(March 1941)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Dusty
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

[Arson, Incorporated] (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] ; John Haines (villain, introduction); Arson, Inc. (villain, introduction)

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 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. [Arson, Incorporated]
    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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