(June 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
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)

Mr. Justice / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Richy (inset); Rang-a-Tang (inset)
Reprints

[The Devil's Dictatorship] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Warren King
Inks
Warren King
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Satan [Adolf Hitler] (villain, story implies that both are the same, but the Devil could be possessing Hitler)
Synopsis
Satan has decided to take on a human form to join all evil men together.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Sam Cooper. The art is similar to Warren's signed Fox story. Many faces and figures popping in from the panel borders at an angle, and slender women, are all earmarks of his work.

[Parade of Peril] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; Mike Vincent (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Rang, Rich and Hy are touring around the country, and meet men trying to collect graft money from the circus they are touring with.

[The Roadhouse Murders] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter)
Synopsis
Stopping at a roadhouse, Paul and Ruth discover two dead bodies.

[The Debut of Penny Parker] (Table of Contents: 4)

Penny Parker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Penny Parker (introduction); Mr. Parker (introduction); Mrs. Parker (introduction); Pug (introduction); unnamed thief (villain)
Synopsis
Penny is a young society girl, but one who'd rather work out in the gym than go to her own coming out party. When she uncovers a thief disguised as a reporter at the party her parents throw for her, she is given the idea to start her own detective agency with her trainer, the pugilistic Pug.

Indexer Notes

A very doubtful Novick credit, as the art don't look much like his work. It looks similar to the Penny Parker stories in #14 and 15, and they have an unreadable signature that is not Irv Novick.

[Fight at Fort George] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Mahatmama (villain, introduction); Muslims (villains)
Synopsis
An Italian inspired Moslem attack on an outpost in the Libyan Desert.

[The Coney Island Crook Chase] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Y-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; A pickpocket (villain, introduction); Joan Davis (guest-star); Mr. Davis (guest-star)
Synopsis
Ty-Gor is spending a day at Coney Island and chases a thief.

[A Flame for Justice] (Table of Contents: 7)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Inferno [Frank Verrano] (former criminal); Judge Sands (introduction); Miss Sands (his daughter, introduction); A group of convicts (villains)
Synopsis
Originally a crook working with a circus rubberman called the Twister, Frank decide to serve out his time and go straight after encountering Steel Sterling and even helping him capture another killer, the Rattler. While in prison he learns of a plot of escape and the murder of the judge responsible for convicting him and others. In order to save Judge Sands and his daughter, Inferno is forced to escape himself to deal with the convicts. The judge convinces him he can better serve the cause of justice by remaining an escaped convict and taking up the fight as a costumed crime-fighter.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Zip Comics #13.

Inferno becomes a costumed super-hero.

[The Horsemen's Battle] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); Major Grazionni (villain, introduction); Ali Ben Nabe (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Logan is on a mission in Libya, to tell the Arabs on throwing in their lot with the British instead of the Italians.

[The Marriage of the Green Falcon] (Table of Contents: 9)

Green Falcon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (credited)
Pencils
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Inks
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Green Falcon; King John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain)
Synopsis
Green Falcon marries Maid Marion; war with Spain ends.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice
  2. 1. [The Devil's Dictatorship]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [Parade of Peril]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Roadhouse Murders]
    The Fox
  5. 4. [The Debut of Penny Parker]
    Penny Parker
  6. 5. [Fight at Fort George]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [The Coney Island Crook Chase]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [A Flame for Justice]
    Inferno
  9. 8. [The Horsemen's Battle]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. [The Marriage of the Green Falcon]
    Green Falcon
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