(July 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
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman; Shield; Capt. Swastika
Keywords:
machine guns; stereotyping of Japanese; swords; World War II

[The Shield Loses His Super-Powers] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield (origin retold); The Fang (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
the Shield's super-powers wear off in this story

The Grotesque Monkey (Table of Contents)

Shield / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield

[The Stolen Battleship] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Swastika (villain); Ice-Pick (villain)

Bait for the Gallows (Table of Contents)

Hangman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman

[A Birthday Party in Wonderland] (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:
Alice of Wonderland (introduction); Jarvis (introduction); Fairy Queen (guest-star)
Synopsis:
flashbacks to many of Danny's adventures

[Prisoners of the Japs] (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 Japanese (villains)

Archie on Vacation (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; head counselor; Jughead Jones; Miss Parker; girl campers; boy campers
Synopsis:
Archie causes trouble at his camp job, whether he's lifeguarding or horseback riding. While hiking, he gets lost and ends up at an all-girls camp. In order to go unseen by Miss Parker, he must dress up as a girl and perform female activities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie has a copy of Pep Comics on his lifeguard stand.

[The Case of the Crucified Policeman] (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:
Mr. X (villain, introduction)

Young Soldiers of America (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Adolf Hitler (cameo); Franklin D. Roosevelt (cameo)

Indexer Notes

war-bond promo

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [The Shield Loses His Super-Powers]
    Shield
  3. 2. The Grotesque Monkey
    Shield
  4. 3. [The Stolen Battleship]
    Hangman
  5. 4. Bait for the Gallows
    Hangman
  6. 5. [A Birthday Party in Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  7. 6. [Prisoners of the Japs]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. Archie on Vacation
    Archie
  9. 8. [The Case of the Crucified Policeman]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  10. 9. Young Soldiers of America
    Shield
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