(October 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:
Harry Shorten
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, Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling; Red Rube

Land of the Amazons (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Sergeant Mulligan (Army); Queen Miverna (villain, introduction); the Amazons (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Steel is on a mission to rescue Looney and finds him a prisoner of the Amazons.

"Running away from an orphanage..." (Table of Contents)

Red Rube / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins
Inks:
Ed Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; Spike; Rielly (crook)
Synopsis:
Rielly hires young kids to steal from the supermarket.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Harry Sahle. The signed story by Robbins in #41 and 39 has identical artwork, but can be very difficult to seperate from Vigoda, even when signed.

[The Coffee Bean Thieves] (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; Sheriff; Thieves
Synopsis:
Banana and Stencho capture a band of coffee bean thieves and get a reward.

[The Mournful State-P.U. Game] (Table of Contents)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jake Strongarm (introduction); Sweeney; Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack
Synopsis:
Strongarm has a week to make a football team out of the Applejack boys and their friends.

How Far Is Up? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Uncle Ephraim
Synopsis:
Uncle Ephraim has found a downed Nazi airplane and wants to keep it for himself.

Welcome To Hades (Table of Contents)

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chimpy; Genie; Pluto (villain, introduction); Nero (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Chimpy and Genie are visiting Hades.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Perfume Perilous] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Claire Moe (signed)
Pencils:
Claire Moe (signed)
Inks:
Claire Moe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Dr. Dipple (teacher); Principal Grump
Synopsis:
Ginger is experimenting with chemicals.

Indexer Notes

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

I Like To Riff (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; Eddie; Dotty; Clarence Sparks [Stinky]; Mr. Snoddgrass
Synopsis:
Wilbur and his parents are invited for dinner with the Snoddgrasses.

Indexer Notes

Originally credtied to Bob Montana, but the signature is Clem, and several of the faces have a clear Weisbecker look.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. Land of the Amazons
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. "Running away from an orphanage..."
    Red Rube
  4. 3. [The Coffee Bean Thieves]
    Senor Banana
  5. 4. [The Mournful State-P.U. Game]
    Applejacks
  6. 5. How Far Is Up?
  7. 6. Welcome To Hades
    Chimpy
  8. 7. [The Perfume Perilous]
    Ginger
  9. 8. I Like To Riff
    Wilbur
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