(February 1941)

Archie, 1940 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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Dusty
Keywords:
bondage; mourning stars; sculptors; statues

Death Rides the Rails (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Wang (villain)

[The Land of Wonders] (Table of Contents)

Danny in Wonderland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny (introduction); the Queen of Fairies (introduction); A giant (villain, introduction, death); The giant's wife (introduction)

[The Pencils of Doom: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Hito (villain, introduction); the gang of saboteurs (villains)
Synopsis:
Comet still a fugitive

[Origin of the Fireball] (Table of Contents)

Fireball / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fireball [Ted Tyler] (introduction, origin); The Bug (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but none of his very special wedge shaped heads with eyes far apart and out of line are present. Compare with his signed story in #19. The faces here, with more prominent cheekbones point to Lucey. Art looks like his credited story Madam Satan in #16, and signed story in Crime Does Not Pay #22.
He is credited to this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Nazi Refueling Ship] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Corporal Collins (guest-star); Slapsie (guest-star); Capt. Twerp (guest-star); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

continued from TOP-NOTCH COMICS #?

[The Christmas Party] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Tom (introduction); Nancy (introduction); their family (introduction)

[Battle with the Groman Galleon] (Table of Contents)

Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Gen. Schmutzpuss (guest-star); Pigwidgeons (guest-stars); A Groman Caeser (villain, introduction); the Gromans (villains)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Fates Are Fickle (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Andy Ritchie (New York Rovers hockey player)

[The Comeback Trail] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Ward / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bob Wood
Inks:
Bob Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Slimy Hoogan (villain, introduction); Mauler Mulligan (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Vampire Ghoul (Table of Contents)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Bentley; The Ghoul [Ellis Macy] (villain, introduction); Mr. Macy (introduction, death); Julia Macy (introduction, death); Lawrence Macy (introduction); Dick Macy (introduction); Jane Macy (introduction); Sherman Macy (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Death Rides the Rails
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Land of Wonders]
    Danny in Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Pencils of Doom: Part 2]
    Comet
  5. 4. [Origin of the Fireball]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Nazi Refueling Ship]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Christmas Party]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Battle with the Groman Galleon]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. The Fates Are Fickle
  10. 9. [The Comeback Trail]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Vampire Ghoul
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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