(September 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
Harry Shorten
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; Captain Flag / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Created: The Green Ghoul] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Satan (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Boering (villain, death); the Green Ghoul (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A swarm of death-dealing bombers soars towards the capital of Kurtey, and Mr. Justice takes Field Marshal Boering along to let him have a good look at the bombing. The corpulent air marshal is given a formula to protect him from immortals (Mr. Justice as a ghost qualifies), and when he is slain by his own bombers, Mr. Justice confronts the Dictator who tells him about this new monster unleashed on America: a three-eyed scaly chap devoted to "committing murder and atrocity as fast as his wretched mind can conceive of new plots".

Indexer Notes

The story's a bit unclear on whether the Ghoul is supposed to be the dead air marshal or not.

[The Screen Test Racket] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
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]; Linda Lane (actress); Trigger Quick (boxer); Mike (villain, introduction); Mr. Lukas (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Linda has run into racketeering moviemakers, and turns to detective Hy for help.

[The Confession of Lucky Leonardo] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter); unnamed prosecuting attorney (introduction, death); Lucky Leonardo (reformed villain, introduction, death); Watts Watson (villain, introduction); Watson's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Gangster Lucky is confessing to the D.A. because he is afraid for his life.

[The Kidnapping of King Netto] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins [Jim Collins]; Slapsie; King Netto (introduction); Netto's Governess (introduction); The Fascists (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Collins and Slapsie are helping a young girl and her little brother to get to Alexandria.

[The De Snook Snatch] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; Mr. De Snook (introduction); his son (introduction); A gang of kidnappers (villains, introductions); Joan Davis (guest-star); Mr. Davis (guest-star)
Synopsis
One of the boy scouts is kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

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 Pinball Evidence] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 (Police agent) Spunk Germain (introduction, death); Petrello (villain, introduction); the Murder Syndicate (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
An informer, member of a murder syndicate, is killed when when talking to a secret police agent.

[Scouting Mission On the Suez Canal] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
In Egypt, Logan is sent out to locate the German army before a flanking attack.

Indexer Notes

Signed in lower left corner on splash panel.

[The Origin of Captain Flag] (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Flag / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend] (introduction, origin); Yank (introduction, an eagle), John Townsend (introduction, death); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; J. Edgar Hoover (FBI head); The Black Hand (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Black Hand, attired in a monk's robe with a large black hand in a circle emblazoned on the front and back, his face deathly pale and dark ringed eyes, and a clawed, diseased right hand that can kill when it draws blood. Unfortunately, when he kidnaps young Tom Townsend in an effort to force his father to impart the secret of a new bomb sight, he sets in motion the events that create his most implacable foe: Captain Flag.

Shield pinup (Table of Contents: 9)

Shield / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick?
Inks
Irv Novick?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice; Captain Flag
  2. 1. [Created: The Green Ghoul]
    Mr. Justice
  3. 2. [The Screen Test Racket]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Confession of Lucky Leonardo]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Kidnapping of King Netto]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. [The De Snook Snatch]
    Ty-Gor
  7. 6. [The Pinball Evidence]
    Inferno
  8. 7. [Scouting Mission On the Suez Canal]
    Loop Logan
  9. 8. [The Origin of Captain Flag]
    Captain Flag
  10. 9. Shield pinup
    Shield
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