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Among the rarest Golden Age issues. Here's the original Golden Age Daredevil & The Claw by Jack Cole; the origin & 1st Captain Battle by Jck Binder; a Silver Strek robot-cover by Bob Wood. The Silver Steak, a Flash-spin-off that featured better art and better stories (if I do say so myself) than DC's fastest man alive.#11 has the origin & 1st Mercury by Bob Wood; Presto Martin, Lance Hale, Thun-Dohr, Scarlet Skull vs. Daredevil and much more.
Capt. Battle, who has more in common with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. than a costumed hero, as he used super-science gadgets to fight a "World War" before we had yet entered World War II.
Plus The Claw, The Black Dragon, The Scarlet Skull and others battle DD and Silver Streak, as well as Cloud Curtis, Dickie Dean, Pirate Prince (by Dick Briefer). Lance Hale is a sci-fi hero in the land of dinosaurs. Plus some of the wildest ads for other comics that are as much fun as the stories.
Published by Lev Gleason in their early pre-Crime Does Not Pay days, Silver Streak didn't have the wide popularity of a Superman or a Batman. But nonetheless, here were the earliest stories of some of the wildest superheroes--and villains.
In Volume 1, Michael Gilbert takes on this cornucopia of stories and creators in his highly detailed and informed introduction. He explains how Jack Cole was actually the "art director" now and made big changes in every strip he got his hands on. And this is all before he created Plastic Man for Quality Group. Even the Silver Streak got a cool new costume thanks to Cole. His Daredevil vs. The Claw stories began the long career of Daredevil, who would outlast nearly every other non-DC Comics superhero, all the way into the early 1950s. But this was a darker, wilder time, more in common with the pulp menaces of the 1930s, with the Shadow and the Spider and Terror Tales, than with the watered-down heroes that were do come.
Note: Slight bump to corner.
- Additional Information
Item Code SSHC02H Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2012 ISBN 9781595829481 Condition Slight bump to corner. Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 288pg Color Full Color
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