(February 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube

Murder Is An Art (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; John Barret (villain, introduction, death); Alonzo (introduction); Mr. Barret (introduction, death); Robert Jordan (introduction); Jimmy Barret (introduction); Rose Barret (introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Bear Hunt] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[Gun and Half-Gun] (Table of Contents)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gun (villain, introduction); Half-Gun (villain, introduction); Sadie (introduction)

Jewels of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
James Harrison
Letters:
typeset

[Skating Duel] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Tommy Turner (introduction); Brenda Brent (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Janice Valleau, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia and says she is confused with Janice Valleau. Janice's pen name was JANICE J.

[The Secret Nazi Airport] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Reuben works as a cub reporter and is sent with an important document to the F.B.I.

[Bluebeard] (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; Mr. Bluebeard (introduction); Mrs. Bluebeard (introduction)
Synopsis:
Genie and Chimpy meet Bluebeard.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Bijou Contest] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Scrugg (manager)
Synopsis:
Wilbur needs money to pay for a broken vase.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Rube
  2. 1. Murder Is An Art
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Bear Hunt]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. [Gun and Half-Gun]
    Applejacks
  5. 4. Jewels of Death
  6. 5. [Skating Duel]
    Ginger
  7. 6. [The Secret Nazi Airport]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. [Bluebeard]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. [The Bijou Contest]
    Wilbur
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