(March 1943)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman; Shield; Dusty
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; firing squads; Japanese Imperial Army; pole vaulting; stereotyping of Japanese; World War II

Polly Wants a Corpse (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Smooch Schultz (villain, introduction); Knifey Gordon (villain, introduction); Patch-Eye (villain, introduction, death)

The Lamp That Lived (Table of Contents: 2)

Hangman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Meredith?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani
Inks
Bob Fujitani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Menuhi (villain, introduction, death); Aladdin's Lamp (introduction)

Death Is a Persian Cat (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hangman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Barrister
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman

[The Hunchback's Tale] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Commando / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ziegfried Werner (introduction); Ole Larkin (introduction); Prof. Buchner (introduction, flashback); Wolfe (villain, introduction, flashback); the Nazis (villains)

[North African Adventure] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Prof. Snodgrass (introduction); The Nazis (villains)

[The Wizard of Wonderland] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Red Holmdale
Inks
Red Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fairy Queen (guest-star); The Wizard (introduction); Joe Scarecrow (introduction); a knight (introduction); Danny's dad (guest-star); Danny's mom (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Danny leaves Wonderland; story swiped from THE WIZARD OF OZ

[Introducing Oscar] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Oscar (introduction, Archie's dog)
Synopsis
Archie's dog Oscar has puppies and they cause chaos around the house. Mr. Andrews forces Archie to sell the puppies but soon the family misses them and the puppies come back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Archie's dog Oscar, who would be a regular character in the 1940s.

The Turnberry Lighthouse Mystery (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Robert McPherson (villain, introduction); Peter Shelley (introduction); Douglas Rogers (introduction); Mrs. McPherson (introduction); Ellen McPherson (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield and Hangman
  2. 1. Polly Wants a Corpse
    Shield
  3. 2. The Lamp That Lived
    Hangman
  4. 3. Death Is a Persian Cat
    The Hangman
  5. 4. [The Hunchback's Tale]
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. [North African Adventure]
    Sergeant Boyle
  7. 6. [The Wizard of Wonderland]
    Danny In Wonderland
  8. 7. [Introducing Oscar]
    Archie
  9. 8. The Turnberry Lighthouse Mystery
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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