(December 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Return of the Skull] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Campbell
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Skull (Villain); Maj. Quentin Duff (Intro; Death); Mrs. Duff (Intro)

[The Mad King Karlyn] (Table of Contents)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
King Karlyn (Villain; Intro); Karlyn's brother (Intro)

Enemy of Crime (Table of Contents)

Firefly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firefly [Harley Huson]; Mortimer Bird (Villain; Intro; Death); Sneaky [Henry Falcon] (Villain; Intro; Death); John Robin (Intro; Death); Dr. Sparrow (Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
Birds have gone wild and kills a man in the park.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bob King, but there is some confusion on Jerry Bails' Who's Who about this name. It is supposed to be pen name for both Bob Montana and Warren King, also spelled Bobby King, but that name is only found in stories drawn by Bernard Klein.
Bob Wood is only credited as writer on Firefly by Who's Who. That must be wrong, as the same art with the grinning faces are found on the cover of Target Comics Vol 2 No3, signed Bob Wood, and you don't need writers to make a cover. So Bob Wood is the artist of these signed Firefly stories.

[Mission To Murania] (Table of Contents)

Fran Frazer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Madame Murescu (Villain; Intro); Count Codrenu (Villain; Intro); The Steel Guard (Villain; Intro); King and Prince of Murania (Intro)

[The Killer Doctors] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Midnight Bombing] (Table of Contents)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Nazis (Villain)

[The Insurance "Suicides"] (Table of Contents)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bernard Klein
Inks:
Bernard Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Joe Chizzler (Villain; Intro; Death); the Crawler (Villain; Intro; Death); Chizzler's gang (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
Bob Phantom kills Chizzler!

Dust For Redskin Diet! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Uniform Thieves] (Table of Contents)

Keith Kornell, West Pointer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler
Inks:
Elmer Wexler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Keith Kornell; Mike (Villain, Introduction); his gang (Villains, Introduction); Mrs. De Swank (Introduction); Gloria De Swank (Introduction, her daughter)

[The Master Brahmins: Part 5] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bernard Klein
Inks:
Bernard Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Beast-Men and their King (Villain; Intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. [The Return of the Skull]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Mad King Karlyn]
    Galahad
  4. 3. Enemy of Crime
    Firefly
  5. 4. [Mission To Murania]
    Fran Frazer
  6. 5. [The Killer Doctors]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [Midnight Bombing]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. [The Insurance "Suicides"]
    Bob Phantom
  9. 8. Dust For Redskin Diet!
  10. 9. [The Uniform Thieves]
    Keith Kornell, West Pointer
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 5]
    Kardak
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