(August 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except June and November
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, you're always a knockout!
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Archie Andrews; Dusty; Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Jughead Jones; Gloom
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; comic books; reading

Indexer Notes

Artist correction by Craig Delich (August 30, 2007). Listed as Bob Montana originally.

Bulletin No. 20 (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield G-Man Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Joe Higgins]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For those who did not read Special Bulletin no. 19 in the last issue of Pep Comics I'll take this occasion to review briefly the very important announcement Dusty and I made.

Indexer Notes

Includes ad for Shield G-Man Club with an illustration, from earlier issue. Joe Higgins talks about the new Pen Pal section. Pen Pal's names are written in code.

Monstro's Holiday (Table of Contents: 2)

The Original Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What would you do if you had somebody on your hands who could read your mind?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Monstro (guest-star); Moke (villain, introduction): Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Snitch
Synopsis
Monstro does not want to go back home.

Home Is Where the Hangman Isn't! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little professor was a kindly and sympathetic soul!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rocky Carter (villain, introduction); Trigger Tyfoon (villain, introduction); Professor Jeremiah Q. Obvious (introduction); Matilda (introduction); Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon; Joe
Synopsis
The Professor is working on a book about criminals.

Long Distance Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jerome was an inoffensive, little sort of futile guy who seemed perpetually ready to lam hell-bent for the safety of a mousehole.
Genre
crime
Characters
Anne Fanny (mentioned); Jerome; Blue Fox
Synopsis
Jerome gets revenge on a smart crook by doing what he says.

Indexer Notes

The narrator refers to his grandmammy named Anne Fanny.

[A Dream of Ancient Rome] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hitler has screamed again and again that he would rather capture Captain Commando than win a major military victory!
Genre
military; superhero
Characters
Nero (villain, in a dream); Adolf Hitler (villain); Captain Commando; Boy Soldiers [Billy; Flatbush; Armand; Percy]; Colonel Bradley
Synopsis
Having heard that Captain Commando has been killed the Boy Soldiers find an old Roman galleon and sail off.

[All Keyed Up] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin [as Goggin]
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, coach, I'm sure glad you're going to use me in the big game to-night! Watch this trick shot! Oops!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Hoops (introduction); Bobby; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie causes chaos when he signs up for the basketball team.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later rewritten for the fifth Wilbur story in Wilbur Comics #17.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember, Fido, you'll have to sit up, and bark like a dog, and chase bones and cats!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo; Fido
Synopsis
Trying to teach Fido to act like a dog.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought that Teresa Woik might have written this story, however she has no known writer's credits, while Dave Higgins wrote most of the stories he drew.

[The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
2
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You remember Catfish Joe met a strange old man in Mudcat who handed him this business card-
Genre
humor
Characters
Catfish Joe; Prof. Otto K. Balderdash (guest-star); Ezry; Zeke; Lem
Synopsis
Prof. Balderdash tells the people of Mudcat he can make it rain for $25.

Indexer Notes

Harris claims to have created, written and drawn Catfish Joe.

[Case of the Icy Death] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane [as Stak til] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as Stak til] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story of icy death!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nelson Rex; Bently; Chester Freeman (introduction, death); Robert King; Carlson (introduction, death); Nola Blane Neilson (introduction); Fred King (villain, introduction, death); Michael Sharp (introduction); Bart
Synopsis
Bently investigates some mysterious death in an ice factory.

Indexer Notes

splash page swiped from ? in USA COMICS (Timely) #?; last appearance
Originally credited Gil Kane? (Star)
Gil Kane's pen name STAKTIL is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, you're always a knockout!"]
    Shield; Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 20
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Monstro's Holiday
    The Original Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective
  4. 3. Home Is Where the Hangman Isn't!
    The Hangman
  5. 4. Long Distance Murder
  6. 5. [A Dream of Ancient Rome]
    Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers
  7. 6. [All Keyed Up]
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Remember, Fido, you'll have to sit up, and bark like a dog, and chase bones and cats!!"]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  9. 8. [The Rainmaker]
    Catfish Joe
  10. 9. [Case of the Icy Death]
    Bentley of Scotland Yard
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