(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:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Senor Banana, Ginger, Applejacks / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Steel Sterling; Ginger; Senor Banana; Applejack Boys

The Little Men Who Weren't There (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant O'Shea (Police); Looney; Joshua Walton (Keeper of the Yehudis)
Synopsis:
Invisible fairies, the Yehudis, are giving information to the Nazis.

[Marry the Measles Twins] (Table of Contents)

The Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ginger (signed) ?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Harry Sahle (artist); Wedlock Bill (preacher); Measles Twins
Synopsis:
The Applejack boys are being led to the altar by Maw Measles to marry the Measles Twins, but are saved by Harry Sahle, the artist.

Indexer Notes

Ginger signed on page one, but not found in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Last Laugh (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Skeets Sampson; Sheriff Josiah Jonesby; Sweeney; Mac
Synopsis:
A smart crook meets his better in a Mac's Diner deal.

Andy Clive and His Jive Five (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Andy Clive (Hep-Cat); Principal Grump
Synopsis:
Ginger invites Andy Clive and his Jive Five to play at the Freshman Prom.

The Screwball of Malta (Table of Contents)

ZIP's Hall of Fame / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mary Goss ?
Inks:
Mary Goss ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
George Frederick Beurling (RCAF pilot)
Synopsis:
Teen-age pilot hero of the battle of Malta.

Indexer Notes

Art has some resemblence to the feature World Wonders by Goss.

["40 miles an hour..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
First military airplanes and Thanksgiving turkeys.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Land of the Missing Link (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Art like the signed story in #39.

Dreaming (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Dad Wilkie; Mom Wilkie; Eddie; Suzie; Annabelle
Synopsis:
A large firework to the boys who sell the most War Stamps by the 4th of July.

Jest Jokes (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Men Who Went Nowhere (Table of Contents)

Web / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker ?
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [Jon Raymond]; Madeline Freeman (salesgirl); Frank Moran (FBI agent); Paul Freeman (Nazi spy)
Synopsis:
FBI agents are killed by Nazies and The Web captured.

Indexer Notes

Artwork looks like Weisbecker's faces.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Senor Banana, Ginger, Applejacks
  2. 1. The Little Men Who Weren't There
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Marry the Measles Twins]
    The Applejacks
  4. 3. Last Laugh
  5. 4. Andy Clive and His Jive Five
    Ginger
  6. 5. The Screwball of Malta
    ZIP's Hall of Fame
  7. 6. ["40 miles an hour..."]
    World Wonders
  8. 7. The Land of the Missing Link
    Senor Banana
  9. 8. Dreaming
    Wilbur
  10. 9. Jest Jokes
  11. 10. The Men Who Went Nowhere
    Web
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