(June 1940)

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)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as 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 aboard. The Shield escapes and travels to Washington DC to put an end to the Mosconians plan to blow up Congress.
Reprints
Keywords
Pearl Harbor; submarine

Indexer Notes

continued from Top Notch Comics (Archie, 1939 series) #5

[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)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But disaster has been striking Fu Chang's people -- three men have died of a strange disease!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); Yen Fat Sing (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

script credit from Bob Hughes by textual analysis. 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 [as Sundell] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as 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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While making their way back to the Diamond Empire, the Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds rescued Prince Falkar of the Hawkmen, from an attack by the cowardly lizard-men.
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

Script credit from Bob Hughes by textual analysis. 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 [as S. Cooper] (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper [as S. 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)
Editing
Related Scans
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. ["But disaster has been striking Fu Chang's people -- three men have died of a strange disease!"]
    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. ["While making their way back to the Diamond Empire, the Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds rescued Prince Falkar of the Hawkmen, from an attack by the cowardly lizard-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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