(December 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly, March, June, September and December
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
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Naw! Pop won't mind my using his tires for football practice Veronica. He's a good sport that way!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Andrews
Reprints

The Commando (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie accidentally signs up for a commando contest and has to deal with Reggie changing the sign.
Reprints

Orphans of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Pen Shumaker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; John Peters (chemist); Mrs. Peters; Baby; Fishface (villain); Five by Five (villain)

Indexer Notes

In 1943-46, Novick only pencilled the Shield stories. Inking is very similar to Shumaker's signed Black Hood story in #49.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
Pen Shumaker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is wrong with this picture?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; Blackbeard (pirate)
Synopsis
Black Hood comes to grips with Blackbeard, the pirate.

Indexer Notes

This is not the style of Novick, seems more like Vigoda when looking at some big noses and inking of muscles and ears. Also the lack of details in backgrounds, but his cartoon faces and figures are missing. Uncertain.

Communique # 17 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Sandy MacGown (piper)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Clem Gretter, but he signes his work Gretter, as in US Marines Comics #1, and style is different. This here is identical to several signed Clem/Pen stories, and has the typical long Weisbecker faces with angular chin.

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

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

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

Jughead The Gigolo (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Cohan
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Jughead vists Archie, Archie demonstrates his burglar trap. Then, Jughead tells him that he has a date and wants Archie and Veronica to come along. When Archie gets home late, he uses the cellar door and gets caught in his own trap.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Naw! Pop won't mind my using his tires for football practice Veronica. He's a good sport that way!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Commando
    Archie
  3. 2. Orphans of Death
    Shield
  4. 3. ["What is wrong with this picture?"]
    Black Hood
  5. 4. Communique # 17
    Captain Commando
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Marco Loco
  7. 6. Jughead The Gigolo
    Archie
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