(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

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

Firefly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the home of Mortimer Bird, eccentric millionaire!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Firefly [Harley Huson]; Mortimer Bird (villain; introduction; death); Sneaky [Henry Falcon] (villain; introduction; death); John Robin (introduction; death); Dr. Sparrow (introduction; death)
Synopsis
Birds have gone wild and kill a man in the park.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harvey Biern (signed as Harvey A. Biern)
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like trouble in the Balkans.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Madame Murescu (villain; introduction); Count Codrenu (villain; introduction); The Steel Guard (villain; introduction); King of Murania (introduction); Price of Murania

[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. ["In the home of Mortimer Bird, eccentric millionaire!"]
  5. 4. ["Looks like trouble in the Balkans."]
    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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
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