(Summer 1943)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1943-06-25
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. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Hangman [Bob Dickering]

Special Case No. 20: The Tiger and the Ruby (Table of Contents: 1)

Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A raging ferocious tiger guarded the Blood of the Rajah's Ruby...
Characters
Captain Andrews (villain, introduction, death); Rajah of Dormis (introduction, death); Fedor (Rajah of Dormis' son, introduction); Abdul Assam (introduction); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon

Special Case #21: Murder In the Guest Room (Table of Contents: 2)

Hangman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is just one page of my ensuing adventure!
Characters
Theresa Manning (villain, introduction, death); Father John (introduction, death); James Manning (introduction); Tom Woods (introduction); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon

Archie Talks! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Special Case No. 22: The Hangman's Ransom (Table of Contents: 4)

Hangman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A scientific discovery leads the Hangman to the grim shadow of the gallows!
Characters
The Ferret (villain); Dr. Plummer (villain, introduction); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon
Synopsis
in Golden-Age Men of Mystery (AC, 1996 series) #9 (1998) [first page only, in black and white]

The Man Who Murdered Himself (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big ole Swanson bent low over his pan of food so that Rance would not see his face.
Characters
Swanson; Rance

Trouble Hunters (Table of Contents: 6)

Boy Buddies / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reward for locating Dr. Emery Smith...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joe (villain, introduction); other crooks (villains, introductions); Dr. Emery Smith (introduction); Dusty; Roy

Duplex Glider (Table of Contents: 7)

Junior Flying Corps / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
L. Bucalo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Diagram and instructions for building a balsa-wood model airplane. Also includes instructions for joining the Junior Flying Corps and a list of new members.

Not A Ghost of a Chance (Table of Contents: 8)

Boy Buddies / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you like to know what happens in a haunted house when...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jones (ghost, introduction); Deets (introduction, ghost); Dusty; Roy

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

Hangman's Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Murder has been committed!
Synopsis
Readers are asked to complete a path through a circular maze to determine which character committed a murder.

Indexer Notes

Rather gruesome bloody image of the murder victim at the bottom of the page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hangman
  2. 1. Special Case No. 20: The Tiger and the Ruby
    Hangman
  3. 2. Special Case #21: Murder In the Guest Room
    Hangman
  4. 3. Archie Talks!
  5. 4. Special Case No. 22: The Hangman's Ransom
    Hangman
  6. 5. The Man Who Murdered Himself
  7. 6. Trouble Hunters
    Boy Buddies
  8. 7. Duplex Glider
    Junior Flying Corps
  9. 8. Not A Ghost of a Chance
    Boy Buddies
  10. 9. ["Murder has been committed!"]
    Hangman's Puzzle
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