(June 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
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)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield
Reprints:
Keywords:
naval torpedoes; submarines

[The Mosconian Menace, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Wizard; The Mosconians (villain)
Synopsis:
The Mosconians send a submarine to sink a passenger ship that the Shield is on. The Shield travels to Washington DC and puts and end to the Mosconians plan to blow up Congress.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Pearl Harbor; submarine

Indexer Notes

continued from TOP-NOTCH COMICS #?

[Stinger Lee's Ray of Darkness] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (introduction); Stinger Lee (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Comet still an outlaw

[The Corruption of Senator Palmgreas] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; Sen. Palmgreas (villain, introduction); Killer Scaretti (villain, introduction)

[The Man-Eating Plants of Yen Fat Sing] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fu Chang / comic story / 6 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); Yen Fat Sing (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Quincy (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Crackdown of Captain Twerp] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Captain Twerp (introduction); Von Blotz (villain, introduction)

[The Army-Navy Baseball Game] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Bob Wood?
Pencils:
Bob Wood
Inks:
Bob Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); A gang of gamblers (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Wood is credited on this feature, and the art is similar to his signed Kayo Ward stories.

[Chief of the Ape Men] (Table of Contents: 8)

The 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; Ape-Men (villain, death); Ungar (villain, introduction, death); Prince Falkar (guest-star); Hawkmen (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

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

What Coyotes Eat (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as M.] (signed)
Inks:
? [as M.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ten Straight Knockouts! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Killer Slick (villain, introduction); Candy Morgan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

The Man-Monster of London (Table of Contents: 12)

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:
Inspector Bentley; The Monster (villain, introduction, death); Remek (villain, introduction); the Prince of Inrak (villain, introduction); Rajah of Inrak (introduction)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [The Mosconian Menace, Part 6]
    The Shield
  3. 2. [Stinger Lee's Ray of Darkness]
    The Comet
  4. 3. [The Corruption of Senator Palmgreas]
    The Press Guardian
  5. 4. [The Man-Eating Plants of Yen Fat Sing]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Prince Buttonhead
  7. 6. [The Crackdown of Captain Twerp]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The Army-Navy Baseball Game]
    The Midshipman
  9. 8. [Chief of the Ape Men]
    The Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  10. 9. What Coyotes Eat
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Ten Straight Knockouts!
    Kayo Ward
  13. 12. The Man-Monster of London
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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