Silver Streak Comics is a rarity amongst Golden Age titles in that it was launched with a villain as the duvet characteristic. That villain, The Claw, was each an apparent instance of war-era propaganda and based mostly on a blatant racial stereotype. Publisher Lev Gleason was so intent on specializing in this wartime enemies theme that The Claw was cover-featured for the primary two problems with the title, with the character assembly with Adolf Hitler in situation #2 and providing to staff up with him to beat the world and break up it between them. The title’s namesake, the dead-then-resurrected superhero flying speedster character Silver Streak, who himself was named after the futuristic race automobile wherein he was killed, did not present up till situation #3. Despite a wild and spectacular origin story and a few strong adventures, the character by no means acquired a lot respect within the Silver Streak Comics title, notably after the debut of Daredevil in Silver Streak Comics #6. There are a number of issues from this historically important WWII-era series, together with Silver Streak Comics #2 (Lev Gleason, 1940) CGC PR 0.5 Slightly brittle pages, Silver Streak Comics #7 (Lev Gleason, 1941) Condition: FR and Silver Streak Comics #8 (Lev Gleason, 1941) Condition: FR up for public sale within the 2022 August 14-15 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122233 at Heritage Auctions.
The Claw returned in Silver Streak Comics #6, which options one of the vital notorious covers of the Golden Age, and likewise included the introduction and origin of Daredevil. This arrange the Daredevil vs The Claw serialized battle that came about in Silver Streak Comics #7-11. In a traditionally fascinating transfer, Lev Gleason repeated his technique of launching a title by leveraging wartime propaganda utilizing America’s enemies by then publishing Daredevil Battles Hitler, which served because the launch of the collection Daredevil Comics. The Claw returned right here once more and really agreed to staff up with Hitler this time, solely to be tricked into betraying his ally by Daredevil. Established in his personal collection, Daredevil disappeared from the covers of Silver Streak Comics, and by the point of the debut of The Saint in Silver Streak Comics #18, Daredevil had vanished from the title’s story lineup as effectively. The collection ended three points later, whereas Daredevil Comics went on to a really respectable 134-issue run 1941-1956. The Claw was created by Jack Cole, whereas Daredevil was created by Jack Binder.
The WWII-era Lev Gleason comics comprise a stage of propaganda that’s as excessive as any one can find within the Golden Age, throughout titles together with Boy Comics, Daredevil Comics, and Silver Streak Comics. There are a number of issues from this historically important WWII-era series, together with Silver Streak Comics #2 (Lev Gleason, 1940) CGC PR 0.5 Slightly brittle pages, Silver Streak Comics #7 (Lev Gleason, 1941) Condition: FR and Silver Streak Comics #8 (Lev Gleason, 1941) Condition: FR up for public sale within the 2022 August 14-15 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122233 at Heritage Auctions.
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