(January 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Harry Shorten ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman
Keywords:
Nazis; sabotage; Statue of Liberty; swastikas; World War II

[The Murder Express] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyrus Moore (villain, introduction); James J. Ware (introduction, death)

[The Ugliest Man in the World] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Harry Lucey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The "Ugly Man" (villain, introduction, death); Paul (introduction, death); Ronald Gaylord (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to "Rudy Palais?", but most probably Lucey, as it compares very well with his signed story in #25.

[The Mad Hatter] (Table of Contents)

Danny In Wonderland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
The Mad Hatter (villain, introduction)

[The Madness of General Blintzky] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Wood?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal Collins (guest-star); Gen. Blintzky (introduction); A Nazi doctor (villain, introduction, death); the Fascists (villains)

[Stop the Nazi Supply Train] (Table of Contents)

Jolly Roger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

[Danger: Thin Ice] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Bloom?
Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Pearl (the Andrews' maid, introduction); Fred Andrews; Sootski (a tailor); Marvo The Magician; Grandpa Andrews
Synopsis:
After Betty and Archie break the ice at Plug Pond, they go to Betty's house to warm up. When Mr. Cooper comes home, Archie hides from him upstairs. Being in his underwear, Archie puts on Mr. Cooper's suit and leaves the house. Mr. Andrews has Pearl take the suit to Sootski and when Archie picks it up, he takes Marvo The Magician's trick suit instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie, Betty, and Jughead are no longer kids.
Possible last appearance of Grandpa Andrews.

[Taking a Rib] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Ward / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Art Seymour
Inks:
Art Seymour
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Scoop Saunders (introduction); Lou Gova (introduction); Dr. Brown (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Very probable Seymour when comparing with his signed story in #24.

The Case of the Armless Corpses (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Lady Agnes Rockwell (villain, introduction); Richard Rockwell (introduction, death); Lord Rockwell (introduction); James Rockwell (introduction); Joan Rockwell (introduction); Mr. Edwards (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [The Murder Express]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Ugliest Man in the World]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Mad Hatter]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Madness of General Blintzky]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Stop the Nazi Supply Train]
    Jolly Roger
  7. 6. [Danger: Thin Ice]
    Archie
  8. 7. [Taking a Rib]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. The Case of the Armless Corpses
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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