(September 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

["Hey, Arch, do that over again..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:
Keywords:
horseback riding; horses

Bulletin No. 32 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis:
Includes promotion for the Archie radio show on NBC and information on how to join the club.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

This Teen-Aged Steam Age (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Zook (tramp); Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie invents a steam car. Meanwhile, Jughead picks up a tramp that hears of the invention and gets in on it for the money.
Reprints:
Keywords:
invention; invention show; steam; steam car

Indexer Notes

While Archie is drawn with large eyes, the art does not bear any other similarities to Harry Sahle's.

["Hey, kids, here's terrific news!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie's radio show on Saturdays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM on NBC.
Keywords:
radio; radio show

Pep Puzzle Fun (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Riddles, puzzles, and games.

Indexer Notes

A. W. Nugent is credited, but his role is unknown.

Murder Plays a Hunch (Table of Contents)

The Original Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Fatty
Synopsis:
Dusty leaves the apartment because he feels something is going to happen. A strange phone call leads The Shield to chase a suspect around the waterfront. When the suspect enters The Shield's apartment, it is revealed to be Dusty who has thrown a surprise birthday party for The Shield.
Keywords:
birthday; superhero; surprise pary

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Novick only on pencils in 1943-46. Ink probably by Shumaker.

Monkey Madness (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Susabella (monkey); Mrs. Snodpod; Mr. Alderman
Synopsis:
A monkey named Susabella causes choas around Suzie's town.
Keywords:
monkey

Indexer Notes

There is no real ending, as Suzie abruptly ends with "This is where you came in, folks!".

["Dear kiddies..."] (Table of Contents)

The Twiddles / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); Gramps
Synopsis:
When Gramps once again rattles on about the "good ol' days", Mr. and Mrs. Twiddle get revenge by turning off all modern appliances.
Keywords:
grandparents; stereoscope

Indexer Notes

Bill Woggon dedicated this story to the grandparents of the world.

Car Trouble (Table of Contents)

An Archie Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Cohan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead attempt to straighten a smashed fender.
Reprints:
Keywords:
car; fender

["Among the first to fall..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Harrison
Inks:
Pen Shumaker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; superhero
Characters:
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Buster (white elephant)
Synopsis:
During World War I, a sacred white elephant was left to die in the jungle. In modern day, Captain Commando and the Boy Commandos come across the elephant and it helps them find their Japanese enemies.
Keywords:
elephant; Japan

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Clem Gretter, but art doesn't look much like Gretter's signed story in US Marines Comics #1, neither the Dan Hastings story in Blue Ribbon #1 and 2. Most probably by Harrison, who is credited on pencils by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and Shumaker on ink, with some round black eyes. Reinman is also credited on ink, but he has different eyes. Nude panels on page 8.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Winners of an ongoing letter contest.

["Lookit! We came out here to rough it!"] (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 The Wise Guy (introduction); unnamed friend
Synopsis:
Willy and his friend go camping in terrible weather.
Keywords:
camping; rain
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hey, Arch, do that over again..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 32
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. This Teen-Aged Steam Age
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Hey, kids, here's terrific news!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Pep Puzzle Fun
  6. 5. Murder Plays a Hunch
    The Original Shield
  7. 6. Monkey Madness
    Suzie
  8. 7. ["Dear kiddies..."]
    The Twiddles
  9. 8. Car Trouble
    An Archie Story
  10. 9. ["Among the first to fall..."]
    Captain Commando
  11. 10. Pep Contest Page
  12. 11. ["Lookit! We came out here to rough it!"]
    Willy the Wise Guy
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