(June 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell
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
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood; Wizard; Roy
Keywords
lighthouse

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

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Mathew Burland]; Joe; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty (Police); The Mist (Villain); The Hermit (Guest Star)
Synopsis
The Hermit has found out how to stop The Mist, and who now tries to kill him.

[The Beast-Man] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Prof. Raymond (Intro); Dr. Charles (Intro); Prof. Jordan (Intro; Death); Rosco (Intro; the Beast-Man); Wilkes (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
The most outstanding scientific achievement of the age, a new form of life, a beast with the intelligence of man is on the loose.

[Wheat Shipment to Spain] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Fran Frazer (photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); General Francisco Franco (Guest Star); The Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
Fran and Hal pick up a British Secret Service agent from the water, who has found out that the Germans are going to sink an English wheat cargo to Spain.

[Gangsters' Getaway] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Inks
Nick Zuraw (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Keith Kornell (lieutenant); Spike (spy); Eddie (Villain; Intro; Death); Spike (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Spies are going to finish their getaway after their plane crashes near Cornell's tank.

[The Flamebird] (Table of Contents: 5)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Joan Burton (reporter); Prof. Lenz (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
A vein of solid gold is rumored to be found in a cave in the South West, and scientists are now searching for it. The cave is guarded by a giant bird of flame.

Indexer Notes

The King signature is found in many features credited to Warren King by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, so it can't be Robin King.

[The College Caper] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Jim Jennings [The St. Louis Kid]; Curly Taylor (Villain; Intro); Dummy (Villain; Intro); Bomber Benson (Intro)
Synopsis
Jim Jennings loses his boxing license.
Keywords
boxing

[The Training School] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
war; aviation
Characters
Wings Johnson (pilot); Henry Higgins (pilot); The Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
Wings and Higgins are transferred to an R.A.F. training school.

[The Dilemma of Alice Agate] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Blair (credited)
Pencils
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Inks
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Alice Agate (Intro); Two hoods (Villain; Intro; Death); Gang Boss (Intro)
Synopsis
Gangsters threaten the tennis star, Alice Agate, demanding that she lose her match in New York so they can cash in on their bets.

Indexer Notes

Signed in splash panel.

[Bout with Kid Boppo] (Table of Contents: 9)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Boppo (Villain; Intro); A carnival spieler (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

The wedge-shaped faces with eyes far apart and a little out of line point to Reinman.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Return of the Mist]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Beast-Man]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [Wheat Shipment to Spain]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [Gangsters' Getaway]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Flamebird]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [The College Caper]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [The Training School]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Dilemma of Alice Agate]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [Bout with Kid Boppo]
    Kardak
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