(Spring 1945)

Archie, 1943 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
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)

Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]

Death Counts Ten (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed byline)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; King Kong Ross (villain, introduction); Marty Malone (villain, introduction); Snitch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A boxer is dead after a fight, and Kip finds out he has been poisoned..

Indexer Notes

Signed Novick as a byline, but he is only credited on pencils by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on this feature, and the inking looks more like Shumaker than Novick.

[The Four-Alarm Ghosts] (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed byline)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
I: Gloomy Gus; Gabby (two ghosts); GA: St. Peter (as "Pete")
Synopsis:
The ghost of Gloomy saves people from a house on fire.

Death--The Crow Strikes Again (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); V: The Crow (I, D; Pagini)
Synopsis:
An opera singer is fired for drinking, but puts on a crow costume to get revenge.

Indexer Notes

reworked from Hangman story in PEP COMICS #32
Originally credited "Irv Novick?", but it is not him. Most probably Sahle, when looking at hands and faces and comparing with his signed stories in Shield-Wizard #10, Mike Lancer in Green Hornet #10, and Airman in Detective Eye Comics. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inking of the face on page 7 looks very much like Pen Shumaker, as does some round black eyes on page 3.

Murder By Proxy (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
S. Gordon James
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; John Malcolm; Gregory Michaels; Gloria Michaels
Synopsis:
An old man is murdered before he can change his will.

[The Hound of the Devonshires] (Table of Contents)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bentley (detective); Sir Claude; Lady Agatha; Christine; Roger (caretaker); Sir Reginald
Synopsis:
A curse of a phantom hound in Devonshire.
Reprints:

["Arabs hunt and kill elephants..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Elephants, dragon flies and Grenadier Guards.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Sinister Spiritualist] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty; V: Kalimar (aka Glass-Eye Gannett; I)
Synopsis:
A spiritualist tricks people to tell where they keep their valuables, and then robbs them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black Hood recites oath on pg. 1 from cover of issue #9
Signature at bottom right in splash panel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. Death Counts Ten
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Four-Alarm Ghosts]
    Gloomy Gus
  4. 3. Death--The Crow Strikes Again
    Black Hood
  5. 4. Murder By Proxy
    Black Hood
  6. 5. [The Hound of the Devonshires]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  7. 6. ["Arabs hunt and kill elephants..."]
    World Wonders
  8. 7. [The Sinister Spiritualist]
    Black Hood
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