(January 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-11-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten ?

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Hangman / 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]; Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Dusty
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; sabotage; Statue of Liberty; swastikas; World War II

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

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

[The Murder Express] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wailing whistle of the Midnight Express hangs heavily on the air...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyrus Moore (villain, introduction); James J. Ware (introduction, death); Ju Ju Watson; Dusty; Shield [Joe Higgins]

[The Ugliest Man in the World] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step right up, and meet him folks, the ugliest man in the world!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The "Ugly Man" (villain, introduction, death); Paul (introduction, death); Ronald Gaylord (introduction, death); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Jocko (gorilla)
Keywords
carnival

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to "Rudy Palais?", but most probably Lucey, as it compares very well with his signed story in #25.

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

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

[The Mad Hatter] (Table of Contents: 6)

Danny In Wonderland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep it up, hee hee I want everybody in my land to learn to walk on their hands...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Mad Hatter (villain, introduction); Chef; Danny; Snapper (dog); Kuppie
Keywords
Backward Land

[The Madness of General Blintzky] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Teheran, Iran Sergeant Boyle and Captain Twerp attend the most exclusive nightspot in town...
Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins (guest-star); Gen. Blintzky (introduction); A Nazi doctor (villain, introduction, death); the Fascists (villains); Sgt. Boyle; Capt. Twerp

[Stop the Nazi Supply Train] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jolly Roger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jolly Roger and his Sky Pirates have volunteered to stop an important Nazi supply train headed for the Russian border.
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Jolly Roger; Price; Frank Root; Marty Martin
Keywords
Messerschmitts

[Danger: Thin Ice] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom ?
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, Betty Cooper, and Jughead are skating down on 'Plug Pond' in Riverdale.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Pearl (the Andrews' maid, introduction); Fred Andrews; Sootski (a tailor); Marvo The Magician; Grandpa Andrews
Synopsis
After Betty and Archie break the ice at Plug Pond, they go to Betty's house to warm up. When Mr. Cooper comes home, Archie hides from him upstairs. Being in his underwear, Archie puts on Mr. Cooper's suit and leaves the house. Mr. Andrews has Pearl take the suit to Sootski and when Archie picks it up, he takes Marvo The Magician's trick suit instead.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

Indexer Notes

Archie, Betty, and Jughead are no longer kids.
Possible last appearance of Grandpa Andrews.

[Taking a Rib] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kayo Ward / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Art Seymour
Inks
Art Seymour
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, he'll be buried!
Genre
sports
Characters
Scoop Saunders (introduction); Lou Gova (introduction); Dr. Brown (guest-star); Kayo Ward; Connie; Lew
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Very probable Seymour when comparing with his signed story in #24.

The Case of the Armless Corpses (Table of Contents: 11)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a bleak night that shrouds the English countryside.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Lady Agnes Rockwell (villain, introduction); Richard Rockwell (introduction, death); Lord Rockwell (introduction); James Rockwell (introduction); Joan Rockwell (introduction); Mr. Edwards (introduction); Inspector Bentley

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Audels Machinists & Toolmakers Handy Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. ["Use this entire coupon!!!"]
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. ["My pal, Captain Flag, in Blue Ribbon Comics, just dropped in..."]
  4. 3. [The Murder Express]
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Ugliest Man in the World]
    Hangman
  6. 5. ["It's here! It's here! It's here!"]
    Hangman
  7. 6. [The Mad Hatter]
    Danny In Wonderland
  8. 7. [The Madness of General Blintzky]
    Sergeant Boyle
  9. 8. [Stop the Nazi Supply Train]
    Jolly Roger
  10. 9. [Danger: Thin Ice]
    Archie
  11. 10. [Taking a Rib]
    Kayo Ward
  12. 11. The Case of the Armless Corpses
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  13. 12. ["Electric lighted living room set!"]
  14. 13. ["Audels new Machinists Handy Book now ready!"]
    Audels Machinists & Toolmakers Handy Book
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