(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Puppy Love (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
When Archie brings a stray dog home, it causes trouble for the whole house, including the house itself!
Reprints:

["Creepers can that be K. O. Kelly?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis; K.O. Kelly
Synopsis:
Katy Keene uses her good looks to seduce K.O. Kelly's football rival into spilling the team's game secrets.

Indexer Notes

Bill Woggon recycles the aerial view of Riverdale High School from his Betty and Veronica story in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #26 as K.O. Kelly's college. Shorten and Fagaly are mentioned as football players, references to editor Harry Shorten and artist Al Fagaly. Vigoda is mentioned as a football player who paints a tackling dummy as a pin-up girl, a dual reference of name and trade for artist Bill Vigoda.

["Over one million copies sold per issue of Archie Comics!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Death Strikes the Hour (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed IN)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed IN)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Tonio; Ancient One; Pig Face
Synopsis:
The Shield and Dusty fight a pair of gangsters searching for their murderous clock.

["Willy what happened to your eye"] (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
Synopsis:
Willy tries to decide how he will explain his black eye to his father.

Star Dirt (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Poor Gloomy Gus"] (Table of Contents)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus; Gabby
Synopsis:
Gloomy Gus and Gabby take on the bodies of Miami Beach lifeguards.

["Jinx come back!"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx (introduction); Mr. Bubblegum; Mrs. Bubblegum; Mr. Growler; Mrs. Growler; Throckmorton Growler
Synopsis:
When the boss's rich, refined son comes over for a visit, Li'l Jinx has him play baseball with the gang and roughs him up.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Puppy Love
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Creepers can that be K. O. Kelly?"]
    Katy Keene
  4. 3. ["Over one million copies sold per issue of Archie Comics!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Death Strikes the Hour
    Shield
  6. 5. ["Willy what happened to your eye"]
    Willy the Wise-Guy
  7. 6. Star Dirt
  8. 7. ["Poor Gloomy Gus"]
    Gloomy Gus
  9. 8. ["Jinx come back!"]
    Li'l Jinx
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