(May 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-15
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

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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Wizard; Keith Kornell / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe [as E. M. Ashe Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe [as E. M. Ashe Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Keith Kornell
Reprints

[The Mosconians' Master Plan: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Wizard, The Man with the Super-Brain / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Lee Sampson; Keith Kornell; J. Edgar Hoover; Mosconians (villains)

Indexer Notes

Continued in The West Pointer story.

[The Knighting of Galahad] (Table of Contents: 2)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sir Galahad (Intro); King Arthur (Intro); Sir Kay (Intro); Lynette (Intro); Round Table Knights (Intro); Sir Gilbert (Villain; Intro; Death)

[Origin of Shanghai Sheridan] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shanghai Sheridan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack "Shanghai" Sheridan (introduction, origin); Chan Sing-Tan (introduction); Madame and General Kang Shy-Check (introduction for both); Ah Mee (introduction); Wu-Fang (villain, introduction); Japanese spies (villains)
Synopsis
When Jack Sheridan’s father was killed by the invaders in 1931, young Jack was adopted by his father’s wise and wealthy old friend, Chan Sing-Tan. Jack vowed to avenge his father’s death and swore never to rest until he had driven the invaders from the land of the peaceful Chinese, and to this end he trains himself to become a marvel in the sciences, the Hindu art of escape, boxing and jiu-jitsu, and ancient Chinese magic and illusion.

Dances of the Wild West (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Letters
Typeset

[Gas-Men of Mars] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
William Wills
Inks
William Wills
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Gas-Men (Intro); Rega (Intro); Kalox (Villain; Intro)

[The Court-Martial of Wings Johnson] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Von Schiller (Villain; Death); Nazis (Villain)

On the Island of the Devil Devil Doctor (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters
Burton (Villain; Intro); a tribe of headhunters (Villain; Intro)

[The Kidnapping of Sally Iver] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Gerry Thorp (signed)
Inks
Gerry Thorp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Sally Iver (introduction); Mortimer Iver (introduction); Ah-Ku and her gang (villains)

[The Mosconians' Master Plan: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Will Harr ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Kornell; The Wizard (Guest Appearance); The Mosconians (Villains)

Indexer Notes

continued from The Wizard story; contined in PEP COMICS #4

[Conquest of the Mocha Men] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
C. A. Winter
Inks
C. A. Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mocha Men and their Magator (Villain)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Wizard; Keith Kornell
  2. 1. [The Mosconians' Master Plan: Part 1]
    The Wizard, The Man with the Super-Brain
  3. 2. [The Knighting of Galahad]
    Galahad
  4. 3. [Origin of Shanghai Sheridan]
    Shanghai Sheridan
  5. 4. Dances of the Wild West
  6. 5. [Gas-Men of Mars]
    Streak Chandler
  7. 6. [The Court-Martial of Wings Johnson]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. On the Island of the Devil Devil Doctor
    Dick Storm
  9. 8. [The Kidnapping of Sally Iver]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [The Mosconians' Master Plan: Part 2]
    The West Pointer
  11. 10. [Conquest of the Mocha Men]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
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