(September 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

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.


The Marvel of 1940 Roy... The Super-Boy! (Table of Contents)

The Wizard, Roy; The Firefly / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Rossman]; The Firefly [Harley Hudson] (inset)

Roy the Super-Boy (Table of Contents: 1)

The Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Wizard [Blaine Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Rossman] (introduction, origin); John Howard (introduction, death); James Reagan; Mayor Beadle (villain, introduction); Boss Schultz (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Wizard becomes a newspaper publisher.

Indexer Notes

Roy's last name revealed in Shield-Wizard Comics #10.

[Origin of the Firefly] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Firefly, Enemy of Crime / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firefly [Harley Hudson] (chemist. biologist, introduction, origin); Joan Burton (Harley's girlfriend, introduction); Dr. Dread [aka The Professor] (villain, introduction); Selig (villain, introduction); monsters (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
An accomplished scientist, Harley Hudson discovers the secret of the tremendous strength of insects. Suddenly, the lights in the lab go out and some fireflies flicker in, lighting up the darkness. And Harley knows that he must adopt that guise of a firefly in order to light up the darkness that shrouds the underworld.

[The Danish-Irish Attack] (Table of Contents: 3)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
King of Pellinore (Introduction); The Irish King (Villain; Introduction); The Danish King (Villain; Introduction)

[Ma-Ma Mosquito] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
?

Characters
Madame Chao Yu-Tang (Introduction); The Japanese (Villains)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Lariat Law (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
The Trail Boss
Pencils
? [as H.] (signed) (illustration)
Inks
? [as H.] (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Escape on Io] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quantus (Villain); Lura (Villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Camouflaged Air Base] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Nazis (Villain)

In India (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harry Shorten [as Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jessups (Guest Star); Margie Conway (Guest Star); Ah Ming (Villain); cannibals (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Mystery of the Kidnapped Policemen (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Gerry Thorpe [as Jerry Thorp] (signed)
Inks
Gerry Thorpe [as Jerry Thorp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]

[The Master Brahmins: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Master of the Valley of Death (Villain; Intro)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marvel of 1940 Roy... The Super-Boy!
    The Wizard, Roy; The Firefly
  2. 1. Roy the Super-Boy
    The Wizard
  3. 2. [Origin of the Firefly]
    The Firefly, Enemy of Crime
  4. 3. [The Danish-Irish Attack]
    Galahad
  5. 4. [Ma-Ma Mosquito]
    Shanghai Sheridan
  6. 5. Lariat Law
  7. 6. [Escape on Io]
    Streak Chandler
  8. 7. [The Camouflaged Air Base]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. In India (Part 2)
    Dick Storm
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Kidnapped Policemen
    Bob Phantom
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 3]
    Kardak
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