(April 1944)

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

America's Funniest Comics!! (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Suzie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Black Hood; Suzie

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

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, of all things...Suzie...
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Mr. Leopard (fur company)
Synopsis
Suzie is a sign painter's helper.

Indexer Notes

Ginger is the pen name of Virginia Drury, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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
Reading time..take as long as you like...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Clara Belle; Bugeye Mc Slop; Parson Dropseat (nutty Preacher)
Synopsis
Clara Belle is going to marry Bugeye, but the Preacher turns out to be a nutty from the State Asylum.
Keywords
hillbilly

Indexer Notes

Credit line reads "A Don Dean Production."

"Alas! Eef I only had some money!" (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Siesta; Movie scout; Makum Hatum (magician); Stretch Stitchel (midget)
Synopsis
Senor Siesta is spotted by a movie scout.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the Palatial Clapsaddle Estate...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoop McGook; Waldo (squirrell); Ella Clapsaddle; Bella Clapsaddle; Della Clapsaddle; Snitch Harris (burglar)
Synopsis
The Clapsaddle sisters feel romantic and invite Snoop over to their estate.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, shed a tear for Gloomy Gus...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gloomy Gus [Gus Gloompuss]; St. Pete; Gabby (angel); Professor
Synopsis
Gus, the homeless ghost, and his sidekick angel, Gabby, browse around to see if they can find some body. They find a mechanical man.

The Marionette Murders (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Sergeant McGinty; Paulini (puppeteer)
Synopsis
A puppeteer with living marionettes that need human blood.

Indexer Notes

next app. in BLACK HOOD COMICS #10

I Choose Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.88 pages (report information)

Script
Robert C. Blackman
Letters
Typeset

Statement Of The Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
Maurice Coyne
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Louis H. Silberkleit, publisher and business manager; Harry Shorten, editor; John L. Goldwater, managing editor. Owner: M.L.J. Magazines (partnership); Louis H. Silberkleit, John L. Goldwater; Maurice Coyne

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

Stupidman and the 3 Monkey-Teers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway, Stupidman...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
The 3 Monkey-Teers [Sassafras; Small Fry; Yehudi]; Stupidman [Egbert]; Frankie and Johnnie (two headed being); The Witch
Synopsis
Stupidman makes War Bond stew and catches a German spy.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Here comes the mail man...
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Dotty; Ditto (parrot); Dottum (Indian); Gramps; Mail man; Tommy Granville
Synopsis
The heir to the Ranville millions is due on the next train to rough it up on the ranch.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Funniest Comics!!
    Black Hood; Suzie
  2. 1. ["Well, of all things...Suzie..."]
    Suzie
  3. 2. ["Reading time..take as long as you like..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  4. 3. "Alas! Eef I only had some money!"
    Senor Siesta
  5. 4. ["At the Palatial Clapsaddle Estate..."]
    Snoop McGook
  6. 5. ["Oh, shed a tear for Gloomy Gus..."]
    Gloomy Gus
  7. 6. The Marionette Murders
    Black Hood
  8. 7. I Choose Death
  9. 8. Statement Of The Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  10. 9. ["Gangway, Stupidman..."]
    Stupidman and the 3 Monkey-Teers
  11. 10. ["Look! Here comes the mail man..."]
    Dotty and Ditto
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Edgar Loftin
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