(January 1940)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

[On the Trail of the Bank Robbers] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Harr
Pencils:
Jack Binder
Inks:
Jack Binder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Mystery Thriller of the Month (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Stuart Logan (introduction, only appearance)

["Larry Kelly former Yale captain..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange But True / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Baston Murder Case] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Baston (introduction, death); Riggs (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Master Plan of Billy Wolf] (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:
Billy Wolf (villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Story of the Famous Pope Diamond Mystery (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; Mrs. Lancelot van Meter; The Marvel (guest-star)
Synopsis:
The story of the famous Pope Diamond robbery.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Faces with prominent chin, and large hands look much like Biro's early work, as in Corporal Collins in #2.

Red Grange (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
G. Hansen (signed)
Inks:
G. Hansen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about Red Grange football star.

[All Quiet On the Western Front] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

Frame-Up (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Sturm
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Sea Monster] (Table of Contents)

Devils of the Deep / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Spike Wood (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Cardo (introduction, death); a sea monster (introduction); Red Dugan (introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Lost Ship (Table of Contents)

Secret Assignments / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Wreckers (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Downfall of Snaky Simms] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Snaky Simms (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #3

The Los Angeles Killers (Table of Contents)

Crime On the Run / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

true-crime story; last appearance

Boys and Girls Win a Prize For Your Letter (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Win a $5 prize for writing the best letter!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Collins
  2. 1. [On the Trail of the Bank Robbers]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. Mystery Thriller of the Month
    Stuart Logan
  4. 3. ["Larry Kelly former Yale captain..."]
    Strange But True
  5. 4. [The Baston Murder Case]
    Silver Fox
  6. 5. [The Master Plan of Billy Wolf]
    Sugar, Honey, and Huggin'
  7. 6. The Story of the Famous Pope Diamond Mystery
    Scoop Cody
  8. 7. Red Grange
  9. 8. [All Quiet On the Western Front]
    Corporal Collins
  10. 9. Frame-Up
  11. 10. [The Sea Monster]
    Devils of the Deep
  12. 11. The Lost Ship
    Secret Assignments
  13. 12. [The Downfall of Snaky Simms]
    Bob Phantom
  14. 13. The Los Angeles Killers
    Crime On the Run
  15. 14. Boys and Girls Win a Prize For Your Letter
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