(May 1948)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1948-03-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
An Archie Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["It burns me up ..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Al Fagaly (caricature)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Al Fagaly's self-caricature confirmed by "The Art of Archie: The Covers."

Hello Gang! (Table of Contents)

Archie Club Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Archie Andrews]
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Letters:
typeset; ?

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spot illustration possibly from previous issue. Text explains that the Archie Andrews Club is replacing the Shield G-Man Club, and that one can get the new Archie button free by returning the Shield identification card. Also mentions that the Archie radio show continues on.

The Teacher's Pet! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Gabby; Speck
Synopsis:
Archie tries to stay out of trouble for a change, but with Reggie's help, his good intentions turn sour.
Reprints:

["Something to crow about!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Meet a Bit-o-Honey (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["As long as so many readers designed the same dress for me Sis,"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis:
As Katy walks down the street every man she passes compliments her.

Yo Ho Ho - And a Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
Archie throws a sword at Jughead who's reading Treasure Island in his attic. Startled, Jug flees, only to step on a skate, hit his head on a beam and get knocked out. Unconscious, he dreams Archie is an evil pirate who hangs him by his thumbs and tries to feed him to the sharks. Until Archie throws a bucket of water on him, to bring him around.
Reprints:

["Wanna see Wilbur lay an egg?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wilbur / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Publicity Agent (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx puts Bill's face on posters that say he's wanted for murder. Then posts them all over town. Bill ends up beaten and arrested by the police and given a raise from his boss.

["Hi Pen Pals:"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Li'l Jinx

Indexer Notes

Pen pal addresses.

Now You See It - Now You Don't (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Herbie; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Snuffle; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie brings disappearing ink to class so he can prank Archie.
Reprints:

["Instead of going all the way up why don't we just phone St. Pete from the next cloud?"] (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Red Holmdale
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gloomy Gus; Gabby; St. Pete
Synopsis:
When gabby runs out of halos for the pay phone, he beats the machine until all the halos spill out. Then Gabby and Gus go to work on a weight and fortune machine, because they don't like the fortunes, until they end up behind bars.

Captain Tootsie Traps a Bear with Invisible Light (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet Nevada Jones (Table of Contents)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Nevada Jones; Willie; Ace Spade
Synopsis:
Nevada is framed by Ace, a crooked sheriff and bitter rival, and accused of robbing gold from the Wells Fargo stagecoach.

["Quick, Betty!"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Uncle Bumble
Synopsis:
Veronica's Uncle Bumble has the hiccups. The girls try to frighten him with a bearskin rug, it scares him but doesn't cure the hiccups. Suddenly, a real tiger appears and Uncle Bumble swats at its face and attempts to put his head in the tiger's mouth, thinking it's the girls again. When Veronica reappears and he realizes the tiger is real, he runs through the wall.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Archie story by Samm Schwartz, who would go on to become the lead artist for Jughead. Schwartz would continue working at Archie Comics (with the exception of one break in the mid-1960s to head Tower Comics' Tippy Teen) until his death in 1997.

["Lose Weight"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Ring (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It burns me up ..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Hello Gang!
    Archie Club Page
  3. 2. The Teacher's Pet!
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Something to crow about!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  6. 5. ["As long as so many readers designed the same dress for me Sis,"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. Yo Ho Ho - And a Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol!
    Jughead
  8. 7. ["Wanna see Wilbur lay an egg?"]
    Wilbur
  9. 8. The Publicity Agent
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. ["Hi Pen Pals:"]
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Now You See It - Now You Don't
    Archie
  12. 11. ["Instead of going all the way up why don't we just phone St. Pete from the next cloud?"]
    Gloomy Gus
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie Traps a Bear with Invisible Light
    Captain Tootsie
  14. 13. Meet Nevada Jones
    Nevada Jones
  15. 14. ["Quick, Betty!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["Lose Weight"]
  17. 16. In the Ring
    Butterfinger
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