(1951)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: Sam Hill, Private Eye, Number 4, published by CLOSE-UP, INC., 163 Pratt Street, Meriden, Conn. Single copy, 10c. Executive and Editorial Offices, 241 Church Street, New York 13, N. Y. Copyright under International Copyright Convention. All rights reserved under Pan-American Convention. Copyright, 1951, by CLOSE-UP, INC. Cover and entire content protected by copyright throughout the world and must not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior permission. No actual person is named or delinated in this fiction magazine. Printed in U. S. A.


America's hard-boiled, wise-cracking sleuth (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Hill; George Andrews; Celeste DeVoe; Eva Andrews

Indexer Notes

Cover bears the ANC stamp.
The dialog on the cover corresponds to 2 of the 4 stories:
Call Sam Hill to the stand!
Careful what you say, Sam! My boys will be watching you!
Tell 'em to listen real close, too! They'll hear the whole truth...and nothing but!
If we do, you'll never leave that witness chair alive!
(Does not correspond with any story inside)

He's asleep, all right, only it's permanent!
(Corresponds with Twice Murdered!........Once Dead!)

You're beautiful, baby...but you'll fry the same as any murderer!
(Corresponds with Twice Murdered!........Once Dead!)

Calling all cars! Pick up Sam Hill...wanted for murder!
(Corresponds with .22 Caliber Caper)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Carnival Killer Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

Sam Hill / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Hill; Roxy; Mae [Ma] Corby; Rosemary; Al [The Great Alfredo] Haskins (dies); Marty Norton; [Limpy] Cusano
Synopsis
Mae Corby ran a traveling sideshow.....she also tried to run her daughter's life.....it didn't work and the result....murder!

The Crying Corpse Caper (Table of Contents: 3)

Sam Hill / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Hill; Roxy; Claire [Camera Cutie]; [Flip] Folsom; Quigley
Synopsis
Take my advice, brother, and never get mugged with your sweetie in a grog mill...because it's the easiest way to get into a game of musical chairs with the hot squat! Lend me your ear and I'll brief you what happened in a case I call.....

Twice Murdered!........Once Dead (Table of Contents: 4)

Sam Hill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Hill; George Andrews (dies); Eva Andrews; Celeste DeVoe
Synopsis
Eva Andrews persuades Sam Hill that her husband, George, is out to kill her. Things are not as they seem when Sam stays overnight at their house.

Sam Hill Fun Page (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

.22 Caliber Caper (Table of Contents: 6)

Sam Hill / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Hill; Lt. Edward Dugan; Evelyn [Evvie] Sands (dies); Patrolman Hale; Betty Graham; Rocky Mason; Roxy
Synopsis
Recognize this guy? Well it's me! No, I don't need glasses......but if you read on you'll see why I made like Sherlock Holmes.....

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's hard-boiled, wise-cracking sleuth
  2. 1. ["Miss Lee Fashions"]
  3. 2. The Carnival Killer Caper
    Sam Hill
  4. 3. The Crying Corpse Caper
    Sam Hill
  5. 4. Twice Murdered!........Once Dead
    Sam Hill
  6. 5. Sam Hill Fun Page
  7. 6. .22 Caliber Caper
    Sam Hill
  8. 7. ["Reducing specialist says: lose weight where it shows the most..."]
  9. 8. ["Terrific Bargains"]
  10. 9. ["Be the master, not the slave!"]
  11. 10. ["Jim and Betty solve the "mystery" of Pete's Fortune!"]
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