(September 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 (uncredited)
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; Hangman; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Shield; Archie; Hangman; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
radio broadcasting; radio microphones; RCA's Blue Network

Indexer Notes

cover plugs the Archie radio show

Emergency Bulletin 21 (Table of Contents)

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Joe Higgins]
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Archie Andrews is now on the radio.

Indexer Notes

Archie is called "Pep's Bad Boy" in a reference to Peck's Bad Boy.

Diamonds of Death (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Frogface Houlihan (villain, introduction, death); Drape-Shape (villain, introduction, death); Maestro (villain, introduction, death; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Synopsis:
A millionaire is dead, robbery the apparent motive. The apparent killer bought a doll on the day of the death.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is "by Irv Novick".

[Knights of the Road] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
John Rector (introduction, death, flashback); Abner Thrisk (introduction); Sam Stengel (villain, introduction, death); Ike Fraser (villain, introduction, death); Hangman (Bob Dickering)
Synopsis:
Abner Thrisk has been on the lam for five years for a murder that he claims he didn't commit.

["Remember Fido, you must be careful, and not act like a mountain lion anymore."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Higgins ?
Pencils:
Dave Higgins [as Higgins]
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics [as Woik]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Chief Bugaboo; Fido
Synopsis:
Attempts are made to discover if Fido is a dog or a mountain lion.

Indexer Notes

Credit line says "By Higgins and Woik". Previously the GCD credited the writer as Woik, thinking she was the writer instead of the inker.

Death for Dessert (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Archie the Jockey (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Sahle
Pencils:
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks:
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie fight over horseback riding. Veronica believes that Archie can ride and she invites him to the Lodge estate for the weekend. Archie brings Jughead, and Jughead shows Archie how to ride in the early morning hours. Veronica mistakes Jughead for Archie and when Mr. Lodge's jockey gets ill, Archie is picked to step in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge is incorrectly said to be introduced in this story; his name is given as "Lodge Lodge III"; cont'd next issue
Mrs. Andrews has brown hair.

[Elephant in the Swamp] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Harris (signed)
Pencils:
Larry Harris (signed)
Inks:
Larry Harris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Maybelle (introduction); Mr. Jangling (introduction; Catfish Joe; Mrs. Dilly
Synopsis:
Killer elephant beaks out of the train and heads into the swamp.

Indexer Notes

Larry Harris has stated that he created, wrote, and drew this series.

[Greatness Is Thrust upon Marco] (Table of Contents)

Marco Loco Adventuer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello]
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello]
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Marco Loco (introduction, origin); King of Spain (introduction); Queen of Spain (introduction); Christopher Flopp (villain, introduction)

[Hitler's Dream] (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
military; superhero
Characters:
Adolf Hitler (villain); Captain Herman (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains); Abraham Lincoln (in a dream, cameo); Captain Commando; Boy Soldiers
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman; Archie
  2. 1. Emergency Bulletin 21
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Diamonds of Death
    The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
  4. 3. [Knights of the Road]
    The Hangman
  5. 4. ["Remember Fido, you must be careful, and not act like a mountain lion anymore."]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  6. 5. Death for Dessert
  7. 6. Archie the Jockey
    Archie
  8. 7. [Elephant in the Swamp]
    Catfish Joe
  9. 8. [Greatness Is Thrust upon Marco]
    Marco Loco Adventuer
  10. 9. [Hitler's Dream]
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
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