(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 US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[The Panther Man] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Panther Man [Helmsley] (Villain; Intro; Death); Cooper (Villain: Barbara Sutton's great-uncle); Mrs. Sutton (Intro; Barbara's mother); Mr. Sutton (Intro; Death in flashback; Barbara's father)

[The Vampire of Elmsville] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Harley (Villain; Intro)

[The Bombing of Taranto] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Adolf Hitler (Villain); Benito Mussolini (Villain); Josef Goebbels (Villain); the Fascists (Villain)

[The Kidnappers] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Zuraw
Inks:
Nick Zuraw
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jupe (Villain; Intro); Alvan (Villain; Intro)

[The Claws of the Cat] (Table of Contents)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Wiley (Villain; Intro; Death); Dr. Wright (Intro); Dr. Wright's daughter (Intro)
Synopsis:
A girl rumored to be a jungle cat in human form.

Indexer Notes

Signed King in lower right corner of panel four.

[Fight With King Terry] (Table of Contents)

St. Louis Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
St. Louis Kid [Jim Jennings]; King Terry (Intro); Two gamblers (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
The Kid wants to throw the match to save Tim Moloy's skin, but his daughter takes a bluff.

[The Inlet Invasion] (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 Broadway Jewel Robbery] (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Inez (Villain; Intro); Inez's partner (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
A man and a girl rob a jewelry shop on Broadway and get away with a fortune in diamonds.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Warren King, but the art is identical to Klein's many signed stories in Top-Notch Comics. Notice tiny, narrow heads with angry eyebrows in sideview, and angular chin.

Breaking the Tape (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Persuasion of Alderman Hokum] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kardac (magician); Balthar; Alderman Hokum (Intro)
Synopsis:
A grafting politician prevents the building of a playground for kids.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Warren King?", but this artwork resembles Hubbell's signed story in #15. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he drew four stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood and Wizard
  2. 1. [The Panther Man]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Vampire of Elmsville]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [The Bombing of Taranto]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Kidnappers]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Claws of the Cat]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [Fight With King Terry]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [The Inlet Invasion]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Broadway Jewel Robbery]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. Breaking the Tape
  11. 10. [The Persuasion of Alderman Hokum]
    Kardak
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Per Sandell
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