(October 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jackpot Comics; Shield-Wizard Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Mark of the Monster] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Harvey Willard, District Attorney, sits in his home reading...
Characters
The Monster [Mark Horley] (villain, introduction, death); Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Harvey Willard; Barbara Sutton; Barnes; McGinty

Indexer Notes

Barbara reveals to Kip that she knows he's the Black Hood.

[Murder and Politics] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As James Talcott is sitting at his desk working late one evening, a figure steps out...
Characters
James Talcott (introduction); Paul Travers (introduction); Townley (villain, introduction); Bates (villain, introdution); Hawley (villain, introduction); Roy; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Jane Barlow

[The Russian Border Raid Incident] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harvey Biern
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a Russian border town, high in the mountains, the following scene is taking place...
Genre
spy
Characters
Fran Frazer (news-photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); Nazis (villain); Strunsky
Synopsis
Their car stopping in the mountains of Russia, Fran and Hal must find a place to spend the night, and stumble into a German-Japanese spy center.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick, but the faces with narrow pointed ears are not his work, nor anything else.

[The Payroll Truck Robbery] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Ed Bresnick (signed)
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a U.S. Army payroll truck travels along the lonely road...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Keith Kornell; Robbers; Whitey (horse)
Synopsis
A U.S. Army payroll truck is hijacked.

The Whirling Dervish (Table of Contents: 6)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the Firefly speeds homeward, a strange new weapon is directed at him...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Whirling Dervish (villain, introduction); Dr. Forbes (introduction, death); Lucille Forbes (introduction)
Synopsis
A Hindu fakir is attempting to send the Firefly to his death by using remote control hypnosis.

[Lou Romelli Muscles In] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
St. Louis Kid; Lou Romelli (villain, introduction); Benson (villain, introduction); Windy Mills
Synopsis
The crook, Romelli, wants to buy Mills' contract with the Kid.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter, but this is Storm, who is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Compare the art with his credited Hangman story in Pep Comics #19. Very unique artwork.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Black Jack; Zip Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Sinking of the Shroud] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Nazis (villain); Wings Johnson; Henry
Keywords
Chancellor (battleship)

[The Doctor's Double] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fast moving car skids as it is crossing a bridge...
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Anne Clark (introduction); Dr. Clark (introduction); A gang of crooks (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Criminals has learned of a new type of gas which Dr. Clark was working on and they wanted to get control of it.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bernard Klein, but the faces, and hands with very long fingers, and narrow, pointed ears are not his work. The same unknown artist as on the Fran Frazer story in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Flag; Blue Ribbon Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[A Lesson In Tolerance] (Table of Contents: 12)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Brecnick (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don'cha go back where ya came from ya refugee!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nazis (villain); Kardak; Balthar; Heinrich; Butch
Synopsis
Kardak exposes a street ruffian to intolerance when Kardak witnesses the bully abusing a refugee.
Keywords
Germany

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. ["Big guns of the comics"]
    Jackpot Comics; Shield-Wizard Comics
  3. 2. [The Mark of the Monster]
    Black Hood
  4. 3. [Murder and Politics]
    Wizard
  5. 4. [The Russian Border Raid Incident]
    Fran Frazer
  6. 5. [The Payroll Truck Robbery]
    Keith Kornell
  7. 6. The Whirling Dervish
    Firefly
  8. 7. [Lou Romelli Muscles In]
    St. Louis Kid
  9. 8. ["Fate shuffles the cards and gives you... Black Jack"]
    Black Jack; Zip Comics
  10. 9. [The Sinking of the Shroud]
    Wings Johnson
  11. 10. [The Doctor's Double]
    Bob Phantom
  12. 11. [""Death Spans the Ocean" the newest Captain Flag adventure appears in the current issue of Blue Ribbon Comics!"]
    Captain Flag; Blue Ribbon Comics
  13. 12. [A Lesson In Tolerance]
    Kardak
  14. 13. ["Peck Brothers bring you their latest finds"]
  15. 14. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
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