(February 1940)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; gas guns; u-boats; World War II

[Peril in Porto Rico] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; J. Edgar Hoover; The Nordics (villain)
Synopsis:
The Shield stops the Nordics from capturing a US oil tanker off the coast of Porto Rico.
Reprints:

[The Face in the Clouds] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]

The Knock Out (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Toney Pimento (boxer dog); Pokey (kangaroo)

Indexer Notes

funny-animal strip

[Retlek vs. the Rocket] (Table of Contents)

Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Arni Retlek (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

When the Redmen Rode (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
General Miles; Geronimo (Apache chief); Captain Lawton; Leonard Wood (surgeon)

[The Fight with Red Morgan] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Connie; Biff Brady (boxer); Red Morgan (villain, introduction); Slick (villain, introduction)

[Mystery of the Missing Messenger] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle

Moronia Bund Threatens Editor (Table of Contents)

Press Guardian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero; war
Characters:
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; Von Leo (villain, introduction); Moronia Bund (villain, introduction)

[The Tiger-Devil Cult] (Table of Contents)

Fu Chang / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); The Tiger-Devil Cult (villains, introduction); the Tiger-Devil (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

[The Sleeping Beauty] (Table of Contents)

Prince Buttonhead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt (signed)
Pencils:
Kin Platt (signed)
Inks:
Kin Platt (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Prince Buttonhead; Fumblefoot (horse); Sleeping Beauty

[A Lesson in Victory] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Wood ?
Pencils:
Ed Ashe
Inks:
Ed Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Midshipman Lee Samson

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Bob Wood?", but it must be the same artist as on the first signed Ashe story in issue #1.

The Terror of Rocky Pool (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Bentley; The Terror of Rocky Pool (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [Peril in Porto Rico]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Face in the Clouds]
    Comet
  4. 3. The Knock Out
  5. 4. [Retlek vs. the Rocket]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  6. 5. When the Redmen Rode
  7. 6. [The Fight with Red Morgan]
    Kayo Ward
  8. 7. [Mystery of the Missing Messenger]
    Sergeant Boyle
  9. 8. Moronia Bund Threatens Editor
    Press Guardian
  10. 9. [The Tiger-Devil Cult]
    Fu Chang
  11. 10. [The Sleeping Beauty]
    Prince Buttonhead
  12. 11. [A Lesson in Victory]
    Midshipman
  13. 12. The Terror of Rocky Pool
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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