(February 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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman; Dusty
Keywords:
bondage; steel mill; torture; World War II

[The Suicide Club] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Edward Grigas (villain, introduction); Vincent Reagan (villain, introduction); The Suicide Club [John Wayne; Tom Hendricks (death); Jim Phillips (death); others] (introduction)

[The Walrus] (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 Walrus (villain, introduction); Roxy Callahan(villain, introduction, death); Ace Ruffo (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Boogy-Woogy War] (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 Boogys (introductions); the Woogys (gnomes, introductions)

[Somewhere in the Sahara] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Virginia Hubbell ?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

[Retribution for a Nurse] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Nurse Martin (introduction, death); The Nazis (villains)

[The Basketball Blunder] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Bloom ?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach; Miss Scott; Betty Cooper; Riverdale High School's basketball team
Synopsis:
The basketball coach says Archie can play in the game if he passes his history exam. Meanwhile, Jughead mixes up trunks containing basketball uniforms and ballet dresses. Archie is put in the game in the fourth quarter. He shoots, but Jughead falls into the net and catches it. Angry, Archie throws the ball down and he makes the basket, winning the game for Riverdale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jughead seen holding hands with a girl.

[South American Stopover] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Art Seymour (signed)
Inks:
Art Seymour (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
President of Sao Paulo (introduction)

[The Hound of the Devonshires] (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:
Roger (villain, introduction, death);, Bruno (a dog, introduction, death); Percy Devonshire (introduction, death); Sir Claude Devonshire (introduction); Christine Devonshire (introduction); Lady Agatha Devonshire (introduction); Sir Reginald Devonshire (introduction)

Indexer Notes

swiped from Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [The Suicide Club]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Walrus]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Boogy-Woogy War]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [Somewhere in the Sahara]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Retribution for a Nurse]
    Jolly Roger
  7. 6. [The Basketball Blunder]
    Archie
  8. 7. [South American Stopover]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Hound of the Devonshires]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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