(January 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Abner Sundell?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[The Sybernians Attack Alaska] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Harr (signed)
Pencils:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blaine Whitney]; The Sybernians (Villain; Intro)

[Visit To 2000 A.D.] (Table of Contents)

Scott Rand / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder?
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Scott Rand; Thor (viking); Princess Elda; Dr. Meade; Martians (Villain; Intro)

[Don Carlos Has Risen From the Grave--Or Has He?] (Table of Contents)

Swift of the Secret Service / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Rex Swift; Tony (Villain; Intro); Joe (Villain; Intro); other counterfeiters (Villain; Intro); Don Carlos (Intro; Death before story opens)

Indexer Notes

The faces and the thin shading inklines, and hands, chins and noses look very much like Biro on Steel Sterling in Zip Comics #1.

In the Foreign Legion (Table of Contents)

Dick Storm / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Adventure
Characters:
Dick Storm (Intro); Capt. Dumont (Intro); Arabs (Villain); Gollas (Villain; Intro); Zurko (Villain; Intro)

Drum Language (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Jungle
Characters:
Barton; Lee; Ivers

[The Return of Von Schiller] (Table of Contents)

Air Patrol (Wings Johnson) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Aviation; War
Characters:
Ben Johnson (pilot); Capt. Von Schiller (Villain); Nazis (Villain)

[The Rifle Spies] (Table of Contents)

West Pointer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Keith Kornell; Docker (Villain; Intro); other spies (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
A stranger meets Keith Kornell seemingly by accident, but he is offering him money for having a look at one of the new style Army rifles.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Wexler, but it is not near his signed art on West Pointer in #6. The faces, figures and inking are totally different. This is unmistakably the work of Kiefer, with his very peculiar eyes that never seem to focus on anything, and faces with no variation. Compare with his credited story in Planet Comics #1, and in Fantastic Comics #3, both from the same period.

[Shooting On Center Street] (Table of Contents)

Stacey Knight, M.D. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Stacey Knight (Intro); Derby Morgan (Villain; Intro); Red Mullin (Villain; Intro); dope smugglers (Villain; Intro)

[The Phony Spiritualists] (Table of Contents)

Mystic (Kardak) / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Joe and his gang (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to C. A. Winter, but this is the unmistakeable faces of Meskin, squinting eyes and long jaws, and tall figures with small heads.

California's Kidnap-Murder Mystery (Table of Contents)

Manhunters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime

Indexer Notes

true-crime story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wizard
  2. 1. [The Sybernians Attack Alaska]
    Wizard
  3. 2. [Visit To 2000 A.D.]
    Scott Rand
  4. 3. [Don Carlos Has Risen From the Grave--Or Has He?]
    Swift of the Secret Service
  5. 4. In the Foreign Legion
    Dick Storm
  6. 5. Drum Language
  7. 6. [The Return of Von Schiller]
    Air Patrol (Wings Johnson)
  8. 7. [The Rifle Spies]
    West Pointer
  9. 8. [Shooting On Center Street]
    Stacey Knight, M.D.
  10. 9. [The Phony Spiritualists]
    Mystic (Kardak)
  11. 10. California's Kidnap-Murder Mystery
    Manhunters
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin