(September 1948)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
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

["Hey, Arch, wanna see a good card trick?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

["Juke Box Bank"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spots To You (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie buys a new hat for Mary. The hat leads to Fred having a mental breakdown.
Reprints:

["You can pinch him!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Pep Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale; Bob Montana ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Complete the maze to reach Archie's tickets for the Riverdale High basketball game.

["Hey gang! Here's a puzzle that's no puzzle at all!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nick Of Time (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hey, Katy, can I have a dime for an ice cream cone?"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Hazel Marten
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Woggon (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis:
Katy helps Sis sell candy on the beach.

Indexer Notes

Inker changed from Bill Woggon to Hazel Marten, who was uncredited assistant at the time per "Women In The Comics" by Trina Robbins and Cat Yronwode; 3/17/16.

["The Winner Katy Keene!"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Katy Keene
Synopsis:
Paper doll depicting Katy as Miss America.

Archie's Little Helper (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
When Archie gets a flat tire, he calls Jughead to pick them up in his jalopy, with humorous results.
Reprints:

["As Our Scene Opens"] (Table of Contents)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Hazel Marten [as Scott Fleming] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Woggon (signed)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Nevada Jones; Willie; Princess White Fawn; The Old Chieftain; Howling Wolf
Synopsis:
Nevada promises a dying Indian chief that he will help the princess keep the tribe's hidden treasure safe.

Indexer Notes

"Scott Fleming" was a pen name for Hazel Marten, per the book "Women In The Comics" by Trina Robbins and Cat Yronwode.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

["Beanie Copter"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hot dog!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards (signed)

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum; Merry Holiday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx can't decide whether she wants to go to summer camp or not.

["Hi, gang! Let's bring this meeting to order!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead inducts some of the new members, while Betty and Veronica tell readers to send in for their club button and press card. Two club members report on their local Archie Club chapter and a child-run museum.
Reprints:

["Cole Porter is a name as famous Cairo..."] (Table of Contents)

Star Dirt / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Hollywood gossip.

Pep Comics Hollywood Quiz Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dana Andrews; Errol Flynn; Frank Sinatra

["Wow!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (signed)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Harthrob; Mr. Weatherbee; Gabby; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Both of the girls fall for the new French teacher and are willing to do anything to get his attention.
Reprints:

[Rubber Masks] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Wrist Watch"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hey, Arch, wanna see a good card trick?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Juke Box Bank"]
  3. 2. Spots To You
    Archie
  4. 3. ["You can pinch him!"]
    Super Duck
  5. 4. Pep Puzzle Page
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Hey gang! Here's a puzzle that's no puzzle at all!"]
    Archie
  7. 6. Nick Of Time
    Old Nick
  8. 7. ["Hey, Katy, can I have a dime for an ice cream cone?"]
    Katy Keene
  9. 8. ["The Winner Katy Keene!"]
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. Archie's Little Helper
    Jughead
  11. 10. ["As Our Scene Opens"]
    Nevada Jones
  12. 11. Pep Contest Page
  13. 12. ["Beanie Copter"]
    Captain Tootsie
  14. 13. ["Hot dog!"]
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. ["Hi, gang! Let's bring this meeting to order!"]
    Archie Club
  16. 15. ["Cole Porter is a name as famous Cairo..."]
    Star Dirt
  17. 16. Pep Comics Hollywood Quiz Page
  18. 17. ["Wow!"]
    Betty And Veronica
  19. 18. [Rubber Masks]
  20. 19. ["Wrist Watch"]
    Dean Studios
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