(April 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Senor Banana / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Senor Banana; Ginger; The Applejacks

The Lost Boy Scout (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man and a boy pit their wits against a cruel and vicious enemy...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Charley Lin (boy scout); Chiang Wei Cheng (scientist)
Synopsis
A Chinese boy is picked up by Police Officer Clancey and he is carrying a vital link necessary for a secret invention worked on by his uncle. Japanese agents are out to get it.

Introducing Señor Banana (Table of Contents: 2)

Señor Banana / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a small village of a small county in a small South American country, there lives a small man...
Genre
humor
Characters
Señor Banana; Stencho Odora; Señorita Odora
Synopsis
In a small village in a South American country, there lives a small man, who loves bananas.

Flight to the East (Table of Contents: 3)

Steel Sterling / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Grant Bosworth
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Escort to a buzzing bumble bee!" snorted Alec Ben Lunar, other wise known as Looney.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Looney; Mr. Schoenbuckel; Alec Ben Lunar (pilot)

Cooking School (Table of Contents: 4)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach...
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Miss Gargle (teacher, introduction); Principal Grump; Mr. Snapp; Mrs. Snapp; Trouble
Synopsis
Ginger's attempts at baking a birthday cake end in failure.

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

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flash!... everyone off the street... (gulp)... a man-eating lion has just escaped! Run for your lives!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie
Synopsis
A man-eating lion has escaped from the zoo.

Gags (Table of Contents: 6)

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's your phone number?
Genre
humor

Introducing the Applejack Family (Table of Contents: 7)

The Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Slappy! Lookut all them there people agapin' at us!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Corn-Licker (mule)
Synopsis
Introducing the Applejacks.
The boys are trying out their applejack on Corn-Licker, the mule.

Woody the Woodpecker (Table of Contents: 8)

Woody the Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The workshop in the old hollow tree is humming with life -- Woody has just come in with an idea!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody; Sleepy
Synopsis
Woody has a new invention, an airplane.

Indexer Notes

This is not the Walter Lantz cartoon character of the same name, but a completely different character.

The School Play (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The place -- the auditorium of Westfield High School.
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eddie; Mrs. Snodgrass
Synopsis
Wilbur is directing the school play rehearsal.

High Jumping Champ (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Pencils
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Inks
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Colors
?
Letters
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)

Genre
non-fiction

The Web and the Dream (Table of Contents: 11)

The Web / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to kill you, Dr. Simon Marchton!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Dr. Simon Marchton; John Pierrepont; Dr. Eric Graham; Jane Graham
Synopsis
Pierrepont dreams he has killed a man, and next day he can read about it in the paper.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Senor Banana
  2. 1. The Lost Boy Scout
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Introducing Señor Banana
    Señor Banana
  4. 3. Flight to the East
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. Cooking School
    Ginger
  6. 5. ["Flash!... everyone off the street... (gulp)... a man-eating lion has just escaped! Run for your lives!!"]
    Chimpy
  7. 6. Gags
    Jest Jokes
  8. 7. Introducing the Applejack Family
    The Applejacks
  9. 8. Woody the Woodpecker
    Woody the Woodpecker
  10. 9. The School Play
    Wilbur
  11. 10. High Jumping Champ
    World Wonders
  12. 11. The Web and the Dream
    The Web
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