(December 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)

Captain Flag / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; Black Hand
Reprints

[The Botanist of Death] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Flag / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; The Mad Botanist (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A plant with tentacle-like vines kills an inventor in his laboratory.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #3.

[House of Wax] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Characters
Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed; Richy [The Amazing Boy]; Trigger Quick (boxer); Slick (villain, introduction, death); Bart (villain, introduction); another gangster (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
"Wax" figures act as pickpockets in a museum.

[Murder On a Gambling Ship] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fox [Paul Patton] (photographer); Ruth Ransom (reporter); Judge Hurd (villain, introduction); a steward (villain, introduction, death); Ace Poletti (introduction, death); Phyllis Hurd (introduction)
Synopsis
Poletti, the owner of the off shore gambling ship is killed and thrown overboard.

[The Oil Tank Fires] (Table of Contents: 4)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins; Slapsie; Ratzer (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Oil is disappearing from guarded oil tanks in Iraq.

[Island Adventure] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; The Nazis (villains); a cannibal tribe (villains, introductions); Capt. Plug Nickel (introduction); Van Astor (introduction); Junior DeSnook (guest-star)
Synopsis
Ty-Gor and Junior are on a tropical island, where they discover a German U-boat.

[Doom In the Deep] (Table of Contents: 6)

Inferno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Inferno; Virginia Ames (F.B.I. Agent); Mac (diver, death); un-named District Attorney; Spooner (villain, introduction); Spooner's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A diver is killed with cyanide fumes when removing an old, sunken hulk, and when Inferno begins his investigation, he learns that a payroll truck is on the bottom of the harbor where the divers are hard at work.

Indexer Notes

Inferno is pardoned for his past crimes.

Next appearance in Mighty Crusaders (1966) #4.

Signed "NOVICK" in splash panel.

[The Telltale Typewriter Ribbon] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Loop Logan (pilot); Clatra (boy servant); Lt. Kraft (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains
Synopsis
A British staff car racing across the African desert is bombed by a German plane.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Frank Volp, but not him. It is the same unknown artist that made some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice very narrow and pointed ears, and large hands with crawly fingers.

[The Evil Eye] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 9 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); Ribo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
An inventor makes a deal with Satan to make his eyes see again, and to complete his great invention.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #3.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag
  2. 1. [The Botanist of Death]
    Captain Flag
  3. 2. [House of Wax]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [Murder On a Gambling Ship]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Oil Tank Fires]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. [Island Adventure]
    Ty-Gor
  7. 6. [Doom In the Deep]
    Inferno
  8. 7. [The Telltale Typewriter Ribbon]
    Loop Logan
  9. 8. [The Evil Eye]
    Mr. Justice
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