(July 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-04-28
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

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)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Keywords
bondage; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese Imperial naval ensign

Introducing Monstro, the Monster From Mars (Table of Contents: 1)

The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Monstro (introduction, a Martian)
Synopsis
A man from Mars comes to Earth, but folks think it's another Orson Wells gag.

Indexer Notes

Story set in the town of Brookhattan.

The Case of the Singing Corpse (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Inks
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon; Phillips (villain, introduction); Herb Cook (introduction, death in flashback); Rosalind Cook (introduction, death)
Synopsis
A radio announcer and control man are murdered, while they are on the air.

Indexer Notes

Note on splash page signed by Harry Shorten, editor. Story signed "By Bob Fuje".

Blackmail (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Shield

The Conga Goes To War (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
military; superhero
Characters
Captain Commando; The Boy Soldiers [Flatbush; Billy; Percy; Armand]; A Japanese Captain (villain, introduction, death); a tribe of South Sea Islanders (introductions, some deaths)
Synopsis
Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers' transport ship has sunk off the Solomon Islands.

[The Peerless Pitcher of Mudcat] (Table of Contents: 5)

Catfish Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Harris
Pencils
Larry Harris
Inks
Larry Harris
Colors
?
Letters
Larry Harris ?

Characters
Catfish Joe (introduction); his mother (introduction); Alex (introduction); Prof. Otto K. Balderdash (introduction); A prison warden (villain, introduction); the sheriff of Mudcat (villain, introduction)

[The Mountain Lion] (Table of Contents: 6)

Li'l Chief Bugaboo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Higgins ?
Pencils
Higgins
Inks
Higgins
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo (introduction); Fido (introduction); Bugaboo's mother; Bugaboo's brother
Synopsis
Bugaboo meets a mountain lion.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought Theresa Woik [Szenics] wrote this series, even though she is not known to have written any comics, and Dave Higgins is known to have written comics.

[Batching It] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Andrews run the house while Mrs. Andrews is on vacation. Unfortunately, the guys are not the best housekeepers.
Reprints

Adventure of the Inner Temple (Table of Contents: 8)

Bentley of Scotland Yard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector J. Bentley; Ridgely (villain, introduction, death); the "Sphinx Men" (villains, introductions); Edwin Meecham (introduction, death); Haskins (introduction, death); Lewis (introduction)
Synopsis
Bentley tells a story of what happened while he was in Egypt a few years earlier.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Introducing Monstro, the Monster From Mars
    The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
  3. 2. The Case of the Singing Corpse
    The Hangman
  4. 3. Blackmail
    The Shield
  5. 4. The Conga Goes To War
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
  6. 5. [The Peerless Pitcher of Mudcat]
    Catfish Joe
  7. 6. [The Mountain Lion]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  8. 7. [Batching It]
    Archie
  9. 8. Adventure of the Inner Temple
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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