(January 1948)

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

["Mr. Cooper, will you please tell Betty it's time for me to go home!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Fagaly
Inks:
Al Fagaly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper

Bulletin No. 43 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Weeny Roast! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Schmidt; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie invites Veronica to a weenie roast, but discovers he has to work his job delivering weenies. When Veronica comes up with the idea of placing an order, so that Archie can deliver it to her, Reggie tries to double cross Archie.

Story Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A maze, color the pirate and unscramble the letters.

[You Can't Beat Him For Laughs!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["Yes! This is Katy Keene --- and you say I've been picked by station W-O-G as the lucky girl to go on a date with "The Cinderella Man"?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis; K.O. Kelly; Randy Van Ronson; Eddie McCracken; Doctor Kildear
Synopsis:
Katy has won a date with "The Cinderella Man", which doesn't go down well with her various boy friends.

Indexer Notes

Fashions designed by June Logan, Barbara Yoerger, Jean Aronson, Elda Bernardi, Lucille DiMartino, Ardeth Jenkins, Joan DuGay, Dolores Rice, Gay Skagg, Dorothy Jean Ballard, Josephine Haywood, Lila Hoff, Barbara King

["Is there any mail for me?"] (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; Mr. Krakback; Bill Bubblegum
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wants to get mail, so she answers advertisements to get something back.

Indexer Notes

The final panel is a promo for the Li'l Jinx Pen Pal Club.

Pep Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; The Shield (Joe Higgins); Fred Andrews; Li'l Jinx

Indexer Notes

A maze, identify the first word in each question and use the first letter as the start of the second answer, and an optical illusion.

["The state contends that Jonathan Scott murdered a man while experimenting with an elixir to revive the dead."] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Higgins [The Shield]; Dusty; Dr. Ray; Professor Jonathan Scott; Dr. Green; the District Attorney
Synopsis:
Professor Scott has invented a serum that can bring people back from the dead. In order to find out if it works he kills a man but is caught by the police before he can administer the serum. Tried and convicted of murder, he's sentenced to the electric chair. He convinces his assistant Dr. Green to dig up his corpse and inject him with the serum so he can return from the grave to enact his revenge. Professor Scott electrocutes Dr. Ray for turning him in to the police. While trying to kill the district attorney he's stopped by Dusty and kills himself with a lethal injection. Never to return.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Shield's next appearance is in Mighty Crusaders #1 (1966; Shield II first appears in Fly Man #31);
Dusty's next appearance is in Mighty Crusaders #4 (1966)

["Hot ziggidy dog! We're coming in on the frank beam"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hey! Whatsamatter with you lunkheads - can't you read signs?"] (Table of Contents)

Willy the Wise Guy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willy
Synopsis:
Willy is not doing what the signs say.

Star Dirt (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

What actors are doing and what films are in production.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

["I still say you don't find any respectable stiffs in a morgue!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Kean ?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gloomy Gus; Gabby; Junior; Jake the Lug; Casey
Synopsis:
Gus and Gabby inhabit the bodies of two dead policemen.

[Do You Want Spending Money?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Bad Skin] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Premiums Given Cash Commission] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[How a 97-Lb. Weakling] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Mr. Cooper, will you please tell Betty it's time for me to go home!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 43
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Weeny Roast!
    Archie
  4. 3. Story Quiz
  5. 4. [You Can't Beat Him For Laughs!]
  6. 5. ["Yes! This is Katy Keene --- and you say I've been picked by station W-O-G as the lucky girl to go on a date with "The Cinderella Man"?"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. ["Is there any mail for me?"]
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Pep Quiz
  9. 8. ["The state contends that Jonathan Scott murdered a man while experimenting with an elixir to revive the dead."]
    Shield
  10. 9. ["Hot ziggidy dog! We're coming in on the frank beam"]
  11. 10. ["Hey! Whatsamatter with you lunkheads - can't you read signs?"]
    Willy the Wise Guy
  12. 11. Star Dirt
  13. 12. Pep Contest Page
  14. 13. ["I still say you don't find any respectable stiffs in a morgue!"]
    Gloomy Gus
  15. 14. [Do You Want Spending Money?]
  16. 15. [Bad Skin]
  17. 16. [Premiums Given Cash Commission]
  18. 17. [How a 97-Lb. Weakling]
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