(February 1944)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except January and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Beware of Pickpockets"] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Pokey Oakey / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Black Hood; Pokey Oakey

["Yessuh, this hyar bein' Shuriff of Catfish Creek..."] (Table of Contents)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pokey Oakey; Pappy Oakey; Mammy Oakey; Dude Snagnasty
Synopsis:
Dude is back to the hills and is courting Mammy Oakey.
Keywords:
hillbilly

["It seems that someone is always trying to get Senor Siesta off this Earth..."] (Table of Contents)

Senor Siesta / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Siesta; Pancho (wanted outlaw)
Synopsis:
Senor Sieste is mistaken for an outlaw called Pancho.

["Hoe do I look like as a dummy..?"] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzy; Mr. Birdseed; Madame Renee
Synopsis:
Suzie is a model at the Model Agency.

Indexer Notes

Art similar to Moe's signed story in #40. Compare the eyes.

["Snoop has decided to relax..."] (Table of Contents)

Snoop McGook / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Snoop McGook; Waldo (squirrell); Swami Rivah (hypnotist)
Synopsis:
Snoop is hypnotized.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Carl Hubbell, but the many close-up faces with big noses, and rough inking are Vigoda.

["Where is St. Pete?"] (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; Gabby (angel); Cavegirl; Kermit the Hermit
Synopsis:
The time machine brings back Gus and a cavegirl, but not Gabby.

Black Hood Battles the Book Worm (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty; Hiram Sykes (rare-book collector); A. Bookworm (crank villain)
Synopsis:
A crank bookworm is searching for a first edition of Treasure Island.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Camy?", but not him. The art is very similar to Clem and Pen's signed stories, so most probably them.

Killer's Final Curtain (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Wilbur S. Peacock
Letters:
Typeset

"There is a legend among sea faring men..." (Table of Contents)

Stupidman and the Three Monkeyteers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman [Egbert]; Lorelei (mermaid)
Synopsis:
Lorelei with her enchanting music has come back and worried shipowners approach Stupidman for help.

Indexer Notes

Scott Meredith was suggested as writer of this script, but he was gone from MLJ by this time, and Ed Goggin wrote and drew most, if not all,of his stories, and is known as a writer for others as well.

["Dotty won $2,000 in prizes..."] (Table of Contents)

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters:
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Dottum (Indian); Gramps; Sheriff
Synopsis:
Dotty and friends are back home with the prize money.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Beware of Pickpockets"]
    Black Hood; Pokey Oakey
  2. 1. ["Yessuh, this hyar bein' Shuriff of Catfish Creek..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  3. 2. ["It seems that someone is always trying to get Senor Siesta off this Earth..."]
    Senor Siesta
  4. 3. ["Hoe do I look like as a dummy..?"]
    Suzie
  5. 4. ["Snoop has decided to relax..."]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. ["Where is St. Pete?"]
    Gloomy Gus
  7. 6. Black Hood Battles the Book Worm
    Black Hood
  8. 7. Killer's Final Curtain
  9. 8. "There is a legend among sea faring men..."
    Stupidman and the Three Monkeyteers
  10. 9. ["Dotty won $2,000 in prizes..."]
    Dotty and Ditto
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