(September 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
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; branding irons; torture

[The Hollywood Murders] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Biff Crossley (villain, introduction, death); his gang (villains, introductions, mostly deaths)

[The Master Speaks] (Table of Contents)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); The Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Comet still a fugitive

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bob Wood, but it is not him. Compare with his signed Midshipman and Kayo Ward stories in this issue. A doubtful Cole, or an unknown tryout artist.

[The Claw Returns] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; The Claw (villain)

[Portygee and the Hooker] (Table of Contents)

Fu Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); Portygee (villain, introduction); the Hooker (villain, introduction); Commissioner Warren (villain, introduction)

[Mission to Antwerp] (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; Hatter Mary (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains); Gen. Tynwall (introduction); Miss Tinwall (introduction)

[The Lion-Taming Heiress] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Janet Holden (introduction); Mr. Holden (introduction, her father); Mrs. Holden (introduction, her mother); Count De Lucre (villain, introduction)

[Revolt Against Retlek] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Prince Falkar (guest-star); Retlek (villain); Torno (introduction)

Indexer Notes

cont'd next issue

When Satan Played Saint (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Characters:
Charles Bradley

[Hot Lips and Hot Fists] (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]; Clark Gable (guest-star); Edgar Bergen (guest-star); Charlie McCarthy (guest-star); Ronald Sleek (villain, introduction); Punchy Rosenbloom (introduction)

The Case of the Vampire Murders (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; Jack Bacon (villain, introduction); Count Hassan (villain, introduction, death); Lady Stowe (introduction, death); Artie Osberg (introduction); Patricia Smith (introduction); Irene Scott (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Hollywood Murders]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Master Speaks]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Claw Returns]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [Portygee and the Hooker]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [Mission to Antwerp]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Lion-Taming Heiress]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Revolt Against Retlek]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. When Satan Played Saint
  10. 9. [Hot Lips and Hot Fists]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Vampire Murders
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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