(March 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; coffins; knives; premature burial

[The Death Rain] (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; The Vulture (villain)

[The Sleeping Princess] (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 ; The Queen of Fairies (guest-star); A witch (villain, introduction, death?); A princess (introduction)
Reprints:

[Terror in the Tenements] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Sam Harvey (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Comet still a fugitive

[Arson, Incorporated] (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] ; John Haines (villain, introduction); Arson, Inc. (villain, introduction)

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 Greek / Italian Restaurant] (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; The Fascists (villains); Capt. Twerp (guest-star)

[The Baseball Blackout] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Mugsy (villain, introduction); Leo (villain, introduction); the Boss (villain, introduction)

[Introducing Lucky Larson] (Table of Contents)

Lucky Larson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Lucky Larson (introduction); Mr. Garson (introduction); Maxine Garson (introduction); A gang of German spies (villains, introductions, mostly deaths)

Indexer Notes

Art similar to Smalle's other signed aviation features, "Wings Johnson of the Air Patrol" in Top-Notch Comics, and "War Eagles" in Zip Comics.

Cherry Creek (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Match with Tornado Thompson] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Tornado Thompson (villain, introduction); Dice Brady (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Kayo Ward becomes world's champion (what happened to Joe Louis?)

The Case of the Whistling Doom (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; Lord Coverley (villain, introduction); Jeffrey Wyndham (introduction, death); Ernest Yardley (introduction); Sir Cedric Coverley (introduction); Pamela Coverley (introduction); James True (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Death Rain]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Sleeping Princess]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [Terror in the Tenements]
    Comet
  5. 4. [Arson, Incorporated]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Greek / Italian Restaurant]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Baseball Blackout]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Introducing Lucky Larson]
    Lucky Larson
  9. 8. Cherry Creek
  10. 9. [Match with Tornado Thompson]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Whistling Doom
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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