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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood; Wizard; Roy

[The Return of the Mist] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Al Camy (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Mathew Burland]; Joe; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty (Police); The Mist (Villain); The Hermit (Guest Star)
Synopsis:
The Hermit has found out how to stop The Mist, and who now tries to kill him.

[The Beast-Man] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Prof. Raymond (Intro); Dr. Charles (Intro); Prof. Jordan (Intro; Death); Rosco (Intro; the Beast-Man); Wilkes (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
The most outstanding scientific achievement of the age, a new form of life, a beast with the intelligence of man is on the loose.

[Wheat Shipment To Spain] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Fran Frazer (photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); General Francisco Franco (Guest Star); The Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis:
Fran and Hal pick up a British Secret Service agent from the water, who has found out that the Germans are going to sink an English wheat cargo to Spain.

[Gangsters' Getaway] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Inks:
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Keith Kornell (lieutenant); Spike (spy); Eddie (Villain; Intro; Death); Spike (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
Spies are going to finish their getaway after their plane crashes near Cornell's tank.

[The Flamebird] (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:
The Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Joan Burton (reporter); Prof. Lenz (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
A vein of solid gold is rumored to be found in a cave in the South West, and scientists are now searching for it. The cave is guarded by a giant bird of flame.

Indexer Notes

The King signature is found in many features credited to Warren King by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, so it can't be Robin King.

[The College Caper] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jim Jennings [The St. Louis Kid]; Curly Taylor (Villain; Intro); Dummy (Villain; Intro); Bomber Benson (Intro)
Synopsis:
Jim Jennings loses his boxing license.
Keywords:
boxing

[The Training School] (Table of Contents)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; aviation
Characters:
Wings Johnson (pilot); Henry Higgins (pilot); The Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis:
Wings and Higgins are transferred to an R.A.F. training school.

[The Dilemma of Alice Agate] (Table of Contents)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude (signed)
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Alice Agate (Intro); Two hoods (Villain; Intro; Death); Gang Boss (Intro)
Synopsis:
Gangsters threaten the tennis star, Alice Agate, to lose her match in New York, so they can cash in on their bets.

Indexer Notes

Signed in splash panel.

[Bout With Kid Boppo] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Boppo (Villain; Intro); A carnival spieler (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

The wedge-shaped faces with eyes far apart and a little out of line point to Reinman, and he is credited only on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Return of the Mist]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Beast-Man]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [Wheat Shipment To Spain]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [Gangsters' Getaway]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Flamebird]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [The College Caper]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [The Training School]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Dilemma of Alice Agate]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [Bout With Kid Boppo]
    Kardak
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