(April 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January, March, 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

Issue Notes

Order of sequences and other corrections made by Gary Watson, April 2008.


[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]

Zombies (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy (Policeman); Sgt. Mulligan; Amwalli (villain, witch doctor)
Synopsis
Steel Sterling has to solve the riddle of why policeman Clancy walks in his sleep and appears to be dead.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Weisbecker as writer and Irv Novick on art. Clem is most probably pen name for Clem Weisbecker.

"Pen" is a pen name for Pen Shumaker according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Both are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Which one is the penciler and which one the inker is uncertain. Much of the action seems more like Irv Novick.

Ye Golden Beauty Shoppe (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Ed Goggin (signed); Harry Sahle (signed)
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Senor Banana; Stencho Odora
Synopsis
Banana and Stencho open a beauty shop.

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

The Slap Happy Applejacks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin (signed); Harry Sahle (signed)
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Terry Szenics (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone cryin' in there, Slappy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slappy Applejack; Happy Applejack; Mrs. Stiches
Synopsis
The Applejack boys are hired to find a missing husband.

Sweet Dreams of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pen Shumaker
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Mason (detective); Linda Gordon; Margaret Moore; Lieutenant Brady; Catherine Cole
Synopsis
A jealous would-be singer commits murder.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Is that corny!
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Prof. Twinkletoe; Tommy
Synopsis
Tommy gets jealous of Ginger's new dancing teacher.

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.

MLJ Leads the Way (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I presume we have all met our hero, Rueben!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Reuben Reuben]; Hans; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Reuben Reuben, a young orphan, finds the castle of his ancestors and discovers that the castle is full of the ghosts of those ancestors. The ghosts are all named "Reuben Reuben," and they grant him special powers, which he uses to fight crime. When Reuben says the magic words "Hey, Rube!" he turns into Red Rube, who has the powers of each of his ancestors, who were similarly super-powered. He now uses those power to battle a Nazi sabotage group.

So Save Your Scrap to Scrap the Japs! (Table of Contents: 8)

Red Rube / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]

Indexer Notes

Promotes paper drives.

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

Chimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please stop stuffing yourself...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie; Pig Chief
Synopsis
Genie dreams he is eaten by pigs.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yipee! Make way!
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur is gone fishing.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Rube
  2. 1. Zombies
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Ye Golden Beauty Shoppe
    Senor Banana
  4. 3. ["Someone cryin' in there, Slappy!"]
    The Slap Happy Applejacks
  5. 4. Sweet Dreams of Death
  6. 5. ["Boy! Is that corny!"]
    Ginger
  7. 6. MLJ Leads the Way
  8. 7. ["I presume we have all met our hero, Rueben!"]
    Red Rube
  9. 8. So Save Your Scrap to Scrap the Japs!
    Red Rube
  10. 9. ["Will you please stop stuffing yourself..."]
    Chimpy
  11. 10. ["Yipee! Make way!"]
    Wilbur
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