(September 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, 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. 4.


Criminals Everywhere!... Beware!... (Table of Contents)

The Shield; The Hangman / 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
Keywords
Nazis; sabotage; submarines; swastikas; World War II

[The Power Play of Eric Steele] (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]; Ju Ju Watson; Betty Watson; Mamie; J. W. Taylor (introduction, death); Eric Steele (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The head of the War Bond sales department is found hanged in his office.

[The Death of Doctor Donovan] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (reporter); Dr. Luke Donovan (introduction, death); Jim Nelson (introduction); Mike Nelson (villain); Smedley (villain, introduction, death); Slugger (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis
An inmate of the state insane asylum bolts from his room and escapes.

Indexer Notes

art credits by Kelly Izaj via email November 2007

[The Sultan of Swami] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Pasha-El-Raschid (villain, introduction); A genie (introduction); Kupkake (guest-star)
Synopsis
Danny and Kupkake are prisoners of Pascha, and Kupkake offers to find mushrooms for the sultan if he sets them free.

[The Barrage Balloon Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bob Wood?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Twerp; A phony major (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Barrage balloons over Battersea are shot down by saboteurs.

[Flaming Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fireball; Chief Harris (introduction); Hedy Harris (introduction); Chub Chester (introduction); Jim Oliver (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Fireball joins the fire department

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

[The Vampire Frameup] (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
Madam Satan (villain); Satan (villain); George Seldes (villain, death); Brother Sunbeam (guest-star); Tom (guest-star); Nita (guest-star)
Synopsis
George spreads the belief among the villagers that Nita, the wife of his cousin, is a vampire.

[The Boswell Incident] (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]; Dr. Graves (introduction); Mrs. Graves (introduction); Martha Graves (introduction)
Synopsis
A doctor tries to convince people in a small town in Oklahoma to to take anti-cholera injections.

Indexer Notes

art credits provided by Kelly Izaj via email November 2007

The Case of the Witch's Curse (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bentley (detective); Sir Roderick Ersworth (villain, introduction); Rothmere (introduction, death); Lord Rothmere (introduction); Sir Reginald Rothmere (introduction); Tom Rothmere (introduction); Melinda Rothmere (introduction)
Synopsis
Bentley is in dreadful danger, as a witch is after him to kill him.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Criminals Everywhere!... Beware!...
    The Shield; The Hangman
  2. 1. [The Power Play of Eric Steele]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [The Death of Doctor Donovan]
    The Hangman
  4. 3. [The Sultan of Swami]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Barrage Balloon Sabotage]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Flaming Mystery: Part 1]
    The Fireball
  7. 6. [The Vampire Frameup]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [The Boswell Incident]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. The Case of the Witch's Curse
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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