(March 1942)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-10
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

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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[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
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
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
Somewhere in Russia...
Genre
spy
Characters
Fran Frazer (news-photographer); Hal Davis (reporter); German spy
Synopsis
Fran and Hal are in Russia when observing a German landing in parachute.

Indexer Notes

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Big Top, Place of Gaiety and Amusement...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Firefly

Indexer Notes

Ed Bresnick writer credit confirmed by Shaun Clancy on the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (September 29, 2014). Originally credited to Harry Shorten. Scan of splash page shows Bresnick and King's signatures.

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Pittsburg!
Genre
sports
Characters
St. Louis Kid [Jim Jennings]; Windy; Pop Molloy; Pittsburg Panther (boxer); Mr. Dixon (crook); Mr. Dacon (crooked engineer)
Synopsis
During a match in Pittsburg, a coal mine caves in. It was no accident, but due to inferior construction materials.

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

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: 8)

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
The Metropole Museum...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Jinx Friday (secretary); Rita Reilly (dancer); Jerry Malone (villain)
Synopsis
Masked figures steals valuable paintings from the Metropole Museum's new Rockmorg Collection.

Indexer Notes

next app. in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #4 (1966)
Seems to be some confusion with the signature King, as this was credited to Bernard Klein, who sometimes used the pen name Bobby King, but the art here is very different from his. Warren is credited on many features that are signed King with a long vertical line under the G, and those features match his credis by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Around the corner comes the screeching of tires...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardak; Jimmy (troublemaker)
Synopsis
A kid turns in false fire alarms.

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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wizard
  4. 3. ["Somewhere in Russia..."]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. ["The Big Top, Place of Gaiety and Amusement..."]
    Firefly
  7. 6. ["It's Pittsburg!"]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. ["The Metropole Museum..."]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. ["Around the corner comes the screeching of tires..."]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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