(Winter 1942)

Archie, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale Date
1942-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
Harry Shorten

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling; Black Hood; Sergeant Boyle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Hood; Sergeant Boyle
Reprints

U. S. Troops Invade Africa (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy (policeman); Looney; Agent 9243 (villain, death); another Nazi spy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Steel and Lonney in French North Africa.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle ?
Inks
Harry Sahle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie as usual has started the day off right by getting wrong!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mrs. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a detective kit and searches for Mr. Weatherbee's missing envelope.
Reprints

Archie's Puzzles (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vivian Berg (signed)[as Vivian]
Inks
Vivian Berg (signed)[as Vivian]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Unscramble some words; a maze, and a matching puzzle.

The Vengeance of the Aztec! (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); The Aztec [Drake] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A greedy archaeologist disguised as an Aztec priest in the jungle of Mexico.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Warren King?" and also Harry Sahle, but this is identical artwork to Cooper's signed story in Top-Notch Laugh #31, with some scary close up faces with untidy eyebrows, as the one on the last page, which is exactely like one in #31. Cooper is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sniff! Sniff!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [ as Hubbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Just look at the size of that transport, Sarge!
Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle; Captain Twerp; Second Lieutenant Gish; Rollo (a monkey, introduction); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Boyle and Twerp in French North Africa meet a monkey with dynamite.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cubby the Bear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Milk the cow, feed the chickens, collect the eggs, ah, fooey with this country life!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cubby (bear); Salesman
Synopsis
Cubby is tricked by a vacuum cleaner salesman.

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

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

Script
Dale Goss (signed)
Pencils
Dale Goss (signed)
Inks
Dale Goss (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gymnotus -- a strange South American river fish -- gives off a paralyzing electric shock!
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Trivia from around the world.

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

Mr. Justice / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of the mayor of the city of Cosmopole
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Royal Wrath]; John Trent (introduction); George Ross (introduction); Mary Trent (introduction); Mark Ross (introduction); Trentino (introduction, flashback); Maria Trentino (introduction, flashback); Rossi (introduction, flashback); Marco Rossi (introduction, flashback)
Synopsis
A feud rages between Ross and Trent.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Paul Reinman ?", but not his work. No pointed faces with eyes far apart and out of line.

While not drawn completely in his style, some of the characters exhibit typical Infantino poses.
Based on a question posed by John Fallon, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. and Jim Amash have agreed that Carmine Infantino is not the penciller for this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Dale Goss (signed)
Pencils
Dale Goss (signed)
Inks
Dale Goss (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An Eskimo can cause a wolf to commit suicide...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Trivia from around the world.

Maiden in Distress (Table of Contents: 11)

Clancy and Looney / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Vivian Berg (credited)[as Vivian]
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy; Looney
Synopsis
A spy attempts to steal a secret formula.

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

Clancy and Looney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief! Looney's gonna have a furlough!
Characters
Prof. Fuddlebaum (introduction); J. Schmid (villain, introduction); Clancy; Looney
Synopsis
Clancy and Looney guard a museum mummy.

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why do you say he's a police dog? He don't look it!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Six single panel gag cartoons.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Black Hood; Sergeant Boyle
  2. 1. U. S. Troops Invade Africa
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Archie as usual has started the day off right by getting wrong!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie's Puzzles
  5. 4. The Vengeance of the Aztec!
    Black Hood
  6. 5. ["Sniff! Sniff!"]
    It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
  7. 6. ["Boy! Just look at the size of that transport, Sarge!"]
    Sergeant Boyle
  8. 7. ["Milk the cow, feed the chickens, collect the eggs, ah, fooey with this country life!!"]
    Cubby the Bear
  9. 8. ["The gymnotus -- a strange South American river fish -- gives off a paralyzing electric shock!"]
    World Wonders
  10. 9. ["In the office of the mayor of the city of Cosmopole"]
    Mr. Justice
  11. 10. ["An Eskimo can cause a wolf to commit suicide..."]
    World Wonders
  12. 11. Maiden in Distress
    Clancy and Looney
  13. 12. ["Chief! Looney's gonna have a furlough!"]
    Clancy and Looney
  14. 13. ["Why do you say he's a police dog? He don't look it!!"]
    Jest Jokes
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