(March 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, except January, April, July and October
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["I, the Shield, will save you!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews [also as the Shield]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
comic books; dreaming; impersonations; sleep

Indexer Notes

Official credit from Archie comics.

The Madman's Castle (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks:
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Kurt Reimar (villain, introduction); Maximilian (villain, introduction, death); Count De Maximilian (introduction, death); Charlotte Max (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gil Kane?", but his pen name was Pen Star. Clem and Pen are credited pen names by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. They are both credited only on inking this feature. However, the long narrow faces and ears, and also the rest of the artwork are similar to signed Captain Commando stories credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as Clem on pencils and Pen on inking.

We'll Never be Licked (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Harrison
Inks:
George Harrison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Danton (an artist from 2944, introduction); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "George Harrison?" on pencils and "Clem Weisbecker?" on ink. The artwork, like the rounded inking and especially the apricot-like ears with large rounded outer edge are identical to his signed Boy Buddies story in Hangman #8. So most probably all done by Harrison. Stories signed by Clem/Pen have long narrow faces and ears, with more angular inklines.

The Noose (Table of Contents)

Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani
Inks:
Bob Fujitani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Elias Wolfe (flashback, villain, death); Richard Wolfe (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

next app. in BLACK HOOD #10

Corpses Don't Walk (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lee Floren
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Manton; Jake Walker; Sheriff Carr

[Oscar Is Lost] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Oscar (Archie's dog); Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When Oscar runs away, Archie and Mr. Andrews look for him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

official credits from Archie comics (previous indexer thought the "story by Hubbell" credit line meant that Hubbell drew it.)

[Fuddy and Duddy] (Table of Contents)

Catfish Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Harris?
Pencils:
Larry Harris
Inks:
Larry Harris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fuddy Goober (introduction); Duddy Goober (introduction)

[Love Strikes] ["Hello There You"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Chief Bugaboo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Theresa Woik ?
Pencils:
Dave Higgins (signed)
Inks:
Dave Higgins (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Li'l Chief Bugaboo's next appearance is in JOLLY JINGLES COMICS #13

[The Spells of King Jerque II] (Table of Contents)

Marco Loco / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
King Jerque II (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I, the Shield, will save you!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Madman's Castle
    Shield
  3. 2. We'll Never be Licked
    Captain Commando
  4. 3. The Noose
    Hangman
  5. 4. Corpses Don't Walk
  6. 5. [Oscar Is Lost]
    Archie
  7. 6. [Fuddy and Duddy]
    Catfish Joe
  8. 7. [Love Strikes] ["Hello There You"]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  9. 8. [The Spells of King Jerque II]
    Marco Loco
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