(December 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)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That'll teach ya to stare at girls...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
bicycle

Bulletin No. 33 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis
This issue's bulletin features a mystery contest and information on how to join the club.

Junk for a Junket (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; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie accidentally sells his jalopy, so he takes Veronica on a date in a horse and carraige. Later, he causes chaos in the restaurant.
Reprints
Keywords
carraige; gas rationing; horse; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited Harry Sahle on pencils and Virginia Drury on inks, as credited in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Changed because pencils bear more similarities to Bill Vigoda's art than Harry Sahle's art. Also, Harry Sahle had not been working at MLJ for some time when this was published.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Winners of an ongoing letters contest.
Keywords
contest

If You Could Peer Into the Future, Would You Dare? (Table of Contents: 4)

The Original Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mr. Masters (collector); Professor Early; Bruno (ape)
Synopsis
The Shield and Dusty fight a professor and his ape over a telescope that allows you to gaze into the future.
Keywords
ape; auction; future; telescope

A Pep Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McLean (signed)
Inks
Al McLean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Features riddles.

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

Suzie / comic story / 6 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
No use calling a foreman...
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Mr. Foreman
Synopsis
Suzie gets a job at a factory and her low intelligence results in her making mistakes.
Keywords
factory

Indexer Notes

Art similar to his signed and credited Katy Keene story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #60.

Burning Up (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to fix the radiator.
Reprints
Keywords
radiator

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

Twiddles / comic story / 6 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
Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); Fanny Twitch (neighbor); Frankie (neighbor's dachshund)
Synopsis
Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle dogsit for their neighbor Mrs. Twitch.
Keywords
dachshund; dog

Indexer Notes

Woggon is credited as creator of this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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, Pokey was hum-bugged...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pokey Oakey; Mama Oakey; Pappy Oakey
Synopsis
Pokey Oakey protects the townspeople from the Poultryman's Protective Association.

Pep Page O' Puzzles! (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McLean (signed)
Inks
Al McLean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Features a maze, a connect-the-dots, and a crossword puzzle.

[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
Every time the Bijou Theater gets a Socko Gibson picture...
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy; unnamed friend
Synopsis
Willy and his friend try to earn money.

Indexer Notes

Both Willy and Willie are used in this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["That'll teach ya to stare at girls..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 33
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Junk for a Junket
    Archie
  4. 3. Pep Contest Page
  5. 4. If You Could Peer Into the Future, Would You Dare?
    The Original Shield
  6. 5. A Pep Puzzle Page
  7. 6. ["No use calling a foreman..."]
    Suzie
  8. 7. Burning Up
    An Archie Story
  9. 8. ["Talbert and Tootsie Twiddle..."]
    Twiddles
  10. 9. ["In last issue, Pokey was hum-bugged..."]
    Pokey Oakey
  11. 10. Pep Page O' Puzzles!
  12. 11. ["Every time the Bijou Theater gets a Socko Gibson picture..."]
    Willy the Wise Guy
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