(February 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
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

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 (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Dusty
Keywords
bondage; steel mill; torture; 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 Suicide Club] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eyes fever-bright, pulses pounding, a group stands about the roulette wheel...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Edward Grigas (villain, introduction); Vincent Reagan (villain, introduction); The Suicide Club [John Wayne; Tom Hendricks (death); Jim Phillips (death); others] (introduction); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Mike; Dusty
Synopsis
The Shield and Dusty stumble upon a suicide "club," consisting of once wealthy men, and break it up.

[The Walrus] (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
Nyme yer cards, lydies and gents, an' the seal'll pick it 'e will.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Walrus (villain, introduction); Roxy Callahan (villain, introduction, death); Ace Ruffo (villain, introduction, death); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma; Maharajah of Pindore
Synopsis
The Hangman captures the Walrus.

Indexer Notes

art credit via Kelly Izaj email November 2007

[The Boogy-Woogy War] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Kuppie! Watch out!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Boogys (gnomes, introductions); the Woogys (gnomes, introductions); Kupkake [Kuppie]; Danny; Snapper (dog)
Synopsis
Danny and Kuppie help to bring peace between two warring factions of gnomes.
Keywords
Boogy Woogy

[Somewhere in the Sahara] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Virginia Hubbell ?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So we're off to Africa!
Genre
war
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Sgt. Boyle; Capt. Twerp
Synopsis
Sgt. Boyle and Capt. Twerp sabotage a German railroad project.
Keywords
Sahara

[Retribution for a Nurse] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Jolly Rogers return to the Airdrome, after a telling raid...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Nurse Martin (introduction, death); The Nazis (villains); Jolly Roger; Price; Frank Root; Marty Martin
Synopsis
The Jolly Rogers vie for the attention of a nurse.

[The Basketball Blunder] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The basketball season is on and Archie Andrews promised Betty...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach; Miss Scott; Betty Cooper; Riverdale High School's basketball team
Synopsis
The basketball coach says Archie can play in the game if he passes his history exam. Meanwhile, Jughead mixes up trunks containing basketball uniforms and ballet dresses. Archie is put in the game in the fourth quarter. He shoots, but Jughead falls into the net and catches it. Angry, Archie throws the ball down and he makes the basket, winning the game for Riverdale.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

Jughead seen holding hands with a girl.

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

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

[South American Stopover] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Art Seymour (signed)
Inks
Art Seymour (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kayo Ward is in practically perpetual training...
Genre
sports
Characters
President of Sao Paulo (introduction); Kayo Ward; Lew Black
Synopsis
Kayo Ward travels to South America and his plane is forced to land in the Amazon jungle.

[The Hound of the Devonshires] (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
Across the lonely moor of Devonshire, floats the eerie wail...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roger (villain, introduction, death); Bruno (a dog, introduction, death); Percy Devonshire (introduction, death); Sir Claude Devonshire (introduction); Christine Devonshire (introduction); Lady Agatha Devonshire (introduction); Sir Reginald Devonshire (introduction); Bentley

Indexer Notes

swiped from Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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. ["Hello gang! Do you remember the time I asked you to write me letters telling me how..."]
  4. 3. [The Suicide Club]
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Walrus]
    Hangman
  6. 5. [The Boogy-Woogy War]
    Danny In Wonderland
  7. 6. [Somewhere in the Sahara]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [Retribution for a Nurse]
    Jolly Roger
  9. 8. [The Basketball Blunder]
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Special Comics presents the Hangman in a brand new comic book of his own!!!"]
    Hangman; Special Comics
  11. 10. [South American Stopover]
    Kayo Ward
  12. 11. [The Hound of the Devonshires]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  13. 12. ["Be a radio technician..."]
  14. 13. ["Prizes for all!"]
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