(October 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Harry Shorten
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, Roy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[The Mark of the Monster] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Monster [Mark Horley] (Villain; Intro; Death)

[Murder and Politics] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
James Talcott (Intro); Paul Travers (Intro); Townley Bates (Villain; Intro); Hawley (Villain; Intro)

[The Russian Border Raid Incident] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Biern
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Fran Frazer (news-photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis:
Their car stopping in the mountains of Russia, Fran and Hal must find a place to spend the night, and stumle into a German-Japanese spy center.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick, but the faces with narrow pointed ears are not his work, nor anything else.

[The Payroll Truck Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Bresnick (signed)
Pencils:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Keith Kornell; Robbers
Synopsis:
A U.S. Army payroll truck is hijacked.

The Whirling Dervish (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]; Whirling Dervish (Villain; Intro); Dr. Forbes (Intro; Death); Lucille Forbes (Intro)
Synopsis:
A Hindu fakir is attempting to send the Firefly to his death by using remotecontrol hypnosis.

[Lou Romelli Muscles In] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
St. Louis Kid; Lou Romelli (Villain; Intro); Benson (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
The crook, Romelli, wants to buy Mills' contract with the Kid.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter, but this is Storm, who is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Compare the art with his credited Hangman story in Pep Comics #19. Very unique artwork.

[The Sinking of the Shroud] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nazis (Villain)

[The Doctor's Double] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Anne Clark (Intro); Dr. Clark (Intro); A gang of crooks (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
Criminals has learned of a new type of gas which Dr. Clark was working on and they wanted to get control of it.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bernard Klein, but the faces, and hands with very long fingers, and narrow, pointed ears are not his work. The same unknown artist as on the Fran Frazer story in this issue.

[A Lesson In Tolerance] (Table of Contents)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Brecnick (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nazis (Villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood, Wizard, Roy
  2. 1. [The Mark of the Monster]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [Murder and Politics]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [The Russian Border Raid Incident]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Payroll Truck Robbery]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. The Whirling Dervish
    Firefly
  7. 6. [Lou Romelli Muscles In]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [The Sinking of the Shroud]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Doctor's Double]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [A Lesson In Tolerance]
    Kardak
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