(August 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:
Harry Shorten?
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]

[Doom of the Devil's Pawns] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice [Royal Wrath]; Satan, (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Von Fibbenfop (villain, introduction, death); Gobbels (villain, introduction, death); Field Marshall Boering (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Mr. Justice makes Hitler's right hand men plot against each other.

[The Revenge of "Brains" McGee] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair? [as Willard Falloon] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; "Brains" McGee (villain, introduction); Linda Lane (introduction)
Synopsis:
Rang, Richy and Hy run into a bank robbery in the heart of the city.

[The Murder-For-Profit Ring] (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); Mike Soros (villain, introduction, death); Spats Morino (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bodies of erstwhile public enemies are found in alleys, on public streets, while others are never found.

[The Carstairs Killing] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Penny Parker (detective); Max Walling (villain, introduction); Robert Carstairs (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A multimillionaire is murdered in his library.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Originally credited to Irv Novick, but the story has an unreadable signature on trouser leg in first panel, not Novick. The same signature appears in some Penny Parker and Fran Frazer features.

[Big Mess In Yugoslavia] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro?
Pencils:
Charles Biro?
Inks:
Charles Biro?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Collins and Slapsie are in Yugoslavia.

[Jungle Boy Scout] (Table of Contents)

Ty-Gor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; Jack Dilger (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Ty-Gor is enjoying a vacation in the mountains with the boy scouts, and catches a gangster at large.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Joe Blair, but he is only a writer and editor. Compare with Storm's story in Hangman #19, with long and lively inklines. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Dark Lady] (Table of Contents)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Inferno; Virginia Ames (introduction); Purcell (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Inferno finds a wounded man on the beach.

[Attack Over Yugoslavia] (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); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Logan has been ordered to support the Yugoslavs, and leaves at once in a Bristol Blenheim bomber.

[The Capture of King John] (Table of Contents)

Green Falcon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Green Falcon (knight); Lady Marion; Richard the Lion-Hearted (guest-star); Jolly (guest-star, death); King John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain, death)
Synopsis:
John and Sir Bolty have looted the treasury and headed for France.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Originally credited "Mort Meskin?", but the art is identical to Patenaude's signed stories in this feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice
  2. 1. [Doom of the Devil's Pawns]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [The Revenge of "Brains" McGee]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Murder-For-Profit Ring]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Carstairs Killing]
    Penny Parker
  6. 5. [Big Mess In Yugoslavia]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [Jungle Boy Scout]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [The Dark Lady]
    Inferno
  9. 8. [Attack Over Yugoslavia]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. [The Capture of King John]
    Green Falcon
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