(November 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

Harry Shorten is identified as the editor in the Katy Keene story.


["Would you like something to look at while you're waiting to see the doctor?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:

[Bulletin No. 42] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Joe Higgins]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]

Indexer Notes

"Joe Higgins" lists the names of more children who would like to be pen-pals.

No Body's Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Joe; Henry; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie gets a dressmaker's dummy for Veronica's sewing class, but several people mistake the manikin for a real girl, which leads to lots of problems.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the book Archie: His First 50 Years (Abbeville Press, 1991), author Charles Phillips describes this story as "possibly the funniest (Archie) story to appear during the 1940s."

Pencil credits from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #51.

[Pep Contest Page] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

["A formal dance in the terrace room at the hotel New Corker-- why, Eddie, I'd love to go."] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Katy Keene; Eddie Van Clacken; Sis
Synopsis:
When Eddie Van Clacken invites Katy to a party, Katy has to decide which reader-submitted design to wear.

Indexer Notes

Fashions supplied by Ruth Brown, Marjorie Trammell, Patty Gill, Jeanne Shern, Joan Allore, Arthur Taylor, Barry Waddle, Lupe Serna, Marion Yee, Harriet Kruss, Ivan Kirov, Peggy Sue Coleman, Jean Carpenter, Frances Yates, Estella Dowling, Terry Saraceno, Kay Binder, Eleanor Goldman, Joyce Smith, Emmalee Freeman, Mrs. Earl Sands, Frank Knight

["Your star Katy Keene, the Pin-Up Queen, now showing in four great comic magazines!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Death Takes No Holiday (Table of Contents)

The Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daro; Risa; Strongo; Midge; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty Simmons; Phil; Leo
Synopsis:
The Shield and Dusty investigate a series of accidents at a circus.

Man's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Oscar; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's dad wants Archie to get rid of his dog, Oscar.
Reprints:

["Hi ya Pete - we're here to pick up those prospects you told us about yesterday!"] (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; Pete
Synopsis:
Gloomy Gus and Gabby take over the bodies of a dead president and prime minister of a revolutionary country.

Pep Comics Hollywood Quiz Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Match the celebrity first and last names; cut out and piece together the caricature to identify him.

["This mirror that makes you look fat, sure will be some joke when I get it home - haw-haw! Anything for a laugh!"] (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; Willy's sister; Willy's mom; Willy's dad
Synopsis:
Willy puts up a mirror which makes members of his family look fat.

["Connect all the dots in their order"] (Table of Contents)

Pep Comics Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Gloomy Gus; Suzie; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A word square, a word ladder and a connect-the-dots.

["Wheee... look at that football sail!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx's dad gives her some pants to take to the tailor to be shortened.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Li'l Jinx's father in typical character design.

[America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Joe DiMaggio's Own Story!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The 97 Pound Weakling] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Pals in Pleasure] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Would you like something to look at while you're waiting to see the doctor?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Bulletin No. 42]
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. No Body's Dummy
    Archie
  4. 3. [Pep Contest Page]
  5. 4. ["A formal dance in the terrace room at the hotel New Corker-- why, Eddie, I'd love to go."]
    Katy Keene
  6. 5. ["Your star Katy Keene, the Pin-Up Queen, now showing in four great comic magazines!"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. Death Takes No Holiday
    The Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective
  8. 7. Man's Best Friend
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Hi ya Pete - we're here to pick up those prospects you told us about yesterday!"]
    Gloomy Gus
  10. 9. Pep Comics Hollywood Quiz Page
  11. 10. ["This mirror that makes you look fat, sure will be some joke when I get it home - haw-haw! Anything for a laugh!"]
    Willy the Wise Guy
  12. 11. ["Connect all the dots in their order"]
    Pep Comics Puzzle Page
  13. 12. ["Wheee... look at that football sail!!"]
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. [America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain!]
  15. 14. [Joe DiMaggio's Own Story!]
  16. 15. [The 97 Pound Weakling]
  17. 16. [Pals in Pleasure]
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