(September 1942)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-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, Pokey Oakey, Three Monkeyteers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Contents Page (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Header from the table of contents in issue #28

[The bright badge worn by Pokey Oakey, newly elected Sheriff ...] (Table of Contents)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pokey Oakey; Maaw Oakey; Paaw Oakey; Omar Starpool; Plum
Synopsis:
Pokey evicts and then arrests his family, and meets Omar Starpool, poet.
Keywords:
hillbilly

Indexer Notes

continuing serial.
Story contains tombstone of "Harry Shorten Bread, editor", a reference to Harry Shorten, editor of Top Notch Laugh Comics.

Readers' Page (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Synopsis:
Reproduction of winning letter and family photographs of other winners.

Indexer Notes

Winner: Lois Jeanne Friedman (Long Beach, CA). Honorable mention: George Green (Knox, IN); Kenneth Schmitz (Milwaukee, Wi); Eugene Paige (Newark, NJ); Nancy Ann Lee (Cicero, Il); Albert Singer (Bronx, NY); Skippy West (Silverdale, Wa); Dorothy Marthohue (New Britian, CN); Louis Dugal Jr (Vinton,LA); Jimmy Bates (Philadelphia, Pa); Ramer Wooderson(Spickard, Missouri); Charlie Prater (TN); Jack Pennito (Bristol, CN); Manuel Panarra (Crous Landing, Ca); Anna Dubria, Brooklyn NY); Don Trautman (Cincinnati, OH); Patricia Hall (Claremont, Ca); John Reisch (Aspin Wall, Pa); Don Stotz (E. Springfield, MA)

The Mold Strikes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper
Inks:
Sam Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; The Mold; Dr. Emlin; Barbara; Sergeant McGinty
Synopsis:
The Mold is killing people by turning them into mold.

Indexer Notes

Same art as in Cooper's signed story in #31 and #32.

The Dark Swamp Of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[From the frying pan into the fire.] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Dean
Pencils:
Don Dean
Inks:
Don Dean
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Siesta; Senorita La Tamale
Synopsis:
Senorita La Tamale flatters Senor Siesta to get him to do her a favor.
Keywords:
ethnic

Indexer Notes

continuing serial.

Chapter One of the Case of the Whistlers (Table of Contents)

Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Snoop McGook; Waldo; Crown Princess Julianna
Synopsis:
Snoop gets a job to find the Crown Princess' jewels.

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial

Crooks Are Where You Find Them (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

Pep Comics Is Never Satisfied!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Hangman; The New Shield; Archie; Boy Soldiers
Synopsis:
New feature, Boy Soldiers, now appearing in Pep Comics.

Homeless Ghost (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus (introduction, origin); Saint Peter; Joe Blitz; Mrs. Gloompuss
Synopsis:
The death of Gus Gloompuss, and the origin of Gloomy Gus.

Indexer Notes

continuing serial.

[A chorus girl's life is so romantic.] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Miss Delovely; Mr. Witherspoon; Miranda
Synopsis:
Suzie tries the job of a chorus line dancer.

Lt. Commander Dr. Corydon M. Wassell (Table of Contents)

Top Notch's Hall of Fame / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; military
Characters:
Corydon M. Wassell: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo)
Synopsis:
Dr. Corydon M. Wassell's work in Java during World War Two is honored.

Indexer Notes

first appearance of feature.

[Round 2 coming up.] (Table of Contents)

Percy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kean
Pencils:
Bob Montana ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Percy Plummer; Gabby Garson; Mrs. Twerlip [Mrs. Swerlip]; A. Swan
Synopsis:
Percy's first day in the public high school.

Indexer Notes

Teacher called by both names.
List of the 5 greatest American writers includes Top Notch Laugh's editor, Harry Shorten.

[The Irish Potato] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Watch For This Cover On Your Newstands! (Table of Contents)

Hangman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Full page reproduction of the cover of Hangman #3

... reached the big city ... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Meredith ?
Pencils:
Vivian Berg ?
Inks:
Vivian Berg ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial.
Vivian Berg who is known to have written and drawn this strip in 1942-1943, and the name "Vivian" is on a window on the front page, suggesting she might have done this episode. Previous indexer thought this was the word of Ed Groggin, but the work signed by Groggin next issue does not look like this work.

Amazons (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Listen to me, Americans!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

next app. in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1966) #4
Previous indexer missed Paul Reinman's signature in the bottom left hand corner, thinking the strip was drawn by Jim Phillips.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood, Pokey Oakey, Three Monkeyteers
  2. 1. Contents Page
  3. 2. [The bright badge worn by Pokey Oakey, newly elected Sheriff ...]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. Readers' Page
  5. 4. The Mold Strikes!
    The Black Hood Man of Mystery
  6. 5. The Dark Swamp Of Death
    Black Hood
  7. 6. [From the frying pan into the fire.]
    Senor Siesta
  8. 7. Chapter One of the Case of the Whistlers
    Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth
  9. 8. Crooks Are Where You Find Them
    Snoop McGook
  10. 9. Pep Comics Is Never Satisfied!!
  11. 10. Homeless Ghost
    Gloomy Gus
  12. 11. [A chorus girl's life is so romantic.]
    Suzie
  13. 12. Lt. Commander Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
    Top Notch's Hall of Fame
  14. 13. [Round 2 coming up.]
    Percy
  15. 14. [The Irish Potato]
  16. 15. Watch For This Cover On Your Newstands!
    Hangman
  17. 16. ... reached the big city ...
    The 3 Monkey-Teers
  18. 17. Amazons
  19. 18. ["Listen to me, Americans!"]
    Kardak the "Mystic" Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson