(June 1959)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Adventure Series
Editing:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

New Action Champ of Comics! (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lancelot Strong
Reprints:
Keywords:
extraterrestrials; missiles

Indexer Notes

Kirby penciled the border art and possibly the background figures with Simon likely drawing Private Strong. Info per Nick Caputo, November 2016.

Meet Lancelot Strong, The Man With The Double Life! (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby

blog:http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon as co-penciller and Simon and Kirby as inkers.

Intro page; Reprint correction provided by Denys Howard (15 June 2004); previous credit was "in Archie Super Hero Special #1, Blue Ribbon #5"

The Double Life of Private Strong (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield; Professor Malcolm Fleming; Roger Fleming; Agent Four; Abel Strong; Martha Strong
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon as co-penciller and Simon and Kirby as inkers.

Origin, which continues through the first 3 stories in the book; Reprint correction provided by Denys Howard (15 June 2004); previous credit was "in Archie Super Hero Special #1, Blue Ribbon #5"

Professor Fleming mistakenly referred to as Professor Strong. Roger Fleming adopted by couple and named Lancelot Strong.

Spawn of the "X" World! (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Spud
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendry's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon as co-penciller and Simon and Kirby as inkers.

Reprint correction provided by Denys Howard (15 June 2004); previous credit was "in Archie Super Hero Special #1, Blue Ribbon #5"

The Hide-Out (Table of Contents)

The Fly / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fly
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon and Kirby as co-penciller and co-inker.

Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Spud; Agent Four; Abel Strong; Martha Strong
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon and Kirby as co-penciller and co-inker.

Reprint correction provided by Denys Howard (15 June 2004); previous credit was "in Archie Super Hero Special #1, Blue Ribbon #5"

Jungle Rogues! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
game commissioner (unnamed); Chief Nakuma; two Communist agents (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Somewhere in Africa, a game commissioner is charged with exposing two "Red agents" who are trying to influence the natives into overthrowing the authorities. When a rogue elephant attacks the village, the commissioner saves the day, making the foreign agents look cowardly by comparison, and ending their nefarious plans.
Keywords:
Africa; Communism

Tommy Troy Teaches Judo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Tommy Troy
Synopsis:
Tommy demonstrates how to defend yourself against an attacker.
Reprints:
Keywords:
judo; self-defense

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils and inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Joe Simon on pencils and inks,

The Menace of the Micro-Men! (Table of Contents)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Private Lancelot Strong]; Sergeant Griper; Georgia Smith; Colonel Smith (Uncle); Doctor Diablq; micro-men
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils and unknown inks per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog:

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2564

Previous indexer credited Simon and Kirby as co-pencillers and inkers.

Reprint correction provided by Denys Howard (15 June 2004); previous credit was "in Archie Super Hero Special #1, Blue Ribbon #5"

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. New Action Champ of Comics!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  2. 1. Meet Lancelot Strong, The Man With The Double Life!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  3. 2. The Double Life of Private Strong
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  4. 3. Spawn of the "X" World!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  5. 4. The Hide-Out
    The Fly
  6. 5. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  7. 6. Jungle Rogues!
  8. 7. Tommy Troy Teaches Judo
  9. 8. The Menace of the Micro-Men!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Per Sandell
  • Dr Hank Heyman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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