(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)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman; Dusty
Keywords:
bondage; torture

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

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

[Hangman's Holiday] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (reporter); V: The Jackal (I); I: Anthracite
Synopsis:
The Jackal hangs people while posing as the Hangman.

Indexer Notes

art credit via email from Kelly Izaj, November 2007
Title taken from 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 (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fireball; V: Palermo (I); I: Eddie and Suzie Collins
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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He's a Hit! The Hangman
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. The Case of the Side Show Horrors
    Shield
  3. 2. [Hangman's Holiday]
    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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