(February 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-15
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

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 Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords
bondage; mourning stars; sculptors; statues

Death Rides the Rails (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Wang (villain)

[The Land of Wonders] (Table of Contents: 2)

Danny in Wonderland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Danny (introduction); the Queen of Fairies (introduction); A giant (villain, introduction, death); The giant's wife (introduction)

[The Pencils of Doom: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 3)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Hito (villain, introduction); the gang of saboteurs (villains)
Synopsis
Comet still a fugitive

[Origin of the Fireball] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fireball / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
Harry Lucey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fireball [Ted Tyler] (introduction, origin); The Bug (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but none of his very special wedge shaped heads with eyes far apart and out of line are present. Compare with his signed story in #19. The faces here, with more prominent cheekbones point to Lucey. Art looks like his credited story Madam Satan in #16, and signed story in Crime Does Not Pay #22.
He is credited to this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Nazi Refueling Ship] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Corporal Collins (guest-star); Slapsie (guest-star); Capt. Twerp (guest-star); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

continued from TOP-NOTCH COMICS #?

[The Christmas Party] (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
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Tom (introduction); Nancy (introduction); their family (introduction)

[Battle with the Groman Galleon] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Gen. Schmutzpuss (guest-star); Pigwidgeons (guest-stars); A Groman Caeser (villain, introduction); the Gromans (villains)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Fates Are Fickle (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Andy Ritchie (New York Rovers hockey player)

[The Comeback Trail] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Bob Wood
Inks
Bob Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Slimy Hoogan (villain, introduction); Mauler Mulligan (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Vampire Ghoul (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Bentley; The Ghoul [Ellis Macy] (villain, introduction); Mr. Macy (introduction, death); Julia Macy (introduction, death); Lawrence Macy (introduction); Dick Macy (introduction); Jane Macy (introduction); Sherman Macy (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Death Rides the Rails
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Land of Wonders]
    Danny in Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Pencils of Doom: Part 2]
    Comet
  5. 4. [Origin of the Fireball]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Nazi Refueling Ship]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Christmas Party]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Battle with the Groman Galleon]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. The Fates Are Fickle
  10. 9. [The Comeback Trail]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Vampire Ghoul
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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