(June 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)

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:
hypodermic syringes; torture

[The Vulture and the Robot Plane] (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]; The Vulture (villain)

[The Menace of Playland] (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; Kupkake (guest-star); the Mermaid Queen (guest-star); Peg Leg (villain, introduction); "Patch" (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story swipes Disney's PINOCCHIO

[The Skyscraper Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Spike (villain, introduction); a construction foreman (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Comet is still a fugitive from the law.

[The National Defense Murders] (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]; Stein (villain, introduction); his Bund group (villains, introductions)

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 Masquerade of Captain Twerp] (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 [Henry Boyle]; Corporal Collins; Captain Twerp; Hirsch (introduction); Mr. Brown (introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)

[Graduation Week] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Franklin D. Roosevelt (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Lee Sampson graduates from Annapolis

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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. Looks more like an unknown novice or tryout artist before closing the feature.

[Origin of Madam Satan] (Table of Contents)

Madam Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Madam Satan [Tyra] (introduction, origin, death, return); Satan (villain); Madam Satan (villain); John (introduction, death); his father (introduction, death); his mother (introduction, death)

[The Marriage of Kayo Ward] (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]; Crusty (villain, introduction); Biff Bioni (villain, introduction); Ronald Duckman (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Kayo Ward and Connie Hodges almost get married

Indexer Notes

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

The Case of the Pirate's 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; Harley Lane (villain, introduction); Martin Lane (introduction, death); Bart Lane (introduction, death); Wilks (introduction); Miss Allen (introduction); Miss Lane (introduction)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [The Vulture and the Robot Plane]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [The Menace of Playland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Skyscraper Sabotage]
    The Comet
  5. 4. [The National Defense Murders]
    The Fireball
  6. 5. [The Masquerade of Captain Twerp]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [Graduation Week]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Origin of Madam Satan]
    Madam Satan
  9. 8. [The Marriage of Kayo Ward]
    Kayo Ward
  10. 9. The Case of the Pirate's Ghost
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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