(November-December 1943)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
64
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1943-09-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden & Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 4.


Halloween (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
brooms; Halloween; jack o'lanterns; witches' hats

Indexer Notes

Halloween cover but no mention of Halloween inside.

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

Archie / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A typeset table of contents for the issue. Features a small poem about the troubles the editors went through to bring the readers laughs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Weirdly, this was not featured in Dark Horse's Archie Archives, but was in the reprint on the Archie digital app.

A Preview of This Issue of Archie Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Janice Valleau?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Oscar (Archie's dog); Mr. Smudge; Souphead
Synopsis
A preview of the stories in the issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

preview page

Second Childhood (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Janice Valleau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Jasper Punchticket (introduction); Debbie (introduction); Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie and Jughead break, and have to pay for, a record, they have no money for the train ride home. They go to a secondhand store and dress up as children so they can ride the train for free.
Reprints

The Heavenly Mystery (Table of Contents: 4)

Bumbie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Twinky (introduction); Mars Jr. (introduction); Mr. Sun (introduction); Father Time (introduction)

Indexer Notes

contents page title

Oscar the Prize Package (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Oscar (Archie's dog); Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie enters Oscar in a dog show. When some toothpaste makes Oscar look like a mad dog, the other contestants leave and Oscar wins the contest.
Reprints

Jughead the Cheer Leader (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker
Inks
Zoltan Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Souphead
Synopsis
Jughead tries out to be a cheerleader due to the good meals the cheerleaders get. While watching Souphead, he notices how Souphead has a lucky coin-and it seems to be working. Jughead takes the coin in hopes of becoming a cheerleader, but it brings him bad luck.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Preview Page title is "Souphead's Lucky Coin!".

Archie's Super-Sled (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Curley Cole
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie

Lazy Day (Table of Contents: 8)

Cubby / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, Veronica!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Smudge (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty & Veronica try to avoid a weird man named Mr. Smudge while flying to the Lodge estate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Phrase "sex maniac" used possibly for first time in a comic!
Reprint credit is Harry Sahle but Sahle did not sign the story and Betty & Veronica look different than last issue's story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Halloween
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  3. 2. A Preview of This Issue of Archie Comics
    Archie
  4. 3. Second Childhood
    Archie
  5. 4. The Heavenly Mystery
    Bumbie
  6. 5. Oscar the Prize Package
    Archie
  7. 6. Jughead the Cheer Leader
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie's Super-Sled
    Archie
  9. 8. Lazy Day
    Cubby
  10. 9. ["No, no, Veronica!"]
    Betty and Veronica
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