(December 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
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

["That'll teach ya to stare at girls..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Bulletin No. 33 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis:
This issue's bulletin features a mystery contest and information on how to join the club.

Junk For a Junket (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally sells his jalopy, so he takes Veronica on a date in a horse and carraige. Later, he causes chaos in the restaurant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carraige; gas rationing; horse; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited Harry Sahle on pencils and Virginia Drury on inks, as credited in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Changed because pencils bear more similarities to Bill Vigoda's art than Harry Sahle's art. Also, Harry Sahle had not been working at MLJ for some time when this was published.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Winners of an ongoing letters contest.
Keywords:
contest

If You Could Peer Into the Future, Would You Dare? (Table of Contents)

The Original Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mr. Masters (collector); Professor Early; Bruno (ape)
Synopsis:
The Shield and Dusty fight a professor and his ape over a telescope that allows you to gaze into the future.
Keywords:
ape; auction; future; telescope

A Pep Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McLean (signed)
Inks:
Al McLean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Features riddles.

["No use calling a foreman..."] (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Mr. Foreman
Synopsis:
Suzie gets a job at a factory and her low intelligence results in her making mistakes.
Keywords:
factory

Indexer Notes

Art similar to his signed and credited Katy Keene story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #60.

Burning Up (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to fix the radiator.
Reprints:
Keywords:
radiator

[" Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle..."] (Table of Contents)

Twiddles / comic story / 6 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); Fanny Twitch (neighbor); Frankie (neighbor's dachshund)
Synopsis:
Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle dogsit for their neighbor Mrs. Twitch.
Keywords:
dachshund; dog

Indexer Notes

Woggon is credited as creator of this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["In last issue, Pokey was hum-bugged..."] (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; Mama Oakey; Pappy Oakey
Synopsis:
Pokey Oakey protects the townspeople from the Poultryman's Protective Association.

Pep Page O' Puzzles! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McLean (signed)
Inks:
Al McLean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Features a maze, a connect-the-dots, and a crossword puzzle.

["Every time the Bijou Theater gets a Socko Gibson picture..."] (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; unnamed friend
Synopsis:
Willy and his friend try to earn money.

Indexer Notes

Both Willy and Willie are used in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["That'll teach ya to stare at girls..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 33
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Junk For a Junket
    Archie
  4. 3. Pep Contest Page
  5. 4. If You Could Peer Into the Future, Would You Dare?
    The Original Shield
  6. 5. A Pep Puzzle Page
  7. 6. ["No use calling a foreman..."]
    Suzie
  8. 7. Burning Up
    An Archie Story
  9. 8. [" Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle..."]
    Twiddles
  10. 9. ["In last issue, Pokey was hum-bugged..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  11. 10. Pep Page O' Puzzles!
  12. 11. ["Every time the Bijou Theater gets a Socko Gibson picture..."]
    Willy the Wise Guy
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