(June 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly, except January, April, July and October
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; The Shield; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
Keywords:
daydreaming; diving; swimming; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Archie daydreams about swimming with The Shield and the gang. Cover reprinted as the cover of a one-shot Canadian reprint titled Archie, possibly by F.E. Howard.

Shield G-Man Club Bulletin No. 27 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Elaine Schatzman (credited); Joe Higgins (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Include's Elaine's winning entry into the "Why America is the best place to live" contest. It starts "I think Hitler is just plain stupid."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Aboard the NARCISSUS] ["But But -- I can explain everything, Mr. Weatherbee, honest!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks:
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is caught trying to play a prank on Reggie and is sent to the principal's office. Mr. Weatherbee uses his latest readings in child psycology and gives Archie responsibility for a school picnic aboard a boat. Archie accidentally charters a garbage scow, but everything turns out all right in the end.
Reprints:

Archie Is Good for What Ails You! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Promo for Archie Andrews radio show on WOR Mutual.
Reprints:

Special Communique #15: Father Scarface (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Scarface (introduction); Captain Commando
Synopsis:
Father Scarface, a Buddhist monk, defends his Monastery from the Japanese with the help of Captain Commando.

Crime Is Always Careless (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roger Conway (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood
Reprints:

The House That Crime Built (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mary Hawkins (Introduction, Villain, Death); The Black Hood
Synopsis:
Narrated by "the house that crime built", this is the story of Black Hood solving a crime at a house built in 1821 with a history of crimes being committed in it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First page image also used as cover of Black Hood (Howard Publications, 1946 series) #[nn]
Originally credited "Gil Kane?" on ink, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who credits the pen name PEN only to Shumaker. Kane shared PEN STAR with Shumaker.

The Rajah's Silver Idol (Table of Contents)

Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield; Dusty; The Rajah
Synopsis:
The Rajah's silver idol goes missing and it's up to the Shield to find out where it went.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gil Kane?" on ink, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who credits the pen name PEN only to Shumaker. Kane shared PEN STAR with Shumaker.

America - First, Last, and Always (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Feldman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood

[On Gazund Island] ["Let us once again go back in time..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Marco Loco; Snooch
Synopsis:
Marco Loco meets pearl-diving headhunters.

Free With This Offer -- Be the Master... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for books on Boxing, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu.

Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Baby Ruth Candy Makes Delicious Cookies (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad includes a picture of a sailor and a note to buy war bonds and stamps.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Archie
  2. 1. Shield G-Man Club Bulletin No. 27
  3. 2. [Aboard the NARCISSUS] ["But But -- I can explain everything, Mr. Weatherbee, honest!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie Is Good for What Ails You!
  5. 4. Special Communique #15: Father Scarface
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. Crime Is Always Careless
    Black Hood
  7. 6. The House That Crime Built
    Black Hood
  8. 7. The Rajah's Silver Idol
    Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective
  9. 8. America - First, Last, and Always
    Black Hood
  10. 9. [On Gazund Island] ["Let us once again go back in time..."]
    Marco Loco
  11. 10. Free With This Offer -- Be the Master...
  12. 11. Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days
  13. 12. Baby Ruth Candy Makes Delicious Cookies
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