(March 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
An MLJ Publication
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman; Shield; Dusty
Keywords:
bondage; firing squads; Japanese Imperial Army; pole vaulting; stereotyping of Japanese; World War II

Polly Wants a Corpse (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Smooch Schultz (villain, introduction); Knifey Gordon (villain, introduction); Patch-Eye (villain, introduction, death)

The Lamp That Lived (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Meredith?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani
Inks:
Bob Fujitani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Menuhi (villain, introduction, death); Aladdin's Lamp (introduction)

Death Is a Persian Cat (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alan Barrister
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Hangman

[The Hunchback's Tale] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Ziegfried Werner (introduction); Ole Larkin (introduction); Prof. Buchner (introduction, flashback); Wolfe (villain, introduction, flashback); the Nazis (villains)

[North African Adventure] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Prof. Snodgrass (introduction); The Nazis (villains)

[The Wizard of Wonderland] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fairy Queen (guest-star); The Wizard (introduction); Joe Scarecrow (introduction); a knight (introduction); Danny's dad (guest-star); Danny's mom (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Danny leaves Wonderland; story swiped from THE WIZARD OF OZ

[Introducing Oscar] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Oscar (introduction, Archie's dog)
Synopsis:
Archie's dog Oscar has puppies and they cause chaos around the house. Mr. Andrews forces Archie to sell the puppies but soon the family misses them and the puppies come back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Archie's dog Oscar, who would be a regular character in the 1940s.

The Turnberry Lighthouse Mystery (Table of Contents)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Robert McPherson (villain, introduction); Peter Shelley (introduction); Douglas Rogers (introduction); Mrs. McPherson (introduction); Ellen McPherson (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. Polly Wants a Corpse
    Shield
  3. 2. The Lamp That Lived
    Hangman
  4. 3. Death Is a Persian Cat
    The Hangman
  5. 4. [The Hunchback's Tale]
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. [North African Adventure]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Wizard of Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  8. 7. [Introducing Oscar]
    Archie
  9. 8. The Turnberry Lighthouse Mystery
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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