(April 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

Remember Pearl Harbor! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Dusty; Hangman
Keywords:
Liberty Bell

[The Case of William Wayne] (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:
Shield; Ronson (villain, introduction, death); Brown (introduction, death); Bill Wayne

[The Menacing Missionary] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman; The Missionary [John Weems] (villain, introduction); Brother Thomas (introduction); Henry Desnark (introduction); Maude Desnark (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Paul Reinman ?".

[The Timid Lion] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; Kuppie; Snapper; The Timid Lion (becomes a man in this story)

Japs Raid (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Corporal Collins; Japanese (villains)

[The Russian Mission] (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:
Jolly Roger; C.T. Price; Marty martin; Frank Root; Colonel Vodka (introduction); Nazis (villains)

[Veronica Makes the Scene] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (introduction); Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Penny Reems; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie meets Veronica and asks her out, not knowing that she's a rich girl with expensive tastes. He gets a job at the El Crocadero to get money for the date, but that is where Veronica ends up wanting to go. Since Archie wore his work uniform for the date, he has to juggle working and dating Veronica.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Veronica Lodge.
First view of Riverdale High School exterior.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Black Hood feature in Top-Notch Comics (Archie, 1939 series).

[The Bandit King of Sao Paulo] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Bresnick (signed)
Pencils:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Ward; Louis Liverlip; President of Sao Paulo; Pablo (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter.

[Case of the Druid Curse] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Blair ?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bentley; Roger Steyne (villain, introduction); Alfred Steyne (introduction, death); McCarthy (introduction, death); Irene Steyne; her fiance; Harold Steyne; Lady Ruth Steyne
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Remember Pearl Harbor!
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. [The Case of William Wayne]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Menacing Missionary]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Timid Lion]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. Japs Raid
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [The Russian Mission]
    Jolly Roger
  7. 6. [Veronica Makes the Scene]
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  9. 8. [The Bandit King of Sao Paulo]
    Kayo Ward
  10. 9. [Case of the Druid Curse]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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