(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)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords:
blow guns; bondage; torture

Indexer Notes

The Shield G-Man Club was introduced in this issue.

[The Framing of Frank Cliff] (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; John Kahn; George Dobe; unnamed judge; Frank Cliff; Tony Spolito (villain)

[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; Queen of Fairies; Cupcake; unnamed King (introduction); unnamed Princess (introduction); unnamed Queen (villain, introduction); Esmerelda (villain, introduction); unnamed accomplice (villain, introduction, death)

[The Watch Factory Victims] (Table of Contents)

The Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Dr. Ferguson (introduction); unnamed factory worker (introduction); a watch factory owner (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Comet is still a fugitive from the law.

[The Insurance Arson Shakedown] (Table of Contents)

The Fireball / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Gloria (introduction); A gang of arsonists (villains, introduction for all)

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 [Henry Boyle]; Corporal Collins; Quartermaster Acido (introduction); The Fascists (villains, introduction for all)

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

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Midshipman [Lee Sampson]

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); Bill; Joe (introduction); Boss Widmer (villain, introduction)

[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; Joan Kent; Tom Ross; Andre Duve; Powers (introduction, death); The Ghost [Hugh Tobias] (villain, introduction, death)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [The Framing of Frank Cliff]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [Murder of a Princess]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Watch Factory Victims]
    The Comet
  5. 4. [The Insurance Arson Shakedown]
    The 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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