(August 1942)

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:
Harry Shorten
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; The Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Hangman [Robert Dickering]
Keywords:
bondage; branding irons; Japanese Imperial naval ensign; skeletons; stereotyping of Japanese; swastikas; torture

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to Irv Novick.

[The Strangler] (Table of Contents)

The One And Only Shield With Roy The Boy Detective / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Monsieur Bergere (Vichy Consul in Washington, Evonne's father, death); Evonne Bergere (opera singer); The Strangler (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
An experiment to restore the Shield's super powers fails, and, it seems, he is faced with losing his super powers permanently. In the meantime, the Shield and Dusty become involved in helping to rescue the French Vichy Consul from the clutches of the Strangler and his Nazi gang.
Reprints:
  • in The MLJ Companion: The Complete History of the Archie Comics Super-Heroes (TwoMorrows, 2016 series) #nn (August 2016)

Indexer Notes

The MLJ Companion identifies Shorten as the scripter, so question mark removed.

The 3rd panel on page 5 has opera program signed by artist, Irv Novick.

Rhymed Invitations to Death (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mother Goose [John Dickson] (villain, introduction, death); Simon Dickson (introduction, death); Robin Dickson (introduction, death); Mr. Dickson (introduction, death)

[The Coming of Captain Commando] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando [John Grayson] (introduction); the Boy Soldiers [Billy Grayson (introduction), Gerald Sykes (introduction); Armand De Latour (introduction); Erik Jansen (introduction] The Nazis (villains)

Station D-E-A-T-H Broadcasting (Table of Contents)

The Hangman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]

[Nightmares, Inc.] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Alice (guest-star); Welsh Rabbit (introduction); Dill Pickle (introduction); I. Scream Cohen (introduction)

[Murder of a Rajah] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Virginia Hubbell?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Rajah of Bapal (introduction, death); his son (introduction); The Japanese (villains)

[The Escort Agency] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie sets up an escort agency to raise money and ends up dating his teacher, Miss Grundy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Miss Grundy is now single and is no longer principal.

[Case of the Corpse on Ice] (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:
Donald Grayson (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Slade (introduction, death); Major Grayson (introduction, death); Foreman Walters (introduction); Julian Thomas (introduction); Joe (introduction)

God's Wrist Watch (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; The Hangman
  2. 1. [The Strangler]
    The One And Only Shield With Roy The Boy Detective
  3. 2. Rhymed Invitations to Death
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Coming of Captain Commando]
    Captain Commando
  5. 4. Station D-E-A-T-H Broadcasting
    The Hangman
  6. 5. [Nightmares, Inc.]
    Danny In Dreamland
  7. 6. [Murder of a Rajah]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The Escort Agency]
    Archie
  9. 8. [Case of the Corpse on Ice]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  10. 9. God's Wrist Watch
    Sergeant Boyle
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