(August 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-15
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
automatic pistols; bondage; machine guns; ray guns

[The Ballpark Murders] (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]; V: Al Moroni (I)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flying Juggernaut] (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); V: A gang of spies (I)

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 2] (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]; V: The Claw (I; not the villain from SILVER STREAK and DAREDEVIL COMICS); the phony ambassador (D)

[The Return of Joodar] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); V: Joodar

[The Propaganda Peril] (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; GA: Captain Twerp; V: Nazis

[Shipley and the Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 6)

Midshipman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Lee Sampson (Midshipman); V: J. P. Shipley (I)

[Forest of Fear] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; GS: Prince Falkar; V: Queen Abbie; Retlek

Indexer Notes

cont'd next issue

A Mystery of the Secret Service (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; spy
Characters
Capt. Charles William Walker

[The Fight With Joe Louis] (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]; GS: Joe Louis; I: Rupy La Vez; Jasper Twimbley; Mortimer J. Ginzburg

The Case of the Congo Curse (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; V: Harry Harper (I); I: Annie Douglas; John Martin (both D); Tom and Dan Douglas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Ballpark Murders]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Flying Juggernaut]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Phony Ambassador: Part 2]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [The Return of Joodar]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [The Propaganda Peril]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [Shipley and the Smugglers]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Forest of Fear]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. A Mystery of the Secret Service
  10. 9. [The Fight With Joe Louis]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Congo Curse
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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