(February 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except June and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
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)

The Shield; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
The Shield; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
ice sculptures; snow; snow shovels; statues of Archie Andrews

Shield G-Man Club (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Tales of a Safety Pin (Table of Contents: 2)

The Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
Irv Novick ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silky Malone (villain, introduction); Miser (villain, introduction); The Shield; Dusty
Synopsis
A safety pin that seems to be followed by bad luck helps The Shield and Dusty solve a crime.
Reprints

The Ferryboat Admiral (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Clein ? (signed)
Inks
Sy Clein ? (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Karl Van Hoosen (Introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed on the first page but signature is illegible.

Dead Men's Eyes Tell Tales (Table of Contents: 4)

The Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]
Inks
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dutch Kane (as a corpse); Doc Einstone (introduction); Rabbit (introduction); Southpaw Sears (introduction); Hangman
Reprints

The Ghost of Henry Schmidt (Table of Contents: 5)

The Shield / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Vivian Berg [as Vivian]
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield

Christmas Cheers (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Gabby (introduction); Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Pop Tate (introduction)
Synopsis
Archie gets a cheque for $50 from his grandfather, makes a list of what he wants to buy for his friends, but most of the money is gone by the time he buys the gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; sleigh

Indexer Notes

Signed in the last panel. This story contains the first appearances of Gabby, the town blabbermouth, and Pop Tate, the owner of Pop's Chocklit Shop. In this story, his restaurant is called Tate's and he is a skinny, older man with gray hair and a mustache. Also, the Shorten Special on page 4 is a reference to MLJ editor Harry Shorten.

MLJ Leads the Way (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[The Landgoing Tugboat] ["Ahoy mate!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Catfish Joe / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Barney Keel (introduction); Catfish Joe; Kitty Keel; Gabby
Synopsis
Captain Barney Keel is driving a tugboat along the land when a dam breaks and he and Catfish Joe find themselves floating around on a newly created lake rescuing animals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

To be continued in the next issue.

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

Animal-Antix / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Jim Crow, Hello!
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Three fun facts about animals as submitted by readers. Address says to submit to "Catfish Joe", so presumably this was a sub-feature of that strip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Black Hood, all the addresses of the kids who submitted the stories were changed to Canadian cities to make it seem more home-grown there.

[The Bear Cub] ["Bugaboo and Fido the friendly mountain lion are off once more in search of adventure in the forest!!!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Chief Bugaboo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Theresa Woik ?
Pencils
Dave Higgins (signed)
Inks
Dave Higgins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo; Fido
Synopsis
Li'l Chief Bugaboo and Fido find a bear cub and accidentally anger its mom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See notes in Black Hood #[nn] index for changes done to reprint.

[Marriage of the Medusa] ["Funny, Snooch I'd swear I've pulled this pirate out..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; historical
Characters
The Medusa (Introduction, villain); Snooch; Marco Loco
Synopsis
Marco Loco and Snooch are hypnotised by the Medusa but then capture her and take her to the King to collect a reward.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See notes in Black Hood #[nn] index for changes done to reprint.

Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Super Strength through these 4 Easy Steps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Commando Krak-A-Jap Machine Gun (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; Archie
  2. 1. Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Tales of a Safety Pin
    The Shield
  4. 3. The Ferryboat Admiral
    Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers
  5. 4. Dead Men's Eyes Tell Tales
    The Hangman
  6. 5. The Ghost of Henry Schmidt
    The Shield
  7. 6. Christmas Cheers
    Archie
  8. 7. MLJ Leads the Way
  9. 8. [The Landgoing Tugboat] ["Ahoy mate!"]
    Catfish Joe
  10. 9. ["I'm Jim Crow, Hello!"]
    Animal-Antix
  11. 10. [The Bear Cub] ["Bugaboo and Fido the friendly mountain lion are off once more in search of adventure in the forest!!!"]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  12. 11. [Marriage of the Medusa] ["Funny, Snooch I'd swear I've pulled this pirate out..."]
    Marco Loco
  13. 12. Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost
  14. 13. Get Super Strength through these 4 Easy Steps
  15. 14. New Commando Krak-A-Jap Machine Gun
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