(April 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:
blindness; bondage; torture

Indexer Notes

cover scene actually pertains to Comet story, though it features The Shield and Dusty

[Piracy on the EMPRESS] (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; Harkness and other pirates; Captain Waters

[In Mermaid Land] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny I: Kupkake; a band of mermaids; their Queen; V: A whale (I)

[The Eye Thief] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); V: Dr. Jackal (I, D); I: Delaney

Fire! Fire! (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]; V: Romney Brent (I, D?); I: Gloria Hart

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 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.

[Duel with Baron Sacre] (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; Baron Von Sacre, "Junior" (a midget)

[Sailing Drill] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); I: Skinner; V: Two spies (I)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Mort Meskin, but there are none of his long chinned faces with squinting eyes, or very long legged figures with small heads.

[The Seal Poachers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Lucky Larson (test pilot); V: Collins; a gang of seal poachers (I for all)

Indexer Notes

The faces here, with prominent cheekbones could be Lucey. Looks like his credited story Madam Satan in #16, and signed story in Crime Does Not Pay #22.

[The Wrestling Racket] (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]; I: Ed Riley

The Case of the Frightened Gangster (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Sam Cooper
Inks:
Sam Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Bentley; V: Legs Morrow, a butler (both I, D); I: Buggsy, Jones, and Joan
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [Piracy on the EMPRESS]
    Shield
  3. 2. [In Mermaid Land]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Eye Thief]
    Comet
  5. 4. Fire! Fire!
    Fireball
  6. 5. [Duel with Baron Sacre]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [Sailing Drill]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [The Seal Poachers]
    Lucky Larson
  9. 8. [The Wrestling Racket]
    Kayo Ward
  10. 9. The Case of the Frightened Gangster
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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