(July 1940)

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

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[The Madman of Mammoth Studios] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
V: Nawson Swelles (I, D)

Hercules Slaying the Hydra of Lerna (Table of Contents: 2)

Hercules / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
I: Zeus; V: Hy Dralerny; The Nameless Nine (I for all); I: Henry and Betty Doyle

[The Island of Baron Von Krasner] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gypsy Johnson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Bulthuis [as Johann Bulthuis] (signed)
Inks:
John Bulthuis [as Johann Bulthuis] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
V: Baron Von Krasner (I); I: Dorothy and Leonard Collier

Indexer Notes

story continues in Blue Ribbon Comics (1939 series) #6 (September 1940); Penciller and inker credits corrected by Denys Howard on 20 July 2004 from information from Jerry Bails; original credit was "Johann Bulthuis"
The signature is JOHANN, not John, and it is the same artist according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Great Trailer Mystery (Table of Contents: 4)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fox [Paul Patton]; I: Dick Van Nostrum

[Breakout In the POW Camp] (Table of Contents: 5)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins; V: The Nazis

[Captured By the Dyaks] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ty-Gor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman]; V: The Dyaks (I, D); I: Joan Davis; Mr. Davis (her father)
Synopsis:
Mr. Davis and her daughter are taken prisoners by the Dyaks.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Mort Meskin. Compared with his signed story in #6, this is not him, but George Storm. Compare also with Storm's story in Hangman #19, with long and lively inklines. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Battle In Oculta Valley] (Table of Contents: 7)

Doc Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Doc Strong; Alice Rayburn; Professor Harrison; V: Gustave Ritter

[The Dispatch Robbery] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Volp (signed)
Inks:
Frank Volp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Loop Logan; V: The Nazis

[The Ulla-Boltyn Conspiracy] (Table of Contents: 9)

Green Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
V: Sir Boltyn, Ulla (I, D); GS: Richard the Lion-Hearted
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Collins
  2. 1. [The Madman of Mammoth Studios]
    Rang-A-Tang
  3. 2. Hercules Slaying the Hydra of Lerna
    Hercules
  4. 3. [The Island of Baron Von Krasner]
    Gypsy Johnson
  5. 4. The Great Trailer Mystery
    Fox
  6. 5. [Breakout In the POW Camp]
    Corporal Collins
  7. 6. [Captured By the Dyaks]
    Ty-Gor
  8. 7. [Battle In Oculta Valley]
    Doc Strong
  9. 8. [The Dispatch Robbery]
    Loop Logan
  10. 9. [The Ulla-Boltyn Conspiracy]
    Green Falcon
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