(December 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rang-A-Tang / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Rang-A-Tang; Richy
Reprints

[Mr. King's Dope Smuggling Ring] (Table of Contents: 1)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters
V: Mr. King (I; Costello); I: Ingalls (D)

A Bird in a Gilded Courtroom (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Hercules Routs the Fierce Unconquered Amazons (Table of Contents: 3)

Hercules / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
GS: Zeus; V: Natcha; I: Little Zooey

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Idol of the Crocodile Cult] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Bulthuis [as Johann Carl Bulthuis]
Inks
John Bulthuis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: A crocodile-worshipping cult (I)

The Fox Goes To a Night Club (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: Mike Ruminoff (I, D); I: Mrs. Van Wolff, Betty Stevens (D)

[After the Fall of France] (Table of Contents: 6)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
V: The Nazis

Indexer Notes

Collins and Slapsie escape France and go to England

[In the American Jungle] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
GS: Joan Davis, Mr. Davis; I: Mike Short, Pimento

[The Martian Invasion] (Table of Contents: 8)

Doc Strong and the Isle of Right / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Martians (villains); Stinky Jones (introduction, King of Mars; revealed next issue); Doc Strong; Alice; Sampson
Synopsis
Doc Strong, Alice and Sampson are captured and taken to Mars.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; Martians; robots

Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

[Fighting the Fascists] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Frank Volpe
Inks
Frank Volpe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
GS: Wings Johnson; V: The Fascists

Indexer Notes

Loop Logan leaves conquered France, joins the British forces

[Truce of Treachery] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks
Lee Harris (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Green Falcon (introduction, origin of sorts); Marion; Tuck Tiny (introduction); Jolly Roundfellow (introduction); Prince John (villain, introduction); Sir Boltyn (villain, introduction)
Keywords
Green Falcon (a bird)

Indexer Notes

With a few name changes, this story occurs in the England of Richard the Lion-Heart (called Richard of the Lion) "during the days of Robin Hood", and is a basic re-telling of the Robin Hood mythos.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rang-A-Tang
  2. 1. [Mr. King's Dope Smuggling Ring]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. A Bird in a Gilded Courtroom
  4. 3. Hercules Routs the Fierce Unconquered Amazons
    Hercules
  5. 4. [Idol of the Crocodile Cult]
    Gypsy Johnson
  6. 5. The Fox Goes To a Night Club
    The Fox
  7. 6. [After the Fall of France]
    Corporal Collins
  8. 7. [In the American Jungle]
    Ty Gor
  9. 8. [The Martian Invasion]
    Doc Strong and the Isle of Right
  10. 9. [Fighting the Fascists]
    Loop Logan
  11. 10. [Truce of Treachery]
    The Green Falcon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Dan Kocher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Peter Croome
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