(December 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; The Skull

[The Return of the Skull] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Hood / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Campbell [as Cliff Campbel] (signed)
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Skull (villain); Maj. Quentin Duff (introduction, death); Mrs. Duff (introduction); The Hermit; Barbara Sutton
Keywords
iota ray

[The Mad King Karlyn] (Table of Contents: 2)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
King Karlyn (villain, introduction); Karlyn's brother (introduction); Galahad; Garlan

Enemy of Crime (Table of Contents: 3)

Firefly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firefly [Harley Huson]; Mortimer Bird (Villain; Intro; Death); Sneaky [Henry Falcon] (Villain; Intro; Death); John Robin (Intro; Death); Dr. Sparrow (Intro; Death)
Synopsis
Birds have gone wild and kills a man in the park.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bob King, but there is some confusion on Jerry Bails' Who's Who about this name. It is supposed to be pen name for both Bob Montana and Warren King, also spelled Bobby King, but that name is only found in stories drawn by Bernard Klein.
Bob Wood is only credited as writer on Firefly by Who's Who. That must be wrong, as the same art with the grinning faces are found on the cover of Target Comics Vol 2 No3, signed Bob Wood, and you don't need writers to make a cover. So Bob Wood is the artist of these signed Firefly stories.

[Mission To Murania] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harvey Biern [as Biern] (signed)
Pencils
Irving H. Novick [as Irving Novick ] (signed)
Inks
Irving H. Novick [as Irving Novick ] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Madame Murescu (Villain; Intro); Count Codrenu (Villain; Intro); The Steel Guard (Villain; Intro); King and Prince of Murania (Intro)

[The Killer Doctors] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten [as Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Midnight Bombing] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (Villain)

[The Insurance "Suicides"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters
Joe Chizzler (Villain; Intro; Death); the Crawler (Villain; Intro; Death); Chizzler's gang (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis
Bob Phantom kills Chizzler!

Indexer Notes

The artist's signature is on the final panel of the story.

Dust For Redskin Diet! (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Three spot illustrations, two of them signed M.

[The Uniform Thieves] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Kornell; Mike (Villain, Introduction); his gang (Villains, Introduction); Mrs. De Swank (Introduction); Gloria De Swank (Introduction, her daughter)

[The Master Brahmins: Part 5] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Beast-Men and their King (Villain; Intro)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. [The Return of the Skull]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Mad King Karlyn]
    Galahad
  4. 3. Enemy of Crime
    Firefly
  5. 4. [Mission To Murania]
    Fran Frazer
  6. 5. [The Killer Doctors]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [Midnight Bombing]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. [The Insurance "Suicides"]
    Bob Phantom
  9. 8. Dust For Redskin Diet!
  10. 9. [The Uniform Thieves]
    Keith Kornell, West Pointer
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 5]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Chandler
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin