(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 [Royal Wrath]

[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:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Royal Wrath]; 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 marks 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)

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:
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)
Synopsis:
Penny solves a murder case, and decides to become a detective.

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.

[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; Judge Sands (introduction); Miss Sands (his daughter, introduction); A group of convicts (villains)
Synopsis:
Inferno burns his way out of prison to save Judge Sand from other escaped convicts who are going to murder him.

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.
Editing

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]
    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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