(June 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 [Prince James]; Richy (inset); Rang-a-Tang (inset)

[The Devil's Dictatorship] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Warren King
Inks:
Warren King
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Satan [Adolf Hitler] (villain, story implies that both are the same, but the Devil could be possessing Hitler)
Synopsis:
Satan has decided to take on a human form to join all evil men together.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Sam Cooper. The art is similar to Warren's signed Fox story. Many faces and figures popping in from the panel borders at an angle, and slender women, are all earmarks of his work.

[Parade of Peril] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; Mike Vincent (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Rang, Rich and Hy are touring around the country, and meet men trying to collect graft money from the circus they are touring with.

[The Roadhouse Murders] (Table of Contents)

The Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter)
Synopsis:
Stopping at a roadhouse, Paul and Ruth discover two dead bodies.

[The Debut of Penny Parker] (Table of Contents)

Penny Parker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Penny Parker (introduction); Mr. Parker (introduction); Mrs. Parker (introduction); Pug (introduction); unnamed thief (villain)
Synopsis:
Penny is a young society girl, but one who'd rather work out in the gym than go to her own coming out party. When she uncovers a thief disguised as a reporter at the party her parents throw for her, she is given the idea to start her own detective agency with her trainer, the pugilistic Pug.

Indexer Notes

A very doubtful Novick credit, as the art don't look much like his work. It looks similar to the Penny Parker stories in #14 and 15, and they have an unreadable signature that is not Irv Novick.

Novick is the only artist listed on this feature in the Who's Who.

[Fight At Fort George] (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; Mahatmama (villain, introduction); Muslims (villains)
Synopsis:
An Italian inspired Moslem attack on an outpost in the Libyan Desert.

[The Coney Island Crook Chase] (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:
Y-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; A pickpocket (villain, introduction); Joan Davis (guest-star); Mr. Davis (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Ty-Gor is spending a day at Coney Island and chases a thief.

[A Flame For Justice] (Table of Contents)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Inferno [Frank Verrano] (former criminal); Judge Sands (introduction); Miss Sands (his daughter, introduction); A group of convicts (villains)
Synopsis:
Originally a crook working with a circus rubberman called the Twister, Frank decide to serve out his time and go straight after encountering Steel Sterling and even helping him capture another killer, the Rattler. While in prison he learns of a plot of escape and the murder of the judge responsible for convicting him and others. In order to save Judge Sands and his daughter, Inferno is forced to escape himself to deal with the convicts. The judge convinces him he can better serve the cause of justice by remaining an escaped convict and taking up the fight as a costumed crime-fighter.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Zip Comics #13.

Inferno becomes a costumed super-hero.

[The Horsemen's Battle] (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); Major Grazionni (villain, introduction); Ali Ben Nabe (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Logan is on a mission in Libya, to tell the Arabs on throwing in their lot with the British instead of the Italians.

[The Marriage of the Green Falcon] (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)
Synopsis:
Green Falcon marries Maid Marion; war with Spain ends.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice
  2. 1. [The Devil's Dictatorship]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [Parade of Peril]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Roadhouse Murders]
    The Fox
  5. 4. [The Debut of Penny Parker]
    Penny Parker
  6. 5. [Fight At Fort George]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [The Coney Island Crook Chase]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [A Flame For Justice]
    Inferno
  9. 8. [The Horsemen's Battle]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. [The Marriage of the Green Falcon]
    Green Falcon
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