(September 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-15
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
ancient Egypt; branding irons; torture

[The Hollywood 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]; Biff Crossley (villain, introduction, death); his gang (villains, introductions, mostly deaths)

[The Master Speaks] (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); The Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Comet 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 Claw Returns] (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]; The Claw (villain)

[Portygee and the Hooker] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fu Chang / 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
detective-mystery
Characters
Fu Chang (detective); Tay Ming (fiancee); Portygee (villain, introduction); the Hooker (villain, introduction); Commissioner Warren (villain, introduction)

[Mission to Antwerp] (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; Hatter Mary (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains); Gen. Tynwall (introduction); Miss Tinwall (introduction)

[The Lion-Taming Heiress] (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); Janet Holden (introduction); Mr. Holden (introduction, her father); Mrs. Holden (introduction, her mother); Count De Lucre (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer claimed that the story was signed by Wood, but no signature is evident.

[Revolt Against Retlek] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket [Sir Rocket]; Queen of Diamonds; Prince Falkar (guest-star); Retlek (villain); Torno (introduction)

Indexer Notes

cont'd next issue

When Satan Played Saint (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Charles Bradley

[Hot Lips and Hot Fists] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Clark Gable (guest-star); Edgar Bergen (guest-star); Charlie McCarthy (guest-star); Ronald Sleek (villain, introduction); Punchy Rosenbloom (introduction)

The Case of the Vampire Murders (Table of Contents: 10)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Sam Cooper [as S. Cooper] (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper [as S. Cooper] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Bentley; Jack Bacon (villain, introduction); Count Hassan (villain, introduction, death); Lady Stowe (introduction, death); Artie Osberg (introduction); Patricia Smith (introduction); Irene Scott (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [The Hollywood Murders]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Master Speaks]
    Comet
  4. 3. [The Claw Returns]
    Press Guardian
  5. 4. [Portygee and the Hooker]
    Fu Chang
  6. 5. [Mission to Antwerp]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Lion-Taming Heiress]
    Midshipman
  8. 7. [Revolt Against Retlek]
    Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
  9. 8. When Satan Played Saint
  10. 9. [Hot Lips and Hot Fists]
    Kayo Ward
  11. 10. The Case of the Vampire Murders
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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