(August 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except June and November
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

["Archie, you're always a knockout!"] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
The Shield; Archie Andrews; Dusty; Hangman; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
boxing; comic books; reading

Indexer Notes

Artist correction by Craig Delich (August 30, 2007). Listed as Bob Montana originally.

Bulletin No. 20 (Table of Contents)

Shield G-Man Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Joe Higgins]
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes ad for Shield G-Man Club with an illustration, from earlier issue. Joe Higgins talks about the new Pen Pal section. Pen Pal's names are written in code.

Monstro's Holiday (Table of Contents)

The Original Shield And Dusty The Boy Detective / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Monstro (guest-star); Moke (villain, introduction): Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Snitch
Synopsis:
Monstro does not want to go back home.

Home Is Where the Hangman Isn't (Table of Contents)

The Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Harrison ?
Inks:
George Harrison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rocky Darter (villain, introduction); Trigger Tyfoon (villain, introduction); Professor Jeremiah Q. Obvious (introduction); Matilda (introduction); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon
Synopsis:
The Professor is working on a book about criminals.

Long Distance Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Anne Fanny (mentioned); Jerome; Blue Fox

Indexer Notes

includes character named Anne Fanny

[A Dream of Ancient Rome] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
military; superhero
Characters:
Nero (villain, in a dream); Adolf Hitler (villain); Captain Commando; Boy Soldiers [Billy; Flatbush; Armand; Percy]; Colonel Bradley

[All Keyed Up] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin [as Groggin]
Pencils:
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Hoops (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie causes chaos when he signs up for the basketball team.
Reprints:

["Remember Fido, you'll have to sit up, and bark like a dog ..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Chief Bugaboo; Fido
Synopsis:
Trying to teach Fido to act like a dog.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought that Teresa Woik might have written this story, however she has no known writer's credots, while Dave Huggins wrote most of the stories he drew.

[The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Harris
Pencils:
Larry Harris
Inks:
Larry Harris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Catfish Joe; Prof. Otto K. Balderdash (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Harris claims to have created, written and drawn Catfish Joe.

[Case of the Icy Death] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane [as Stak til] (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane [as Stak til] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Fred King (villain, introduction, death); Chester Freeman (introduction, death); Carlson (introduction, death); Nola Blane Neilson (introduction); Michael Sharp (introduction)

Indexer Notes

splash page swiped from ? in USA COMICS (Timely) #?; last appearance
Originally credited Gil Kane? (Star)
Gil Kane's pen name STAKTIL is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, you're always a knockout!"]
    Shield; Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 20
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Monstro's Holiday
    The Original Shield And Dusty The Boy Detective
  4. 3. Home Is Where the Hangman Isn't
    The Hangman
  5. 4. Long Distance Murder
  6. 5. [A Dream of Ancient Rome]
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
  7. 6. [All Keyed Up]
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Remember Fido, you'll have to sit up, and bark like a dog ..."]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  9. 8. [The Rainmaker]
    Catfish Joe
  10. 9. [Case of the Icy Death]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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