(March 1943)

Archie, 1942 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 (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

America's Funniest Joke Book (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Snoop McGook; Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Percy; Gloomy Gus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Black Hood; Snoop McGook; Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Percy; Gloomy Gus

["Illinois had it's Abraham Lincoln, but Arkansas has young Pokey Oakey"] (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; Prince Nickoli (baby)
Synopsis:
Pokey finds a baby in a basket floating in the river.

Death On The Flying Trapeze! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Doreen Rex (trapez girl); Emil Claxton (manager); Paliacci (clown); Texas Jim (cowboy); Sardini (magician); Mr. Rex (husband); Madam Zonga (fortune teller)
Synopsis:
A trapez girl is murdered, and thera are many suspects in the Claxton Carnival.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Cooper, but he did not appear in the Jerry Bails' Who's Who credits before 1945, and he is not found working for any MLJ feature. The artwork is very similar to other stories by Sam Cooper, who, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who, is the only Cooper working on Black Hood.

["Trough no fault of his own..."] (Table of Contents)

Senor Siesta / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Siesta; Sancho; Senor Satani
Synopsis:
Senor Fiesta must fight a duel with Satani.

["Ha! Wait till my clients see my fan mail!"] (Table of Contents)

Snoop McGook / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Snoop McGook; Major Mildew; Murgison (gang boss)
Synopsis:
Snoop gets a letter from a secret admirer.

"He left this world before he should!" (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus The Homeless Ghost / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; O'Toole (boxer)
Synopsis:
Gus has searched everywhere, but he can't find a body he can keep.

["Switchboard operator needed"] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerald Kean [as Kean] (signed)
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; George Draft (movie star); Mae Rest (movie star)
Synopsis:
Suzy take a job as switchboard operator.

Indexer Notes

Writer is called Jerry Keane in a caption.

["But, Jasper-Percy is so fragile"] (Table of Contents)

Percy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kean
Pencils:
Red Holmdale ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Percy Plummer; Jasper Plummer; Mrs. Plummer
Synopsis:
Percy and his father go on a hunting and fishing trip.

["The 3 Monkey-Teers have found out..."] (Table of Contents)

The 3 Monkey-Teers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Groggin (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Goggin (signed)
Inks:
Ed Goggin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman
Synopsis:
Stupidman is experimenting with his latest invention against bombing raids.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought story written by Scott Feldman. Ed Goggin wrote most of his own comics, and is known to have written this feature as well as drawn it.

["Howdy folks!!"] (Table of Contents)

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Wilmer (drugstore cowboy); Desperate Dan (outlaw); Dottum (indian)
Synopsis:
Dotty and Ditto is captured by Desperate Dan, but is saved by Dottum.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. America's Funniest Joke Book
    Black Hood; Snoop McGook; Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Percy; Gloomy Gus
  2. 1. ["Illinois had it's Abraham Lincoln, but Arkansas has young Pokey Oakey"]
    Pokey Oakey
  3. 2. Death On The Flying Trapeze!
    The Black Hood Man of Mystery
  4. 3. ["Trough no fault of his own..."]
    Senor Siesta
  5. 4. ["Ha! Wait till my clients see my fan mail!"]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. "He left this world before he should!"
    Gloomy Gus The Homeless Ghost
  7. 6. ["Switchboard operator needed"]
    Suzie
  8. 7. ["But, Jasper-Percy is so fragile"]
    Percy
  9. 8. ["The 3 Monkey-Teers have found out..."]
    The 3 Monkey-Teers
  10. 9. ["Howdy folks!!"]
    Dotty and Ditto
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson