(September 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Abner Sundell
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

Criminals Everywhere!... Beware!... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield; The Hangman; Dusty
Keywords:
Nazis; sabotage; submarines; swastikas; World War II

[The Power Play of Eric Steele] (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]; Ju Ju Watson; Betty Watson; Mamie; J. W. Taylor (introduction, death); Eric Steele (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The head of the War Bond sales department is found hanged in his office.

[The Death of Doctor Donovan] (Table of Contents)

The 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); Dr. Luke Donovan (introduction, death); Jim Nelson (introduction); Mike Nelson (villain); Smedley (villain, introduction, death); Slugger (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis:
An inmate of the state insane asylum bolts from his room and escapes.

Indexer Notes

art credits by Kelly Izaj via email November 2007

[The Sultan of Swami] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Danny; Pasha-El-Raschid (villain, introduction); A genie (introduction); Kupkake (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Danny and Kupkake are prisoners of Pascha, and Kupkake offers to find mushrooms for the sultan if he sets them free.

[The Barrage Balloon Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Wood?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Twerp; A phony major (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Barrage balloons over Battersea are shot down by saboteurs.

[Flaming Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

The Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fireball; Chief Harris (introduction); Hedy Harris (introduction); Chub Chester (introduction); Jim Oliver (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Fireball joins the fire department

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

[The Vampire Frameup] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Madam Satan (villain); Satan (villain); George Seldes (villain, death); Brother Sunbeam (guest-star); Tom (guest-star); Nita (guest-star)
Synopsis:
George spreads the belief among the villagers that Nita, the wife of his cousin, is a vampire.

[The Boswell Incident] (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]; Dr. Graves (introduction); Mrs. Graves (introduction); Martha Graves (introduction)
Synopsis:
A doctor tries to convince people in a small town in Oklahoma to to take anti-cholera injections.

Indexer Notes

art credits provided by Kelly Izaj via email November 2007

The Case of the Witch's Curse (Table of Contents)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bentley (detective); Sir Roderick Ersworth (villain, introduction); Rothmere (introduction, death); Lord Rothmere (introduction); Sir Reginald Rothmere (introduction); Tom Rothmere (introduction); Melinda Rothmere (introduction)
Synopsis:
Bentley is in dreadful danger, as a witch is after him to kill him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Criminals Everywhere!... Beware!...
    The Shield; The Hangman
  2. 1. [The Power Play of Eric Steele]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [The Death of Doctor Donovan]
    The Hangman
  4. 3. [The Sultan of Swami]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Barrage Balloon Sabotage]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Flaming Mystery: Part 1]
    The Fireball
  7. 6. [The Vampire Frameup]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [The Boswell Incident]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. The Case of the Witch's Curse
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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