(March 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-15
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)

Hangman; The Shield / 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
convicts; prison escapes

[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)

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

The 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
Fate is a spider!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Duke Moran (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions); Slinky (introduction, death); J. Edgar Hoover (guest-star); Mrs. Vanasterbilt (introduction); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Betty Warren; Ju Ju Watson; Lil Livingston
Synopsis
Joe Higgins has a dream, which he treats as a premonition, in which a series of events lead up to the death of his partner, Dusty.

Indexer Notes

Signed by the artist (Novick) on the last panel of the final story page.

[The Walrus's Prison Break] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Stein (signed as Steyne)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brought to justice by the Hangman and working in the prison laundry...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Walrus (villain); Spike; Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon; Butch
Synopsis
The Walrus breaks out of prison.

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

Shield-Wizard No. 6 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Shield-Wizard] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.9 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Date of filing: October 1, 1941. No circulation data included. Printed at reduced size, rendering it illegible.

[The Boogy-Woogy Balloon] (Table of Contents: 8)

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, Snapper and me really must get back to Wonderland...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters
The Boogies (guest-stars); the Woogies (guest-stars); Kupkake [Kuppie]; Danny; Snapper (dog); Lizzie; Elmira
Synopsis
The Boogies and the Woogies build a hot air balloon so that Danny and his friends can return to Wonderland.
Keywords
Boogie-Woogie Land

[Battle in Tobruk] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Dey are weakening!
Genre
war
Characters
The Fascists (villains); Prof. Tuttle (introduction); Sgt. Boyle; Capt. Twerp; Col. Drinkhouse
Synopsis
Low on supplies, Sgt. Boyle manages to fend off the Italian soldiers at Tobruk until supplies can arrive.

[Radio-Free Germany] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
While off-duty, Jolly Roger and his Sky Pirates listen to an outlaw...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Jolly Roger; Price; Frank Root; Marty Martin; Fritz; Mr. Smith
Synopsis
Jolly Roger is captured by the Gestapo as he delivers radios to the Free German Movement.
Keywords
Vickers Spitfire; World War II; Yumphville

[Archie's Taxi Service] (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Archie, you're going awfully fast!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; The Riverdale High principal (probably NOT Mr. Weatherbee)
Synopsis
Archie's jalopy is costing too much, so Archie offers to make it a taxi service. He picks up a man at the train station and while trying to shortcut, ends up on a road to the country. Bad things happen to the man and when Archie's jalopy is hit by a train, they end up walking 17 miles to Riverdale. When Archie goes to school the next day, he finds out that the man is the new principal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Archie's jalopy.

[Action in San Paulo] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Remember, big boy, you're supposed to be here on business!
Genre
sports
Characters
Louis Liverlip (introduction); Louis Burpo (introduction); President of San Paulo; Kayo Ward; Lew Black
Synopsis
The President of San Paulo manipulates Louis Liverlip into fighting Kayo Ward.
Keywords
boxing

[The Case of the Poisoning Monkey] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Within the grim and cold walls of his castle, the Duke of Ashwold...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mary (villain, introduction); James (introduction); Duke of Ashwold (introduction, death); Anne Ashwold (introduction); William Ashwold (introduction); Leland (introduction); Roger Burton (introduction); Gerald (introduction); Bentley
Synopsis
Bentley investigates the death of the Duke of Ashwold.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Comicscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hangman; The Shield
  2. 1. ["Use this entire coupon!!!"]
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. ["Just let me get one thing off my chest..."]
  4. 3. ["Fate is a spider!"]
    The Shield
  5. 4. [The Walrus's Prison Break]
    Hangman
  6. 5. ["Grimly, the boy detective, Dusty battled against overwhelming odds..."]
    Shield-Wizard No. 6
  7. 6. [Shield-Wizard]
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  9. 8. [The Boogy-Woogy Balloon]
    Danny in Wonderland
  10. 9. [Battle in Tobruk]
    Sergeant Boyle
  11. 10. [Radio-Free Germany]
    Jolly Roger
  12. 11. [Archie's Taxi Service]
    Archie
  13. 12. [Action in San Paulo]
    Kayo Ward
  14. 13. [The Case of the Poisoning Monkey]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  15. 14. ["Special to the readers of Pep Comics"]
    Comicscope
  16. 15. ["C'mon boys girls men women - pick your prize"]
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  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose