(December 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-10
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

On sale date from the publication date as submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Volume 36, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 534507.


[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) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stars Drip Blood (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Scorpio; Dutch Gordon; Strecchi; Sgt. McGinty; Clancy; Barbara Sutton

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An elderly storekeeper...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Nazi Bund; Mr. Schultz; Heinrich; Jane Barlow
Synopsis
The Nazi Bund is forcing German-Americans to join them and contribute large sums of money.

Indexer Notes

This must be Lucey when comparing the close-up front view faces with ears directed outwards, as in his signed Hangman Special Case No.5 in #2.

[no title indexed] (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
The only obstacle standing in the way...
Genre
spy
Characters
Fran Frazer (photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); Premier Kherman
Synopsis
A meeting place for spies and plotters in Iran.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick, but the movement of the figures are too stiff and awkward, and none of his faces are found here. Notice inking and the narrow pointed ears, which can be found in some other stories in Fran Frazer and Zambini, Zip Comics #23.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keith Kornell and his men of the combat engineers are on their way back to their camp...
Characters
Keith Kornell; General Rael
Synopsis
A bridge washes out trapping a bus full of kids in a valley, including General Rael's son.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shark-Man, mystery monster of the deep, has been killing divers digging for pearls...
Characters
Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Shark-Man [Lobrow]; Mr. Masters; Linda Harlow
Synopsis
Masters and Harlow are partners in a pearl bed. Masters schemes to buy out Linda's share of the pearl bed by making the endeavor unprofitable.
Keywords
Malo Island

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
8, 9, 10 yer out!
Genre
sports
Characters
St. Louis Kid [Jim Jennings]; Robert Dykes; Willis; Molloy; Vic Gouno
Synopsis
The Kid is to fight against a big gorilla.
Keywords
boxing; gorilla

Wilbur in December Zip Comics, Archie in December Pep Comics, They're a Riot! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wilbur; Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nazi bombers attempt to break through Britain's defenses...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Wings Johnson; Henry Higgins
Keywords
London's balloon barrage; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a wild swinging of steel cables...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Jinx Friday (secretary); Charlie Adams; Bugs Stanley (racketeer)
Synopsis
Bob Phantom saves a man from a falling steel girders. It was meant to kill him by "accident".

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bernard Klein, but this has none of his small heads with angry eyebrows in sideview. It is identical to King's signed stories in #19.

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

Jackpot Comics #3 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the teeming tenement sections of New York...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardak; Jeff Blane; Sally Blane; Cyrus Malcolm (millionaire); Ellen; Purnell
Synopsis
A daughter of one of the richest men in America was given the bounce when she married young Blane.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but no wedge shaped faces with eyes out of line here. The art is similar to Montana's signed St. Louis Kid story, and he is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. ["Here they are!"]
  3. 2. The Stars Drip Blood
    Black Hood
  4. 3. ["An elderly storekeeper..."]
    Wizard
  5. 4. ["The only obstacle standing in the way..."]
    Fran Frazer
  6. 5. ["Keith Kornell and his men of the combat engineers are on their way back to their camp..."]
    Keith Kornell
  7. 6. ["The Shark-Man, mystery monster of the deep, has been killing divers digging for pearls..."]
    Firefly
  8. 7. ["8, 9, 10 yer out!"]
    St. Louis Kid
  9. 8. Wilbur in December Zip Comics, Archie in December Pep Comics, They're a Riot!
    Wilbur; Archie
  10. 9. ["Nazi bombers attempt to break through Britain's defenses..."]
    Wings Johnson
  11. 10. ["With a wild swinging of steel cables..."]
    Bob Phantom
  12. 11. ["Steel Sterling faced a deadline - a deadline of death!"]
    Jackpot Comics #3
  13. 12. ["In the teeming tenement sections of New York..."]
    Kardak
  14. 13. ["Ready for Christmas"]
  15. 14. ["Prizes! They're yours!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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