(March 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
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; 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
Keywords:
convicts; prison escapes

[Fate Is a Spider] (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:
Duke Moran (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions); Slinky (introduction, death); J. Edgar Hoover (guest-star); Mrs. Vanasterbilt (introduction)

[The Walrus's Prison Break] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Stein [as Steyne] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Walrus (villain)

[The Boogy-Woogy Balloon] (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
Characters:
The Boogys (guest-stars); the Woogys (guest-stars)

[Battle in Tobruk] (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 Fascists (villains); Prof. Tuttle (introduction)

[Radio-Free Germany] (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)

[Archie's Taxi Service] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; The Riverdale High principal (probably NOT Mr. Weatherbee)
Synopsis:
Archie's jalopy is costing too much, so Archie offers to make it a taxi service. He picks up a man at the train station and while trying to shortcut, ends up on a road to the country. Bad things happen to the man and when Archie's jalopy is hit by a train, they end up walking 17 miles to Riverdale. When Archie goes to school the next day, he finds out that the man is the new principal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Archie's jalopy.

[Action in Sao Paulo] (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:
Louis Liverlip (introduction); Louis Burpo (introduction); President of Sao Paulo

[The Case of the Poisoning Monkey] (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:
Mary (villain, introduction); James (introduction); Duke of Ashwold (introduction, death); Anne Ashwold (introduction); William Ashwald (introduction); Leland (introduction); Roger Burton (introduction); Gerald (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [Fate Is a Spider]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Walrus's Prison Break]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Boogy-Woogy Balloon]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [Battle in Tobruk]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Radio-Free Germany]
    Jolly Roger
  7. 6. [Archie's Taxi Service]
    Archie
  8. 7. [Action in Sao Paulo]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Case of the Poisoning Monkey]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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