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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman
Keywords:
bondage; shields; swastikas; torture

The Strangler and Snowbird (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; The Strangler (villain); Snowbird (villain, introduction); Josef Goebbels (villain); Snakeyes Stiletti (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Snowbird snorts cocaine, possibly first such scene in comics.

The Hangman and the Hunter (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 Hunter (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goering; Der Henker (villain, introduction); Laval (villain, introduction); Johnny Gordon (Thelma's brother, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Signed "Der LUCEY Rye Whiskey" on the bottle at page 4, and art same as on his story in #29.

Death Draws a Cartoon (Table of Contents)

Hangman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman

[The Rescue of Armand's Father] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando; Delatour (Andre's father, introduction); Nazis

[The Death of Snapper] (Table of Contents)

Danny In Wonderland / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; Snapper (death); Mother Nature (introduction); Father Time (introduction)

[Back in New York] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Boyle; Harry Shorten; Carl Hubbell; Lulu (villain); spies
Synopsis:
Boyle and Twerp visit the MLJ offices.

Melodies of Murder (Table of Contents)

Shield / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield

[Archie Goes to Congress] (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; Veronica Lodge; Burton K. Lodge (introduction)
Synopsis:
Veronica takes Archie to the airport to meet her father, and through a series of mixups Archie winds up representing his state on a congressional committee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In this story, Burton Lodge (who would later be renamed Hiram) is an elected official who works in Washington DC.

The Church-Steeple Murders (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:
Bentley; Anne Crivet (villain, introduction, death); Harkness (introduction, death); Jim Crivet; Dr. Tass; a sexton
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. The Strangler and Snowbird
    Shield
  3. 2. The Hangman and the Hunter
    Hangman
  4. 3. Death Draws a Cartoon
    Hangman
  5. 4. [The Rescue of Armand's Father]
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. [The Death of Snapper]
    Danny In Wonderland
  7. 6. [Back in New York]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. Melodies of Murder
    Shield
  9. 8. [Archie Goes to Congress]
    Archie
  10. 9. The Church-Steeple Murders
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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