(April 1944)

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

America's Funniest Comics!! (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Suzie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Black Hood; Suzie

["Well, of all things...Suzie..."] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Mr. Leopard (fur company)
Synopsis:
Suzie is a sign painter's helper.

Indexer Notes

Ginger is the pen name of Virginia Drury, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Reading time..take as long as you like..."] (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; Clara Belle; Bugeye Mc Slop; Parson Dropseat (nutty Preacher)
Synopsis:
Clara Belle is going to marry Bugeye, but the Preacher turns out to be a nutty from the State Asylum.
Keywords:
hillbilly

Indexer Notes

Credit line reads "A Don Dean Production."

"Alas! Eef I only had some money!" (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; Movie scout; Makum Hatum (magician); Stretch Stitchel (midget)
Synopsis:
Senor Siesta is spotted by a movie scout.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["At the Palatial Clapsaddle Estate..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Snoop McGook; Waldo (squirrell); Ella Clapsaddle; Bella Clapsaddle; Della Clapsaddle; Snitch Harris (burglar)
Synopsis:
The Clapsaddle sisters feel romantic and invite Snoop over to their estate.

["Oh, shed a tear for Gloomy Gus..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; Gabby (angel); Professor
Synopsis:
Gus, the homeless ghost, and his sidekick angel, Gabby, browse around to see if they can find some body. They find a mechanical man.

The Marionette Murders (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty; Paulini (puppeteer)
Synopsis:
A puppeteer with living marionettes that need human blood.

Indexer Notes

next app. in BLACK HOOD COMICS #10

I Choose Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.88 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert C. Blackman
Letters:
Typeset

Statement Of The Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.12 page (report information)

Script:
Maurice Coyne
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Louis H. Silberkleit, publisher and business manager; Harry Shorten, editor; John L. Goldwater, managing editor. Owner: M.L.J. Magazines (partnership); Louis H. Silberkleit, John L. Goldwater; Maurice Coyne

["Gangway, Stupidman..."] (Table of Contents)

Stupidman and the 3 Monkey-Teers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman [Egbert]; Frankie and Johnnie (two headed being); The Witch
Synopsis:
Stupidman makes War Bond stew and catches a German spy.

["Look! Here comes the mail man..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters:
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Dottum (Indian); Gramps; Mail man; Tommy Granville
Synopsis:
The heir to the Ranville millions is due on the next train to rough it up on the ranch.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Funniest Comics!!
    Black Hood; Suzie
  2. 1. ["Well, of all things...Suzie..."]
    Suzie
  3. 2. ["Reading time..take as long as you like..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. "Alas! Eef I only had some money!"
    Senor Siesta
  5. 4. ["At the Palatial Clapsaddle Estate..."]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. ["Oh, shed a tear for Gloomy Gus..."]
    Gloomy Gus
  7. 6. The Marionette Murders
    Black Hood
  8. 7. I Choose Death
  9. 8. Statement Of The Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  10. 9. ["Gangway, Stupidman..."]
    Stupidman and the 3 Monkey-Teers
  11. 10. ["Look! Here comes the mail man..."]
    Dotty and Ditto
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