(October 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
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (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; swastikas

[Dr. Wang's Kidnapping Plot] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Wang (villain)

[The Man Who Tried to Escape the Hangman] (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:
The Jackal (villain)

Indexer Notes

art credits via Kelly Izaj email November 2007
Title taken from ad in ZIP COMICS #20.

[Black Bart the Pirate] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Kupkake; mermaids; King Neptune (first appearance); Davey Jones (first appearance); Black Bart (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Invasion of Physhnchips] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Twerp; Corporal Collins; The Nazis (villains)

[Flaming Mystery: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Jim Oliver (villain)

Indexer Notes

Fireball next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1966) #4
Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but his faces with eyes far apart and out of line, and the wedge shaped heads are not seen here. This is the same artist that drew some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice the narrow pointed ears and long creepy fingers, which are found in all his stories.

[The Temptation of Ralph Saunders] (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:
Satan (villain); Madam Satan (villain); Brother Sunbeam; Ralph Saunders (first appearance); Ellen (first appearance; death)

[The Restoration of Kayo Ward] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten [as Cliff Campbell?]
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

GS: Dr. and Mrs. Graves, Martha Graves; Kayo's face is restored by plastic surgery
art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Case of the Flames of Purgatory] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Reeves (first appearance; villain; death); Sir Linsley (first appearance; death); James Linsley (first appearance); Christina (first appearance); Philbert Linsley (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Mort Meskin.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [Dr. Wang's Kidnapping Plot]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Man Who Tried to Escape the Hangman]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [Black Bart the Pirate]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Invasion of Physhnchips]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Flaming Mystery: Part 2]
    Fireball
  7. 6. [The Temptation of Ralph Saunders]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [The Restoration of Kayo Ward]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Case of the Flames of Purgatory]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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