(January 1942)

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; Corporal Collins

Indexer Notes

Signed in lower left corner, but half the signature is below the cover.

[Rescue on Devil's Island] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]: Jeffrey Flynn; Captain Von Schrag (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Captain Flag & his pet eagle Tang head for Devil's Island to rescue a young newspaperman he had encouraged to go there to dig up a story on the Nazis responsible for torturing people there.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich (September 1, 2007).

[The Sinister Senator Snazzle] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
V: Sen. Snazzle, Bundists (I for all); I: Mrs. Snazzle, J. J. Smith (both D)

[Department Store Death] (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:
V: John Grant, a window dresser (I for both); I: Nibbs (D)

[Courier Mission To Russia] (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:
GS: Sgt. Boyle, Capt. Twerp; V: The Nazis; I: Gen. Psvov

Indexer Notes

continued from PEP COMICS #22

[The Cannibals' Dinner Dance] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
GS: Junior DeSnook, Capt. Plug Nickel; V: The cannibal tribe

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Future Bubble] (Table of Contents)

Tales From the Witch's Cauldron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
J. S. Phillips (signed)
Inks:
J. S. Phillips (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
I: The Witch; I: John and Mary (both D)

[Attack On Gibraltar] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
V: The Nazis

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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.

[The Coming of the Gargoyle] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Justice; The Gargoyle (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Kuntz (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A group of German archaeologists enter a cave looking for artifacts, and discover a hideous gargoyle, who springs to life when it comes into contact with the blood with one of them. The gargoyle then becomes that madman's servant, killing and maiming...until Mr. Justice comes along.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich (September 1, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag
  2. 1. [Rescue on Devil's Island]
    Captain Flag
  3. 2. [The Sinister Senator Snazzle]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [Department Store Death]
    Fox
  5. 4. [Courier Mission To Russia]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. [The Cannibals' Dinner Dance]
    Ty-Gor
  7. 6. [The Future Bubble]
    Tales From the Witch's Cauldron
  8. 7. [Attack On Gibraltar]
    Loop Logan
  9. 8. [The Coming of the Gargoyle]
    Mr. Justice
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