(February 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-01-02
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 444867.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; gas guns; u-boats; World War II

[Peril in Puerto Rico] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; J. Edgar Hoover; The Nordics (villains)
Synopsis
The Shield stops the Nordics from capturing a U.S. oil tanker off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Reprints

[The Face in the Clouds] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Comet [John Dickering]

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer claimed that the story was signed by Cole, but no such signature is obvious.

The Knock Out (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Toney Pimento (boxer dog); Pokey (kangaroo)

Indexer Notes

funny-animal strip

[Retlek vs. the Rocket] (Table of Contents: 4)

Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Arni Retlek (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

When the Redmen Rode (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
General Miles; Geronimo (Apache chief); Captain Lawton; Leonard Wood (surgeon)

[The Fight with Red Morgan] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Phil Sturm (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Connie; Biff Brady (boxer); Red Morgan (villain, introduction); Slick (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story formerly credited to Harry Shorten ?, but Sturm's name is clearly evident in the newspaper story byline.

[Mystery of the Missing Messenger] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle [Henry Boyle]

Moronia Bund Threatens Editor (Table of Contents: 8)

Press Guardian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero; war
Characters
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; Von Leo (villain, introduction); Moronia Bund (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Clad in a green suit and fedora with red mask, gloves and tie, Press Guardian, playboy son of the publisher of the Daily Express newspaper, goes after a nefarious Bund operating in the city that had ties to the Nazis.
Keywords
Daily Express

[The Tiger-Devil Cult] (Table of Contents: 9)

Fu Chang / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); The Tiger-Devil Cult (villains, introduction); the Tiger-Devil (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

[The Sleeping Beauty] (Table of Contents: 10)

Prince Buttonhead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kin Platt (signed)
Pencils
Kin Platt (signed)
Inks
Kin Platt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Prince Buttonhead; Fumblefoot (horse); Sleeping Beauty

[A Lesson in Victory] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Midshipman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Midshipman [Lee Samson]

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited "Bob Wood ?", but it must be the same artist as on the first signed Ashe story in issue #1.

The Terror of Rocky Pool (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Bentley; The Terror of Rocky Pool (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [Peril in Puerto Rico]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [The Face in the Clouds]
    The Comet
  4. 3. The Knock Out
  5. 4. [Retlek vs. the Rocket]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  6. 5. When the Redmen Rode
  7. 6. [The Fight with Red Morgan]
    Kayo Ward
  8. 7. [Mystery of the Missing Messenger]
    Sergeant Boyle
  9. 8. Moronia Bund Threatens Editor
    Press Guardian
  10. 9. [The Tiger-Devil Cult]
    Fu Chang
  11. 10. [The Sleeping Beauty]
    Prince Buttonhead
  12. 11. [A Lesson in Victory]
    The Midshipman
  13. 12. The Terror of Rocky Pool
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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