(January 1948)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie 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
Mr. Cooper, will you please tell Betty it's time for me to go home!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper
Reprints

Bulletin No. 43 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Weeny Roast! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Schmidt; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie invites Veronica to a weenie roast, but discovers he has to work his job delivering weenies. When Veronica comes up with the idea of placing an order, so that Archie can deliver it to her, Reggie tries to double cross Archie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story doesn't seem to be a new Archie story, but rather a redrawn Wilbur story. The character models and layouts do not match other Vigoda stories of the time period, and Vigoda's signature (which also does not match his usual signature) appears to the left of an empty signature box.

Story Quiz (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

A maze, color the pirate and unscramble the letters.

[You Can't Beat Him For Laughs!] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes! This is Katy Keene --- and you say I've been picked by station W-O-G as the lucky girl to go on a date with "The Cinderella Man"?
Genre
teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; K.O. Kelly; Randy Van Ronson; Eddie McCracken; Doctor Kildear
Synopsis
Katy has won a date with "The Cinderella Man", which doesn't go down well with her various boy friends.

Indexer Notes

Station W-O-G is a reference to creator Bill Woggon.

Fashions designed by June Logan, Barbara Yoerger, Jean Aronson, Elda Bernardi, Lucille DiMartino, Ardeth Jenkins, Joan DuGay, Dolores Rice, Gay Skagg, Dorothy Jean Ballard, Josephine Haywood, Lila Hoff, Barbara King

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

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is there any mail for me?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Mr. Krakback; Bill Bubblegum
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants to get mail, so she answers advertisements to get something back.

Indexer Notes

The final panel is a promo for the Li'l Jinx Pen Pal Club.

Pep Quiz (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; The Shield (Joe Higgins); Fred Andrews; Li'l Jinx
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze, identify the first word in each question and use the first letter as the start of the second answer, and an optical illusion.

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

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The state contends that Jonathan Scott murdered a man while experimenting with an elixir to revive the dead.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joe Higgins [The Shield]; Dusty; Dr. Ray; Professor Jonathan Scott; Dr. Green; the District Attorney
Synopsis
Professor Scott has invented a serum that can bring people back from the dead. In order to find out if it works he kills a man but is caught by the police before he can administer the serum. Tried and convicted of murder, he's sentenced to the electric chair. He convinces his assistant Dr. Green to dig up his corpse and inject him with the serum so he can return from the grave to enact his revenge. Professor Scott electrocutes Dr. Ray for turning him in to the police. While trying to kill the district attorney he's stopped by Dusty and kills himself with a lethal injection. Never to return.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Shield's next appearance is in Mighty Crusaders #1 (1966; Shield II first appears in Fly Man #31);
Dusty's next appearance is in Mighty Crusaders #4 (1966)

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

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Whatsamatter with you lunkheads - can't you read signs?
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy
Synopsis
Willy disobeys a bunch of signs and then gets angry when others disobey a sign.

Star Dirt (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

What actors are doing and what films are in production.

Pep Contest Page (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kean ?
Pencils
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Inks
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I still say you don't find any respectable stiffs in a morgue!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gloomy Gus; Gabby; Junior; Jake the Lug; Casey
Synopsis
Gus and Gabby inhabit the bodies of two dead policemen.

[Do You Want Spending Money?] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Bad Skin] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Premiums Given Cash Commission] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[How a 97-Lb. Weakling] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mr. Cooper, will you please tell Betty it's time for me to go home!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bulletin No. 43
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. Weeny Roast!
    Archie
  4. 3. Story Quiz
  5. 4. [You Can't Beat Him For Laughs!]
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Yes! This is Katy Keene --- and you say I've been picked by station W-O-G as the lucky girl to go on a date with "The Cinderella Man"?"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. ["Is there any mail for me?"]
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Pep Quiz
  9. 8. ["The state contends that Jonathan Scott murdered a man while experimenting with an elixir to revive the dead."]
    Shield
  10. 9. ["Hot ziggidy dog! We're coming in on the frank beam"]
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Hey! Whatsamatter with you lunkheads - can't you read signs?"]
    Willy the Wise Guy
  12. 11. Star Dirt
  13. 12. Pep Contest Page
  14. 13. ["I still say you don't find any respectable stiffs in a morgue!"]
    Gloomy Gus
  15. 14. [Do You Want Spending Money?]
  16. 15. [Bad Skin]
  17. 16. [Premiums Given Cash Commission]
  18. 17. [How a 97-Lb. Weakling]
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