(December 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 Magazine
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
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube; Steel Sterling

The Space That Wasn't There (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); I: Prof. Hector (D); V: Weston (I, D)
Synopsis:
Professor Hector has invented a powerful ray gun that makes things change size.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to "Clare", but the signature reads CLEM in #44 and is pen name for Clem Weisbecker credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. "Clare" is probably included in Who's Who only by that misread signature.

[The Secret Rubber Formula] (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; Trickster
Synopsis:
Banana and Stencho are tricked into buying a bottle of liquid that turns leaves into rubber.

[Wild Mountain Bill] (Table of Contents)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; I: Wild Mountain Bill
Synopsis:
To earn 50 dollars the Applejack boys have to collect it from Wild Mountain Bill, who owes it to their pappy.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia Drury, but uncertain if she is inker or penciller here.

Genies Don't Kill (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Maurice Howard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Sergeant Duffy; Mrs.Livingston; Doc. Carter; Mr. Cone; Peter Rance
Synopsis:
She sat up all night beside the coffin of her dead husband and in the morning they found her dead.

[The Haunted House] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Claire Moe
Inks:
Claire Moe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Miss Wheedle (teacher); Freddie Flamm
Synopsis:
Ginger and Dotty have to go into the old haunted house to prove they don't believe in ghosts.

[The Needle In the Haystack] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; I: Dr. John Hunter (D); Mrs. Hunter; V: Dr. Blatherskee and his gang (I for all)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hunter has a fortune hidden in a needle and a gang is out to steal it.

[The Witch Sisters] (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: Itchy and Twitchy Witch
Synopsis:
The two Twitchy Witches fight over Genie.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Experiment] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin?
Pencils:
Betty Hershey (signed)
Inks:
Betty Hershey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Principal Pimplerod; Dotty
Synopsis:
Wilbur has become an air-raid warden.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. The Space That Wasn't There
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Secret Rubber Formula]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. [Wild Mountain Bill]
    Applejacks
  5. 4. Genies Don't Kill
  6. 5. [The Haunted House]
    Ginger
  7. 6. [The Needle In the Haystack]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. [The Witch Sisters]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. [The Experiment]
    Wilbur
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