(June 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-03-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Abner Sundell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/).

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448697.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Corporal Collins; Rang-a-Tang (inset); Hercules (inset)
Reprints:

[The Canal Zone Murder Case] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
V: Wheeler (I)

Hercules Slays the Lion of Nemea!! (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules (introduction, origin); Leo Nymia (villain, introduction, death); Nymia's gang [Scabroni (introduction); rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Hercules suddenly appears on the streets of New York and promptly gets work as a vaudevillian strongman. When his agent is killed by the "lion of the underworld", Leo Nymia (playing on the Nemean Lion, one of the champion’s twelve labors), he kills Nymia and wipes out his gang.

[Battle With Shiek Tamah] (Table of Contents)

Gypsy Johnson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Bulthuis (signed)
Inks:
John Bulthuis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
I: Gypsy Johnson; V: Shiek Tamah (I)

[Origin of the Fox] (Table of Contents)

The Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fox [Paul Patton] (introduction, origin); Ruth Ransom (Daily Globe editor, introduction); unnamed Sheriff; The Night Riders (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A masked group of men have been terrorizing the countryside by whipping people to death, and The Fox intends to stop them in their tracks. When Ruth is kidnapped by the Night Riders, he is inspired to become the hero while listening to the lyrics of a tune singing about a fox.
Keywords:
Daily Globe; Fleetsville

[Company C Is Trapped] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins [Jim Collins]; Slapsie Carr (introduction); The Nazis (villains)

Hunting the Coyote (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Short article about hunting coyotes while on motorcycles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

[The Origin of Ty-Gor] (Table of Contents)

Ty-Gor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman] (introduction, origin); Mr. and Mrs. Gorman (Ty-Gor's parents, introduction, both die); Malma (a tigress); The Gapousas (villains, introduction for all, one dies)
Synopsis:
To atone for the death of a tiger cub, a witch doctor must offer a human sacrifice, and this time it must be a white boy. Tyrone Gorman was offered as a living sacrifice to tigers in the jungles of Malay, but, instead, the tigress Malma raises him and continues his jungle adventures even though he is unaware that he is an heir to a fortune back home.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Mort Meskin. Compared with his signed story in #6, this is not him, but George Storm. Compare also with Storm's story in Hangman #19, with long and lively inklines. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Isle of Right (Table of Contents)

Doc Strong / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Doc Strong (introduction, origin); Alice Rayburn (atomic chemist, introduction); Professor Harrison (electrical engineer, introduction); Dr. Henry Davidge (introduction); Walter Parker (mechanical engineer, introduction); Edward Stuyvesant (cowardly traitorous geologist, introduction); Sampson Smith (Swedish cook, introduction); Gustave Ritter (villain, Mongol warlord, introduction)
Synopsis:
World War II has lasted to the year 2039 and is thus called the Hundred Year War. It has laid waste to civilizations, and much of humanity is reduced to a barbaric state and conquered by Mongol warlord Gustave Ritter. With a small band set out to rebuilding civilization and science in an underground city on the Isle of Right (an island in the Pacific that they settle), Doc Strong uses one of his inventions: a gun that solidifies shadows, to immobilize those that are attached or touching the shadows.

["Listen, you dumb dopes..."] (Table of Contents)

Dipsy and Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Quincy (signed)
Inks:
Quincy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dipsy (detective); Doodle (detective); Homicide Hogan
Synopsis:
Bring in Homicide Hogan dead or alive, or you loose your new police whistles.

Indexer Notes

Only the name Quincy as artist is found in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, no P. Quincy.

[The Blue Duke] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Frank Volp
Inks:
Frank Volp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Loop Logan (American stunt flyer and ace, introduction); Clatra (Logan's Far-East Indian assistant, introduction); The Blue Duke [Lt. Villon] (villain, introduction))

[The Coming of the Green Falcon] (Table of Contents)

Green Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Green Falcon (introduction, origin); Lady Marion (introduction); Richard the Lion-Hearted (introduction); Prince John (villain, introduction); Sir Boltyn (villain, introduction); the Saracens (villains, introduction for all)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Collins
  2. 1. [The Canal Zone Murder Case]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. Hercules Slays the Lion of Nemea!!
    Hercules
  4. 3. [Battle With Shiek Tamah]
    Gypsy Johnson
  5. 4. [Origin of the Fox]
    The Fox
  6. 5. [Company C Is Trapped]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. Hunting the Coyote
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [The Origin of Ty-Gor]
    Ty-Gor
  10. 9. The Isle of Right
    Doc Strong
  11. 10. ["Listen, you dumb dopes..."]
    Dipsy and Doodle
  12. 11. [The Blue Duke]
    Loop Logan
  13. 12. [The Coming of the Green Falcon]
    Green Falcon
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  • Jean-Francois Masse
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  • Dan Kocher
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  • Craig Delich
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