(August 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except June and September
On-sale Date
1943-05-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines Inc.
Publisher's Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Harry Shorten (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Who Is Red Rube? (Table of Contents)

Señor Banana; Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Steel Sterling; Señor Banana
Reprints

Murder Out of This World (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steel Sterling still didn't believe that the murderer was not of this world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Oom the Mystic; Ali (assistant); Dutch Lemke (killer)
Synopsis
Sergeant McGinty meets a mystic to have him call up the spirit of Looney.

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

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

[Doom] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ed Goggin (signed as Goggin)
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mark my word .. before this day is done you shall meet your doom!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Ye Old Hag; Handsome Harry
Synopsis
An old hag predicts the Applejack boys will meet their doom before the day is done. It is the annual Marrying Day.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Harry Sahle.

[Nip and Tuck] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Two headed turtle and frog cry.

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

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

Script
Ed Goggin (signed as Goggin)
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When last we saw our friends Señor Banana, and Señor Odora, they were in search for gold...
Genre
humor
Characters
Señor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis
Señor Odora plans to get rid of Banana by getting him into the bullfight.

You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Zenith Gray
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Willie Sharpe, at the soda fountain, was serving his customers automatically.
Characters
Willie Sharpe; Jimmy Weaver; Inspector Craig
Synopsis
Interfering with the United States mail is a federal offense.

[Who Is the Red Rube?] (Table of Contents: 7)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Ed Robbins)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed as Ed Robbins)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is this swashbuckling romantic new hero of millions?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]
Synopsis
Rueben flees from the orphanage and hides in an old castle where he gets his powers from the spirits of his dead ancestors.
Reprints

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

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Genie, snap out of it!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie
Synopsis
Chimpy is trying his best to get Genie out of his blues.

On Vacation (Table of Contents: 9)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Virginia Drury (signed as Ginger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Ginger! There's a boat ahead!
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Aunt Matilda; Mrs. Snapp
Synopsis
Ginger and Dotty are on vacation at Aunt Matilda's.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Zip's Dipsy Doodles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Señor Banana; Chimpy

Indexer Notes

Includes maze, coloring activity, scrambled character names, and drawing activity.

[Uncle Monte] (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin (signed)
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker (signed as Clem)
Inks
Clem Weisbecker (signed as Clem)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't tell me -- don't tell me --- I know -- that old windbag is coming to see us!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Uncle Monte
Synopsis
Uncle Monte is visiting the Wilkin family, and he is not as rich as everybody thinks.

Indexer Notes

The signature is Clem, and several of the faces have a clear Weisbecker look.