(July 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 (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Secret of the Silver Skull] (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); A lawyer (Villain; Intro); Simon Bleak (Intro; Death); George Bleak (Intro; Death); Slim (Intro)
Synopsis:
The deceased did not leave a penny to any of his gathered relatives.

[Shootout On Fifth Avenue] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Abe Shark and his gang (Villain; Intro); Moe (Intro; a cabbie)

[Hal Davis's Double] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Captain Hans Von Stern and other Nazi spies (Villain; Intro)

[The Tank Plans Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
A gang of spies (Villain; Intro; Death)

[The Return of the Mummy: Part 1] (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); The Mummy (Villain); Egyptian cultists (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
A sand dredge operating in the river hauls up a block of concrete from the depth of the water, and when cracked open out steps the Mummy.

Barred From the Ring (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pampas (Guest Star); Curly Taylor (Villain); Dummy (Villain); Bomber Benson (Villain)
Synopsis:
Jim Jennings is cleared of wrongdoing.

[The Haunted House: Part 1] (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); Bruce Brown (Intro)

[The Hands of Johnny Napoleon: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Jinx Friday (secretary); Johnny Napoleon (Intro; Death); Saul Costello (Villain; Intro); Jerry Lesser (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
A boxer is killed for not throwing his last fight.

Indexer Notes

Art is very much like the signed Patenaude story in #16. She is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[East Side Story] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Hooker and his gang (Villain; Intro); Johnny Smith (Intro); Miss Smith (Intro); Houlihan (Intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood and Wizard
  2. 1. [The Secret of the Silver Skull]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [Shootout On Fifth Avenue]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [Hal Davis's Double]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Tank Plans Robbery]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Return of the Mummy: Part 1]
    Firefly
  7. 6. Barred From the Ring
    St. Louis
  8. 7. [The Haunted House: Part 1]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Hands of Johnny Napoleon: Part 1]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [East Side Story]
    Kardak
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