(October 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
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Red Rube

Land of the Amazons (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Sergeant Mulligan (Army); Queen Miverna (villain, introduction); the Amazons (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Steel is on a mission to rescue Looney and finds him a prisoner of the Amazons.

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

Red Rube / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Running away from an orphanage...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; Spike; Rielly (crook)
Synopsis
Rielly hires young kids to steal from the supermarket.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Harry Sahle. The signed story by Robbins in #41 and 39 has identical artwork, but can be very difficult to separate from Vigoda, even when signed.

[The Coffee Bean Thieves] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora; Sheriff; Thieves
Synopsis
Banana and Stencho capture a band of coffee bean thieves and get a reward.

[The Mournful State-P.U. Game] (Table of Contents: 4)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jake Strongarm (introduction); Sweeney; Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack
Synopsis
Strongarm has a week to make a football team out of the Applejack boys and their friends.

How Far Is Up? (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; war
Characters
Uncle Ephraim
Synopsis
Uncle Ephraim has found a downed Nazi airplane and wants to keep it for himself.

Welcome To Hades (Table of Contents: 6)

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie; Pluto (villain, introduction); Nero (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Chimpy and Genie are visiting Hades.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Perfume Perilous] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Claire Moe (signed)
Pencils
Claire Moe (signed)
Inks
Claire Moe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Dr. Dipple (teacher); Principal Grump
Synopsis
Ginger is experimenting with chemicals.

Indexer Notes

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

I Like To Riff (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Eddie; Dotty; Clarence Sparks [Stinky]; Mr. Snoddgrass
Synopsis
Wilbur and his parents are invited for dinner with the Snoddgrasses.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Bob Montana, but the signature is Clem, and several of the faces have a clear Weisbecker look.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. Land of the Amazons
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Running away from an orphanage..."]
    Red Rube
  4. 3. [The Coffee Bean Thieves]
    Senor Banana
  5. 4. [The Mournful State-P.U. Game]
    Applejacks
  6. 5. How Far Is Up?
  7. 6. Welcome To Hades
    Chimpy
  8. 7. [The Perfume Perilous]
    Ginger
  9. 8. I Like To Riff
    Wilbur
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