(June 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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)

Shield; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; The Shield; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
daydreaming; diving; swimming; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Archie daydreams about swimming with The Shield and the gang. Cover reprinted as the cover of a one-shot Canadian reprint titled Archie, possibly by F.E. Howard.

Shield G-Man Club Bulletin No. 27 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Aboard the NARCISSUS] ["But But -- I can explain everything, Mr. Weatherbee, honest!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is caught trying to play a prank on Reggie and is sent to the principal's office. Mr. Weatherbee uses his latest readings in child psycology and gives Archie responsibility for a school picnic aboard a boat. Archie accidentally charters a garbage scow, but everything turns out all right in the end.
Reprints

Archie Is Good for What Ails You! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Special Communique #15: Father Scarface (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Commando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Father Scarface (introduction); Captain Commando
Synopsis
Father Scarface, a Buddhist monk, defends his Monastery from the Japanese with the help of Captain Commando.

Crime Is Always Careless (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roger Conway (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood
Reprints

The House That Crime Built (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Hawkins (Introduction, Villain, Death); The Black Hood
Synopsis
Narrated by "the house that crime built", this is the story of Black Hood solving a crime at a house built in 1821 with a history of crimes being committed in it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page image also used as cover of Black Hood (Howard Publications, 1946 series) #[nn]
Originally credited "Gil Kane?" on ink, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who credits the pen name PEN only to Shumaker. Kane shared PEN STAR with Shumaker.

The Rajah's Silver Idol (Table of Contents: 7)

Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield; Dusty; The Rajah
Synopsis
The Rajah's silver idol goes missing and it's up to the Shield to find out where it went.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gil Kane?" on ink, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who credits the pen name PEN only to Shumaker. Kane shared PEN STAR with Shumaker.

America - First, Last, and Always (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood

[On Gazund Island] ["Let us once again go back in time..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Marco Loco; Snooch
Synopsis
Marco Loco meets pearl-diving headhunters.

Free With This Offer -- Be the Master... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Baby Ruth Candy Makes Delicious Cookies (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Archie
  2. 1. Shield G-Man Club Bulletin No. 27
  3. 2. [Aboard the NARCISSUS] ["But But -- I can explain everything, Mr. Weatherbee, honest!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie Is Good for What Ails You!
  5. 4. Special Communique #15: Father Scarface
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. Crime Is Always Careless
    Black Hood
  7. 6. The House That Crime Built
    Black Hood
  8. 7. The Rajah's Silver Idol
    Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective
  9. 8. America - First, Last, and Always
    Black Hood
  10. 9. [On Gazund Island] ["Let us once again go back in time..."]
    Marco Loco
  11. 10. Free With This Offer -- Be the Master...
  12. 11. Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days
  13. 12. Baby Ruth Candy Makes Delicious Cookies
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