(March 1945)

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 ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["I...uh...don't think I'll be able to keep that date..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
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Bulletin No. 30 (Table of Contents)

Shield G-Man Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis:
Monthly bulletin for the Shield G-Man Club.

Carnival Chuckles (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie is fined $10 by Reggie's father for reckless driving and breaks his carnival date with Veronica to get a job. He gets a job at the carnival and has to avoid Reggie and Veronica, who go there on the same day.
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Indexer Notes

The last page shows Archie and Jughead in Pop Tate's, but the soda jerk does not look like Pop.
The last page may also have a different letterer.

The Beast That Was a Huntsman (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Johmn Frazee (explorer); Sir Malcolm Briggs (hunter)
Synopsis:
A white ape returned from death to hunt it's killer.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Irv Novick. Artwork identical to several signed Clem/Pen stories, and has the typical long Weisbecker faces with angular chin.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Winners of a contest for best letter about your favorite character in Pep Comics. Winners received a year's subscription to Pep Comics or a war stamp.

Special Communique # 18 (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Jonesie (dog)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Clem Gretter. His style is different when compared with signed story in US Marines Comics #1. This story could be Clem Weisbecker on pencils, but none of his long, angular chinned faces are found, and it loos more like Novick. Clem and Pen had many of the stories in this feature. All three are credited by Jerry Bails' Who's .

["Sorry I can't be with you in this issue, gang."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kip Burland [Black Hood]
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Black Hood Comics (Archie, 1943 series) #13.

["Danger bridge out"] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Mr. Schlomp (Truck Company); Fuzznicle

Three On A Yacht (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Kames
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie takes Veronica and Jughead for a ride on his yacht.
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["The blinding Arctic sun..."] (Table of Contents)

Marco Loco / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Marco Loco; Snooch; Jeremy Bloog (marooned sailor)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Harry Sahle, but this art is identical to Hubbell's other signed stories in this feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I...uh...don't think I'll be able to keep that date..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 30
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Carnival Chuckles
    Archie
  4. 3. The Beast That Was a Huntsman
    Shield
  5. 4. Pep Contest Page
  6. 5. Special Communique # 18
    Captain Commando
  7. 6. ["Sorry I can't be with you in this issue, gang."]
    Black Hood
  8. 7. ["Danger bridge out"]
    Suzie
  9. 8. Three On A Yacht
    Archie
  10. 9. ["The blinding Arctic sun..."]
    Marco Loco
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