(February 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]

Murder Is An Art (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Alonzo (introduction); Mr. Barret (introduction, death); Robert Jordan (introduction); Jimmy Barret (introduction); Rose Barret (introduction); John Barret (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Bear Hunt] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

[Gun and Half-Gun] (Table of Contents: 3)

Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Gun (villain, introduction); Half-Gun (villain, introduction); Sadie (introduction)

Jewels of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Harrison
Letters
typeset

[Skating Duel] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tommy Turner (introduction); Brenda Brent (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Janice Valleau, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GINGER as pen name for Virginia and says she is confused with Janice Valleau. Janice's pen name was JANICE J.

[The Secret Nazi Airport] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Reuben works as a cub reporter and is sent with an important document to the F.B.I.

[Bluebeard] (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; Mr. Bluebeard (introduction); Mrs. Bluebeard (introduction)
Synopsis
Genie and Chimpy meet Bluebeard.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Bijou Contest] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Scrugg (manager)
Synopsis
Wilbur needs money to pay for a broken vase.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Rube
  2. 1. Murder Is An Art
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Bear Hunt]
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. [Gun and Half-Gun]
    Applejacks
  5. 4. Jewels of Death
  6. 5. [Skating Duel]
    Ginger
  7. 6. [The Secret Nazi Airport]
    Red Rube
  8. 7. [Bluebeard]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. [The Bijou Contest]
    Wilbur
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