(May 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
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; 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:
tanks; United States Capitol

[The Mosconian Menace: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Wizard; Keith Kornell [the West Pointer]; J. Edgar Hoover; The Mosconians (villain)
Synopsis:
Msoconian spies try to sabotage a volcano and destroy Pearl Harbor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

continued from TOP NOTCH COMICS #?; continued in Midshipman story

[The Village of the Doomed] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Riley (villain, introduction, death); Mr. Cricket (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Comet is seen by police and they start shooting at him. Wanting to clear his name and trying to do the right thing he turns himself in. He then escapes after he sees it's just a legal lynching. Shot, while flying away, The Comet collapses and is nursed back to health by a miner. The Comet repays the miner by trying to convince Riley to give his mines safe ventilation. Riley kills his own men, even though his partner protests. The Comet lifts his glass lenses to shoot what he thinks is a club, it's a stick of dynamite and Riley is blown up. Riley's partner then decides to make the changes.

[The Graft Ring Killers] (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:
superhero
Characters:
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; Walton (villain, introduction, death)

[Ling Foy's Warriors of Brass] (Table of Contents)

Fu Chang / comic story / 6 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); Princess Lin Foy (villain, introduction, death); her robots (villains, introduction, death)

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 Rescue of Battalion A] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; The Nazis (villains)

[The Mosconian Menace: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); The Wizard (guest-star); The Mosconians (villains)

Indexer Notes

continued from Shield story, continued in TOP NOTCH COMICS #?
Originally credited "Bob Wood?", but page two is found in Jerry Bails' Who's Who as a sample of Ashe's artwork.

City of the Hawkmen (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; The Lizardmen (villains, introduction); their king (villain, introduction); the Ape Men (villains, introduction); The Hawkmen (introduction); Prince Falkar (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.

Giants of the West (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
General Sherman

[Silko and the Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Billy Ward (Kayo's brother, introduction); Mr. John Ward (Kayo's dad); Mrs. Ward (Kayo's mom); Silko (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to Phil Sturm, but he is a writer, and the art here is identical to Wood's signed story in # 2. Some confusion as to Wood as a writer or artist. He is only credited on script by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on this feature, and as artist for Midshipman, but the artwork is exactely the same. Only difference is the cartoon eyes of Kayo, which disappeared little by little.

The Hunchback Horror (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 Earl of Crackenthorpe (villain, introduction); Lady Brenda (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. [The Mosconian Menace: Part 2]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Village of the Doomed]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Graft Ring Killers]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [Ling Foy's Warriors of Brass]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [The Rescue of Battalion A]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Mosconian Menace: Part 3]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. City of the Hawkmen
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. Giants of the West
  10. 9. [Silko and the Racketeers]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Hunchback Horror
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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