(January 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940
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

Available as a scan at digitalcomicmuseum.com.


The Marvel of 1941 (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood; Wizard; Roy

The Case of the Infants of Death (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Campbell ?
Pencils:
Al Camy (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Skull (Villain); Sgt. McGinty (Introduction); Black Hood

Indexer Notes

Page 3 is only a half page of art with the other half being an advertisment.

[The Mission House Murders] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crone and her gang (Villain; Introduction); The Wizard; Roy the Super-Boy (introduction)

[Intrigue in Istanbul] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey A. Biern (signed)
Pencils:
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Madame Olga (villain, introduction); her spy ring (Villains; Introduction); Fran Frazer

[The Canadian Hockey Game] (Table of Contents)

Keith Kornell / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils:
Nick Zuraw [as N. Zuraw] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Zuraw [as N. Zuraw] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports; spy
Characters:
Kimball (Villain; Introduction); Keith Kornell; Tubby
Synopsis:
West Point hosts the annual hockey game with Canadian rivals from the Royal Military Academy, but the Canadian who Kornell is hosting isn't actually a hockey player... he's a fifth columnist!

Introducing the Mummy (Table of Contents)

Firefly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mummy (Villain; Introduction); The Firefly [Harley Hudson]

East Meets West (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Viking Attack] (Table of Contents)

Galahad / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten [as Shorten] (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Galahad; Thorg (Villain; Introduction); Vikings (Villains)

Indexer Notes

Galahad swears, "God's blood!" on page 5. This was his last appearance.

[Assignment: Calais] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Nazis (Villain); Wings Johnson; Henry Higgins

Death Stalks the Prize Ring (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mack Jack (Villain; Introduction; Death); Mark Jack's gang (Villain; Introduction); The Masked Mauler (Introduction); Snowball (Introduction); Bob Phantom

In the Land of Ice [Part 6] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ice People and their King (Villain; Intro)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marvel of 1941
    Black Hood; Wizard
  2. 1. The Case of the Infants of Death
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Mission House Murders]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [Intrigue in Istanbul]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Canadian Hockey Game]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. Introducing the Mummy
    Firefly
  7. 6. East Meets West
  8. 7. [The Viking Attack]
    Galahad
  9. 8. [Assignment: Calais]
    Wings Johnson
  10. 9. Death Stalks the Prize Ring
    Bob Phantom
  11. 10. In the Land of Ice [Part 6]
    Kardak
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