(January 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-12-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 447051.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins [Jim Collins]
Reprints

[On the Trail of the Bank Robbers] (Table of Contents: 1)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Mystery Thriller of the Month (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Stuart Logan (introduction, only appearance)

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

Strange But True / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood?
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry Kelly former Yale captain...
Genre
non-fiction

[The Baston Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 4)

Silver Fox / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Baston (introduction, death); Riggs (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Master Plan of Billy Wolf] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sugar, Honey, and Huggin' / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Billy Wolf (villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Story of the Famous Pope Diamond Mystery (Table of Contents: 6)

Scoop Cody / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Scoop Cody; The Marvel; Mrs. Lancelot van Meter
Synopsis
Having heard that the famous Pope Diamond has been stolen from Mrs. van Meter, Scoop heads out to find it. He nearly loses his life until the mysterious Marvel shows up to save him at the last minute.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Story is told of the famous Pope Diamond Robbery.

Faces with prominent chin, and large hands look much like Biro's early work, as in Corporal Collins in #2.

Red Grange (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
G. Hansen (signed)
Inks
G. Hansen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about Red Grange football star.

[All Quiet On the Western Front] (Table of Contents: 8)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell?
Pencils
Charles Biro?
Inks
Charles Biro?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (villains)

Frame-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Sturm
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Sea Monster] (Table of Contents: 10)

Devils of the Deep / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Nagle
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Spike Wood (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Cardo (introduction, death); a sea monster (introduction); Red Dugan (introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Lost Ship (Table of Contents: 11)

Secret Assignments / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Wreckers (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Downfall of Snaky Simms] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Snaky Simms (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #3

The Los Angeles Killers (Table of Contents: 13)

Crime On the Run / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

true-crime story; last appearance

Boys and Girls Win a Prize For Your Letter (Table of Contents: 14)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Win a $5 prize for writing the best letter!

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Collins
  2. 1. [On the Trail of the Bank Robbers]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. Mystery Thriller of the Month
    Stuart Logan
  4. 3. ["Larry Kelly former Yale captain..."]
    Strange But True
  5. 4. [The Baston Murder Case]
    Silver Fox
  6. 5. [The Master Plan of Billy Wolf]
    Sugar, Honey, and Huggin'
  7. 6. The Story of the Famous Pope Diamond Mystery
    Scoop Cody
  8. 7. Red Grange
  9. 8. [All Quiet On the Western Front]
    Corporal Collins
  10. 9. Frame-Up
  11. 10. [The Sea Monster]
    Devils of the Deep
  12. 11. The Lost Ship
    Secret Assignments
  13. 12. [The Downfall of Snaky Simms]
    Bob Phantom
  14. 13. The Los Angeles Killers
    Crime On the Run
  15. 14. Boys and Girls Win a Prize For Your Letter
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