(November 1939)

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:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Meet Rang-A-Tang (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Danberg
Inks:
Norman Danberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed

["I'm always on the winning side!"] (Table of Contents)

Hold That Line! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Hello (Table of Contents)

Just a Moment / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Editorial, various artists.

[Origin of Rang-a-Tang] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Harr?
Pencils:
Norman Danberg (signed)
Inks:
Norman Danberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
I & O: Rang-A-Tang (a dog); I: Hy Speed; V: Blackie Blade (I)

[The Mexidian Raiders] (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Gretter
Inks:
Clem Gretter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Dan Hastings, Dr. Carter, Bob and Gloria Carter; V: Europas, Ursulis (I for both)

Indexer Notes

Gretter is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and faces, hands and figures are very much like his signed stories in US Marines Comics #1 and in Ray and Gail from DC Comics.

A Bad Bargain (Table of Contents)

Buck Stacey / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Allison
Inks:
Bill Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
I: Buck Stacey (range detective); Sandra Cummings (rancher); Steve Vance (crooked rancher); Ben Hackerman (foreman)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue; story in black, white, and red
The faces and realistic horses are all identical to his credited stories in Cowboy Western Comics #38, and Hi-Lite Comics #1.

[The Picnic] (Table of Contents)

Foxy Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Keywords:
baseball

[The Trap] (Table of Contents)

Sugar, Honey, and Huggin' / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
I: Sugar, Honey, and Huggin' (three bears); V: Billy Fox (I)

Indexer Notes

Signed on second page.

Secret Agent--B.O. (Table of Contents)

Ima Slooth / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
I: Ima Slooth

Indexer Notes

next app. in DYNAMIC COMICS #11 (Chesler / Dynamic).

[The Big Fight] (Table of Contents)

Boodini the Great / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boodini (a magician / escape artist)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to WIll Eisner apparently due to an erroneous (or at least as yet unexplained) entry linking Boodini to Eisner in Who's Who. All known Boodini appearances are by Fred Schwab, who is also credited with wr/pen/inks/ in Who's Who. Much of Schwab's early work is signed, and this matches the style exactly.

[The Radium Ore Robber] (Table of Contents)

Burk of the Briny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
I: Jack Burk; V: Johnson (I, D)

Indexer Notes

only appearance; story in black and white

[Down With the King] (Table of Contents)

King Kole's Court / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Nagle (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters:
I: King Kole (only app.)

Village of Missing Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Thorndyke (byline)
Pencils:
Cliff Thorndyke (byline)
Inks:
Cliff Thorndyke (byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle

Indexer Notes

story in black, white, and red
Thorndyke is only credited as byline by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Death Around the Bend (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Pat Gleason
Pencils:
Norman Danberg
Inks:
Norman Danberg
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Jim Steele

Indexer Notes

Art identical to Rang-A-Tang story.

[The Man In the Moon] (Table of Contents)

Little Nemo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob McKay
Pencils:
Bob McKay
Inks:
Bob McKay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
RI: Little Nemo, Dr. Pill, Flip; V: The Man In the Moon and a Moon Man (I for both)

Indexer Notes

next app. in ?
McCay credited as writer and artist by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Murderous Red Keenan Gang (Table of Contents)

Crime On the Run / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Detective Cody; Lieut. Storey; Keenan Gang
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

true-crime story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meet Rang-A-Tang
    Rang-A-Tang
  2. 1. ["I'm always on the winning side!"]
    Hold That Line!
  3. 2. Hello
    Just a Moment
  4. 3. [Origin of Rang-a-Tang]
    Rang-A-Tang
  5. 4. [The Mexidian Raiders]
    Dan Hastings
  6. 5. A Bad Bargain
    Buck Stacey
  7. 6. [The Picnic]
    Foxy Grandpa
  8. 7. [The Trap]
    Sugar, Honey, and Huggin'
  9. 8. Secret Agent--B.O.
    Ima Slooth
  10. 9. [The Big Fight]
    Boodini the Great
  11. 10. [The Radium Ore Robber]
    Burk of the Briny
  12. 11. [Down With the King]
    King Kole's Court
  13. 12. Village of Missing Men
  14. 13. Death Around the Bend
  15. 14. [The Man In the Moon]
    Little Nemo
  16. 15. The Murderous Red Keenan Gang
    Crime On the Run
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