(May 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Red Rube; Steel Sterling

The Wand of Weirdness (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); Apollo Bates (villain, introduction, death); Muley (villain, introduction, death); Dippy Dugan (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
A magic wand supposed to have belonged to Merlin the Magician is stolen from the museum.
Reprints:

[Stencho's Woman Problems] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora; Dolores Odora (wife); Rosita
Synopsis:
Stencho's wife wants to find out if he still loves her. A red wig and a new dress will do the trick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

last appearance

County Fair (Table of Contents)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Professor
Synopsis:
The Applejack boys are on a gas balloon trip and land near the house of a screwy professor, who turns them into monkeys.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Frank Swinatra] (Table of Contents)

Ginger / 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:
Teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Frank Swinatra (introduction)
Synopsis:
Ginger meets Frank Sinatra.
Reprints:

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 Fourth Dimensional Dr. Karvalla] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Red Rube [Reuben Reuben]; Dr. Karvalla (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The wicked scientist, Dr. Karvalla, invented a formula that enabled him to travel in the fourth dimension.
Reprints:

The Future and the Past (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Rose
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Adventure; Crime
Characters:
Harry Rose (narrator); Forbes
Synopsis:
A corpse is found on a beach on Tahiti.
Reprints:

[Introducing the Flying Dragons] (Table of Contents)

Flying Dragons / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Flying Dragons [Hank O'Toole, Spud] (introduction); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The American Volunteer Group in China is disbanded and some join the Army Air Corps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

only appearance
Vigoda is credited on both script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Very different artwork compared with his signed Red Rube story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. The Wand of Weirdness
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Stencho's Woman Problems]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. County Fair
    Applejacks
  5. 4. [Frank Swinatra]
    Ginger
  6. 5. [The Fourth Dimensional Dr. Karvalla]
    Red Rube
  7. 6. The Future and the Past
  8. 7. [Introducing the Flying Dragons]
    Flying Dragons
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