(September 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
1945-07-25
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 (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Arch, do that over again...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
horseback riding; horses

Bulletin No. 32 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis
Includes promotion for the Archie radio show on NBC and information on how to join the club.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

This Teen-Aged Steam Age (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Zook (tramp); Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie invents a steam car. Meanwhile, Jughead picks up a tramp that hears of the invention and gets in on it for the money.
Reprints
Keywords
invention; invention show; steam; steam car

Indexer Notes

While Archie is drawn with large eyes, the art does not bear any other similarities to Harry Sahle's.

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

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

Pep Puzzle Fun (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Riddles, puzzles, and games.

Indexer Notes

A. W. Nugent is credited, but his role is unknown.

Murder Plays a Hunch (Table of Contents: 5)

The Original Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Fatty
Synopsis
Dusty leaves the apartment because he feels something is going to happen. A strange phone call leads The Shield to chase a suspect around the waterfront. When the suspect enters The Shield's apartment, it is revealed to be Dusty who has thrown a surprise birthday party for The Shield.
Keywords
birthday; superhero; surprise pary

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Novick only on pencils in 1943-46. Ink probably by Shumaker.

Monkey Madness (Table of Contents: 6)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Susabella (monkey); Mrs. Snodpod; Mr. Alderman
Synopsis
A monkey named Susabella causes choas around Suzie's town.
Keywords
monkey

Indexer Notes

There is no real ending, as Suzie abruptly ends with "This is where you came in, folks!".

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

The Twiddles / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear kiddies...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); Gramps
Synopsis
When Gramps once again rattles on about the "good ol' days", Mr. and Mrs. Twiddle get revenge by turning off all modern appliances.
Keywords
grandparents; stereoscope

Indexer Notes

Bill Woggon dedicated this story to the grandparents of the world.

Car Trouble (Table of Contents: 8)

An Archie Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Cohan
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead attempt to straighten a smashed fender.
Reprints
Keywords
car; fender

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison
Inks
Pen Shumaker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the first to fall...
Genre
war; superhero
Characters
Captain Commando; Boy Commandos; Buster (white elephant)
Synopsis
During World War I, a sacred white elephant was left to die in the jungle. In modern day, Captain Commando and the Boy Commandos come across the elephant and it helps them find their Japanese enemies.
Keywords
elephant; Japan

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Clem Gretter, but art doesn't look much like Gretter's signed story in US Marines Comics #1, neither the Dan Hastings story in Blue Ribbon #1 and 2. Most probably by Harrison, who is credited on pencils by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and Shumaker on ink, with some round black eyes. Reinman is also credited on ink, but he has different eyes. Nude panels on page 8.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Winners of an ongoing letter contest.

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

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
Lookit! We came out here to rough it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy The Wise Guy (introduction); unnamed friend
Synopsis
Willy and his friend go camping in terrible weather.
Keywords
camping; rain
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Arch, do that over again..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 32
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. This Teen-Aged Steam Age
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Hey, kids, here's terrific news!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Pep Puzzle Fun
  6. 5. Murder Plays a Hunch
    The Original Shield
  7. 6. Monkey Madness
    Suzie
  8. 7. ["Dear kiddies..."]
    The Twiddles
  9. 8. Car Trouble
    An Archie Story
  10. 9. ["Among the first to fall..."]
    Captain Commando
  11. 10. Pep Contest Page
  12. 11. ["Lookit! We came out here to rough it!"]
    Willy the Wise Guy
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