(December 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

Featuring Rang-A-Tang (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Rang-a-Tang

[The Vandemeer Arson Case] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Harr?
Pencils:
Norman Danberg
Inks:
Norman Danberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Characters:
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Vandemeer (introduction); Pierre (villain, introduction)

["Fire! Fire!"] (Table of Contents)

Knight Off / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Platinum Asteroid] (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Hastings, Dr. Carter, Bob and Gloria Carter; Crissman (villain, introduction, death); Arnold Barnes (introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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.

["The man who smokes with his eyes"] (Table of Contents)

Strange But True / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Alfred Langevin
Synopsis:
Smoking, football and ukulele.

The Scourge of the Underworld (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney] (introduction); Butch Brady; Purple Gang (villain, introduction); Dan Danning (introduction)

[The Stolen Porridge] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Sugar; Honey; Huggin; Willie Wolf (villain, introduction)

[Enter: The Marvel] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Cody / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Scoop Cody; the Marvel (introduction); King Carr (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

Faces with prominent chin, and large hands look much like Biro's early work, as in Corporal Collins in this issue.

Experiment In Death (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Hastings, Dr. Carter, Bob and Gloria Carter

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the Dan Hastings story.

[A Bad Bargain: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

last appearance
The faces and realistic horses are all identical to his credited stories in Cowboy Western Comics #38, and Hi-Lite Comics #1.

In This Corner! "Billy" Conn! (Table of Contents)

Sport-O-Grams / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Billy Conn (boxer)

[Murder on the VENTURA] (Table of Contents)

Devils of the Deep / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Nagle
Pencils:
Edd Ashe?
Inks:
Edd Ashe?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Devils of the Deep [Jim; Bill; Ted] (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Ashe is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["That the persimon tree is a source of food..."] (Table of Contents)

Do You Know? / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Sabotage At the Balkan Oil Fields] (Table of Contents)

Secret Assignments / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Jack Strand (introduction); Parker Halsey (introduction)

["Maple"] (Table of Contents)

Brain-Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

[Origin of the Silver Fox] (Table of Contents)

The Silver Fox / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Silver Fox (a police chief, introduction, origin)

[The Coming of Corporal Collins] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell?
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Jim Collins (introduction, origin); The Nazis (villain)

Indexer Notes

Biro is crdited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Your Second Helping (Table of Contents)

Just a Moment / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

editorial, various artists

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Featuring Rang-A-Tang
    Rang-A-Tang
  2. 1. [The Vandemeer Arson Case]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. ["Fire! Fire!"]
    Knight Off
  4. 3. [The Platinum Asteroid]
    Dan Hastings
  5. 4. ["The man who smokes with his eyes"]
    Strange But True
  6. 5. The Scourge of the Underworld
    Bob Phantom
  7. 6. [The Stolen Porridge]
    Sugar, Honey and Huggin'
  8. 7. [Enter: The Marvel]
    Scoop Cody
  9. 8. Experiment In Death
    Dan Hastings
  10. 9. [A Bad Bargain: Part 2]
    Buck Stacey
  11. 10. In This Corner! "Billy" Conn!
    Sport-O-Grams
  12. 11. [Murder on the VENTURA]
    Devils of the Deep
  13. 12. ["That the persimon tree is a source of food..."]
    Do You Know?
  14. 13. [Sabotage At the Balkan Oil Fields]
    Secret Assignments
  15. 14. ["Maple"]
    Brain-Teasers
  16. 15. [Origin of the Silver Fox]
    The Silver Fox
  17. 16. [The Coming of Corporal Collins]
    Corporal Collins
  18. 17. Your Second Helping
    Just a Moment
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