(July 1943)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
Harry Shorten (uncredited)
Color
Color
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

America's Funniest Joke Book (Table of Contents)

Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Dotty and Ditto / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Dotty and Ditto

The Living Wish (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Zenith (Tibetan monk); Brooks (book reviewer); Wayland (publisher); Pinky Higgins (pick-pocket)
Synopsis
An old Tibetan book with magic properties has fallen into the hands of a small time crook.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Camy?", but not him. The faces and layout have very much in common with Harrison's signed Boy Buddies story in Hangman #8. He is credited on pencils, and the inker could be Weisbecker, who is credited on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halt! Stop that marryin'!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Maaw Oakey; Paaw Oakey; Widow Hoecake; Lummy (kid)
Synopsis
Widow Hoecake rounds up her kinfolk to go against the Oakeys.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alas, eef only I could buy the bes' horse een all Mexico...
Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Siesta; Rosita; Boogus Woogus
Synopsis
Senor Siesta meets a funny looking horse in hat and zoot suit.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Snoop McGook / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [asHubbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing like a good vacation, eh, Waldo!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoop McGook; Waldo (squirrell); Turk [Mother McCree] (boss); Curly
Synopsis
Snoop is on vacation and stays at an old tavern with some weird characters looking for a treasure.

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

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerald Kean [as Kean] (signed)
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know what to do with you, Gus...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; Gabby (angel)
Synopsis
Gus and Gabby are in the Army.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Red Holmdale (signed)
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Janice Valleau (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suzie, the gal who just can't keep a job!
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Marcel Francois (artist)
Synopsis
Suzie has applied for the job as a model for a designer of show-room mannequins.

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

The 3 Monkey-Teers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Groggin (signed)
Pencils
Ed Goggin (signed)
Inks
Ed Goggin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom, meet my little friends...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman [Egbert]; Martha (cousin)
Synopsis
The monkeys and Stupidman uncover spy ring.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder where that dumb Indian kid is..?
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Dottum (indian); Cecil B. DePill (producer)
Synopsis
Talent scouts from Hollywood are looking for a new girl star.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Funniest Joke Book
    Pokey Oakey; Suzie; Senor Siesta; Three Monkeyteers; Dotty and Ditto
  2. 1. The Living Wish
    The Black Hood
  3. 2. ["Halt! Stop that marryin'!!"]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. ["Alas, eef only I could buy the bes' horse een all Mexico..."]
    Senor Siesta
  5. 4. ["Nothing like a good vacation, eh, Waldo!"]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. ["I don't know what to do with you, Gus..."]
    Gloomy Gus
  7. 6. ["Suzie, the gal who just can't keep a job!"]
    Suzie
  8. 7. ["Mom, meet my little friends..."]
    The 3 Monkey-Teers
  9. 8. ["I wonder where that dumb Indian kid is..?"]
    Dotty and Ditto
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