(April 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-10
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. 3.


Remember Pearl Harbor! (Table of Contents)

Shield; Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Hangman [Bob Dickering]
Keywords
Liberty Bell

[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 Case of William Wayne] (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
As the dread hour of midnight approaches...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; George Ronson (villain, introduction, death); Brown (introduction, death); Bill Wayne; Dusty
Synopsis
The Shield and Dusty set out to prove Bill Wayne's innocence.
Keywords
dictaphone; electric chair

[The Menacing Missionary] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hangman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scene - a bowery mission supposedly, a refuge...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; The Missionary [John Weems] (villain, introduction); Brother Thomas (introduction); Henry Desnark (introduction); Maude Desnark (introduction); Thelma Gordon; James
Synopsis
The Hangman exposes the fraudulent missionary, John Weems.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Paul Reinman ?".

[The Timid Lion] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paddle for shore Kuppie!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Danny; Kuppie; Snapper (dog); The Timid Lion (becomes a man in this story)
Synopsis
Danny gives the Timid Lion courage.

Japs Raid (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
In Singapore a council of war is held among the...
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Corporal Collins; Japanese (villains); Capt. Twerp; Fuji
Synopsis
Sgt. Boyle is transferred to the Pacific theater, and enroute, he destroys a secret Japanese naval base.
Keywords
Libya; Singapore

[The Russian Mission] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Oh, one of us is from the States - another from Down Under...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Jolly Roger; C.T. Price; Marty Martin; Frank Root; Colonel Vodka (introduction); Nazis (villains); General Visk
Synopsis
The Sky Pirates are transferred to Russia to assist the Russian air force.

[Veronica Makes the Scene] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh!! Who cares about the Stamp Act when Veronica's making history right here in school.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (introduction); Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Penny Reems; Betty Cooper (cameo); Mr. Debillsbury; Tony
Synopsis
Archie meets Veronica and asks her out, not knowing that she's a rich girl with expensive tastes. He gets a job at the El Crocadearo to get money for the date, but that is where Veronica ends up wanting to go. Since Archie wore his work uniform for the date, he has to juggle working and dating Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Veronica Lodge.
First view of Riverdale High School exterior.

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

Black Hood / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Bandit King of San Paulo] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Ed Bresnick (signed)
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kayo Ward has finally caught up with the champ in the little South American republic of San Paolo...
Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Ward; Louis Liverlip; President of San Paulo; Pablo (villain, introduction); Miguel; Pedro
Synopsis
The title bout between Louis Liverlip and Kayo Ward is interrupted by bandits who kidnap the President of San Paolo.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter.

[Case of the Druid Curse] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the eerie silence of a lonely oak grove...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bentley; Roger Steyne (villain, introduction); Alfred Steyne (introduction, death); McCarthy (introduction, death); Irene Steyne; her fiance; Harold Steyne; Lady Ruth Steyne
Synopsis
Bentley is sent to investigate two deaths at Sir Roger Steyne's residence.
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Remember Pearl Harbor!
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. ["Use this entire coupon!!!"]
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. ["A million thanks, gang, from the Hangman and myself..."]
  4. 3. [The Case of William Wayne]
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Menacing Missionary]
    Hangman
  6. 5. [The Timid Lion]
    Danny In Wonderland
  7. 6. Japs Raid
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. [The Russian Mission]
    Jolly Roger
  9. 8. [Veronica Makes the Scene]
    Archie
  10. 9. ["64 pages of action-packed thrilling adventures as the man of mystery..."]
    Black Hood
  11. 10. [The Bandit King of San Paulo]
    Kayo Ward
  12. 11. [Case of the Druid Curse]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
  13. 12. ["C'mon boys girls men women - pick your prize"]
  14. 13. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
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