(June 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-10
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can the Hangman stop America's greatest menace?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman; Capt. Swastika
Reprints
Keywords
gallows; swastikas

Civil War (Table of Contents: 1)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Swastika (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Goering (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); Slots Moran (villain, introduction); Ice-Pick (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Paul Reinman, but there are none of his wedge shaped faces with eyes far apart and out of line. It could be Harry Lucey, when comparing with his signed stories in #26.

[The Box of Horror] (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chick Magoon (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Hazen (villain, introduction, death); Warden Low (introduction)

[The Devil Buys a Shadow] (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 Devil (villain); The Fairy Queen (guest-star); Jeremiah (introduction); his wife (introduction)

[The Kangaroo Spy] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Virginia Hubbell?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
The Japanese (villain); an Australian native (villain, introduction); Col. Gregory (introduction)

[Chaos in Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Hirohito Moritani (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

previous appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #27. Final appearance.

[Band of the Bland] (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; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Benny King
Synopsis
Archie tries to get Benny King for the school dance. After a ton of chaos, Archie resigns as class president.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reggie has blonde hair.

[The Championship Fight] (Table of Contents: 7)

Kayo Ward / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob King
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
The gang of kidnappers (villains); Louis Liverlips (guest-star)
Synopsis
Kayo Ward wins back his championship

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter. Compare with Streeter's Danny in Wonderland in this issue, many faces in front view with funny ears. Al Camy is not difficult to spot, small angular faces with snaring mouth, like in his many signed Black Hood stories.

The Case of the Haunting Bag Pipes (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
Charles Nolan (villain, introduction); Angus Dermott (introduction, death); John Dermott (introduction, death); Lady Dermott (introduction); Bonnie Dermott (introduction); Donald Lorry (introduction); Malcolm Dermott (a ghost, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Can the Hangman stop America's greatest menace?"]
    Hangman
  2. 1. Civil War
    Hangman
  3. 2. [The Box of Horror]
    Shield
  4. 3. [The Devil Buys a Shadow]
    Danny In Wonderland
  5. 4. [The Kangaroo Spy]
    Sergeant Boyle
  6. 5. [Chaos in Chinatown]
    Wings Johnson
  7. 6. [Band of the Bland]
    Archie
  8. 7. [The Championship Fight]
    Kayo Ward
  9. 8. The Case of the Haunting Bag Pipes
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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