(Fall 1943)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1943
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
Harry Shorten (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hangman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Case No. 25: The Gallows and the Ghoul (Table of Contents: 2)

Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]; Mary [aka Mary Jennings] (introduction, death); Jimmy (Mary's son); Jed Jennings (villain, introduction, death); Thelma Gordon
Synopsis
The Hangman tries to stop Jed Jennings.
Reprints

The "Perfect" Crime (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hawley Howard (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
George Bryan; Peter Rawlings
Synopsis
George plans to kill his brother-in-law.

[no title indexed] (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
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snakes cannot be charmed with music they are deaf!
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Special Case No. 26: The Case of the Python's Curse (Table of Contents: 5)

Hangman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]; Baxter (introduction, death); Wiley (introduction, death); Gorley (villain, introduction, death); Mrs. Wiley
Synopsis
Some men steal a rare python from an Indian snake charmer and he curses them.
Reprints

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

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

Special Case No. 27: Pirates Out of the Past (Table of Contents: 7)

Hangman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fuje)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]; Joey (introduction); Captain Balbo (villain, introduction, death); the Cockroach (villain, introduction, death); un-named pirates [Pedro; Juan; un-named others] (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Captain Balbo believes it was bad luck to hunt down and plunder a Spanish galleon in 1498 that was carrying the Spanish church's gold. When Balbo and his crew somehow arrive in the year 1943, they discover that it was indeed bad luck, when they must face the Hangman.
Reprints

Who Murdered Wendel White? (Table of Contents: 8)

The Hangman's Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Hangman [Robert Dickering]; Wendel White; Tobey White; Cabot White; Baron White; Carol White; Garry White

Indexer Notes

An image of the Hangman, a murdered man, and five portraits of suspects. Readers are instructed how to identify the killer.

Great News (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Gamblers' Election] (Table of Contents: 10)

Boy Buddies / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Election time draws close, but this year, the city goes about it's business calmly!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; Roy the Super-Boy; Flowers Dixon (villain; introduction); Gilbert (introduction); Tom Bingle (introduction); Sam
Synopsis
Unknown Tom Bingle is elected mayor.
Reprints

Fleetwing (Table of Contents: 11)

Junior Flying Corps / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
L. Bucalo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Diagram and instructions for constructing a balsa-wood model airplane. Also lists new members of Junior Flying Corps club.

[Street Corner Decoy] (Table of Contents: 12)

Boy Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison (signed as Harrison)
Inks
George Harrison (signed as Harrison)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dusty's late.. he should have been here five minutes ago!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; Roy the Super-Boy; Casey and his gang (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
A man starts a fight with Roy outside a jewelry store.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hangman
  2. 1. ["Get this greatest laugh book"]
  3. 2. Special Case No. 25: The Gallows and the Ghoul
    Hangman
  4. 3. The "Perfect" Crime
  5. 4. ["Snakes cannot be charmed with music they are deaf!"]
    World Wonders
  6. 5. Special Case No. 26: The Case of the Python's Curse
    Hangman
  7. 6. ["The Black Hood wants you to tune in on the WOR Mutual Broadcasting System--"]
  8. 7. Special Case No. 27: Pirates Out of the Past
    Hangman
  9. 8. Who Murdered Wendel White?
    The Hangman's Puzzle
  10. 9. Great News
    Archie
  11. 10. [The Gamblers' Election]
    Boy Buddies
  12. 11. Fleetwing
    Junior Flying Corps
  13. 12. [Street Corner Decoy]
    Boy Buddies
  14. 13. ["Now get bursting strength fast!"]
  15. 14. ["Remove ugly blackheads or no cost"]
  16. 15. ["How to make your body bring you fame... instead of shame!"]
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
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