(June 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)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield
Reprints:
Keywords:
naval torpedoes; submarines

[The Mosconian Menace, Part 6] (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Wizard; The Mosconians (villain)
Synopsis:
The Mosconians send a submarine to sink a passenger ship that the Shield is on. The Shield travels to Washington DC and puts and end to the Mosconians plan to blow up Congress.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Pearl Harbor; submarine

Indexer Notes

continued from TOP-NOTCH COMICS #?

[Stinger Lee's Ray of Darkness] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (introduction); Stinger Lee (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Comet still an outlaw

[The Corruption of Senator Palmgreas] (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Sen. Palmgreas (villain, introduction); Killer Scaretti (villain, introduction)

[The Man-Eating Plants of Yen Fat Sing] (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); Yen Fat Sing (villain, 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Quincy (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Crackdown of Captain Twerp] (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; Captain Twerp (introduction); Von Blotz (villain, introduction)

[The Army-Navy Baseball Game] (Table of Contents)

The Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); A gang of gamblers (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Wood is credited on this feature, and the art is similar to his signed Kayo Ward stories.

[Chief of the Ape Men] (Table of Contents)

The 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; Ape-Men (villain, death); Ungar (villain, introduction, death); Prince Falkar (guest-star); Hawkmen (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

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

What Coyotes Eat (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as M.] (signed)
Inks:
? [as M.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Blue Ribbon Comics #4 (June 1940)

Ten Straight Knockouts! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Killer Slick (villain, introduction); Candy Morgan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

The Man-Monster of London (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Bentley; The Monster (villain, introduction, death); Remek (villain, introduction); the Prince of Inrak (villain, introduction); Rajah of Inrak (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [The Mosconian Menace, Part 6]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [Stinger Lee's Ray of Darkness]
    The Comet
  4. 3. [The Corruption of Senator Palmgreas]
    The Press Guardian
  5. 4. [The Man-Eating Plants of Yen Fat Sing]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Prince Buttonhead
  7. 6. [The Crackdown of Captain Twerp]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The Army-Navy Baseball Game]
    The Midshipman
  9. 8. [Chief of the Ape Men]
    The Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  10. 9. What Coyotes Eat
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Ten Straight Knockouts!
    Kayo Ward
  13. 12. The Man-Monster of London
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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