(Winter 1941-1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1941-12-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Dusty; Wizard; Roy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Keywords
bank vault; nitroglycerin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This beautiful desk for only $1.00

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter.

[The Hooded Plague] (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't do this to us, I tell ya...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Ju Ju Watson (G-man); Jed Hawkins; Joe Cortez; Mike Cowles; Ralph Forbes; Senator Donald; Betty Warren; Mamie Mazda

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One thin dime, ladeez and gennulmen!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Strongo; Midge; Mr. Newberry; Mrs. Newberry; Newberry Jr.; carnival barker
Keywords
carnival

Indexer Notes

Artist also signs, as "Novick", in the final panel.

[One Night of Terror] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dusty / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Danville rich playboy, sometimes called the bouncing boy, by cafe society...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; Johnny Danville; Paul Danville; Mr. Danville; Joe Higgins; Mary

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Special Comics; Hangman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special Comics presents the Hangman in a brand new comic book of his own!!!
Characters
Dusty; Roy Rossman; Hangman [Bob Dickering]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Special Comics and for the Hangman.

Tentacles of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

Shield / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the low hanging fog which shrouded the river front...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Baron Mueller; Hans; Ju Ju Watson

[The Dead Can Walk Again] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A thick pea-soup fog shrouds the bayous of Louisiana and the countryside...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Moe (chauffeur); Jane Barlow; Duc D'Orleans; Louis Effrat
Keywords
alligators

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jackpot Comics No. 4 proudly announces a new addition to its family...Archie..
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Justice; Sgt. Boyle; Black Hood [Kip Burland]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Jackpot Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his million dollar laboratory...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Dr. Tracy; Dr. Carlson; Dr. Willard
Keywords
elixir of life

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs); ?
Inks
? (photographs); ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be a radio technician

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad by the National Radio Institute for its home study program teaching radio repair and servicing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed); ?
Inks
Fred Harman (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prizes for all!
Characters
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad by the American Seed Co.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Dusty; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  3. 2. [The Hooded Plague]
    Shield
  4. 3. ["One thin dime, ladeez and gennulmen!"]
    Shield
  5. 4. [One Night of Terror]
    Dusty
  6. 5. ["Special Comics presents the Hangman in a brand new comic book of his own!!!"]
    Special Comics; Hangman
  7. 6. Tentacles of Doom
    Shield
  8. 7. [The Dead Can Walk Again]
    Wizard
  9. 8. ["Jackpot Comics No. 4 proudly announces a new addition to its family...Archie.."]
  10. 9. ["In his million dollar laboratory..."]
    Wizard
  11. 10. ["Be a radio technician"]
  12. 11. ["Prizes for all!"]
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