(March 1945)

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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...uh...don't think I'll be able to keep that date...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints

Bulletin No. 30 (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield G-Man Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis
Monthly bulletin for the Shield G-Man Club.

Carnival Chuckles (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie is fined $10 by Reggie's father for reckless driving and breaks his carnival date with Veronica to get a job. He gets a job at the carnival and has to avoid Reggie and Veronica, who go there on the same day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page shows Archie and Jughead in Pop Tate's, but the soda jerk does not look like Pop.
The last page may also have a different letterer.

The Beast That Was a Huntsman (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Johmn Frazee (explorer); Sir Malcolm Briggs (hunter)
Synopsis
A white ape returned from death to hunt it's killer.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Irv Novick. Artwork identical to several signed Clem/Pen stories, and has the typical long Weisbecker faces with angular chin.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Winners of a contest for best letter about your favorite character in Pep Comics. Winners received a year's subscription to Pep Comics or a war stamp.

Special Communique # 18 (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Commando / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Jonesie (dog)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Clem Gretter. His style is different when compared with signed story in US Marines Comics #1. This story could be Clem Weisbecker on pencils, but none of his long, angular chinned faces are found, and it loos more like Novick. Clem and Pen had many of the stories in this feature. All three are credited by Jerry Bails' Who's .

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danger bridge out
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Mr. Schlomp (Truck Company); Fuzznicle

Three On A Yacht (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Kames
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica and Jughead for a ride on his yacht.
Reprints

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

Marco Loco / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The blinding Arctic sun...
Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Marco Loco; Snooch; Jeremy Bloog (marooned sailor)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Harry Sahle, but this art is identical to Hubbell's other signed stories in this feature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I...uh...don't think I'll be able to keep that date..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 30
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Carnival Chuckles
    Archie
  4. 3. The Beast That Was a Huntsman
    Shield
  5. 4. Pep Contest Page
  6. 5. Special Communique # 18
    Captain Commando
  7. 6. ["Sorry I can't be with you in this issue, gang."]
    Black Hood
  8. 7. ["Danger bridge out"]
    Suzie
  9. 8. Three On A Yacht
    Archie
  10. 9. ["The blinding Arctic sun..."]
    Marco Loco
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