(August 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

He's a Hit! The Hangman (Table of Contents)

The Shield; The Hangman; Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords:
bondage; torture

The Case of the Side Show Horrors (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Ju Ju Watson; Betty Warren; Mamie (introduction); Midge (introduction); Joe (introduction); The Vulture (introduction)
Synopsis:
Ju Ju finds a corpse in the water when out bathing with Betty and Mamie.

[Hangman's Holiday] (Table of Contents)

The Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair ? [as Cliff Campbell] (signed)
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (reporter); Anthracite (introduction); The Jackal (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The criminal mastermind, the Jackal, knows the Hangman’s after him. So, he puts on a Hangman suit himself and starts committing murders in the Hangman’s name. However, he’s easily identified by having two thumbs on his right hand.

Indexer Notes

Art credit via email from Kelly Izaj, November 2007.

Title taken from an ad in Jackpot Comics #2.

[Thieves of Wonderland] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; GS: Fairy Queen, Kupkake; V: A band of thieves (I) and their chief (I, D)
Synopsis:
The Fairy Queen transfers Danny and Kupkake to the hills where it is thought the thieves they search for are hiding.

[The Body on the Beach] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Wood ?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; The Nazis
Synopsis:
A German body is washed up on the beach with papers about a coming U-boat attack on the coastguard.

[Palermo the Evil Politician] (Table of Contents)

Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Eddie Collins (introduction); Suzie Collins (introduction); Palermo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A strangled man is found in a burning house.

Indexer Notes

Signatures in third panel, Paul Reinman and H. Shorten.

[The Seduction of George Seldes] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
V: Satan, Madam Satan; I: George Seldes, Nita, Tom; GS: Brother Sunbeam
Synopsis:
Madam Satan escapes from the broken spirit bottle.

Indexer Notes

The faces and slender figures here look more like the work of Warren King.

[Tangle with Tiger Blair] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Tiger Blair; Mickey; Janet; Gulch
Synopsis:
Kayo saves a girl from drowning in a water tank.

Indexer Notes

art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Curse of the Pharaohs] (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:
Bentley (detective); V: Sir Hubert Tigh (I, D); I: Prof. Lee (D); Ahmid; Tom Daw; Babs Lee
Synopsis:
The curse of the Pharoahs follows the mummy of King Ahm to the home of Sir Hubert Tigh.

Shield and Dusty pin-up (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

back cover

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He's a Hit! The Hangman
    The Shield; The Hangman; Dusty
  2. 1. The Case of the Side Show Horrors
    The Shield
  3. 2. [Hangman's Holiday]
    The Hangman
  4. 3. [Thieves of Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Body on the Beach]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Palermo the Evil Politician]
    Fireball
  7. 6. [The Seduction of George Seldes]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [Tangle with Tiger Blair]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Curse of the Pharaohs]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  10. 9. Shield and Dusty pin-up
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