(November 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:
Red Rube; Steel Sterling

The Gruesome Twosome (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 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); V: The Gruesome Twosome (I; Gruesome and Twosome), Rat Face and his gang (I for all)
Synopsis:
Steel buys two small jinxed goblin figurines that brings him trouble and bad luck.

[The Zoot Suits] (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; Senorita Pepe La Tomahto
Synopsis:
Banana and Stencho have received reward money and spend it on clothes and women.

[The Password] (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:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; I: Rusty Dan (the Postal Man); Revenue men
Synopsis:
The revenue men only get gas to drink.

Honor Among Thieves (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Wellington (byline)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mike; Jake
Synopsis:
Two kidnappers double cross each other.

[Three Rounds With Gorilla Gus] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; V: Gorilla Gus and two spies (I for all); I: Mr. Long; Tom and his mother
Synopsis:
Red Rube signs up for a boxing match against Gorilla Gus to earn 500 dollars to help a lady and her blind son to an oparation.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Robin King. Robin is also the pen name of Ed Robbins, and the art is identical to his signed Red Rube story in #39. Very simple faces and much emty space as backgrounds.

[Seven Weeks of Hard Luck] (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; I: A. Bigge Jinx
Synopsis:
Bigge Jinx has got an order from Pluto in Hades to deliver seven weeks of hard luck to Chimp for breakindg his crystal ball.

Indexer Notes

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

[A Day In the Country] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Claire Moe [as Moe] (signed)
Inks:
Claire Moe [as Moe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Dr. Piddle (teacher); Principal Grump
Synopsis:
Piddle, Grump and the students are taking a day off in the country, without Ginger.

Vines Camp (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin (signed)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks:
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Smudge (teacher)
Synopsis:
School activities at Vines Camp with Wilbur as Councilor.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. The Gruesome Twosome
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Zoot Suits]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. [The Password]
    Applejacks
  5. 4. Honor Among Thieves
  6. 5. [Three Rounds With Gorilla Gus]
    Red Rube
  7. 6. [Seven Weeks of Hard Luck]
    Chimpy
  8. 7. [A Day In the Country]
    Ginger
  9. 8. Vines Camp
    Wilbur
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