(August 1940)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe [as Ashe] (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe [as Ashe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ready Shield!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard; The Shield
Keywords
bridge; planes; tanks

[The Mosconians Attack California] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Wizard, The Man with the Super-Brain / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Shield (Guest Star); Mosconians (Villains)

[The Knight of the Griffin] (Table of Contents: 2)

Galahad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Knight of the Griffin (Villain; Intro; Death); Lady Morgana De Fay (Villain; Intro); Merlin (Intro); Gawain (Intro)

[Kidnapping in Dragon Alley] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shanghai Sheridan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Foley (Villain; Introduction); Ling Chung (Villain; Introduction)

A Disappearing River (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Space Pirate from Venus] (Table of Contents: 5)

Streak Chandler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
William Wills
Inks
William Wills
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
King Quantus (Villain; Introduction); Ionians (Villain)

[The Diamond Flight Mystery] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (Villain)

In India (Table of Contents: 7)

Dick Storm / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten [as Shorten] (signed)
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jessup (Intro); Margie Conway (Intro); Ah Ming (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

continued in next issue

[The Insurance Fire Racket] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Gerry Thorpe
Inks
Gerry Thorpe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Killer Maloney (Villain; Intro; Death); J. P. Bloater (Villain; Intro); Vivian Coral (Intro)

[Sham Battle at Fort Riley] (Table of Contents: 9)

Keith Kornell, The West Pointer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Kornell; a spy ring (Villains, Introduction, Death)

[The Master Brahmins: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
C. A. Winter
Inks
C. A. Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Brahmins (Villain); Balthar (Intro)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ready Shield!"]
    The Wizard
  2. 1. [The Mosconians Attack California]
    The Wizard, The Man with the Super-Brain
  3. 2. [The Knight of the Griffin]
    Galahad
  4. 3. [Kidnapping in Dragon Alley]
    Shanghai Sheridan
  5. 4. A Disappearing River
  6. 5. [The Space Pirate from Venus]
    Streak Chandler
  7. 6. [The Diamond Flight Mystery]
    Wings Johnson
  8. 7. In India
    Dick Storm
  9. 8. [The Insurance Fire Racket]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. [Sham Battle at Fort Riley]
    Keith Kornell, The West Pointer
  11. 10. [The Master Brahmins: Part 2]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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  • Daniel Thingvold
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