(January 1944)

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

Issue Notes

Order of sequences and other corrections made by Gary Watson, April 2008.


[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

Living Shadows (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); Professor Royce
Synopsis
The professor has invented a projector that makes shadows come to life.

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pie een the sky!
Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis
Banana falls asleep after reading about a book about Grass as Superfood, and dreams he has become super strong.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia and says she is confused with Janice Valleau.

The Black Hood Wants You (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Slap Happy Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy and Slappy have been given fifty dollars...
Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Wild Mountain Bill; Old Confederate General
Synopsis
The Applejack boys and Wild Mountain Bill travel to New York, but only have Confederate money to spend.

Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tommy Tomkins
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Al; Jake; Verna
Synopsis
Al files his way out of jail to get revenge.

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

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Principal Grump!
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Principal Grump; Prof. Piddle; Miss Eclaire
Synopsis
Ginger and Dotty are driving out to a poultry farm to get eggs for Miss Eclaire.

Don't Blab (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]
Synopsis
Red Rube discovers a Nazi spy radio transmitter station.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zipsy Doodles / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After deciding you know the answers...

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

Chimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not afraid...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie; Super-Duper-Man
Synopsis
Chimpy and Genie go over to the Comic Book factory to get a new idea for their artist, Joe Edwards.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello! That you Linda?
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda; Red
Synopsis
Linda is allergic to orchid scent and Wilbur has accidentally dropped an orchid into the punch bowl.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Red Rube
  2. 1. Living Shadows
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Pie een the sky!"]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. The Black Hood Wants You
    Archie; Black Hood
  5. 4. ["Happy and Slappy have been given fifty dollars..."]
    Slap Happy Applejacks
  6. 5. Revenge
  7. 6. ["Principal Grump!"]
    Ginger
  8. 7. Don't Blab
    Red Rube
  9. 8. ["After deciding you know the answers..."]
    Zipsy Doodles
  10. 9. ["I'm not afraid..."]
    Chimpy
  11. 10. ["Hello! That you Linda?"]
    Wilbur
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katy Hayhurst
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  • Gary L. Watson