(May 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-03-15
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. 3.
The Shield G-Man Club was introduced in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shield with Dusty the Boy Detective / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War! Sergeant Boyle ҩXX!!#!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords
blow guns; bondage; torture

[The Framing of Frank Cliff] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; John Kahn; George Dobe; unnamed judge; Frank Cliff; Tony Spolito (villain)

[Murder of a Princess] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters
Danny; Queen of Fairies; Cupcake; unnamed king (introduction); unnamed princess (introduction); unnamed queen (villain, introduction); Esmerelda (villain, introduction); unnamed accomplice (villain, introduction, death)

[The Watch Factory Victims] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Dr. Ferguson (introduction); unnamed factory worker (introduction); a watch factory owner (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Comet is still a fugitive from the law.

[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
A series of unexplained fires break out in Big Town, destroying millions of dollars of property and in every case, taking at least one life.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Gloria (introduction); a gang of arsonists (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

The faces here, with prominent cheekbones could be Lucey. Art looks like his credited story Madam Satan in #16, and signed story in Crime Does Not Pay #22.

[The Poisoning Plot] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle [Henry Boyle]; Corporal Collins; Quartermaster Acido (introduction); The Fascists (villains, introduction for all)

[The Money in the Marker Buoy] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Midshipman [Lee Sampson]

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Mort Meskin?", but there are none of his long chinned faces with squinting eyes, or very long legged figures with small heads.

[Air Race of Death] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Lucky Larson (test pilot); Bill; Joe (introduction); Boss Widmer (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is the final appearance of the "Lucky Larson" feature.

[Kayo's Gym for Kids] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Alderman McGainess; Slasher Smith

Indexer Notes

Looks like an even simpler artist is trying to imitate Wood.

[The Tobias Ghost] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Joan Kent; Tom Ross; Andre Duve; Powers (introduction, death); The Ghost [Hugh Tobias] (villain, introduction, death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["War! Sergeant Boyle ҩXX!!#!!"]
    The Shield with Dusty the Boy Detective
  2. 1. [The Framing of Frank Cliff]
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  3. 2. [Murder of a Princess]
    Danny in Wonderland
  4. 3. [The Watch Factory Victims]
    The Comet
  5. 4. ["A series of unexplained fires break out in Big Town, destroying millions of dollars of property and in every case, taking at least one life."]
    Fireball
  6. 5. [The Poisoning Plot]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Money in the Marker Buoy]
    The Midshipman
  8. 7. [Air Race of Death]
    Lucky Larson
  9. 8. [Kayo's Gym for Kids]
    Kayo Ward
  10. 9. [The Tobias Ghost]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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