(March 1942)

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
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend] (also in inset); Black Hand; Rang-a-Tang (inset)
Reprints

[The Black Hand's Pirate Ship] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Flag / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; The Black Hand (villain, death)
Synopsis
Captain Flag finally succeeds in capturing the Black Hand and thwarts his piracy scheme, and the evil villain is hung from the yardarm.

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance.

Next appearance in Mighty Crusaders #4 (1966).

[The Sacrifice] (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
Characters
Scott (villain, introduction, death); A small dog (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Fingerless Corpse] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Warren King
Inks
Bob Montana ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fox [Paul Patton]; Ruth Ransom (reporter); The Mandarin (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A rash of fingerless corpses found in the East River attracts the attention of reporter Ruth Ransom, so she tracks the murders to a hidden opium den in a Chinese museum and is captured by the man only known as the Mandarin. Luckily for her, she was followed by the Fox who rescues her from the death trap and sends the Mandarin to the doom he granted so many others: a pit with a ladder whose rungs conceal blades that slice the fingers when grabbed.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Mighty Crusaders #4 (1966).

Originally pencils were credited "Bob Montana ?", but with all the slim figures and heads at an angle popping in from the panel borders, it must be King on pencils.

[The Last Mission] (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 [Jim Collins]; The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Pep Comics #26.

Beethoven (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Ludwig Von Beethoven (origin)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Warren King?", but none of his sleek figures or heads popping out of the borders are found.

[The Warren House Curse] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tales from the Witch's Cauldron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Jim Phillips
Inks
Jim Phillips
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Frank Payne (introduction, death); Dr. Wallace (introduction, death); John Payne (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in ZIP COMICS #26
Originally credited to Sam Cooper, but this is the same art as on the signed Mr. Justice story in #21, Jim Phillips.

Leonardo Da Vinci (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Leonardo Da Vinci (origin)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Warren King?", but none of his sleek figures or heads popping out of the borders are found. This is the same unknown artist that made some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice very narrow and pointed ears, and long creepy fingers.

[The Ghost of Rogers] (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 [Prince James] (origin retold in flashback); Sir Harold Rogers (villain, introduction, death); The Ghost of Rogers (villain)

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Jackpot #5.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag
  2. 1. [The Black Hand's Pirate Ship]
    Captain Flag
  3. 2. [The Sacrifice]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [The Fingerless Corpse]
    Fox
  5. 4. [The Last Mission]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. Beethoven
  7. 6. [The Warren House Curse]
    Tales from the Witch's Cauldron
  8. 7. Leonardo Da Vinci
  9. 8. [The Ghost of Rogers]
    Mr. Justice
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