(February 1942)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-10
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

Wizard and St. Louis Kid art credits, and promo pages information supplied by Gary Watson, April 2008.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


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Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Wizard [Blane Whitney] (inset); Roy (inset)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Script
Harvey Biern
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Fran! For Pete's sake put that camera away!
Genre
spy
Characters
Fran Frazer (news-photographer); Hal Davis (reporter)
Synopsis
Germans are confiscating American food shipments meant for the French, and Fran is taking pictures.

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, the narrow pointed ears and long hands and fingers, which can be found in some other stories in Fran Frazer and Zambini, Zip Comics #23.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Phantom / 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
Captain Casey and his squad...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Captain Casey (Police); Big Nick (Greek gambler)
Synopsis
A police raid on the gambling den of Big Nick brings no results, but Captain Casey will not give up.

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

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

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is Cristmas eve!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardak; George (gambler); Hook (villain); Hotel Detective
Synopsis
A gambling man tries to commit suicide, but is stopped by Kardak.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but his heads are much more wedge-shaped, and with eyes far apart and out of line. This is the same artist as on many Fran Frazer stories, with very narrow, pointed ears, and long hands and fingers. There is a possible, but unreadable signature on the head light of the train. Or perhaps just a railroad name.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wizard
  4. 3. ["Hey Fran! For Pete's sake put that camera away!"]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wings Johnson
  10. 9. ["Captain Casey and his squad..."]
    Bob Phantom
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["It is Cristmas eve!"]
    Kardak
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