(July 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-15
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]
Keywords
machine guns; steam shovels

[Chaos at the Canal] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; The "Asiatics" (Villains); Franklin D. Roosevelt; J. Edgar Hoover; Senator Warren (Introduction, Death); Betty Warren (his daughter)

Indexer Notes

The artist also signs the final panel, as "Novick".

[Solmok's Cemetery Racket] (Table of Contents: 2)

Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Comet [John Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (newspaperwoman); Ed Solmok (Villain, Introduction)
Synopsis
Comet is still a fugitive.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bob Wood, but it is not him. Compare with his signed Midshipman and Kayo Ward stories in this issue. A doubtful Cole, or an unknown tryout artist.

[The Phony Ambassador: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; A fake ambassador (Introduction, Villain)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Joodar and the Water Demons] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fu Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); Joodar (Introduction, Villain); his water demons (Introduction, Villains)

[The Big Drag] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; General Von Schmutz (Introduction, Villain)

Indexer Notes

Boyle performs entire mission in a dress.

[The Target Practice Murder Plot] (Table of Contents: 6)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Lee Sampson [Midshipman]; Boss Short's mob (Introduction, Villains)

Indexer Notes

Same art as the signed Wood stories in #7 and 8.

[The Plot of Princess Abbie] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Abner Sundell [as Sundell] (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed))
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Princess Abbie (Introduction, Villain); Lomar (Introduction, Villain); Prince Falkar; the Hawkmen; King of the Hawkmen (Introduction, Death)

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

Billy the Kid--Alive? (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Billy the Kid

[Kayo's Double] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward [Eddie Ward]; Nick Betts (Introduction, Villain); a phony Kayo Ward (Introduction); Joe Louis

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

The Case of the Roman God (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Bob Baker (villain); Mr. Baker (introduction, death); John Baker (death); Barney Reyman
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [Chaos at the Canal]
    Shield
  3. 2. [Solmok's Cemetery Racket]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Phony Ambassador: Part 1]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [Joodar and the Water Demons]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [The Big Drag]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Target Practice Murder Plot]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [The Plot of Princess Abbie]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. Billy the Kid--Alive?
  10. 9. [Kayo's Double]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Roman God
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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