(October 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

["Jughead! C'mon over here, quick!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Shield
Reprints:
Keywords:
radio broadcasts; radio microphones

Indexer Notes

cover plugs Archie radio show again

Bulletin No. 21 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Joe Higgins]
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Information about pen pals, and includes first few names and addresses. Includes plug for Shield G-Man Club.

Invitation to Murder (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
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bill Pierce; Biff Cook; Sid Ross; Clarence Grant; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Synopsis:
Joe Higgins stands accused of murder of one of his old friends.

Indexer Notes

Shield graduated high school in 1936, making him 26 years old (at an 8-year class reunion??)
Credit line reads "By Irv Novick".

Green Death (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:
?

Characters:
Hangman (Bob); Thelma Gordan; V: A Tibetian (I, D); I: Frank Mordecai (D), Dr. Mordecai, Dr. Peters
Synopsis:
Dr Peters and Dr Mordecai, Botany Professors, traveled to Tibet. Upon their return to the United States, Dr Peters had lost his mind, due to attempting to bring back a sacred plant.
Keywords:
Tibet

[Gone Fishing] (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:
?

Characters:
Li'l Chief Bugaboo;
Synopsis:
Bugaboo has trouble fishing.

Indexer Notes

Credit line reads "by Higgins & Woik". Dave Higgins is known to have written comics, Terry (Woik) Szenics is known to have inked and lettered comics.

Wise Guy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten ? [as Hal Shallet]
Letters:
typeset

Archie Talks (Table of Contents)

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Souphead Jones]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Souphead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and his pals appears Monday - Friday on the Blue Radio Network, but Souphead does not.
You can write and ask for him to appear.

Archie the Jockey: Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dr. Breakbone; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
When Jughead mentions that jockeys have to be a certain weight, Archie stuffs himself in hopes of becoming overweight. Archie gets sick and is visited by Dr. Breakbone. Dr. Breakbone gives Archie a vigorous exercise routine and Archie breaks his arm. When he tells Mr. Lodge of the incident, Mr. Lodge says picking Archie to be a jockey was only a joke.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue

[Marco and the Pirates] (Table of Contents)

Marco Loco Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Moroco Loco; Snooch; A band of pirates (villains, first appearance)
Synopsis:
His crew doesn't like him, but the pirates like his ship.

Indexer Notes

Snooch is called "Smooch" in one panel.

[Airborne Hillbilly] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Catfish Joe
Synopsis:
An airplane makes an unscheduled landing in the bayou.

Indexer Notes

Credit line says "by Larry Harris". Harris claims he created, wrote, and drew Catfish Joe.

[Beginnings] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
military; superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando, Boy Soldiers [Flatbush, Percy Lothar, Billy, Arman); Thorndike (flashback); Professor Bergeret (flashback); Nazis
Synopsis:
While facing certain death, Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers think about what led them to where they are.

Indexer Notes

Byline reads "By Irv Novick". It is revealed in this story that Billy is Captain Commando's son, Percy is the son of the Earl of Lothar. Story contains a discussion about then current pro baseball, including Carl Hubbell.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Jughead! C'mon over here, quick!"]
    Shield; Jughead and Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 21
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Invitation to Murder
    The Original Shield And Dusty The Boy Detective
  4. 3. Green Death
    The Hangman
  5. 4. [Gone Fishing]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  6. 5. Wise Guy
  7. 6. Archie Talks
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie the Jockey: Part 2
    Archie
  9. 8. [Marco and the Pirates]
    Marco Loco Adventurer
  10. 9. [Airborne Hillbilly]
    Catfish Joe
  11. 10. [Beginnings]
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
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