(January 1943)

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.
Brand:
An MLJ Publication
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:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Dusty; Hangman
Keywords:
Japanese Imperial naval ensign; stereotyping of Japanese; tanks; World War II

Indexer Notes

Signed Sahle below MLJ at left.

The Trail of the Walking Corpse (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Charles Graham (villain, introduction, death); Richard Blane (villain, introduction, death)

The Raven (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Inks:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; The Raven [Paul Lerner] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven" quoted on pg. 1

Man Without a Country (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Edmund Carter (introduction, death); Anne Carter (introduction, death, flashback); Col. Reimer (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

[The Shrinking Tree] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; The genie (guest-star)

Death of a Ballet Dancer (Table of Contents)

The Hangman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Flynn K. Livingston
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman

[Marshall Dommel's Understudy] (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; The Nazis (villains)

[The School Reporter] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee (introduction); Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally publishes a story in the school newspaper saying that Mr. Weatherbee thinks tests are a waste of time. This sends the students and teachers into a state of chaos.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee not overweight in this story.
Second story by Holmdale due to Montana working on Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 Series) #1.

The Case of Devil's Rock (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:
Inspector Bentley; Neville McMurdock (villain, introduction, death); Bruce McMurdock (introduction, death); Rachel McMurdock (introduction); Edmond McMurdock (introduction); Edna McMurdock (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. The Trail of the Walking Corpse
    Shield
  3. 2. The Raven
    Hangman
  4. 3. Man Without a Country
    Captain Commando
  5. 4. [The Shrinking Tree]
    Danny In Wonderland
  6. 5. Death of a Ballet Dancer
    The Hangman
  7. 6. [Marshall Dommel's Understudy]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The School Reporter]
    Archie
  9. 8. The Case of Devil's Rock
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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