(August 1943)

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

Who is Red Rube? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube; Senor Banana

Murder Out of This World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Oom the Mystic; Ali (assistant); Dutch Lemke (killer)
Synopsis:
Sergeant McGinty meets a mystic to have him call up the spirit of Looney.

Doom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Ye Old Hag; Handsome Harry
Synopsis:
An old hag predicts the Applejack boys will meet their doom before the day is done. It is the annual Marrying Day.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Harry Sahle.

"Nip and Tuck" (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Two headed turtle and frog cry.

Indexer Notes

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

["Bullfighters"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis:
Senor Odora plans to get rid of Banana by getting him into the bullfight,

You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas (Table of Contents)

Crime / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Zenith Gray
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Willie Sharpe; Jimmy Weaver; Inspector Craig
Synopsis:
Interfering with the United States Mail is a federal offence.

[Who Is the Red Rube?] (Table of Contents)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]
Synopsis:
Rueben flees from the orphanage and hides in an old castle where he gets his powers from the spirits of his dead ancestors.

Genie with the Blues (Table of Contents)

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joseph Edwards

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chimpy; Genie
Synopsis:
Chimpy is trying his best to get Genie out of his blues.

Indexer Notes

Edwards is credited on both script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

On Vacation (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Aunt Matilda
Synopsis:
Ginger and Dotty are on vacation at aunt Matilda's.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia Drury, but uncertain which is the penciller and inker here.

Uncle Monte (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin (signed)
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Dad Wilkie; Mom Wilkie; Uncle Monte
Synopsis:
Uncle Monte is visiting the Wilkes family, and he is not as rich as everybody think.

Indexer Notes

The signature is Clem, and several of the faces have a clear Weisbecker look.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who is Red Rube?
    Steel Sterling, Senor Banana
  2. 1. Murder Out of This World
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Doom
    The Applejacks
  4. 3. "Nip and Tuck"
    World Wonders
  5. 4. ["Bullfighters"]
    Senor Banana
  6. 5. You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas
    Crime
  7. 6. [Who Is the Red Rube?]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. Genie with the Blues
    Chimpy
  9. 8. On Vacation
    Ginger
  10. 9. Uncle Monte
    Wilbur
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