(March 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Abner Sundell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Two Big Lead Stories!! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Justice / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice

Indexer Notes

A small version of this cover is reprinted in the text article in Blue Ribbon Comics (Archie, 1983 series) #2.

[Light of Death] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Royal Wraith]; The "hooded thieves" (villains, introductions); Mayor Clark (introduction); Pat Clark (his daughter, introduction); Roy Winkler (introduction)
Synopsis:
Hooded bankrobbers with a death ray vehicle.

[The Sinister Sanitarium] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Ricky Waters [The Amazing Boy]; Dr. Harris (villain, introduction); Mr. Bond (introduction); Joan Bond (introduction)
Synopsis:
An old man held against his will at a hospital, where the doctor wants him to sign over his estate.

[The Camera Clue] (Table of Contents)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); A gang of crooks (villains, introductions); Gajecki (introduction); Mrs. Gajecki (introduction); Sonia (introduction)
Synopsis:
An innocent young man is to die in the electric chair.

[Mystery At the Miami Air Race] (Table of Contents)

Steve Stacey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
H. A. Biern (signed)
Pencils:
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Inks:
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Stacey (sky detective(; Lefty Lowe (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
An air race is sabotaged by gamblers.

[Riding Shotgun To Greece] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Sergeant Boyle (guest-star); Captain Twerp (guest-star); The Fascists (villains)
Synopsis:
A Red Cross shipment must get to Greece by land on trucks.

[Ty-Gor Goes To School] (Table of Contents)

Ty-Gor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; Joan Davis (guest-star); Mr. Davis (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Ty-Gor is at school and going to see a motion picture.

[The Martians Vs. the Barbarians] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
George Mandel
Inks:
George Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Doc Strong; Alice; Sampson; Martians (no longer villains, guest-star); Stinky Jones (guest-star); Teena (villain, introduction); her barbarian tribe (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Mort Meskin, but the art is identical to Mandel's work in Blue Bolt Comics v2#12. He is credited to this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Suez Canal Mission: Part Two] (Table of Contents)

Loop Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Frank Volp
Inks:
Frank Volp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (guest-star); The Fascists (villains)
Synopsis:
Italian spies tries to get the British defence plans for Egypt.

Cowboy Humor (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

[To Save a Saracen] (Table of Contents)

Green Falcon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude (signed)
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Green Falcon; King John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain); a Saracen envoy (villains, introductions)
Synopsis:
A Saracen messenger has arrived in England to discuss King Richard's ransom.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Two Big Lead Stories!!
    Mr. Justice
  2. 1. [Light of Death]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [The Sinister Sanitarium]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Camera Clue]
    Fox
  5. 4. [Mystery At the Miami Air Race]
    Steve Stacey
  6. 5. [Riding Shotgun To Greece]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [Ty-Gor Goes To School]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [The Martians Vs. the Barbarians]
    Doc Strong
  9. 8. [The Suez Canal Mission: Part Two]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. Cowboy Humor
  11. 10. [To Save a Saracen]
    Green Falcon
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