(October 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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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; Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Hangman; Dusty
Keywords
bondage; swastikas

[Dr. Wang's Kidnapping Plot] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Wang (villain)

[The Man Who Tried to Escape the Hangman] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jackal (villain)

Indexer Notes

art credits via Kelly Izaj email November 2007
Title taken from ad in ZIP COMICS #20.

[Black Bart the Pirate] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Kupkake; mermaids; King Neptune (first appearance); Davey Jones (first appearance); Black Bart (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Invasion of Physhnchips] (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
?

Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Twerp; Corporal Collins; The Nazis (villains)

[Flaming Mystery: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Fireball / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Jim Oliver (villain)

Indexer Notes

Fireball next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1966) #4
Originally credited to Paul Reinman, but his faces with eyes far apart and out of line, and the wedge shaped heads are not seen here. This is the same artist that drew some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice the narrow pointed ears and long creepy fingers, which are found in all his stories.

[The Temptation of Ralph Saunders] (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); Brother Sunbeam; Ralph Saunders (first appearance); Ellen (first appearance; death)

[The Restoration of Kayo Ward] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten [as Cliff Campbell?]
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

GS: Dr. and Mrs. Graves, Martha Graves; Kayo's face is restored by plastic surgery
art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Case of the Flames of Purgatory] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Reeves (first appearance; villain; death); Sir Linsley (first appearance; death); James Linsley (first appearance); Christina (first appearance); Philbert Linsley (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Mort Meskin.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [Dr. Wang's Kidnapping Plot]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Man Who Tried to Escape the Hangman]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [Black Bart the Pirate]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Invasion of Physhnchips]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Flaming Mystery: Part 2]
    Fireball
  7. 6. [The Temptation of Ralph Saunders]
    Madam Satan
  8. 7. [The Restoration of Kayo Ward]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Case of the Flames of Purgatory]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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