(April 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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg (signed)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Hangman; Dusty
Keywords:
artillery; machine guns; parachuting; stereotyping of Germans; Wehrmacht; World War II

Indexer Notes

Updated cover art credits from West Stephan (February 21, 2005). Originally credited to Bob Montana.

[The Devil-Eyed Doctor of Nazidom] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
J. Edgar Hoover (guest-star); Dr. Joseph A. Klee (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains); Elise (introduction)

The Crime Behind the Noose (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Barton Nash (villain, introduction, death)

Murder Out of Mind (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alan Barrister
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hangman

[The Story of Boots O'Grady] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Boots O'Grady (introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)

The Yanks Have Come! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Gen. Forain (introduction); The Fascists (villains)

[Return to 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:
The Fairy Queen (guest-star); The Chief of Superstition Land (villain, introduction); the Devil (villain)

[On the Farm] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Sam Andrews (introduction, Archie's uncle); Aggie Andrews (introduction, Archie's aunt)
Synopsis:
Archie is sent to help on his uncle's farm but only causes more trouble for his uncle.
Reprints:

The Case of the Laughing Corpse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane as [Pen Star] (signed)
Inks:
Pen Shumaker as [Pen Star] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. John Fraggus (villain, introduction); Eli Fraggus (introduction, death); Evelyn Fraggus (introduction); George Mariner (introduction); Mrs. Triggs (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited only to Gil Kane.
Gil Kane and Pen Shumaker are credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as working as a team under the pen name "Pen Star". When comparing the story in issue #41, signed only by Kane, the inking, especially on faces, is very different, while figures and layout are similar, so he must have done pencils and Shumaker the inking.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. [The Devil-Eyed Doctor of Nazidom]
    Shield
  3. 2. The Crime Behind the Noose
    Hangman
  4. 3. Murder Out of Mind
    The Hangman
  5. 4. [The Story of Boots O'Grady]
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. The Yanks Have Come!
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [Return to Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  8. 7. [On the Farm]
    Archie
  9. 8. The Case of the Laughing Corpse
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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