(June 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

["Can the Hangman stop America's greatest menace?"] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman; Capt. Swastika
Keywords:
gallows; swastikas

Civil War (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Swastika (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Goering (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); Slots Moran (villain, introduction); Ice-Pick (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Paul Reinman, but there are none of his wedge shaped faces with eyes far apart and out of line. It could be Harry Lucey, when comparing with his signed stories in #26.

[The Box of Horror] (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:
Chick Magoon (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Hazen (villain, introduction, death); Warden Low (introduction)

[The Devil Buys a Shadow] (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 Devil (villain); The Fairy Queen (guest-star); Jeremiah (introduction); his wife (introduction)

[The Kangaroo Spy] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Japanese (villain); an Australian native (villain, introduction); Col. Gregory (introduction)

[Chaos in Chinatown] (Table of Contents)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Hirohito Moritani (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

previous appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #27. Final appearance.

[Band of the Bland] (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; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Benny King
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get Benny King for the school dance. After a ton of chaos, Archie resigns as class president.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reggie has blonde hair.

[The Championship Fight] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Ward / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob King
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
The gang of kidnappers (villains); Louis Liverlips (guest-star)
Synopsis:
Kayo Ward wins back his championship

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter. Compare with Streeter's Danny in Wonderland in this issue, many faces in front view with funny ears. Al Camy is not difficult to spot, small angular faces with snaring mouth, like in his many signed Black Hood stories.

The Case of the Haunting Bag Pipes (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:
Charles Nolan (villain, introduction); Angus Dermott (introduction, death); John Dermott (introduction, death); Lady Dermott (introduction); Bonnie Dermott (introduction); Donald Lorry (introduction); Malcolm Dermott (a ghost, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Can the Hangman stop America's greatest menace?"]
    Hangman
  2. 1. Civil War
    Hangman
  3. 2. [The Box of Horror]
    Shield
  4. 3. [The Devil Buys a Shadow]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Kangaroo Spy]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Chaos in Chinatown]
    Wings Johnson
  7. 6. [Band of the Bland]
    Archie
  8. 7. [The Championship Fight]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. The Case of the Haunting Bag Pipes
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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