(April 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, March, 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)

Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Zombies (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling; Clancy (policeman); Sgt. Mulligan; Amwalli (witch doctor)
Synopsis:
Steel Sterling has to solve the riddle of why policeman Clancy walks in his sleep and appears to be dead.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Weisbecker as writer and Irv Novick on art. Clem is most probably pen name for Clem Weisbecker.
"Pen" is a pen name for Pen Shomaker according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Both are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Which one is the penciler and which one the inker is uncertain. Much of the action seems more like Irv Novick.

Ye Golden Beauty Shoppe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Goggin (signed); Harry Sahle (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis:
Banana and Stencho open a beauty shop.

["Someone cryin' in there, Slappy!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Goggin (signed); Harry Sahle (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Mrs. Stiches
Synopsis:
The Applejack boys are hired to find a missing husband.

Sweet Dreams of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Pen Shumaker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
John Mason (detective); Linda Gordon; Margaret Moore; Lieutenant Brady; Catherine Cole
Synopsis:
A jealous would-be singer commits murder.

["Boy! Is that corny!"] (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:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Prof. Twinkletoe; Tommy
Synopsis:
Tommy gets jealous of Ginger's new dancing teacher.

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.

MLJ Leads the Way (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes statement of ownership and management at bottom of page.

["I presume we have all met our hero, Rueben!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Reuben Reuben]; Hans
Synopsis:
Reuben discovers a Nazi sabotage group

So Save Your Scrap to Scrap the Japs! (Table of Contents)

Red Rube / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promotes paper drives.

["Will you please stop stuffing yourself..."] (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; Pig Chief
Synopsis:
Genie dreams he is eaten by pigs.

["Yipee! Make way!"] (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
Synopsis:
Wilbur is gone fishing.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Rube
  2. 1. Zombies
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Ye Golden Beauty Shoppe
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. ["Someone cryin' in there, Slappy!"]
    The Slap Happy Applejacks
  5. 4. Sweet Dreams of Death
  6. 5. ["Boy! Is that corny!"]
    Ginger
  7. 6. MLJ Leads the Way
  8. 7. ["I presume we have all met our hero, Rueben!"]
    Red Rube
  9. 8. So Save Your Scrap to Scrap the Japs!
    Red Rube
  10. 9. ["Will you please stop stuffing yourself..."]
    Chimpy
  11. 10. ["Yipee! Make way!"]
    Wilbur
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Lou Mougin
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