(July 1942)

Archie, 1942 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 (uncredited)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood, Kardak, Pokey Oakey, Suzie, Snoop McGook, Senor Siesta, Three Monkeyteers, Percy, Canvas Back Corkle, Lost Legion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Top Notch Laugh Comics Proudly Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 2)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey (Introduction); Adam Oakey; Maw Oakey; Butter Bean Oakey; Deacon Morfuss; Wild Willie Reb
Synopsis
The sheriff has died, and the new sheriff must be selected.
Keywords
hillbilly

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial.

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

[Black Hood] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Hood Man of Mystery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Inks
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story about death.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Silas Tilson; Dr. Simon; Hon. Mason; James Tilson; Rita Tilson; Edward Tilson; Barbara Sutton; Sergeant McGinty; Man in Gray
Synopsis
Silas Tilson, who believes he is going to die, invites guests to a masquerade party.

Indexer Notes

contains a plug for the Black Hood story in Jackpot Comics #5

[Senorita La Tamale] (Table of Contents: 5)

Senor Siesta / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don Deen (signed)
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Siesta (Introduction); Senorita La Tamale; Satcho; Pedro
Synopsis
Senor Siesta gets to meet Senorita La Tamale.
Keywords
ethnic

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you remember, Snoop had located the missing horse ....
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoop McGook; Boss McGivern; Joe Shlump; Waldo (introduction)
Synopsis
Boss McGivern tries to kill Snoop. And all Snoop has is his new friend, Waldo, a squirrel.

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial, this episode ends with this story.

[Coming at you like machine gun fire in the new Jackpot No. 5] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Lost Legion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dat Russian!!! He's beatin' up th' guard!!
Characters
Lost Legion [Brooklyn; Moscow; Limey; Frenchy] (Introduction); Fritz
Synopsis
Brutal punishment at a German POW camp, causes 4 men to escape to become the Lost Legion.

Indexer Notes

First and only appearance.

Blood On The Moon (Table of Contents: 9)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[If you should happen to be shopping in Moocher's Department Store ...] (Table of Contents: 10)

Suzie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie (Introduction); Mr. Whipplesink; M. A. Moocher; Myra; Mrs. Droopjowls
Synopsis
Suzie has a job at Moocher's.

Introducing Canvas Back Corkle (Table of Contents: 11)

Canvas Back Corkle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Canvas Back Corkle (Introduction); Eightball; Babs; Borneo Sam
Synopsis
He's called Canvas Back, because his back is on the boxing ring's canvas floor.

Indexer Notes

Introduction and only appearance.

Crimes Committed - Rates Reasonable! (Table of Contents: 12)

Snoop McGook / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Percy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kean [as Kean] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a problem, all right!
Genre
humor
Characters
Percy [Percival Plummer](Introduction); Jeeves; Lindsey Doyle; Professor Gyps
Synopsis
His parents want him to have his refinement lessons, but Percy had rather coach his sandlot football team.

Be Prepared For A Bombshell In The July Issue Of "Pep" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 15)

The 3 Monkey-teers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Meredith ?
Pencils
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Inks
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Three Monkey-teers [Yehudi; Small Fry; Sassafrass](Introduction); Dad; Mom; Butch McGurk
Synopsis
The Three Moneky-teers are tired of the small town life and learn for the big city.

Indexer Notes

Continuing serial.
Previous indexer missed seeing Pen's signature (on the left of splash page)so credited the art to Ed Goggin. Scott Meredith is the only known writer on this series, but it's unknown if he actually wrote the stories as early as 1942.

Temple Of The Sun (Table of Contents: 16)

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mary Goss; Dale Goss [as M-D G] (signed)
Inks
Mary Goss; Dale Goss [as M-D G] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Gold in Peru.

[Practical Jokers] (Table of Contents: 17)

Kardak The Mystic Magician / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Phillips
Inks
Jim Phillips
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardak; Joe Blow; Ed; Hank Short; Miss Winters; Mr. Jones; Mr. Peters
Synopsis
Next to the war, America's greatest problem is practical jokers.
Keywords
magician
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood, Kardak, Pokey Oakey, Suzie, Snoop McGook, Senor Siesta, Three Monkeyteers, Percy, Canvas Back Corkle, Lost Legion
  2. 1. Top Notch Laugh Comics Proudly Presents
  3. 2. [Introduction]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. ["Boy, it looks like our new Top Notch Laugh Comics has caused quite a commotion, Pokey Oakey"]
    [Black Hood]
  5. 4. ["This is a story about death."]
    The Black Hood Man of Mystery
  6. 5. [Senorita La Tamale]
    Senor Siesta
  7. 6. ["If you remember, Snoop had located the missing horse ...."]
    Snoop McGook The Soupy Sleuth
  8. 7. [Coming at you like machine gun fire in the new Jackpot No. 5]
  9. 8. ["Dat Russian!!! He's beatin' up th' guard!!"]
    The Lost Legion
  10. 9. Blood On The Moon
    Black Hood
  11. 10. [If you should happen to be shopping in Moocher's Department Store ...]
    Suzie
  12. 11. Introducing Canvas Back Corkle
    Canvas Back Corkle
  13. 12. Crimes Committed - Rates Reasonable!
    Snoop McGook
  14. 13. ["It's a problem, all right!"]
    Percy
  15. 14. Be Prepared For A Bombshell In The July Issue Of "Pep"
  16. 15. [Introduction]
    The 3 Monkey-teers
  17. 16. Temple Of The Sun
    World Wonders
  18. 17. [Practical Jokers]
    Kardak The Mystic Magician
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