr. Katan (villain)
Synopsis
When a race car driver is killed by a gigantic flying insect, a Swami brings him back to life.
Reprints

Do You Know That Lack of Ice-Boxes Caused the Discovery of America? (Table of Contents: 2)

Did You Know That? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Texas Terror (Table of Contents: 3)

Bill Wayne / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Wayne (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Harry "A" Chesler Syndicate. Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

School Daze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Chesler shop material.

[Invasion of the Spirit Men] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lance Hale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Hampton (signed)
Inks
John Hampton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit Men (Intro); Lance Hale; Dr. Grantland Grey; King Loti (villain); Myra Grey

[Heat Devron] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ace Powers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca ?
Inks
Gus Ricca ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ace Powers; Heat Devron

Indexer Notes

The faces with squinting eyes and rounded jaw and chin are certain signs of Ricca, but the layout with many close ups is unfamiliar. Uncertain about how much he has done besides the faces.

[Sounds From the Past] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Dickie Dean, Boy Inventor (Intro); Rip Todd

The Flying Ghost (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
Typeset

[Spike Ruff] (Table of Contents: 9)

Detective Snoop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (Signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Det. Snoop (Intro)

How Tardiness of News Led to the War of 1812 (Table of Contents: 10)

Mighty Mites / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

[The Radio Controlled Plane] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sgt. Drake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Sgt. Drake (Intro)

[The Magnetic Transmitter] (Table of Contents: 12)

Planet Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Ken Keen; Nirma; Aavon
Synopsis
Keen is about to return Nirma to Mars when a space call sends him to Mercury to investigate why all solar compasses are out of order.

Indexer Notes

Sequence updated by Doc Mars via the GCD Error Tracker. Michael T. Gilbert questions the Simon art credits for this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lance Hale
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Monstrous Fly
    Silver Streak
  3. 2. Do You Know That Lack of Ice-Boxes Caused the Discovery of America?
    Did You Know That?
  4. 3. The Texas Terror
    Bill Wayne
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    School Daze
  6. 5. [Invasion of the Spirit Men]
    Lance Hale
  7. 6. [Heat Devron]
    Ace Powers
  8. 7. [Sounds From the Past]
    Dickie Dean
  9. 8. The Flying Ghost
  10. 9. [Spike Ruff]
    Detective Snoop
  11. 10. How Tardiness of News Led to the War of 1812
    Mighty Mites
  12. 11. [The Radio Controlled Plane]
    Sgt. Drake
  13. 12. [The Magnetic Transmitter]
    Planet Patrol
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