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9-February-2012 3:55 am
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Username: Netasha
Comment: published Dec 1939 Its eerie that the 1st story 'The Wizard' is abt a plot to blow up Navy subs in Pearl Harbor Hawaii by the Jatsonions and then the reality exactly 2 yrs later by the Japanese. Maybe someone should have subscribed to MJL/Archie Comics then.
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: December 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Louis Silberkleit
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 431784.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Wizard
Credits: Pencils: Ed Ashe | Inks: Ed Ashe
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Wizard [Blane Whitney]

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Meet Rang-A-Tang The Wonder Dog
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)

Comic Story (11 pages) The Pearl Harbor Peril
Featuring: The Wizard
Synopsis: The Wizard uses his super powers to stop a Jatsonian attack on Pearl Harbor.
Credits: Script: Will Harr ? | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Wizard [Blane Whitney] (introduction And Origin) Steven Whitney (1776) Capt. Ambrose Whitney (1812) Maj. Thomas Whitney (1865) James Whitney (1870) Thomas Whitney, Jr.(1898) John Whitney (1918) Grover Whitney (Blane's Brother) Jatsonians (villains, Introduction)

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Laughing At Life
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole ? | Inks: Jack Cole ?
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (6 pages) In the Worlds of Time
Featuring: Scott Rand
Synopsis: Scott, a traveler through time with Dr. Meade in the "time car" (which is more of a rocket ship), the rwo they pick up Thor the viking and the lovely Elda in the past.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder [as Eando Binder] (credited) | Pencils: Jack Binder | Inks: Jack Binder
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Scott Rand (introduction) Dr. Joel Meade Thor (a Viking) Princess Elda

Comic Story (1 page) Joe Louis
Featuring: SporTopics
Credits: Pencils: Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed) | Inks: Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Joe Louis Lou Nova "Two Ton Galento

Comic Story (6 pages) Murder By Sock
Featuring: Swift of the Secret Service
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: Spy
Characters: Rex Swift (introduction) Mr. Swift (his Father) Aubrey J. Snite (Dies) Jack Snite (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (2 pages) To-nite! Saved From the Flames!
Featuring: Jungle Town Show Boat
Credits: Script: Dick Ryan (signed) | Pencils: Dick Ryan (signed) | Inks: Dick Ryan (signed) | Letters: Dick Ryan
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Billy Hippo

Comic Story (5 pages) Vendetta With Von Schiller
Featuring: Air Patrol (Wings Johnson)
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Irv Novick | Inks: Irv Novick
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Ben "Wings" Johnson (introduction And Origin) Mrs. Johnson (Wings's Mother, Introduction In Flashback) Capt. Von Schiller (villain, Introduction) Nazis

Text Story (4 pages) Murder Rap
Featuring: Lucky Coyne
Credits: Script: Ken Fitch | Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime
Characters: Lucky Coyne

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: It's Really A Fact!
Credits: Pencils: Bob Wood (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (5 pages) The Bat and the Bull
Featuring: Lucky Coyne
Synopsis: Lucky Coyne posing as Bat Yardley, jewel thief in prison.
Credits: Script: Ken Fitch | Pencils: Frank Frollo ? | Inks: Frank Frollo ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Lucky Coyne Bat Yardley (inmate) Jean Markham [Louella] (introduction) The Bull And His Gang (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Lonesome Luke
Credits: Script: Jack Cole ? | Pencils: Jack Cole ? | Inks: Jack Cole ?
Genre: Humor Western-frontier
Characters: Lonesome Luke (introduction And Only Appearance)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Fortune Teller's Revenge
Featuring: Mystic
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten ? | Pencils: Chuck Winter | Inks: Chuck Winter
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Mystic [later Kardak] (a Magician, Introduction) Kardak's Fiancee Chuck (villain) Chuck's Gang (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (5 pages) Kornell Goes To West Point
Featuring: West Pointer
Synopsis: Keith Kornell, a physical and mental marvel, the 19-year-old Kentucky mountaineer is a collateral descendant of President Andrew Jackson. The son of a World War hero, Keith is orphaned at the age of 5, when both of his parents succumbed to the ravages of pneumonia epidemic. Reared by a poor relative, Keith's life is one of dire poverty until a newspaper runs a story on him and he meets an old Army buddy of his father's who is now a U.S. Senator. Keith gets himself admitted to West Point where he further distinguishes himself, and soon fights spies.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten ?
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Keith Kornell [The West Pointer] (introduction And Origin) Senator Crockett (introduction) Uncle Joe John Kornell (Keith's Father, Cameo In Flashback) Ned Norton

Comic Story (1 page) The Ice Cream Cone
Featuring: Impy
Credits: Script: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay II] (signed) | Pencils: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay II] (signed) | Inks: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay II] (signed) | Colours: Bob McCay ? | Letters: Bob McCay
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Impy

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Speaking Of Sports
Credits: Pencils: Bob Wood (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood (signed)

Comic Story (6 pages) Case 1: Master Forgers
Featuring: Manhunters!
Credits: Script: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (1 page) Forgets To Remember
Featuring: Pokey
Credits: Script: Dick Ryan (signed) | Pencils: Dick Ryan (signed) | Inks: Dick Ryan (signed) | Letters: Dick Ryan
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

Text Article (1 page) Spouting Wings
Featuring: Yours Truly
Synopsis: Editorial about what a great comic, Top Notch Comics, is.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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