(August 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-06-15
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. 4.

He's a Hit! The Hangman (Table of Contents)

The Shield; The Hangman; Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Keywords
bondage; torture

The Case of the Side Show Horrors (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Ju Ju Watson; Betty Warren; Mamie (introduction); Midge (introduction); Joe (introduction); The Vulture (introduction)
Synopsis
Ju Ju finds a corpse in the water when out bathing with Betty and Mamie.

[Hangman's Holiday] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair ? [as Cliff Campbell] (signed)
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (reporter); Anthracite (introduction); The Jackal (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The criminal mastermind, the Jackal, knows the Hangman’s after him. So, he puts on a Hangman suit himself and starts committing murders in the Hangman’s name. However, he’s easily identified by having two thumbs on his right hand.

Indexer Notes

Art credit via email from Kelly Izaj, November 2007.

Title taken from an ad in Jackpot Comics #2.

[Thieves of Wonderland] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Danny; Fairy Queen; Kupkake; A band of thieves (villain, introduction, death of their leader)
Synopsis
The Fairy Queen transfers Danny and Kupkake to the hills where it is thought the thieves they search for are hiding.

[The Body on the Beach] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; The Nazis
Synopsis
A German body is washed up on the beach with papers about a coming U-boat attack on the coastguard.

[Palermo the Evil Politician] (Table of Contents: 5)

Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Eddie Collins (introduction); Suzie Collins (introduction); Palermo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A strangled man is found in a burning house.

Indexer Notes

Signatures in third panel, Paul Reinman and H. Shorten.

[The Seduction of George Seldes] (Table of Contents: 6)

Madam Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Satan (villain); Madam Satan (villain); George Seldes (introduction); Nita (introduction); Tom (introduction); Brother Sunbeam
Synopsis
Madam Satan escapes from the broken spirit bottle.

Indexer Notes

The faces and slender figures here look more like the work of Warren King.

[Tangle with Tiger Blair] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Tiger Blair; Mickey; Janet; Gulch
Synopsis
Kayo saves a girl from drowning in a water tank.

Indexer Notes

art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Curse of the Pharaohs] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Bentley (detective); Sir Hubert Tigh (villain, introduction, death); Professor Lee (introduction, death); Ahmid (introduction); Tom Daw (introduction); Babs Lee (introduction)
Synopsis
The curse of the Pharoahs follows the mummy of King Ahm to the home of Sir Hubert Tigh.

Shield and Dusty pin-up (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
Irv Novick ?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He's a Hit! The Hangman
    The Shield; The Hangman; Dusty
  2. 1. The Case of the Side Show Horrors
    The Shield
  3. 2. [Hangman's Holiday]
    The Hangman
  4. 3. [Thieves of Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Body on the Beach]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Palermo the Evil Politician]
    Fireball
  7. 6. [The Seduction of George Seldes]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [Tangle with Tiger Blair]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Curse of the Pharaohs]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  10. 9. Shield and Dusty pin-up
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