(March 1947)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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

Correct story sequence order and page counts for this issue from Paula at Spy Comics and Cards, July 2007.


[Beautiful Lines] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The "By Goldwater" placard under the painting is a reference to Archie Comics head John Goldwater.

Masquerade Monkeyshines (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Theodosius Tadpole; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
When Archie's plan to wear his usher outfit to the masquerade is foiled, he's forced to improvise while wearing a coat and underwear.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Paula at Spy Comics and Cards, July 2007.

[no title indexed] (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; 2 boys; Shopkeeper

The Case of the Living Puppets (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]; Marco (puppetmaker); Drago (evil puppeteer)

Indexer Notes

Title from Paula at Spy Comics and Cards, July 2007.
The inking is most probably by Vigoda, not Novick.

The Fat's In the Fire (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie reads a ghoul murder mystery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence info from Paula at Spy Comics and Cards, July 2007.

["The Pin-Up Queen"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Katy Keene (introduction)

The Kiss of Death (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick [as I.N.] (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick [as I.N.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Mrs. Fanny Worthmore; Jane Gray; Sergeant McGinty
Synopsis:
A train murder mystery.

Indexer Notes

Black Hood not in costume; next app. in ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #7. Title from Paula at Spy Comics and Cards, July 2007.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Beautiful Lines]
    Archie
  2. 1. Masquerade Monkeyshines
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Willy the Wise Guy
  4. 3. The Case of the Living Puppets
    Shield
  5. 4. The Fat's In the Fire
    Archie
  6. 5. ["The Pin-Up Queen"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. The Kiss of Death
    Black Hood
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