(September 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-15
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)

The Black Hood; The Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Matthew Burland]; The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super Boy [Roy Rossman]; The Skull
Keywords
bondage

[The Skull Walks the Last Mile] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Hood, Man of Mystery / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Matthew "Kip" Burland] [also as J. Warren Madden]; The Hermit; unnamed prison chaplain (cameo); Policemen [Sgt. McGinty; rest unnamed]; New York State Governor; Barbara Sutton (newspaper woman); Townes (newspaper editor); The Skull (villain, death)
Synopsis
Behind bars and facing death, The Skull is approached by The Hermit, who is well aware that the vicious criminal is responsible for framing New York City Policeman Kip Burland for a crime he never committed. His plan is to switch places with the confined criminal, in hopes of clearing Burland of all charges......but the Skull turns the tables on The Hermit, injecting him with a slow-acting poison that will change the features of the man into that of the Skull.
Reprints
  • in The MLJ Companion: The Complete History of the Archie Comics Super-Heroes (TwoMorrows, 2016 series) #nn (August 2016)

Indexer Notes

Camy is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be spotted at this period by the rather square faces with scowling mouth, especially Sergeant McGinty. Compare with signed story in #20.

A blurb at the bottom of page 14 announces the publication of the Black Hood Detective magazine (a pulp).

Vendetta (Table of Contents: 2)

The Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; The Purple Mafia (villain, introduction); Lt. Carson (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Camy is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be spotted at this period by the rather square faces with scowling mouth, especially Sergeant McGinty. Compare with signed story in #20.

[The Pigeon's Message] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
The Japanese (Villain)

Indexer Notes

In the splash panel is an unreadable signature on the shoulder to the left.

[The Race of Horse and Truck] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Keith Cornell; Cpt. Lewis

[Attack of the Giant Rat] (Table of Contents: 5)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
A scientist (Villain; Intro; Death); Two giant rats (Intro; Death)

[Down for the Count: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Jim Jennings [The St. Louis Kid]; Gregory Dyke; Mrs. Dyke; Mary Dyke (daughter); Count Shekels (Villain)
Synopsis
If it weren't for the money the Kid lent to Mr. Dyke to cover his margin on the stock market, he'd be a ruined man.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Lin Streeter?", but this unique style is Storm, also credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Mission to Calais] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
The Nazis (Villain)

[The Diamond Mart Robbery] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Warren King
Inks
Warren King
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Jinx Friday (secretary); A thief (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
After a diamond robbery Jinx knows the mailman was a phony and suspects him for the robbery.

Indexer Notes

Art similar to King's many signed stories in Top-Notch Comics.

[The Confession of Riggiero] (Table of Contents: 9)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Riggiero (Villain; Intro); Mrs. Reeves (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Signed at the bottom left of splash page.

Shield pin-up (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Hood; The Wizard
  2. 1. [The Skull Walks the Last Mile]
    The Black Hood, Man of Mystery
  3. 2. Vendetta
    The Wizard
  4. 3. [The Pigeon's Message]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Race of Horse and Truck]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [Attack of the Giant Rat]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [Down for the Count: Part 2]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [Mission to Calais]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Diamond Mart Robbery]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [The Confession of Riggiero]
    Kardak
  11. 10. Shield pin-up
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