(August 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except June and September
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Who is Red Rube? (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Senor Banana / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Inks
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube; Senor Banana

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

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.

Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nip and Tuck
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Two headed turtle and frog cry.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bullfighters
Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis
Senor Odora plans to get rid of Banana by getting him into the bullfight,

You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Zenith Gray
Letters
typeset

Characters
Willie Sharpe; Jimmy Weaver; Inspector Craig
Synopsis
Interfering with the United States Mail is a federal offence.

[Who Is the Red Rube?] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

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.

Genie with the Blues (Table of Contents: 7)

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie
Synopsis
Chimpy is trying his best to get Genie out of his blues.

Indexer Notes

Edwards is credited on both script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

On Vacation (Table of Contents: 8)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Aunt Matilda
Synopsis
Ginger and Dotty are on vacation at aunt Matilda's.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia Drury, but uncertain which is the penciller and inker here.

Uncle Monte (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Dad Wilkie; Mom Wilkie; Uncle Monte
Synopsis
Uncle Monte is visiting the Wilkes family, and he is not as rich as everybody think.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who is Red Rube?
    Steel Sterling, Senor Banana
  2. 1. Murder Out of This World
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Doom
    The Applejacks
  4. 3. ["Nip and Tuck"]
    World Wonders
  5. 4. ["Bullfighters"]
    Senor Banana
  6. 5. You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas
    Crime
  7. 6. [Who Is the Red Rube?]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. Genie with the Blues
    Chimpy
  9. 8. On Vacation
    Ginger
  10. 9. Uncle Monte
    Wilbur
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