(July 1942)

Archie, 1942 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 (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood, Kardak, Pokey Oakey, Suzie, Snoop McGook, Senor Siesta, Three Monkeyteers, Percy, Canvas Back Corkle, Lost Legion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Top Notch Laugh Comics Proudly Presents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

[Introduction] (Table of Contents)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pokey Oakey (Introduction); Adam Oakey; Maw Oakey; Butter Bean Oakey; Deacon Morfuss; Wild Willie Reb
Synopsis:
The sheriff has died, and the new sheriff must be selected.
Keywords:
hillbilly

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial.

["Boy, it looks like our new Top Notch Laugh Comics has caused quite a commotion, Pokey Oakey"] (Table of Contents)

[Black Hood] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Poakey Oakey; Black Hood
Synopsis:
The readers of Top Notch Laugh Comics are arguing over what's the best comic in the issue. The Black Hood arrives to tell them about a contest to determine the best.

["This is a story about death."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Hood Man of Mystery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Silas Tilson; Dr. Simon; Hon. Mason; James Tilson; Rita Tilson; Edward Tilson; Barbara Sutton; Sergeant McGinty; Man in Gray
Synopsis:
Silas Tilson, who believes he is going to die, invites guests to a masquerade party.

Indexer Notes

contains a plug for the Black Hood story in Jackpot Comics #5

[Senorita La Tamale] (Table of Contents)

Senor Siesta / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Deen (signed)
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Siesta (Introduction; Senorita La Tamale; Satcho; Pedro
Synopsis:
Senor Siesta gets to meet Senorita La Tamale.
Keywords:
ethnic

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial

["If you remember, Snoop had located the missing horse ...."] (Table of Contents)

Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Snoop McGook; Boss McGivern; Joe Shlump; Waldo (introduction)
Synopsis:
Boss McGivern tries to kill Snoop. And all Snoop has is his new friend, Waldo, a squirrel.

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial, this episode ends with this story.

[Coming at you like machine gun fire in the new Jackpot No. 5] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Black Hood; Mr. Justice; Archie; Steel Sterling; Clancy and Looney

["Dat Russian!!! He's beatin' up th' guard!!"] (Table of Contents)

The Lost Legion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lost Legion [Brooklyn; Moscow; Limey; Frenchy] (Introduction); Fritz
Synopsis:
Brutal punishment at a German POW camp, causes 4 men to escape to become the Lost Legion.

Indexer Notes

First and only appearance.

Blood On The Moon (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[If you should happen to be shopping in Moocher's Department Store ...] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie (Introduction); Mr. Whipplesink; M. A. Moocher; Myra; Mrs. Droopjowls
Synopsis:
Suzie has a job at Moocher's.

Introducing Canvas Back Corkle (Table of Contents)

Canvas Back Corkle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Canvas Back Corkle (Introduction); Eightball; Babs; Borneo Sam
Synopsis:
He's called Canvas Back, because his back is on the boxing ring's canvas floor.

Indexer Notes

Introduction and only appearance.

Crimes Committed - Rates Reasonable! (Table of Contents)

Snoop McGook / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["It's a problem, all right!"] (Table of Contents)

Percy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kean [as Kean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Percy [Percival Plummer](Introduction); Jeeves; Lindsey Doyle; Professor Gyps
Synopsis:
His parents want him to have his refinement lessons, but Percy had rather coach his sandlot football team.

Be Prepared For A Bombshell In The July Issue Of "Pep" (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
the Shield; Dusty
Synopsis:
"The Shield has lost his superpowers!"

[Introduction] (Table of Contents)

The 3 Monkey-teers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Meredith ?
Pencils:
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Inks:
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Three Monkey-teers [Yehudi; Small Fry; Sassafrass](Introduction); Dad; Mom; Butch McGurk
Synopsis:
The Three Moneky-teers are tired of the small town life and learn for the big city.

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial.
Previous indexer missed seeing Pen's signature (on the left of splash page)so credited the art to Ed Goggin. Scott Meredith is the only known writer on this series, but it's unknown if he actually wrote the stories as early as 1942.

Temple Of The Sun (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mary Goss; Dale Goss [as M-D G] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss; Dale Goss [as M-D G] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Gold in Peru.

[Practical Jokers] (Table of Contents)

Kardak The Mystic Magician / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Phillips
Inks:
Jim Phillips
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kardak; Joe Blow; Ed; Hank Short; Miss Winters; Mr. Jones; Mr. Peters
Synopsis:
Next to the war, America's greatest problem is practical jokers.
Keywords:
magician
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood, Kardak, Pokey Oakey, Suzie, Snoop McGook, Senor Siesta, Three Monkeyteers, Percy, Canvas Back Corkle, Lost Legion
  2. 1. Top Notch Laugh Comics Proudly Presents
  3. 2. [Introduction]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. ["Boy, it looks like our new Top Notch Laugh Comics has caused quite a commotion, Pokey Oakey"]
    [Black Hood]
  5. 4. ["This is a story about death."]
    The Black Hood Man of Mystery
  6. 5. [Senorita La Tamale]
    Senor Siesta
  7. 6. ["If you remember, Snoop had located the missing horse ...."]
    Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth
  8. 7. [Coming at you like machine gun fire in the new Jackpot No. 5]
  9. 8. ["Dat Russian!!! He's beatin' up th' guard!!"]
    The Lost Legion
  10. 9. Blood On The Moon
    Black Hood
  11. 10. [If you should happen to be shopping in Moocher's Department Store ...]
    Suzie
  12. 11. Introducing Canvas Back Corkle
    Canvas Back Corkle
  13. 12. Crimes Committed - Rates Reasonable!
    Snoop McGook
  14. 13. ["It's a problem, all right!"]
    Percy
  15. 14. Be Prepared For A Bombshell In The July Issue Of "Pep"
  16. 15. [Introduction]
    The 3 Monkey-teers
  17. 16. Temple Of The Sun
    World Wonders
  18. 17. [Practical Jokers]
    Kardak The Mystic Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson