Lev Gleason Publications

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason (1898–1971), 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.wikipedia
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Daredevil (Lev Gleason Publications)

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason (1898–1971), 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. Gleason, the treasurer of New Friday, purchased the comic-book series Silver Streak Comics and Daredevil Comics (no relation to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil) from that company circa 1942.
Daredevil is a fictional character, an American comic book superhero that starred in comics from Lev Gleason Publications during the 1930s–1940s period historians and fans call the Golden Age of comic books.

Crime Does Not Pay (comics)

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason (1898–1971), 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.
Crime Does Not Pay is the title of an American comic book series published between 1942 and 1955 by Lev Gleason Publications.

Silver Streak (character)

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Gleason, the treasurer of New Friday, purchased the comic-book series Silver Streak Comics and Daredevil Comics (no relation to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil) from that company circa 1942.
Silver Streak is a fictional superhero character created by Joe Simon that first appeared in Silver Streak Comics #3 (cover-dated March 1940), from Lev Gleason Publications.

United Feature Syndicate

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Becoming an editor at the newspaper syndicate United Feature, Gleason in 1936 launched the early comic book Tip Top Comics, which ran through 1938.
Lev Gleason, who in the 1940s and 1950s published a number of popular comics titles, was an editor at United Feature in the beginning, including the company's first title, Tip Top Comics.

Eastern Color Printing

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from 1932 to circa 1934, he served as advertising manager under Harry Wildenberg at Eastern Color Printing, a printer that became a comics-publishing pioneer in 1933 with the first American comic books.
The names of those associated with the project read as a who's-who of early publishers in what comics historians and fans call the Platinum Age and Golden Age of Comic Books: Max Gaines (founder of EC Comics), Leverett Gleason (publisher of Comic House and other titles, and creator of the Golden Age Daredevil), and many other future industry creators are all brought in to work under Wildenberg's supervision.

Crime comics

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Under the imprint Comic House Inc., Gleason continued the numbering of Silver Streak Comics with a crime comic, Crime Does Not Pay, which premiered with issue #22 (cover-dated July 1942).
Crime comics began in 1942 with the publication of Crime Does Not Pay published by Lev Gleason Publications and edited by Charles Biro.

Crimebuster (Boy Comics)

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason (1898–1971), 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.

Association of Comics Magazine Publishers

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This pressure led to the formation in 1948 of the Association of Comics Magazine Publishers (ACMP) in an effort to avoid external regulation.

Comic book

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Stone Gleason (1898–1971), 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.

Manhattan

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Gleason in 1939, was based in Manhattan, New York City, and was among the first to produce comic books aimed at an adult audience.

New York City

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Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Gleason in 1939, was based in Manhattan, New York City, and was among the first to produce comic books aimed at an adult audience.

American comic book

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from 1932 to circa 1934, he served as advertising manager under Harry Wildenberg at Eastern Color Printing, a printer that became a comics-publishing pioneer in 1933 with the first American comic books.

Marvel Comics

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Gleason, the treasurer of New Friday, purchased the comic-book series Silver Streak Comics and Daredevil Comics (no relation to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil) from that company circa 1942.

Daredevil (Marvel Comics character)

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Gleason, the treasurer of New Friday, purchased the comic-book series Silver Streak Comics and Daredevil Comics (no relation to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil) from that company circa 1942.

Cover date

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Under the imprint Comic House Inc., Gleason continued the numbering of Silver Streak Comics with a crime comic, Crime Does Not Pay, which premiered with issue #22 (cover-dated July 1942).

Left-wing politics

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Also that year, Gleason briefly published the left-wing political magazine Reader's Choice.

EC Comics

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Gleason's crime titles (along with horror titles produced by EC Comics) became targets of increasing criticism of the influence of comic books.

Comics Code Authority

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The ACMP was the first step toward the establishment of the Comics Code Authority in 1954.

Billy Rose

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The first-issue features included an excerpt from the Billy Rose book Wine, Women and Words.

Seventeen (American magazine)

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Beginning December 15, 1947, Lev Gleason Publications' advertising director was Gilbert G. Southwick, who had resigned as food advertising manager for Seventeen magazine.

Roselle Park, New Jersey

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He left in September the following year to become vice president and general manager of the Roselle Park, New Jersey toy manufacturer Childhood Interests, Inc. In 1953, Gleason vice president E.A. Piller resigned to open his own office as a publishers' representative, with Gleason among his clients.

1955 in comics

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* As part of the fallout resulting from the Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent and the 1954 comic book hearings of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, publishers Avon Comics, Eastern Color Printing, Lev Gleason Publications, Master Comics, Nesbit, Orbit Publications, Reston Publications, Toby Press, Trojan Magazines, and the S. M. Iger Studio go out of business (or otherwise cease publishing comic books).