(October 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten

Issue Notes

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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Hood; Roy the Super-Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Hood / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell (credited as Cliff Campbell)
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Kip, how's tricks today?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Kip Burland] (introduction, origin); The Hermit (introduction); Mrs. Sutton (introduction); Barbara Sutton (introduction); David Seymon (introduction); The Skull (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Policeman Kip Burland is framed by the Skull, resulting in Kip being discharged from the force in disgrace. He is taken "for a ride" by the Skull's minions and left in the woods to die. He is discovered by an old hermit -- a self-taught scientist and philosopher, who had also been wronged by the Skull. The Hermit ends up turning Kip into a super crime fighter by putting him through rigid training, teaching him science and all knowledge. The Black Hood then confronts the Skull at a masquerade party. The Skull kills a young girl with a poison pill before being unmasked and escaping.
Reprints

[The Earning of the Magic Sword] (Table of Contents: 2)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Lady of the Lake (introduction); Garlan (introduction); Lady Morgana (villain); a monster (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Firefly [Archie] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mad scientist, Dr. Dread, whom the Firefly has brought within the reach of the law, is about to suffer for his mis-deeds [sic]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Dread (villain, introduction, death); zombies (villain, introduction, death); Sneaky (villain, introduction)

[The Invasion of Luxeria] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fran Frazer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fran Frazer (introduction); Hal Davis (introduction)

[The Bail Bond Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bail bond racketeers (villains, introductions)

[The Nazis' Hidden Guns] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (villains)

[Ah Ku and the Council of Seven] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ah Ku (villain); her gang (villains); The Council of Seven (introduction, three deaths)

The Mother Lode (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Thomas F. Walsh
Synopsis
Gold is where you find it, the trick is to know how to hold on to it!

[The Army-Colby Game] (Table of Contents: 9)

Keith Kornell, West Pointer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Bob Wood
Inks
Bob Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Kornell; Janet
Synopsis
Espionage before the Army-Colby Game in football.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Wexler, but the grinning faces showing teeth, as the reporter, and some very narrow heads in side view are not his work, it is Bob Wood. Compare heads and faces with his Firefly story. Hard to find teeth showing in Wexlers faces, issue #3.

[The Master Brahmins: Part 4] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Rexa (villain, introduction); the Transparent People (villains, introduction)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Hood; Roy the Super-Boy
  2. 1. ["Howdy, Kip, how's tricks today?"]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Earning of the Magic Sword]
    Galahad
  4. 3. ["The mad scientist, Dr. Dread, whom the Firefly has brought within the reach of the law, is about to suffer for his mis-deeds [sic]"]
    Firefly [Archie]
  5. 4. [The Invasion of Luxeria]
    Fran Frazer
  6. 5. [The Bail Bond Racketeers]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [The Nazis' Hidden Guns]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. [Ah Ku and the Council of Seven]
    Bob Phantom
  9. 8. The Mother Lode
  10. 9. [The Army-Colby Game]
    Keith Kornell, West Pointer
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 4]
    Kardak
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