(May 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Dusty
Keywords:
blow guns; bondage; torture

[The Framing of Frank Cliff] (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; John Kahn; Tony Spolito; George Dobe; a judge; Frank Cliff

[Murder of a Princess] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; GS: Queen of Fairies; Cupcake; V: A queen (I); Esmerelda (I); and an accomplice (I, D); I: A king; a princess

[The Watch Factory Victims] (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: A watch factory owner (I); I: Dr. Ferguson; a factory worker
Synopsis:
Comet still a fugitive

[The Insurance Arson Shakedown] (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]; I: Gloria; V: A gang of arsonists (I)

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 could be 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 Poisoning Plot] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Charles Biro?
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Corporal Collins; I: Quartermaster Acido; V: The Fascists

[The Money in the Marker Buoy] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman)

Indexer Notes

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

[Air Race of Death] (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: Boss Widmer (I); I: Joe (D), Billy
Synopsis:
An uncertain Lucey.

[Kayo's Gym for Kids] (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]; Alderman McGainess; Slasher Smith

Indexer Notes

Looks like an even simpler artist is trying to imitate Wood.

[The Tobias Ghost] (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; V: The Ghost (I, D; Hugh Tobias); I: Powers (D); Joan Kent; TomRoss; Andre Duve
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Framing of Frank Cliff]
    Shield
  3. 2. [Murder of a Princess]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Watch Factory Victims]
    Comet
  5. 4. [The Insurance Arson Shakedown]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Poisoning Plot]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Money in the Marker Buoy]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Air Race of Death]
    Lucky Larson
  9. 8. [Kayo's Gym for Kids]
    Kayo Ward
  10. 9. [The Tobias Ghost]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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