(September 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly in March, June, September and December
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; Black Hood; 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; Jughead Jones; The Black Hood
Reprints:
Keywords:
diving; swimming pools; swimsuits

[Treasure of the Miserable Mansion] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Sahle
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Janice Valleau (Ginger)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mr. and Mrs. Abner Hassenfeffer (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie tries to sell an abandoned house for his father. When a couple comes to look at it, they are forced to spend the night due to rain. Meanwhile, Archie reads a story about treasure to Jughead and the couple tries to buy the house, thinking there is treasure in the cellar.
Reprints:

The Man Who Played God (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Pen Shumaker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; mad professor

Indexer Notes

No real villain; story is a dream of Dusty's. Original indexer had "Gil Kane?" as penciller. Irv Novick credit from Gary Watson, August 2009.
Inking is similar to the signed Black Hood story by Shumaker in #49 with pen name PEN. Pencils look very much like that story too...

You Made Me Confess (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; V: Johnson, Wingy (I); I: Jim Blake, Jake Baldwin

Indexer Notes

All the round faces with long nose look certainly like Vigoda. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

A True Fact Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Black Hood (at least, that's what it says)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Characters:
Ephraim Littlefield; Dr. John Webster

Communique No. 16 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
I: Johann Freyling (D); V: The Japanese

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gil Kane?". PEN is the pen name of Shumaker, but Kane shared the pen name PEN STAR with Shumaker.

Hanging To-Day (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:
adventure; humor
Characters:
V: Christopher Plopp; I: Merlin (an astrologer)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Black Hood; Archie
  2. 1. [Treasure of the Miserable Mansion]
    Archie
  3. 2. The Man Who Played God
    Shield
  4. 3. You Made Me Confess
    Black Hood
  5. 4. A True Fact Story
  6. 5. Communique No. 16
    Captain Commando
  7. 6. Hanging To-Day
    Marco Loco
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