(August 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman
Keywords:
bondage; branding irons; Japanese Imperial naval ensign; skeletons; stereotyping of Japanese; swastikas; torture

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick.

[The Strangler] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Strangler (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
Shield verifies that his super-powers are permanently lost

Rhymed Invitations to Death (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mother Goose [John Dickson] (villain, introduction, death); Simon Dickson (introduction, death); Robin Dickson (introduction, death); Mr. Dickson (introduction, death)

[The Coming of Captain Commando] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando [John Grayson] (introduction); the Boy Soldiers [Billy Grayson (introduction), Gerald Sykes (introduction); Armand De Latour (introduction); Erik Jansen (introduction] The Nazis (villains)

Station D-E-A-T-H Broadcasting (Table of Contents)

Hangman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman

[Nightmares, Inc.] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Alice (guest-star); Welsh Rabbit (introduction); Dill Pickle (introduction); I. Scream Cohen (introduction)

[Murder of a Rajah] (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:
Rajah of Bapal (introduction, death); his son (introduction); The Japanese (villains)

[The Escort Agency] (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:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie sets up an escort agency to raise money and ends up dating his teacher, Miss Grundy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Miss Grundy is now single and is no longer principal.

[Case of the Corpse on Ice] (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:
Donald Grayson (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Slade (introduction, death); Major Grayson (introduction, death); Foreman Walters (introduction); Julian Thomas (introduction); Joe (introduction)

God's Wrist Watch (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Boyle / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [The Strangler]
    Shield
  3. 2. Rhymed Invitations to Death
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Coming of Captain Commando]
    Captain Commando
  5. 4. Station D-E-A-T-H Broadcasting
    Hangman
  6. 5. [Nightmares, Inc.]
    Danny In Dreamland
  7. 6. [Murder of a Rajah]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The Escort Agency]
    Archie
  9. 8. [Case of the Corpse on Ice]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  10. 9. God's Wrist Watch
    Sergeant Boyle
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