(December 1951)

Lev Gleason, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason, Publisher
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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to escape, Crimebuster, and when I do, you're going to pay!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimebuster; Iron Jaw
Reprints

Iron Jaw Meets His Master (Table of Contents: 1)

Crimebuster / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro (credited)
Pencils
William Overgard (signed)
Inks
William Overgard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Crimebuster; Iron Jaw (villain); The Chancellor; Captain Petrokin; Squeeks; Colonel Phelps; Captain Checkobok
Synopsis
The Chancellor sends for Iron Jaw, who is thought dead by the world, to have him take an atomic bomb to blow up the US atomic bomb supply. Crimebuster stumbles onto their rendezvous point and is captured, but manages to escape and use their own atomic bomb against them.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, July 2009.
Story continues in "Boomerang of Destruction."

Boomerang of Destruction (Table of Contents: 2)

Crimebuster / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro (credited)
Pencils
Hy Mankin (signed)
Inks
Hy Mankin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimebuster; Iron Jaw (villain); Squeeks
Synopsis
Somehow the ship Iron Jaw is on board survives the atomic explosion, and he reaches New York in a small boat. He tries to blow up the Statue of Liberty but ends up in the water where, almost drowned, he is captured by Crimebuster.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, July 2009.
Story continues from "Iron Jaw Meets His Master."
Story continues in "Old Dog, New Tricks."

Sven's Vengeance (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Wise Guys / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Overgard (signed)
Inks
William Overgard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Sven Svenson; Slugger; Jock; Scarecrow; Curly
Synopsis
Ski champion Sven Svenson is in town to work at the local ski slopes, and he takes a bed in the Little Wise Guys' barn in exchange for giving them ski lessons. Scarecrow loves playing jokes on him, but Sven gets the last laugh.

Indexer Notes

Title and art credit from Lou Mougin, July 2009.

Old Dog, New Tricks (Table of Contents: 4)

Crimebuster / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimebuster; Iron Jaw (villain); District Attorney J.E. Loover; Squeeks; Dr. Manners; Dr. Scott
Synopsis
Iron Jaw is found not guilty of his crimes on the basis of insanity, due to the testimony of respected psychiatrist Dr. Manners. Manners treats him at the State Hospital For the Criminally Insane, and announces that he has cured him. Loover goes undercover as a captured spy to test Iron Jaw, but Iron Jaw sees through his disguise and pretends to be reformed. Even though Loover is convinced, Crimebuster is not, so he goes to check on Dr. Manners, learns that he is an enemy agent, and then recaptures Iron Jaw.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, July 2009.
Story continues from "Boomerang of Destruction."

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm going to escape, Crimebuster, and when I do, you're going to pay!"]
    Crimebuster
  2. 1. Iron Jaw Meets His Master
    Crimebuster
  3. 2. Boomerang of Destruction
    Crimebuster
  4. 3. Sven's Vengeance
    Little Wise Guys
  5. 4. Old Dog, New Tricks
    Crimebuster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Joey Beretta
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Arthur Lortie
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk