(June 1945)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly, March, June, September and December
On-sale date
1945-03-10
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Vol. 40, No. 3


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's really going to be out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Bob Vigoda.

Bulletin No. 31 (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.

Archie Wrings the Belle (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Pop Tate; Mary Lee; Theodosius Tadpole
Synopsis
Archie brings Jughead's southern cousin Mary Lee to the dance, not knowing she's unattractive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Faces similar to Vigoda's signed story in #48.
Same storyline as the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #33.

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

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wood in paper thin sheets...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Various facts about the world.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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.

Strongo, the Strong Man (Table of Contents: 5)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Strongo; Daro (Daredevil); Risa
Synopsis
The Shield and Dusty investigate strange happenings at the circus.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Novick only on pencils in 1943-46. Some faces point to Vigoda as inker.

Design for Dying (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Hood / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. L. Cooper
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton; Chekov
Synopsis
The Black Hood investigates the death of a ballet dancer.

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

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Virginia Drury [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spray me with perfume, will she??
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Uncle Jake
Synopsis
Suzie goes to help out her Uncle Jake on his farm.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although Germany's recent display of airpower...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Various facts about the world.

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Twiddles / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon ?
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Twiddle! What was that insulting remark..?
Genre
domestic
Characters
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); Fanny Twitch (neighbor)
Synopsis
Mr. Twiddle and Fanny make a bet that Fanny must lose 25 pounds in 10 days.
Keywords
bet; weight loss

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buy Bonds to Bomb the Bums!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Pokey Oakey / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don Dean ?
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In last issue a creature...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Mountain Man; L'il Mountain (brother); Clara Belle
Synopsis
Pokey Oakey fights Mountain Man's little brother Li'l Mountain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Willy the Wise-Guy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! No school today
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy; Sis
Synopsis
Sis makes Willy garden on his day off.
Keywords
gardening
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["He's really going to be out!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 31
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Archie Wrings the Belle
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Wood in paper thin sheets..."]
    World Wonders
  5. 4. Pep Contest Page
  6. 5. Strongo, the Strong Man
    Shield
  7. 6. Design for Dying
    Black Hood
  8. 7. ["Spray me with perfume, will she??"]
    Suzie
  9. 8. ["Although Germany's recent display of airpower..."]
    World Wonders
  10. 9. ["Mr. Twiddle! What was that insulting remark..?"]
    Twiddles
  11. 10. ["Buy Bonds to Bomb the Bums!"]
    Jest Jokes
  12. 11. ["In last issue a creature..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  13. 12. ["Oh boy! No school today"]
    Willy the Wise-Guy
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