(April 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

[no title indexed] (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 [Royal Wrath]

[Waltz of the Vampire] (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:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Royal Wrath]; Carlos Hubbelo (villain, introduction, named for artist Carl Hubbell); the King of the Vampires (villain, introduction, death); Nazi agents (villains, introductions)
Synopsis:
A vampire in the power of Nazi spies, arrives from South America.

[Murder By Animals] (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; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; Salesnick (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A movie actor is attacked and killed by a swarm of sea gulls.

[The Murder of Marion Harper] (Table of Contents)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter); Mr. Harper (villain, introduction); his gang (villains); Marion Harper (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A society girl would not pay off the blackmailer and is killed.

[The Flying Fortress Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Stacey (sky detective); Joyce; Wilson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Flying Fortresses are hijacked and disappear.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Execution of Slapsie] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Charles Biro?
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro(signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; The Nazis (villains); Sergeant Boyle (guest-star); Capt. Twerp (guest-star)
Synopsis:
German spies are after a young girl.

[The Track Meet] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; Truant Officer
Synopsis:
Ty-Gor has entered grade school

[Prisoner of 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 (guest-stars); Gustav Ritter (villain); Edward Stuyvesant (villain); Teena barbarians (villains)
Synopsis:
Doc has been taken prisoner by the b arbarian hordes, led by Teena.

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.

[Infiltrating the Italians] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); The Fascists (villains)
Synopsis:
Logan lands a hijacked Italian bomber in the Italian camp.

The Doctor Drums Up Business (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Dr. John Dropkick Murphy (wrestler)

[Allied Against Spain] (Table of Contents)

Green Falcon / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Green Falcon; King John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain); the Spanish Armada (villains); the King of Spain (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Spain has declared war on England.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice
  2. 1. [Waltz of the Vampire]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [Murder By Animals]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Murder of Marion Harper]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Flying Fortress Mystery: Part 1]
    Steve Stacey
  6. 5. [The Execution of Slapsie]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [The Track Meet]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [Prisoner of the Barbarians]
    Doc Strong
  9. 8. [Infiltrating the Italians]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. The Doctor Drums Up Business
  11. 10. [Allied Against Spain]
    Green Falcon
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