(January 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-15
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

Issue Notes

Entire contents copyrighted 1940 by M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords
fighter aircraft; machine guns

Dusty, the Spectacular Boy Detective (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shield with Dusty the Spectacular Boy Detective / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dustin Simmons](the Shield's partner, appears in all stories hereafter, first appearance, origin; full name revealed in NEW CRUSADERS #2); Simmons (Dusty's father; name assumed from Dusty's surname; first appearance; death); Ju Ju Watson; Betty Warren; William Oswald (death); The Vulture (first appearance, villain)

[The Pencils of Doom: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair [as Blair] (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
A gang of saboteurs (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Comet still a fugitive

[The Illegal Immigration Racket] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Tonetti (villain, introduction); Peter LaFlamme (introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Adventure of the Jade Buddha] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ha-Ri (villain, introduction); Abbot of Chak-Ku (introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Robot Tanks] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (villains); a Swiss pilot (villain, introduction)

[Case of the Switched Suitcases] (Table of Contents: 6)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Clip (villain, introduction); Hopper (villain, introduction)

[Pirate Island] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Gen. Schmutzpuss (guest-star); the Pigwidgeons (guest-stars); Bluebeard (villain, introduction)

Free Tonguin' (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Carnival of Revenge] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Characters
Rupy La Vez (villain); Ronnie Slick (villain); Bucktooth Brown (villain, introduction); Slugger Brown (villain, introduction); Sen. Popoff (introduction)

The Riddle of the Whirring Wings (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Sam Cooper [as S. Cooper] (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper [as S. Cooper] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
John Farrell (villain, introduction); Sir Cecil Farrell (introduction, death); Anne Farrell (introduction); Bob Farrell (introduction); Stiles (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Dusty, the Spectacular Boy Detective
    The Shield with Dusty the Spectacular Boy Detective
  3. 2. [The Pencils of Doom: Part 1]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Illegal Immigration Racket]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [Adventure of the Jade Buddha]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [The Robot Tanks]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [Case of the Switched Suitcases]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Pirate Island]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. Free Tonguin'
  10. 9. [Carnival of Revenge]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Riddle of the Whirring Wings
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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