(December 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 Magazine
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
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Rube!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube; Steel Sterling

The Space That Wasn't There (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Police); I: Prof. Hector (D); V: Weston (I, D)
Synopsis
Professor Hector has invented a powerful ray gun that makes things change size.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to "Clare", but the signature reads CLEM in #44 and is pen name for Clem Weisbecker credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. "Clare" is probably included in Who's Who only by that misread signature.

[The Secret Rubber Formula] (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Trickster
Synopsis
Banana and Stencho are tricked into buying a bottle of liquid that turns leaves into rubber.

[Wild Mountain Bill] (Table of Contents: 3)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin ?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Virginia Drury [as Ginger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; I: Wild Mountain Bill
Synopsis
To earn 50 dollars the Applejack boys have to collect it from Wild Mountain Bill, who owes it to their pappy.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia Drury, but uncertain if she is inker or penciller here.

Genies Don't Kill (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Maurice Howard
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Sergeant Duffy; Mrs. Livingston; Doc. Carter; Mr. Cone; Peter Rance
Synopsis
She sat up all night beside the coffin of her dead husband and in the morning they found her dead.

[The Haunted House] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Claire Moe
Inks
Claire Moe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Miss Wheedle (teacher); Freddie Flamm
Synopsis
Ginger and Dotty have to go into the old haunted house to prove they don't believe in ghosts.

[The Needle In the Haystack] (Table of Contents: 6)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; I: Dr. John Hunter (D); Mrs. Hunter; V: Dr. Blatherskee and his gang (I for all)
Synopsis
Dr. Hunter has a fortune hidden in a needle and a gang is out to steal it.

[The Witch Sisters] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; I: Itchy and Twitchy Witch
Synopsis
The two Twitchy Witches fight over Genie.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Experiment] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin?
Pencils
Betty Hershey (signed)
Inks
Betty Hershey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Principal Pimplerod; Dotty
Synopsis
Wilbur has become an air-raid warden.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Rube!"]
    Steel Sterling, Red Rube
  2. 1. The Space That Wasn't There
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Secret Rubber Formula]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. [Wild Mountain Bill]
    Applejacks
  5. 4. Genies Don't Kill
  6. 5. [The Haunted House]
    Ginger
  7. 6. [The Needle In the Haystack]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. [The Witch Sisters]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. [The Experiment]
    Wilbur
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