(June 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

["He's really going to be out!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Bob Vigoda.

Bulletin No. 31 (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.

Archie Wrings the Belle (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Pop Tate; Mary Lee; Theodosius Tadpole
Synopsis:
Archie brings Jughead's southern cousin Mary Lee to the dance, not knowing she's unattractive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Faces similar to Vigoda's signed story in #48.
Same storyline as the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #33.

["Wood in paper thin sheets..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Various facts about the world.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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.

Strongo, the Strong Man (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Strongo; Daro (Daredevil); Risa
Synopsis:
The Shield and Dusty investigate strange happenings at the circus.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Novick only on pencils in 1943-46. Some faces point to Vigoda as inker.

Design for Dying (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
H. L. Cooper
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton; Chekov
Synopsis:
The Black Hood investigates the death of a ballet dancer.

["Spray me with perfume, will she??"] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks:
Virginia Drury [as Ginger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Uncle Jake
Synopsis:
Suzie goes to help out her Uncle Jake on his farm.

["Although Germany's recent display of airpower..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Various facts about the world.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Mr. Twiddle! What was that insulting remark..?"] (Table of Contents)

Twiddles / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
domestic
Characters:
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); Fanny Twitch (neighbor)
Synopsis:
Mr. Twiddle and Fanny make a bet that Fanny must lose 25 pounds in 10 days.
Keywords:
bet; weight loss

["Buy Bonds to Bomb the Bums!"] (Table of Contents)

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various jokes.

["In last issue a creature..."] (Table of Contents)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Dean ?
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pokey Oakey; Mountain Man; L'il Mountain (brother); Clara Belle
Synopsis:
Pokey Oakey fights Mountain Man's little brother Li'l Mountain.

["Oh boy! No school today"] (Table of Contents)

Willy the Wise-Guy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willy; Sis
Synopsis:
Sis makes Willy garden on his day off.
Keywords:
gardening
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["He's really going to be out!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 31
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Archie Wrings the Belle
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Wood in paper thin sheets..."]
    World Wonders
  5. 4. Pep Contest Page
  6. 5. Strongo, the Strong Man
    Shield
  7. 6. Design for Dying
    Black Hood
  8. 7. ["Spray me with perfume, will she??"]
    Suzie
  9. 8. ["Although Germany's recent display of airpower..."]
    World Wonders
  10. 9. ["Mr. Twiddle! What was that insulting remark..?"]
    Twiddles
  11. 10. ["Buy Bonds to Bomb the Bums!"]
    Jest Jokes
  12. 11. ["In last issue a creature..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  13. 12. ["Oh boy! No school today"]
    Willy the Wise-Guy
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