(March 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, except January, April, July and October
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
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)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I, the Shield, will save you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [also as the Shield]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
comic books; dreaming; impersonations; sleep

Indexer Notes

Official credit from Archie comics.

The Madman's Castle (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kurt Reimar (villain, introduction); Maximilian (villain, introduction, death); Count De Maximilian (introduction, death); Charlotte Max (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gil Kane?", but his pen name was Pen Star. Clem and Pen are credited pen names by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. They are both credited only on inking this feature. However, the long narrow faces and ears, and also the rest of the artwork are similar to signed Captain Commando stories credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as Clem on pencils and Pen on inking.

We'll Never be Licked (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison
Inks
George Harrison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Danton (an artist from 2944, introduction); The Nazis (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "George Harrison?" on pencils and "Clem Weisbecker?" on ink. The artwork, like the rounded inking and especially the apricot-like ears with large rounded outer edge are identical to his signed Boy Buddies story in Hangman #8. So most probably all done by Harrison. Stories signed by Clem/Pen have long narrow faces and ears, with more angular inklines.

The Noose (Table of Contents: 3)

Hangman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Inks
Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Elias Wolfe (flashback, villain, death); Richard Wolfe (villain, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

next app. in BLACK HOOD #10

Corpses Don't Walk (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lee Floren
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Manton; Jake Walker; Sheriff Carr

[Oscar Is Lost] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Oscar (Archie's dog); Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Oscar runs away, Archie and Mr. Andrews look for him.
Reprints
Keywords
war rationing

Indexer Notes

official credits from Archie comics (previous indexer thought the "story by Hubbell" credit line meant that Hubbell drew it.)

[Fuddy and Duddy] (Table of Contents: 6)

Catfish Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Harris?
Pencils
Larry Harris
Inks
Larry Harris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fuddy Goober (introduction); Duddy Goober (introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeeowee
Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

.Li'l Chief Bugaboo's next appearance is in JOLLY JINGLES COMICS #13.
Writing previously credited to Theresa Woik(Szenics). She is not known to have written
any comics, although was an inker and letterer. Dave Higgins is known to have written comics, and the "By Dave Higgins" credit line suggests that he may have written this story as well as drawn it.

[The Spells of King Jerque II] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Carl Hubbell?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
King Jerque II (villain, introduction)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I, the Shield, will save you!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Madman's Castle
    Shield
  3. 2. We'll Never be Licked
    Captain Commando
  4. 3. The Noose
    Hangman
  5. 4. Corpses Don't Walk
  6. 5. [Oscar Is Lost]
    Archie
  7. 6. [Fuddy and Duddy]
    Catfish Joe
  8. 7. ["Yeeowee"]
    Li'l Chief Bugaboo
  9. 8. [The Spells of King Jerque II]
    Marco Loco
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