(December 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.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[America's Fastest Growing Comic Magazine!!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Hangman
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; hypodermic syringes; skeletons; stereotyping of Germans; swastikas; torture; World War II

Indexer Notes

Signed on the cobble stone at bottom.

[The Rug of Death] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk?
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Slogg (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A cheap, gaudy rug turned up at several murders.

Meet the Editor (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Harry Shorten

Indexer Notes

Harry Shorten bio

Sabotage! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon (reporter); Miguel Lopez (warden); Captain Swastika (villain, death); Ice-Pick (villain, death)
Synopsis
An organizes band of saboteurs operates on American oil fields in Mexico.

Murder Makes a Phone Call (Table of Contents: 4)

The Hangman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman

[Rebellion in Norway] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger ?
Pencils
George Harrison
Inks
Pen Shumaker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Captain Commando; Billy Grayson (commando); Gerald Sykes (commando); Armand De Latour (commando); Mr. Jansen (introduction, Erik's father); Mrs. Jansen (introduction, Eric's mother); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Commando goes on a mission to destroy German coastal batteries in Norway.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick, but not him. Faces, hands and ears are all signs of Harrison on pencils, and probably inked by Shumaker. They are both credited this way by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Magician's Apprentice] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Danny; Kuppie; Yoyi Jergisen (a magician, in a dream, introduction)
Synopsis
The Swedish mystic plays magical tricks on Kuppie.

[The Nitroglicerin Mistake] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Slapsie; Captain Twerp; Corporal Collins (guest-star); Kreplach (introduction); The Fascists (villains)
Synopsis
Collins is carrying a case of nitroglycerine on a plane bound for the front in Africa.

Indexer Notes

The Swiss flag at the airport is reverse in colors, making it a Red Cross flag.

[The Limerick Contest] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Red Holmdale ?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie spends $100, thinking he won a limerick contest. He gets into hot water when Jughead tells him it was a gag.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Probably done by Holmdale because Montana was working on Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 seriea) #1.

[Case of the Steamshovel Death] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Bentley (detective); Dr. Edwards (villain, introduction, death); Lord Gannett (introduction, death); Duchess of Bedford (introduction); Duke of Bedford (introduction); Jennings (introduction)
Synopsis
There were four things... a death by lightning, a steam shovel, an unreported flight plan, and a piece of wire... four things which didn't add up.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [America's Fastest Growing Comic Magazine!!]
    Shield; Hangman
  2. 1. [The Rug of Death]
    Shield
  3. 2. Meet the Editor
  4. 3. Sabotage!
    Hangman
  5. 4. Murder Makes a Phone Call
    The Hangman
  6. 5. [Rebellion in Norway]
    Captain Commando
  7. 6. [The Magician's Apprentice]
    Danny In Wonderland
  8. 7. [The Nitroglicerin Mistake]
    Sergeant Boyle
  9. 8. [The Limerick Contest]
    Archie
  10. 9. [Case of the Steamshovel Death]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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