(March 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
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

[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; Hangman
Keywords
convicts; prison escapes

[Fate Is a Spider] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Duke Moran (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions); Slinky (introduction, death); J. Edgar Hoover (guest-star); Mrs. Vanasterbilt (introduction)

[The Walrus's Prison Break] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Walrus (villain)

[The Boogy-Woogy Balloon] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Boogys (guest-stars); the Woogys (guest-stars)

[Battle in Tobruk] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
The Fascists (villains); Prof. Tuttle (introduction)

[Radio-Free Germany] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

[Archie's Taxi Service] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
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 Sao Paulo] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Louis Liverlip (introduction); Louis Burpo (introduction); President of Sao Paulo

[The Case of the Poisoning Monkey] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mary (villain, introduction); James (introduction); Duke of Ashwold (introduction, death); Anne Ashwold (introduction); William Ashwald (introduction); Leland (introduction); Roger Burton (introduction); Gerald (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [Fate Is a Spider]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Walrus's Prison Break]
    Hangman
  4. 3. [The Boogy-Woogy Balloon]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [Battle in Tobruk]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Radio-Free Germany]
    Jolly Roger
  7. 6. [Archie's Taxi Service]
    Archie
  8. 7. [Action in Sao Paulo]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. [The Case of the Poisoning Monkey]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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