(March 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell

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. 1.

[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; coffins; knives; premature burial

[The Death Rain] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; The Vulture (villain)

[The Sleeping Princess] (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 ; The Queen of Fairies (guest-star); A witch (villain, introduction, death?); A princess (introduction)
Reprints

[Terror in the Tenements] (Table of Contents: 3)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Sam Harvey (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Comet still a fugitive

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fireball / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief, as president of the City Fire Insurance Company, I demand some action on the large amount of fires in the city for the past month
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fireball [Ted Tyler] ; John Haines (villain, introduction); Arson, Inc. (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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.

[The Greek / Italian Restaurant] (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; The Fascists (villains); Capt. Twerp (guest-star)

[The Baseball Blackout] (Table of Contents: 6)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); Mugsy (villain, introduction); Leo (villain, introduction); the Boss (villain, introduction)

[Introducing Lucky Larson] (Table of Contents: 7)

Lucky Larson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Lucky Larson (introduction); Mr. Garson (introduction); Maxine Garson (introduction); A gang of German spies (villains, introductions, mostly deaths)

Indexer Notes

Art similar to Smalle's other signed aviation features, "Wings Johnson of the Air Patrol" in Top-Notch Comics, and "War Eagles" in Zip Comics.

Cherry Creek (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[Match with Tornado Thompson] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Tornado Thompson (villain, introduction); Dice Brady (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Kayo Ward becomes world's champion (what happened to Joe Louis?)

The Case of the Whistling Doom (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; Lord Coverley (villain, introduction); Jeffrey Wyndham (introduction, death); Ernest Yardley (introduction); Sir Cedric Coverley (introduction); Pamela Coverley (introduction); James True (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Death Rain]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Sleeping Princess]
    Danny In Wonderland
  4. 3. [Terror in the Tenements]
    Comet
  5. 4. ["Chief, as president of the City Fire Insurance Company, I demand some action on the large amount of fires in the city for the past month"]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Greek / Italian Restaurant]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Baseball Blackout]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Introducing Lucky Larson]
    Lucky Larson
  9. 8. Cherry Creek
  10. 9. [Match with Tornado Thompson]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Whistling Doom
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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