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Daredevil Comics
PublisherLev Gleason / Comic House | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationOctober 1941 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
CoverDeath is the Referee!
CreditsPencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonia Saunders; Hans Meyer
ContentsDaredevil Presents 10 Smash Features (1 page)
CreditsPencils: Charles Biro? | Inks: Charles Biro? | Letters: typeset
ContentCharacters: Daredevil [Bart Hill]
NotesFound on the inside front cover. TOC losting the 10 features included in the magazine with super brief synopses and a head view of Daredevil. It lists Charles Biro and Bob Wood as Editors.
Comic StoryDeath Is the Referee (13 pages)
SynopsisSue and Jeff are taking their yacht to an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean for their honeymoon and invite Bart and Tonia to accompany them. Unfortunately, when they are shipped on such an island, they face a cruel dictator who is out to kill all the men and make one the ladies his wife!
CreditsScript: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Daredevil [Bart Hill]; Tonia Saunders; Sue Smith (fiancee of Jeff); Jeff Hart; un-named yacht Captain; Hans Meyer (villain, dictator of the island, death)
NotesStory title taken from the cover. Story inspired by "The Most Dangerous Game". The last panels gives the title to next issue's story: "Dead Men Can Talk".
Text StoryPardons For Cash (3 pages)
SynopsisRacket king Shultz waits for the prison baseball team to take the field, with him keeping score, in order for him to make an ingenious prison break at just the right time!
CreditsScript: Dick Wood (signed) | Pencils: Charles Biro (spot illustrations) | Inks: Charles Biro (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Daredevil [Bart Hill]; un-named prison guard; Captain Mellon (of the F.B.I.); Jonathan C. Shultz (villain, death); Sapone (villain)
NotesThe last section of page 3 features the illustrated "Daredevil's Punch-of-the-Month", which spotlights "The Solar Plexus Punch Just Below the Ribs", describing how to effectively deliver this crippling blow.
Comic StoryThe Claw In Captivity!!! (7 pages)
SynopsisThe Claw is captured and brought to New York City in chains, kept in a special holding area at the Central Park Zoo until a massive prison can be built to house him. However, the villain escapes and looks for Bill and Jean Hopkins to exact his revenge upon.
FeaturingThe Claw
CreditsScript: Bob Wood (signed) | Pencils: Bob Wood (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: The Claw (villain); Bill Hopkins; Jean Hopkins; Mrs. Hopkins (Jean's mother); Fu (villain, one of the Claw's agents)
Comic StoryIn Glory Canyon (6 pages)
SynopsisPat's old friend, Chester Wood, invites her to come out to his ranch near Glory Canyon, where he is in charge of building the Glory Dam. After she arrives, Woods advises her that unknown parties have been attempting to destroy the dam as it supplies vital electricity to vital defense industries.
FeaturingPat Patriot
CreditsScript: Charles Biro; Bob Wood | Pencils: Frank Borth | Inks: Frank Borth
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Pat Patriot [Patricia Patrios]; Chester Wood (introduction); un-named Sheriff; Butternose (villain, ranch hand, introduction)
NotesArtist revision from Reed Crandall to Borth by Craig Delich 2013-8-18. The Archives edition lists Reed Crandall as artist, but the Who's Who doesn't indicate that Crandall drew this strip. But it does state that Borth did illustrate the strip in 1941 and this is his art style (just as he did the Phantom Lady). Oddity: Pat is shown alternately with and without her cape.
Comic StoryFu Tong (5 pages)
SynopsisReading about the loss of a fourteenth Navy pilot, Hugh Goddard realizes that the pilots were better pilots than that, and chooses to investigate, and discovers that the pilots were suckered into landing their planes near a decoy plane, where they were captured.
CreditsScript: Dick Wood | Pencils: George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed) | Inks: George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Nightro [Hugh Goddard]; Blackie (Goddard's dog); Fong (villain, introduction); Lee Tang (villain, introduction); un-named other gang members (villains, introduction for all)
NotesWriter credit verified by Michael Gilbert.
Comic StoryRossi the Racketeer (6 pages)
SynopsisRossi and his gang into the city of Redfield, where they set up a new atraction: an amusement center comprised of crooked gambling machines.
FeaturingReal American Number One
CreditsScript: Dick Briefer (signed) | Pencils: Dick Briefer (signed) | Inks: Dick Briefer (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Western-frontier | Characters: The Bronze Terror [Jeff Dixon]; White Falcon; Rossi (villain, introduction, death); Butch (villain, introduction); Stella (villain, introduction); other un-named gang members (villains, introduction for all)
Comic StoryThe Mystery Sub (4 pages)
SynopsisDash is told by the Dean of the college that he must pass his German exam on Friday or be ineligible for the football team......just as a rado broadcast tells of the sinking of a U.S. ship by a German submarine. When he rounds up the crew of the sub, the Present of the United Sates presents Dash with the Distinguished Service Cross.
FeaturingDash Dillon at Hale
CreditsPencils: Edd Ashe (signed) | Inks: Edd Ashe (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Dash Dillon; Carrie; Socko; Dean Roberts; President Franklin D. Roosevelt (cameo); un-named German U-Boat Commander (villain); other un-named Nazis (villains)
NotesThe Archives edition lists Ashe also as the writer. However, the Who's Who doesn't indicate that Ashe drew this feature.
Comic StoryThe Glass Gargoyle (5 pages)
SynopsisHiggins decides to go to the museum to see the famed Egyptian Buddha that has gruesome tradegies associated with it. While there, a gang of crooks enter and mkae off with the exhibit, which contains a paper able to decipher an Egyptian code.
CreditsScript: Dick Wood | Pencils: Bernard Klein [as Hamilton Kaye] (signed) | Inks: Bernard Klein [as Hamilton Kane] (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Thirteen [Harold Higgins]; Officer Casey (Policeman); Arthur C. Yates (villain, explorer and lecturer, introduction); Compello (villain, introduction, death); Inky (villain)
FeaturingPuzzle Fun
CreditsScript: A. W. Nugent (signed) | Pencils: A. W. Nugent (signed) | Inks: A. W. Nugent (signed) | Letters: A. W. Nugent
ContentCharacters: Jack Bunny; Jim Panzee; Mrs. Hen
NotesPage contains six different activities for the reader to do, including finding seven intentional mistakes in a drawing and finding hidden pictures.
Comic StoryThe Submarine Signaller (7 pages)
SynopsisA rather unique voyage occurs, the ship carrying a diplomat, a condemned criminal, an aspiring playright and a fading movie actress......all on the heels of a ship sunk by a German U-Boat.
CreditsScript: Jerry Robinson (signed) | Pencils: Jerry Robinson (signed) | Inks: Jerry Robinson (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: London [Marc Holmes]; Prime Minister Winston Churchill (cameo); Bland (villain, introduction); The Nazis (villains)
NotesWriter confirmed by Robinson himself.
Comic StoryThe New Manager (7 pages)
SynopsisTerry's contract is placed in the hands of his fighter manager's attorney, who informs the boxer that he is to report to Westchester to help with an "Aid For Britain" boxing exhibition.
FeaturingWhirlwind The Blonde Bomber
CreditsScript: Dick Wood [as Dick] (signed) | Pencils: Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed) | Inks: Bernard Klein [as Bernie] (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Whirlwind [Terry Turner]; Tim (Terry's fight manager); Jackie Wings (fight promoter, introduction); Atwood (Tim's attorney); Dobbs (Wing's butler); Mr. Shaeffer (fight promoter); Mauler Murphy (boxer)
Publisher advertisementGet It On Your Newsstand Now (1 page)
FeaturingCaptain Battle Comics
CreditsPencils: George Harrison | Inks: George Harrison | Letters: typeset
ContentCharacters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]; Hale Battle
NotesIllustrated promotional advertisement for Captain Battle Comics #1 with cover pictured.
AdvertisementFree Focusing Power Telescope With This Offer (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesFound on the back cover. Illustrated advertisement from Metro Publications, who offer readers a free telescope with their purchase of a book titled "Scientific Wonders of the World" for only $1.98. Has coupon.
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