(January 1944)

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

Issue Notes

Order of sequences and other corrections made by Gary Watson, April 2008.


[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

Living Shadows (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); Professor Royce
Synopsis:
The professor has invented a projector that makes shadows come to life.

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.

["Pie een the sky!"] (Table of Contents)

Senor Banana / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis:
Banana falls asleep after reading about a book about Grass as Superfood, and dreams he has become super strong.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia and says she is confused with Janice Valleau.

The Black Hood Wants You (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Black Hood

Indexer Notes

Ad for Archie/Black Hood.

["Happy and Slappy have been given fifty dollars..."] (Table of Contents)

Slap Happy Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Wild Mountain Bill; Old Confederate General
Synopsis:
The Applejack boys and Wild Mountain Bill travel to New York, but only have Confederate money to spend.

Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tommy Tomkins
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Al; Jake; Verna
Synopsis:
Al files his way out of jail to get revenge.

["Principal Grump!"] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Principal Grump; Prof. Piddle; Miss Eclaire
Synopsis:
Ginger and Dotty are driving out to a poultry farm to get eggs for Miss Eclaire.

Don't Blab (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]
Synopsis:
Red Rube discovers a Nazi spy radio transmitter station.

["After deciding you know the answers..."] (Table of Contents)

Zipsy Doodles / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["I'm not afraid..."] (Table of Contents)

Chimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chimpy; Genie; Super-Duper-Man
Synopsis:
Chimpy and Genie go over to the Comic Book factory to get a new idea for their artist, Joe Edwards.

Indexer Notes

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

["Hello! That you Linda?"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda; Red
Synopsis:
Linda is alergic to orchid scent and Wilbur has accidentally dropped an orchid into the punch bowl.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Red Rube
  2. 1. Living Shadows
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Pie een the sky!"]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. The Black Hood Wants You
    Archie; Black Hood
  5. 4. ["Happy and Slappy have been given fifty dollars..."]
    Slap Happy Applejacks
  6. 5. Revenge
  7. 6. ["Principal Grump!"]
    Ginger
  8. 7. Don't Blab
    Red Rube
  9. 8. ["After deciding you know the answers..."]
    Zipsy Doodles
  10. 9. ["I'm not afraid..."]
    Chimpy
  11. 10. ["Hello! That you Linda?"]
    Wilbur
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson