(December 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly, March, June, September and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten?
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

["Pop won't mind..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Andrews
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The Commando (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally signs up for a commando contest and has to deal with Reggie changing the sign.
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Orphans of Death (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; John Peters (chemist); Mrs. Peters; Baby; Fishface (villain); Five by Five (villain)

Indexer Notes

In 1943-46, Novick only pencilled the Shiels stories. Inking is very similar to Shumaker's signed Black Hood story in #49.

["What is wrong with this picture?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; Blackbeard (pirate)
Synopsis:
Black Hood comes to grips with Blackbeard, the pirate.

Indexer Notes

This is not the style of Novick, seems more like Vigoda when looking at some big noses and inking of muscles and ears. Also the lack of details in backgrounds, but his cartoon faces and figures are missing. Uncertain.

Communique # 17 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero; War
Characters:
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Sandy MacGown (piper)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Clem Gretter, but he signes his work Gretter, as in US Marines Comics #1, and style is different. This here is identical to several signed Clem/Pen stories, and has the typical long Weisbecker faces with angular chin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Jughead The Gigolo (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Cohan
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When Jughead vists Archie, Archie demonstrates his burglar trap. Then, Jughead tells him that he has a date and wants Archie and Veronica to come along. When Archie gets home late, he uses the cellar door and gets caught in his own trap.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Pop won't mind..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Commando
    Archie
  3. 2. Orphans of Death
    Shield
  4. 3. ["What is wrong with this picture?"]
    Black Hood
  5. 4. Communique # 17
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Marco Loco
  7. 6. Jughead The Gigolo
    Archie
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