(February 1944)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except January and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten (uncredited)
Color
Color
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Pokey Oakey / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware of Pickpockets
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Black Hood; Pokey Oakey

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

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Dean (signed)
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessuh, this hyar bein' Shuriff of Catfish Creek...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Pappy Oakey; Mammy Oakey; Dude Snagnasty
Synopsis
Dude is back to the hills and is courting Mammy Oakey.
Keywords
hillbilly

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

Senor Siesta / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems that someone is always trying to get Senor Siesta off this Earth...
Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Siesta; Pancho (wanted outlaw)
Synopsis
Senor Sieste is mistaken for an outlaw called Pancho.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoe do I look like as a dummy..?
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzy; Mr. Birdseed; Madame Renee
Synopsis
Suzie is a model at the Model Agency.

Indexer Notes

Art similar to Moe's signed story in #40. Compare the eyes.

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

Snoop McGook / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snoop has decided to relax...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoop McGook; Waldo (squirrell); Swami Rivah (hypnotist)
Synopsis
Snoop is hypnotized.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Carl Hubbell, but the many close-up faces with big noses, and rough inking are Vigoda.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is St. Pete?
Genre
humor
Characters
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; Gabby (angel); Cavegirl; Kermit the Hermit
Synopsis
The time machine brings back Gus and a cavegirl, but not Gabby.

Black Hood Battles the Book Worm (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Hood / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty; Hiram Sykes (rare-book collector); A. Bookworm (crank villain)
Synopsis
A crank bookworm is searching for a first edition of Treasure Island.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Camy?", but not him. The art is very similar to Clem and Pen's signed stories, so most probably them.

Killer's Final Curtain (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Wilbur S. Peacock
Letters
Typeset

"There is a legend among sea faring men..." (Table of Contents: 8)

Stupidman and the Three Monkeyteers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman [Egbert]; Lorelei (mermaid)
Synopsis
Lorelei with her enchanting music has come back and worried shipowners approach Stupidman for help.

Indexer Notes

Scott Meredith was suggested as writer of this script, but he was gone from MLJ by this time, and Ed Goggin wrote and drew most, if not all,of his stories, and is known as a writer for others as well.

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

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dotty won $2,000 in prizes...
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Dottum (Indian); Gramps; Sheriff
Synopsis
Dotty and friends are back home with the prize money.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Beware of Pickpockets"]
    Black Hood; Pokey Oakey
  2. 1. ["Yessuh, this hyar bein' Shuriff of Catfish Creek..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  3. 2. ["It seems that someone is always trying to get Senor Siesta off this Earth..."]
    Senor Siesta
  4. 3. ["Hoe do I look like as a dummy..?"]
    Suzie
  5. 4. ["Snoop has decided to relax..."]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. ["Where is St. Pete?"]
    Gloomy Gus
  7. 6. Black Hood Battles the Book Worm
    Black Hood
  8. 7. Killer's Final Curtain
  9. 8. "There is a legend among sea faring men..."
    Stupidman and the Three Monkeyteers
  10. 9. ["Dotty won $2,000 in prizes..."]
    Dotty and Ditto
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