(March 1946)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly in March, June, September, and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand:
An Archie 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

Issue Notes

First issue to be published under the Archie Comics brand.


["So-o-o!"] (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

["You will notice the simple..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mr. Jones; Oscar (Archie's dog)
Synopsis:
Archie tries to invent things.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oscar's last appearance was in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12. Art ID by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Winners of an ongoing contest.

Death Trims a Window (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mr. Russell; Mr. Johnson
Synopsis:
The Shield and Dusty fight a man who kills department store workers and displays their corpses in the window.
Keywords:
department store; murder

Pep Jitterbug Maze! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Puzzle page with a maze, a riddle, and a crossword puzzle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crossword puzzle; maze; puzzle; riddle

["Hmm!"] (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)

Characters:
Suzie; Ham Sanavich; Mrs. Magee; Mrs. Gotrocks
Synopsis:
Suzie applies for a job posing for an artist.

Indexer Notes

Suzie's address is given as 241 Church St., which was the address for the Archie Comics headquarters. Woggon signature spotted by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Murder Wears a Mask (Table of Contents)

A Shield Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Gary Watson, August 2009.

["Are you sure you can..."] (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; Mr. Schultz
Synopsis:
Willy gets a job at a soda fountain and sells soda and castor oil simultaneously.
Keywords:
castor oil; soda

Indexer Notes

Weirdly, a story featuring Archie in a similar predicament appears in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #18, which was released two months prior to this issue.

Pep (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

While featuring Archie, this feature was not reprinted in Archie Archives (Dark Horse, 2011 series) #5.

Love Thy Neighbor (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
Characters:
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); unnamed neighbors
Synopsis:
Mr. Twiddle seems smitten with the new neighbor.
Keywords:
neighbors

Injun Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Features a riddle and connect-the-dots.

The Last Communique (Table of Contents)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Commando; The Boy Soldiers; unnamed soldiers
Synopsis:
Captain Commando tells the Japanese about the story of the Trojan Horse and then launches a similar attack.
Keywords:
Japanese; Trojan Horse; war

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Signature noted by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["So-o-o!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["You will notice the simple..."]
    Archie
  3. 2. Pep Contest Page
  4. 3. Death Trims a Window
    The Original Shield
  5. 4. Pep Jitterbug Maze!
  6. 5. ["Hmm!"]
    Suzie
  7. 6. Murder Wears a Mask
    A Shield Story
  8. 7. ["Are you sure you can..."]
    Willy the Wise Guy
  9. 8. Pep
  10. 9. Love Thy Neighbor
    The Twiddles
  11. 10. Injun Puzzle
  12. 11. The Last Communique
    Captain Commando
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