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Silver Streak Comics #23 (Lev Gleason, 1946)
Silver Streak Comics #23 was an issue that should never have happened.  After publisher Lev Gleason's apparently expensive plans to launch the Saint into comic books in Silver Streak Comics fizzled, the series ended with issue #21.  The numbering on the title was then taken over by the now-legendary Crime Does Not Pay series with[...]
Silver Streak Comics #19 (Lev Gleason, 1942) featuring The Saint.
Publisher Lev Gleason apparently had a lot riding on the appearance of The Saint in the company's early-days flagship title Silver Streak Comics.  In an editorial in issue #20 of that series, he noted, "I have spared no expense to give you the very best We lead off in this issue with The Saint by[...]
Silver Streak Comics #6 (Lev Gleason, 1940) featuring the debut of Daredevil.
Silver Streak Comics is a rarity among Golden Age titles in that it was launched with a villain as the cover feature.  That villain, The Claw, was both an obvious example of war-era propaganda and based on a blatant racial stereotype.  Publisher Lev Gleason was so intent on focusing on this wartime enemies theme that[...]
Silver Streak Comics #12 (Lev Gleason, 1941)
Silver Streak Comics is a rarity among Golden Age titles in that it was launched with a villain as the cover feature.  That villain, The Claw, was both an obvious example of war-era propaganda and based on a blatant racial stereotype.  Publisher Lev Gleason was so intent on focusing on this wartime enemies theme that[...]
Carl Formes (1918), Captain Battle in Silver Streak #10 (Lev Gleason #10, 1941).
Captain Battle debuted in Lev Gleason Publications' Silver Streak Comics #10, the creation of Carl Formes and Jack Binder.  Binder is well known as the founder of a major comics production studio active throughout the Golden Age and somewhat beyond, as well as being the older brother of Earl and Otto Binder.  On the other[...]
Silver Streak Comics #18 (Lev Gleason, 1942)
Publisher Lev Gleason apparently had a lot riding on the appearance of The Saint in the company's early-days flagship title Silver Streak Comics.  In an editorial in issue #20 of that series, he noted, "I have spared no expense to give you the very best We lead off in this issue with The Saint by[...]
Captain Battle Comics #2 (New Friday, 1941)
Captain Battle debuted in Lev Gleason Publications' Silver Streak Comics #10, the creation of Carl Formes and Jack Binder.  He was the youngest combatant in World War I and lost his left eye fighting in that war.  He subsequently gave his life over to "the scientific perfection of inventions which he uses to overcome evil[...]
Boy Comics #11 (Lev Gleason, 1943)
Regular Crimebuster foe Iron Jaw, whose exploits largely played out in the pages of the unassumingly-named Boy Comics, might be one of the most vicious supervillains of the war era.  From publisher Lev Gleason who is best known for Daredevil Battles Hitler and Crime Does Not Pay, Iron Jaw might properly be described as a[...]
Daredevil Comics #2 (Lev Gleason, 1941)
Daredevil Battles Hitler might be the most infamous propaganda comic book in American history, but it also doubles as the first issue of the Golden Age Daredevil's solo series for Lev Gleason Publications.  The creation of Jack Binder, the character debuted in Silver Streak Comics #6, and was pitted against Lev Gleason star supervillain The[...]
Crime Does Not Pay #33, Lev Gleason, 1944.
Crime Does Not Pay remains perhaps the single most notorious title in comic book history, and Crime Does Not Pay #33 gives us an excellent snap-shot as to why.  While the cover is what sparks its notoriety among vintage comic book collectors, the eclectic mix of people involved in putting out this comic book serves[...]
Crime Does Not Pay #33, Lev Gleason, 1944.
Crime Does Not Pay remains perhaps the single most notorious title in comic book history, and Crime Does Not Pay #33 gives us an excellent snap-shot as to why.  While the cover is what sparks its notoriety among vintage comic book collectors, the eclectic mix of people involved in putting out this comic book serves[...]
Lev Gleason
We mentioned before about how after 65 years, Comic House and Lev Gleason Productions are back in April 2021 Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason, was the publisher of a number of popular comic books during the 1940s and early 1950s, including Daredevil Comics, Crime Does Not Pay, and Boy Comics[...]
Lev Gleason Presents Solicitations For April 2021
After 65 years, Comic House and Lev Gleason Productions are back in April 2021 Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason, was the publisher of a number of popular comic books during the 1940s and early 1950s, including Daredevil Comics, Crime Does Not Pay, and Boy Comics The publisher was among the first to[...]
American Daredevil: The Fascinating Pre-History of Lev Gleason
I've long wondered if American periodical publishers Frederick Gleason and Lev Gleason were related The parallels between the lives of the two men are compelling: Both lived in the same area for a time Both were pioneering periodical publishers in their day And both often employed their publishing apparatus in the service of their radical[...]
Daredevil Battles Hitler – Jon Berk Collection Auction Session 2
 But some of last nights results from publishers like Fox, Lev Gleason, and Ace serve to highlight a trend that has been building over the past 2-3 years: The vintage indies have arrived (again) in the hearts and minds of vintage comics collectors. Fantastic Comics #3 CGC 9.4 Edgar Church copy (Fox, 1940) — This comic book[...]