(May 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
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; The Applejacks; Ginger; Senor Banana; Wilbur; Woody; Chimpy

Mirror of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Professor Stiles; Jameson (secretary); Thomas Munro; Professor Fruen
Synopsis
Professor Stiles has been murdered, but only his skull and bones remain. He had found an ancient Inca mirror that turned people into skeletons.

[The Measles Are Coming!] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Pimply Measles; Dimply Measles; Pappy Applejack
Synopsis
The Applejack boys decide to build an airplane to escape from the Measle Twins.

Here's an Apple, Jack (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Seersucker J. Akit"
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Pimply Measles; Dimply Measles; Pappy Applejack
Synopsis
Two mountain girls looking for husbands.

F-R-O-G Spells Trouble (Table of Contents: 4)

Ginger / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Viv Janicet
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Professor Bullbang; Mr. Frogfardle; Principal Grump

Welcome to Hilldale (Table of Contents: 5)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Mrs. Jones; Bringum Homfride (explorer)
Synopsis
As reporter from Hilldale Press, Ginger tries to get a statement from the visiting explorer.

[Genie] (Table of Contents: 6)

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie
Synopsis
Chimpy finds his new friend, Genie, in a bottle.

Indexer Notes

Edwards is credited on both script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

[The Return Home] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis
Banana and Stencho find a gold treasure.

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed)
Inks
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You think this hair tonic is a marvel..?
Genre
humor

[The Enemy Is Coming] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody (inventor); Sleepy (assistant); Adolf the Cat
Synopsis
Adolf the Cat is spreading fear in the forest.

[The Old Timer's Story] (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eddie; Old Timer
Synopsis
After listening to an old timer's story, the boys decide to go prospecting for gold.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ammonia...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
About ammonia, elephants, frogs and armor piercing shells.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Horror Hotel (Table of Contents: 13)

Web / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker
Inks
Clem Weisbecker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Professor Tillet; Kessler (German spy)
Synopsis
What was the secret of that mysterious hotel from where the professor called the Web for help, as he fears someone will kill him.

Indexer Notes

Art is very similar to Clem's signed story in #44.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Mirror of Death
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Measles Are Coming!]
    The Applejacks
  4. 3. Here's an Apple, Jack
    The Applejacks
  5. 4. F-R-O-G Spells Trouble
    Ginger
  6. 5. Welcome to Hilldale
    Ginger
  7. 6. [Genie]
    Chimpy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jest Jokes
  9. 8. [The Return Home]
    Senor Banana
  10. 9. ["You think this hair tonic is a marvel..?"]
    Jest Jokes
  11. 10. [The Enemy Is Coming]
    Woody the Woodpecker
  12. 11. [The Old Timer's Story]
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Ammonia..."]
    World Wonders
  14. 13. Horror Hotel
    Web
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