(January 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1939-11-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell ?
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 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 444866.


[The Sybernians Attack Alaska] (Table of Contents: 1)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr (signed)
Pencils
Edd Ashe [as Ed Ashe, Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe [as Ed Ashe, Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blaine Whitney]; The Sybernians (Villains; Introduction)

[Visit to 2000 A.D.] (Table of Contents: 2)

Scott Rand / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Scott Rand; Thor (viking); Princess Elda; Dr. Meade; Martians (Villains; Introduction)

[Don Carlos Has Risen from the Grave--Or Has He?] (Table of Contents: 3)

Swift of the Secret Service / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Rex Swift; Tony (Villain; Introduction); Joe (Villain; Introduction); other counterfeiters (Villain; Introduction); Don Carlos (Introduction; Death before story opens)

Indexer Notes

The faces and the thin shading inklines, and hands, chins and noses look very much like Biro on Steel Sterling in Zip Comics #1.

In the Foreign Legion (Table of Contents: 4)

Dick Storm / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Storm (Introduction); Captain Dumont (Introduction); Arabs (Villains); Gollas (Villain; Introduction); Zurko (Villain; Introduction)

Drum Language (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Barton; Lee; Ivers

[The Return of Von Schiller] (Table of Contents: 6)

Air Patrol (Wings Johnson) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Ben Johnson (pilot); Captain Von Schiller (Villain); Nazis (Villain)

[The Rifle Spies] (Table of Contents: 7)

West Pointer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Kornell; Docker (Villain; Introduction); other spies (Villains; Introduction)
Synopsis
A stranger meets Keith Kornell seemingly by accident, but he is offering him money for having a look at one of the new style Army rifles.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Wexler, but it is not near his signed art on West Pointer in #6. The faces, figures and inking are totally different. This is unmistakably the work of Kiefer, with his very peculiar eyes that never seem to focus on anything, and faces with no variation. Compare with his credited story in Planet Comics #1, and in Fantastic Comics #3, both from the same period.

[Shooting on Center Street] (Table of Contents: 8)

Stacey Knight, M.D. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Stacey Knight (Introduction); Derby Morgan (Villain; Introduction); Red Mullin (Villain; Introduction); dope smugglers (Villains; Introduction)

[The Phony Spiritualists] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mystic [Kardak] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joe (villain; introduction); his gang (Villains; Introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to C. A. Winter, but this has the unmistakeable faces of Meskin, squinting eyes and long jaws, and tall figures with small heads.

California's Kidnap-Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

true-crime story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wizard
  2. 1. [The Sybernians Attack Alaska]
    Wizard
  3. 2. [Visit to 2000 A.D.]
    Scott Rand
  4. 3. [Don Carlos Has Risen from the Grave--Or Has He?]
    Swift of the Secret Service
  5. 4. In the Foreign Legion
    Dick Storm
  6. 5. Drum Language
  7. 6. [The Return of Von Schiller]
    Air Patrol (Wings Johnson)
  8. 7. [The Rifle Spies]
    West Pointer
  9. 8. [Shooting on Center Street]
    Stacey Knight, M.D.
  10. 9. [The Phony Spiritualists]
    Mystic [Kardak]
  11. 10. California's Kidnap-Murder Mystery
    Manhunters
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