(August 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-05-30 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines Inc.
Printer
Printed in the U. S. A.
Editing
Harry Shorten (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date calculated from on-sale dates of preceding issues and multiple house ads with "on sale about the 30th of every month" as printed in issues of Top Notch Comics.

[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 [Royal Wrath]
Reprints

[Doom of the Devil's Pawns] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Royal Wrath]; Satan, (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Von Fibbenfop (villain, introduction, death); Gobbels (villain, introduction, death); Field Marshall Boering (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Mr. Justice makes Hitler's right hand men plot against each other.

[The Revenge of "Brains" McGee] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Characters
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; "Brains" McGee (villain, introduction); Linda Lane (introduction)
Synopsis
Rang, Richy and Hy run into a bank robbery in the heart of the city.

[The Murder-for-Profit Ring] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter); Mike Soros (villain, introduction, death); Spats Morino (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Bodies of erstwhile public enemies are found in alleys, on public streets, while others are never found.

[The Carstairs Killing] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Penny Parker (detective); Max Walling (villain, introduction); Robert Carstairs (introduction, death)
Synopsis
A multimillionaire is murdered in his library.

Indexer Notes

This is the final appearance of the "Penny Parker" feature.
Originally credited to Irv Novick, but the story has an unreadable signature on trouser leg in first panel, not Novick. The same signature appears in some Penny Parker and Fran Frazer features.

[Big Mess in Yugoslavia] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Charles Biro ?
Inks
Charles Biro ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; military
Characters
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Collins and Slapsie are in Yugoslavia.

[Jungle Boy Scout] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; Jack Dilger (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Ty-Gor is enjoying a vacation in the mountains with the boy scouts, and catches a gangster at large.

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited Joe Blair, but he is only a writer and editor. Compare with Storm's story in Hangman #19, with long and lively inklines. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Dark Lady] (Table of Contents: 7)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Inferno; Virginia Ames (introduction); Purcell (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Inferno finds a wounded man on the beach.

[Attack over Yugoslavia] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Logan has been ordered to support the Yugoslavs, and leaves at once in a Bristol Blenheim bomber.

[The Capture of King John] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Roland Patenaude
Inks
Roland Patenaude
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Green Falcon (knight); Lady Marion; Richard the Lion-Hearted (guest-star); Jolly (guest-star, death); King John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain, death)
Synopsis
John and Sir Bolty have looted the treasury and headed for France.

Indexer Notes

This is the final appearance of the "Green Falcon" feature.
Originally credited "Mort Meskin?", but the art is identical to Patenaude's signed stories in this feature.