(January 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-12-01
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 447051.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins [Jim Collins]
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 / comic story / 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; The Marvel; Mrs. Lancelot van Meter
Synopsis:
Having heard that the famous Pope Diamond has been stolen from Mrs. van Meter, Scoop heads out to find it. He nearly loses his life until the mysterious Marvel shows up to save him at the last minute.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Story is told of the famous Pope Diamond Robbery.

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)

comic story / 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!

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Series Information
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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