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Silver Streak Comics #13
August 1941
NO Inside Back Cover
Captain Battle Cover (Jack Binder)
Capt. Battle (Jack Binder and CarlFormes)
Silver Streak and Meteor the Boy Speed-King (Don Rico) The Adventure of the Laughing Hyena
Cloud Curtis and his Golden Bullet (Jack Binder and Carl Formes)
Capt. Battle in Quick Revenge or You Can't Do that to My Buddy (3pg text story)
The Pirate Prince (Richard Norman)
Lance Hale (Fred Guardineer)
Dickie-Dean the Boy-Inventor (Dick Hamilton)
Thun-Dohr (Jeff Remon) Origin
Presto Martin - Quick Change Detective (Bob Wood) The Riddle of the Missing Bullet
Daredevil (Don Rico) the Affair of the Scarlet Skull
x2 Promo pages from this issue


4-February-2012 1:18 pm
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: Red (Scarlet) Skull vs Daredevil Looks allot like the Red Skull of Marvel fame..

Issue: #13
Published: August 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Lev Gleason
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Captain Battle
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle] Hale Battle Daredevil [Bart Hill] (inset)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for Captain Battle's Boys' Brigade, with coupon, for readers to mail in with ten cents to join the brigade.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) Enter Captain Battle, Jr.
Featuring: Captain Battle
Synopsis: Captain Battle rescues Hale from the Priesthood of Moko, who are in the process of sacrificing him to their god, then heads with his young charge to deal with a Nazi sub attacking a small town. They rescue the daughter of the Dr. Goode, who has been taken prisoner by the Germans because of his secret wound-healing formula. After she makes a costume for the young boy, patterned after the Captain's, they head out to save the good doctor.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle] Hale Battle Dr. Goode Dr. Goode's Daughter Priesthood Of Moko (villains) Hans (villain) Un-named Nazi Sub Commander (villain, Death) The Nazis (villains)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Adventure of the Laughing Hyena
Featuring: Silver Streak and Meteor, the Boy Speed-King
Synopsis: The Streak and Meteor read with disgust about the lynchings of negro sharecroppers by the bloodthirsty Hyenas, and decide to do something about it.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Silver Streak [un-named Taxi Cab Driver] Meteor [Mickey O'Toole] The Hyena ["Bull" Karson] (villain, Introduction) The Hyena's Gang [Joe Un-named Others](villains)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Bomb Saboteurs
Featuring: Cloud Curtis and His Golden Bullet
Synopsis: Cloud catches a couple of thugs trying to blow up his aircraft hanger, and discover that others in their group plan to blow up International Aeroplane and a U.S. battleship. So, he sets out in the Golden Bullet to stop those schemes.
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Cloud Curtis "Crusher" McCoy "Pop" Whistler Slouchy (villain) Two Un-named Gang Members (villains, Both Die)

Text Story (3 pages) Quick Revenge, or, You Can't Do That To My Buddy
Featuring: Captain Battle
Synopsis: Captain Battle learns of a crooked roulette wheel at work, conning military men out of their hard earned money, so he and Hale take action by busting up the wheel and rounding up those responsible.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder ? | Pencils: Jack Binder (spot illustrations) | Inks: Jack Binder (spot illustrations) | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle] Hale Battle Un-named Bouncer (villain) Un-named Beer-dive Owner (villain)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Treasure Map
Featuring: The Pirate Prince
Synopsis: The Prince fishes a bottle out of the ocean, which contains an incomplete treasure map. Accidentally knocked overboard, he then dreams of seeing the treasure, landing on an island and meeting someone who tells him that he will get clues to the missing pieces of the map from weird beings on the island.
Genre: Adventure Historical
Characters: The Pirate Prince

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Boys and Girls, Win $100 in Cash Prizes
Featuring: Silver Streak contest
Synopsis: Illustrated promotion from the publisher, with Silver Streak #12 cover shown, for a new contest, offering a $50 1st Prize, $10 2nd Prize, five $5 3rd Prizes, and twenty-five $1 4th Prizes. First, readers are asked to answer this question in 100 words or less: "Which feature do you like best in Silver Streak Comics and why?". Secondly, also in 100 words or less, readers are asked, "How I get all my friends to buy Silver Streak Comics". All letters were to be postmarked by August 9, 1941.
Credits: Pencils: Don Rico (cover); ? | Inks: Don Rico (cover); ? | Letters: ?; most typeset
Characters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle] (inset) The Silver Streak [unknown Taxi Cab Driver] (inset)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Mad Elephant
Featuring: Lance Hale
Synopsis: Driven mad with pain, a wounded African elephant runs rampant through the Meru village, and inhabitants contact Lance, hoping he could stop the destructive beast. In the process of doing so, Lance saves the daughter of the Meru chief several times.
Credits: Letters: Fred Guardineer ?
Genre: Adventure Jungle
Characters: Lance Hale Un-named Chief Of Meru Tribe Nada (Meru Chief's Daughter)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Dickie Dean, the Boy Inventor
Synopsis: Dickie invents a photo-lightning machine that can generate a bolt of lightning that can hit any spot within a radius of miles. He takes it in to the offices of Kent Burk and Endicott to get it patented, not realizing an imposter is on hand to steal the invention and get it to Professor Blankhorne.
Credits: Script: Dick Wood [as Dick Hamilton] (signed) | Pencils: Fred Schwab ? | Inks: Fred Schwab ?
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Dickie Dean Zip Todd Professor Blankhorne (villain, Introduction, Death) C.B. Wolf (villain, Death)

Comic Story (7 pages) Origin of Thun-Dohr
Featuring: Thun-Dohr
Synopsis: At a monastary in ancient Tibet, a young American Lama, now called Thun-Dohr, is summoned by the Dalai Lama and told the story of a white search party that met its fate looking for Lha-I-Ha......there was one survivor, a young baby, brought to the Dalai Lama. This young man is told he was then trained, in mind and body, in the arts of the Gom-pa, and that, now, he must undergo the tests of the Potala. He passes and is given a bracelet of gold that connects the spirits of himself and the Dalai Lama, who will fight evil together....in spirit.
Credits: Script: ? [as Jeff Remon] (signed) | Pencils: ? [as Jeff Remon] (signed) | Inks: ? [as Jeff Remon] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Thun-Dohr (introduction, Origin) Un-named Parents Of Thun-Dohr (both Die) The Dalai Lama Dr. Benson Bell (death) Sin Khaii (villain, Introduction) Clavell (Professor Bell's Assistant, Made Evil By The Black Madness)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Riddle of the Missing Bullet!
Featuring: Presto Martin, Quick Change Detective!
Synopsis: Presto runs into ex-movie star and acquaintance, Toni Billups, and finds out that her father has been having dreams in which he is going to be murdered. Later, he is informed at a boxing match that Toni's father has indeed been killed and Presto is off to discover the killer's identity.
Genre: Adventure Detective-mystery
Characters: Presto Martin [also As Mr. Billups] Sergeant Murphy Toni Billups Mr. Billups (death) Battleship LeBlanc (boxer) Jackson (villain) Un-named Cook (villain)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Affair of the Scarlet Skull
Featuring: Daredevil
Synopsis: Daredevil discovers that a Nazi bigwig is behind a plot to use the Scarlet Skull to kidnap the President of the United States, while a member of the gang disguises himself as the President in order to undermine U.S. war efforts.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Daredevil [Bart Hill] [also As The Scarlet Skull] Tonia Saunders (Bart's Fiancee) The Scarlet Skull (villain, Introduction) Eric Sinhart (villain)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Daredevil Comics
Synopsis: Illustrated promotional advertisement for Daredevil Comics #2, picturing the cover, and some of the interior features.
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Characters: Daredevil [Bart Hill] The Claw Nightro [Hugh Goddard] London [Marc Holmes] Whirlwind [Terry Turner] Bronze Terror [Jeff Dixon] The Pioneer, Champion Of America

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Captain Battle Comics
Synopsis: Illustrated promotional advertisement for the first issue of Captain Battle Comics, including the titles of the three Captain Battle stories with synopses.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Captain Battle [Jonathan Battle]

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