(September 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
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 (uncredited)
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; Hangman; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Shield; Archie; Hangman; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
radio broadcasting; radio microphones; RCA's Blue Network

Indexer Notes

cover plugs the Archie radio show

Emergency Bulletin 21 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Diamonds of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Frogface Houlihan (villain, introduction, death); Drape-Shape (villain, introduction, death); Maestro (villain, introduction, death; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Synopsis
A millionaire is dead, robbery the apparent motive. The apparent killer bought a doll on the day of the death.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is "by Irv Novick".

[Knights of the Road] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
John Rector (introduction, death, flashback); Abner Thrisk (introduction); Sam Stengel (villain, introduction, death); Ike Fraser (villain, introduction, death); Hangman (Bob Dickering)
Synopsis
Abner Thrisk has been on the lam for five years for a murder that he claims he didn't commit.

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

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

Script
Dave Higgins ?
Pencils
Dave Higgins [as Higgins]
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember Fido, you must be careful, and not act like a mountain lion anymore.
Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo; Fido
Synopsis
Attempts are made to discover if Fido is a dog or a mountain lion.

Indexer Notes

Credit line says "By Higgins and Woik". Previously the GCD credited the writer as Woik, thinking she was the writer instead of the inker.

Death for Dessert (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Archie the Jockey (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie fight over horseback riding. Veronica believes that Archie can ride and she invites him to the Lodge estate for the weekend. Archie brings Jughead, and Jughead shows Archie how to ride in the early morning hours. Veronica mistakes Jughead for Archie and when Mr. Lodge's jockey gets ill, Archie is picked to step in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge is incorrectly said to be introduced in this story; his name is given as "Lodge Lodge III"; cont'd next issue
Mrs. Andrews has brown hair.

[Elephant in the Swamp] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Larry Harris (signed)
Pencils
Larry Harris (signed)
Inks
Larry Harris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Maybelle (introduction); Mr. Jangling (introduction); Catfish Joe; Mrs. Dilly
Synopsis
Killer elephant beaks out of the train and heads into the swamp.

Indexer Notes

Larry Harris has stated that he created, wrote, and drew this series.

[Greatness Is Thrust upon Marco] (Table of Contents: 8)

Marco Loco Adventuer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello]
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello]
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Marco Loco (introduction, origin); King of Spain (introduction); Queen of Spain (introduction); Christopher Flopp (villain, introduction)

[Hitler's Dream] (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
military; superhero
Characters
Adolf Hitler (villain); Captain Herman (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains); Abraham Lincoln (in a dream, cameo); Captain Commando; Boy Soldiers
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman; Archie
  2. 1. Emergency Bulletin 21
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Diamonds of Death
    The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
  4. 3. [Knights of the Road]
    The Hangman
  5. 4. ["Remember Fido, you must be careful, and not act like a mountain lion anymore."]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  6. 5. Death for Dessert
  7. 6. Archie the Jockey
    Archie
  8. 7. [Elephant in the Swamp]
    Catfish Joe
  9. 8. [Greatness Is Thrust upon Marco]
    Marco Loco Adventuer
  10. 9. [Hitler's Dream]
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
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