(February 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-15
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

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; Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy

[The Ghost of Blanden Castle] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
William Blanden (intro, death); Stokes (intro, death); Another Blanden (intro, death); Sir Oliver Blanden (intro, flashback, death); Margaret Blanden (intro, flashback, death); Sir Kingsley Blanden (intro, flashback, death); Joe Strong (intro); Ghost of Blanden Castle [John Blanden] (villain, intro)

[The Dentist of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
A dentist (villain, intro); Ike (villain, intro); Joe (villain, intro); other smugglers (villain, intro)

[Mission in Moscograd] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harvey Biern
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Fran Frazer (photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); Herr Fibbentop (villain, introduction); Hitwunoff (introduction)
Synopsis
Fran is in Moscograd, and finds a secret Axis document on the street, dropped by a German agent.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick, but inking, faces and awkward movements are not his work.

[Louis Zorelli's Last Ride] (Table of Contents: 4)

Keith Kornell / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Nick Zuraw [as N. Zuraw] (signed)
Inks
Nick Zuraw [as N. Zuraw] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Louis Zorelli (villain, intro)

[The Return of the Mummy] (Table of Contents: 5)

Firefly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Mummy (Villain)

[Introducing the St. Louis Kid] (Table of Contents: 6)

St. Louis Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
St. Louis Kid [Jim Jennings] (intro, origin); Windy Mill (intro); Flossie (intro); Beef McGlown (villain, intro); Butcher Bell (villain, intro)

[Attack on a Train] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
The Nazis (Villains)

[The Explosive Light Beam] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Prof. Charles Ehret (villain, intro)

Sports Slants (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Master Brahmins: Part 7] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardac (magician); Lorna Dorne; Balthar; The Brahmins (villains, intro); their King (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Kardak and his friends are the first mortals ever to reach the Land of the Master Brahmins, and the king will dispose of them himself.

Indexer Notes

conclusion of serial
Originally credited to Bernard Klein, but there are none of his faces with angry eyebrows and squinting eyes, nor the angular jaws. The art must be by Hubbell, and matches very well his signed Kardak story in #15. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and made this and the three next ones.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Ghost of Blanden Castle]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Dentist of Death]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [Mission in Moscograd]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [Louis Zorelli's Last Ride]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Return of the Mummy]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [Introducing the St. Louis Kid]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [Attack on a Train]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Explosive Light Beam]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. Sports Slants
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 7]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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