(July 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Dusty
Keywords:
bondage; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese Imperial naval ensign

Introducing Monstro, the Monster From Mars (Table of Contents)

The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Monstro (introduction, a Martian)
Synopsis:
A man from Mars comes to Earth, but folks think it's another Orson Wells gag.

Indexer Notes

Story set in the town of Brookhattan.

The Case of the Singing Corpse (Table of Contents)

The Hangman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Inks:
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon; Phillips (villain, introduction); Herb Cook (introduction, death in flashback); Rosalind Cook (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A radio announcer and control man are murdered, while they are on the air.

Indexer Notes

Note on splash page signed by Harry Shorten, editor. Story signed "By Bob Fuje".

Blackmail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Shield

The Conga Goes To War (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
military; superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando; The Boy Soldiers [Flatbush; Billy; Percy; Armand]; A Japanese Captain (villain, introduction, death); a tribe of South Sea Islanders (introductions, some deaths)
Synopsis:
Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers' transport ship has sunk off the Solomon Islands.

[The Peerless Pitcher of Mudcat] (Table of Contents)

Catfish Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Harris
Pencils:
Larry Harris
Inks:
Larry Harris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Larry Harris ?

Characters:
Catfish Joe (introduction); his mother (introduction); Alex (introduction); Prof. Otto K. Balderdash (introduction); A prison warden (villain, introduction); the sheriff of Mudcat (villain, introduction)

[The Mountain Lion] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Chief Bugaboo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Higgins ?
Pencils:
Higgins
Inks:
Higgins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Li'l Chief Bugaboo (introduction); Fido (introduction); Bugaboo's mother; Bugaboo's brother
Synopsis:
Bugaboo meets a mountain lion.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought Theresa Woik [Szenics] wrote this series, even though she is not known to have written any comics, and Dave Higgins is known to have written comics.

[Batching It] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Sahle
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Mr. Andrews run the house while Mrs. Andrews is on vacation. Unfortunately, the guys are not the best housekeepers.
Reprints:

Adventure of the Inner Temple (Table of Contents)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector J. Bentley; Ridgely (villain, introduction, death); the "Sphinx Men" (villains, introductions); Edwin Meecham (introduction, death); Haskins (introduction, death); Lewis (introduction)
Synopsis:
Bentley tells a story of what happened while he was in Egypt a few years earlier.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Introducing Monstro, the Monster From Mars
    The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
  3. 2. The Case of the Singing Corpse
    The Hangman
  4. 3. Blackmail
    The Shield
  5. 4. The Conga Goes To War
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
  6. 5. [The Peerless Pitcher of Mudcat]
    Catfish Joe
  7. 6. [The Mountain Lion]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  8. 7. [Batching It]
    Archie
  9. 8. Adventure of the Inner Temple
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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