(December 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)

Captain Flag / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; Black Hand

[The Botanist of Death] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flag / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; The Mad Botanist (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A plant with tentacle-like vines kills an inventor in his laboratory.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #3.

[House of Wax] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; Trigger Quick (boxer); Slick (villain, introduction, death); Bart (villain, introduction); another gangster (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
"Wax" figures act as pickpockets in a museum.

[Murder On a Gambling Ship] (Table of Contents)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter); Judge Hurd (villain, introduction); a steward (villain, introduction, death); Ace Poletti (introduction, death); Phyllis Hurd (introduction)
Synopsis:
Poletti, the owner of the off shore gambling ship is killed and thrown overboard.

[The Oil Tank Fires] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Ratzer (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Oil is disappearing from guarded oil tanks in Iraq.

[Island Adventure] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; The Nazis (villains); a cannibal tribe (villains, introductions); Capt. Plug Nickel (introduction); Van Astor (introduction); Junior DeSnook (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Ty-Gor and Junior are on a tropical island, where they discover a German U-boat.

[Doom In the Deep] (Table of Contents)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Inferno; Virginia Ames (F.B.I. Agent); Mac (diver, death); un-named District Attorney; Spooner (villain, introduction); Spooner's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A diver is killed with cyanide fumes when removing an old, sunken hulk, and when Inferno begins his investigation, he learns that a payroll truck is on the bottom of the harbor where the divers are hard at work.

Indexer Notes

Inferno is pardoned for his past crimes.

Next appearance in Mighty Crusaders (1966) #4.

Signed "NOVICK" in splash panel.

[The Telltale Typewriter Ribbon] (Table of Contents)

Loop Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); Lt. Kraft (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains
Synopsis:
A British staff car racing across the African desert is bombed by a German plane.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Frank Volp, but not him. It is the same unknown artist that made some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice very narrow and pointed ears, and large hands with crawly fingers.

[The Evil Eye] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 9 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); Ribo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
An inventor makes a deal with Satan to make his eyes see again, and to complete his great invention.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #3.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag
  2. 1. [The Botanist of Death]
    Captain Flag
  3. 2. [House of Wax]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [Murder On a Gambling Ship]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Oil Tank Fires]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. [Island Adventure]
    Ty-Gor
  7. 6. [Doom In the Deep]
    Inferno
  8. 7. [The Telltale Typewriter Ribbon]
    Loop Logan
  9. 8. [The Evil Eye]
    Mr. Justice
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