(October 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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; Jughead and Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead! C'mon over here, quick!
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Shield
Reprints
Keywords
radio broadcasts; radio microphones

Indexer Notes

cover plugs Archie radio show again

Bulletin No. 21 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Invitation to Murder (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
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bill Pierce; Biff Cook; Sid Ross; Clarence Grant; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Synopsis
Joe Higgins stands accused of murder of one of his old friends.

Indexer Notes

Shield graduated high school in 1936, making him 26 years old (at an 8-year class reunion??)
Credit line reads "By Irv Novick".

Green Death (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
?

Characters
Hangman (Bob); Thelma Gordan; V: A Tibetian (I, D); I: Frank Mordecai (D), Dr. Mordecai, Dr. Peters
Synopsis
Dr Peters and Dr Mordecai, Botany Professors, traveled to Tibet. Upon their return to the United States, Dr Peters had lost his mind, due to attempting to bring back a sacred plant.
Keywords
Tibet

[Gone Fishing] (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
?

Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo;
Synopsis
Bugaboo has trouble fishing.

Indexer Notes

Credit line reads "by Higgins & Woik". Dave Higgins is known to have written comics, Terry (Woik) Szenics is known to have inked and lettered comics.

Wise Guy (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ? [as Hal Shallet]
Letters
typeset

Archie Talks (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Archie the Jockey: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dr. Breakbone; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When Jughead mentions that jockeys have to be a certain weight, Archie stuffs himself in hopes of becoming overweight. Archie gets sick and is visited by Dr. Breakbone. Dr. Breakbone gives Archie a vigorous exercise routine and Archie breaks his arm. When he tells Mr. Lodge of the incident, Mr. Lodge says picking Archie to be a jockey was only a joke.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue

[Marco and the Pirates] (Table of Contents: 8)

Marco Loco Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Moroco Loco; Snooch; A band of pirates (villains, first appearance)
Synopsis
His crew doesn't like him, but the pirates like his ship.

Indexer Notes

Snooch is called "Smooch" in one panel.

[Airborne Hillbilly] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Characters
Catfish Joe
Synopsis
An airplane makes an unscheduled landing in the bayou.

Indexer Notes

Credit line says "by Larry Harris". Harris claims he created, wrote, and drew Catfish Joe.

[Beginnings] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
military; superhero
Characters
Captain Commando, Boy Soldiers [Flatbush, Percy Lothar, Billy, Arman); Thorndike (flashback); Professor Bergeret (flashback); Nazis
Synopsis
While facing certain death, Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers think about what led them to where they are.

Indexer Notes

Byline reads "By Irv Novick". It is revealed in this story that Billy is Captain Commando's son, Percy is the son of the Earl of Lothar. Story contains a discussion about then current pro baseball, including Carl Hubbell.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Jughead! C'mon over here, quick!"]
    Shield; Jughead and Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 21
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Invitation to Murder
    The Original Shield And Dusty The Boy Detective
  4. 3. Green Death
    The Hangman
  5. 4. [Gone Fishing]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  6. 5. Wise Guy
  7. 6. Archie Talks
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie the Jockey: Part 2
    Archie
  9. 8. [Marco and the Pirates]
    Marco Loco Adventurer
  10. 9. [Airborne Hillbilly]
    Catfish Joe
  11. 10. [Beginnings]
    Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Terry Watkins
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • James Yung
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Peter Croome