(April 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell ?

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/).

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 447041.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed as Ashe)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed as Ashe)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]
Reprints
Keywords
Germans; submarine

[The Bundonians Bomb Texas!!] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Wizard / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Wizard, the Man with the Super-Brain
Genre
superhero
Characters
I: Jane (Wizard's fiancee) and her father (both are Texans!); V: The Bundonians (I)

In South America (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
I: Sr. Valera, Rana Valera; V: Pruvians (I), Gen. Callero (I)

[The Death of Prospector Joe] (Table of Contents: 3)

Moore of the Mounted / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Moore (a Mountie, introduction)), Prospector Joe (introduction, death); Vladimir (villain, introduction); Vladimir's partner partner (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
An old prospector is killed by two men, and Sergeant Moore sets after them on skis.

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

The very long legs wide apart, and small heads often seen from below and sqeezed from above, are all signs of Meskin. Compare with the previous story.

The Devil Is a Mule (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as JR] (signed)
Inks
? [as JR] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bill Cody
Synopsis
An Army mule cast the die that almost nipped Buffalo Bill's career in the bud.

Indexer Notes

Signed JR in the second illustration

[The Landing on Mars] (Table of Contents: 5)

Streak Chandler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
William Wills (signed as Wm Wills)
Inks
William Wills (signed as Wm Wills)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
I: Streak Chandler, Prof. Finlay, Vola Finlay, Lokis, Ferrugas; V: Two gangsters (I)
Reprints

[Captured by the British] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
V: The Nazis

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

Noodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kin Platt ? (signed as Quincy)
Pencils
Kin Platt ? (signed as Quincy)
Inks
Kin Platt ? (signed as Quincy)
Colors
?
Letters
Kin Platt ? (signed as Quincy)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi'ya, Queenie--wot's new in storyland?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Noodle; Queenie
Synopsis
Noodle tries to prove he could rescue a damsel in distress.

Indexer Notes

The Noodle story in the previous issue was signed by Kin Platt, and this art looks very similar to that story. This feature is the only credit for "Quincy" in Bails.

[Immigrant Smugglers Meet with Doom] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; The Master (villain, introduction, death?); Princess Ah-Ku (villain); Trigger Slumm (villain); Butch (villain); other smugglers (villains, introduction for all)

[Moriarity, the Sports Gambler] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
V: Moriarity and his gang (I for all); I: Kid Burns, Pedro Lang

Indexer Notes

Final appearance of the "Stacey Knight, M.D." feature.

[Frozen Out of the Game] (Table of Contents: 10)

The West Pointer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Inks
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Keith Kornell; Bob Seymour; Gerry Stevens; Two holdup men (villains)

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

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

[The Underseas Men] (Table of Contents: 12)

Kardak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Chuck Winter
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kardak; The Anderran Fishtails (mermen), Lorna Dorne; The Mocha Men and their Magator (villains, introduction for all)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Wizard
  2. 1. [The Bundonians Bomb Texas!!]
    The Wizard
  3. 2. In South America
    Dick Storm
  4. 3. [The Death of Prospector Joe]
    Moore of the Mounted
  5. 4. The Devil Is a Mule
  6. 5. [The Landing on Mars]
    Streak Chandler
  7. 6. [Captured by the British]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. ["Hi'ya, Queenie--wot's new in storyland?"]
    Noodle
  9. 8. [Immigrant Smugglers Meet with Doom]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [Moriarity, the Sports Gambler]
    Stacey Knight, M.D.
  11. 10. [Frozen Out of the Game]
    The West Pointer
  12. 11. ["The Shield Meets the Wizard"]
  13. 12. [The Underseas Men]
    Kardak
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • David Wilt