(March 1946)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly in March, June, September, and December
On-sale Date
1946-02-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand
An Archie Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten ?

Issue Notes

First issue to be published under the Archie Comics brand.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.

[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
So-o-o!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Bulletin No. 34 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You will notice the simple...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Forsythe Jones II; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Oscar (Archie's dog)
Synopsis
Archie tries to invent things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Oscar's last appearance was in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12. Art ID by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Winners of an ongoing contest.

Death Trims a Window (Table of Contents: 4)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty [Dustin Simmons]; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Mr. Russell; Mr. Johnson
Synopsis
The Shield and Dusty fight a man who kills department store workers and displays their corpses in the window.
Keywords
department store; murder

Pep Jitterbug Maze! (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Puzzle page with a maze, a riddle, and a crossword puzzle.
Reprints
Keywords
crossword puzzle; maze; puzzle; riddle

[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
Hmm!
Genre
humor
Characters
Suzie; Ham Sanavich; Mrs. Magee; Mrs. Gotrocks
Synopsis
Suzie applies for a job posing for an artist.

Indexer Notes

Suzie's address is given as 241 Church St., which was the address for the Archie Comics headquarters. Woggon signature spotted by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Murder Wears a Mask (Table of Contents: 7)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty [Dustin Simmons]; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Bill Adams (death); Cliff Gerther

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Gary Watson, August 2009.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)


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

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
Are you sure you can...
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy; Mr. Schultz
Synopsis
Willy gets a job at a soda fountain and sells soda and castor oil simultaneously.
Keywords
castor oil; soda

Indexer Notes

Weirdly, a story featuring Archie in a similar predicament appears in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #18, which was released two months prior to this issue.

Pep (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

While featuring Archie, this feature was not reprinted in Archie Archives (Dark Horse, 2011 series) #5.

Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Tommy (cat); unnamed neighbors
Synopsis
Mr. Twiddle seems smitten with the new neighbor.
Keywords
neighbors

Injun Puzzle (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Features a riddle and connect-the-dots.

The Last Communique (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker (signed)
Inks
Clem Weisbecker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
The Boy Soldiers [Flatbush (final appearance); Billy Grayson (final appearance); Percy (final appearance)]; Captain Commando [John Grayson]; unnamed soldiers
Synopsis
Captain Commando tells the Japanese about the story of the Trojan Horse and then launches a similar attack.
Keywords
Japanese; Trojan Horse; war

Indexer Notes

Captain Commando appears next in Archie's Superteens versus Crusaders (Archie, 2018 series) #2 (September 2018).

Signature noted by Gary Watson, August 2009.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["So-o-o!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 34
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. ["You will notice the simple..."]
    Archie
  4. 3. Pep Contest Page
  5. 4. Death Trims a Window
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  6. 5. Pep Jitterbug Maze!
  7. 6. ["Hmm!"]
    Suzie
  8. 7. Murder Wears a Mask
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. ["Are you sure you can..."]
    Willy the Wise-Guy
  11. 10. Pep
  12. 11. Love Thy Neighbor
    The Twiddles
  13. 12. Injun Puzzle
  14. 13. The Last Communique
    Captain Commando
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