(November 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Publication
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Web, Black Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling; Web; Black Jack

The Merchant of Hate (Table of Contents)

Web / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Inks:
Sam Burlockoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Adolf Hitler (Villain); Heydrich (Villain; Intro; Death); Nazis (Villain); Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Franck and their baby (Intro; Death); Jimmy Denning (Intro)
Synopsis:
This is the tale of a town somewhere in Europe, Lidice, and its destruction by the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover.
Originally credited "Irv Novick?", not him, but has more in common with Burlockoff's signed story in #33, such as noses and scowling mouth. Uncertain.

The Creeper (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Blair
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; The Creeper (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
Steel in his struggle against the arch saboteur, the Creeper, who starts as a green costumed attraction at the circus.

The Clubfoot (Table of Contents)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Clubfoot (Intro; Villain; implied he is really Josef Goebbels); Schultz (Villain; Intro); Hauser (Villain; Intro); Jan Morski (Intro; Death); King of Ptomania (Intro)
Synopsis:
The Clubfoot has come to America to kidnap the exciled King of Ptomania and take him to Germany, but Black Jack gets in his way.

Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover

The Football Season (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Principal Tootlefruit
Synopsis:
The football season and all the students are out for the team with that good old Westfield spirit.

Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert mentioned on pg. 1 as a "student".

Some Killers Work Slowly (Table of Contents)

A Web Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Feldman
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Steve Lescott; Martha Shannon

[The General's Radio] (Table of Contents)

Zoom O'Day / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert ([as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert ([as Joe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Zoom O'Day (Marine pilot); Liverlips (sidekick); General Mueller (Villain; Intro); Adolf Hitler (Villain); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis:
Zoom and Liverlips are on a strafing mission on Euphrates River and are shot down, but escape and blow up a river dam.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Red Holmdale?", but is is Kubert. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Compare the artwork with Kubert's signed Spark Stevens story in Blue Beetle #13. Early work.

Major Devereux, Warrior of Wake Island (Table of Contents)

Zip's Hall of Fame / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Major Devereux
Synopsis:
The battle of Wake Island in the Pacific, December 1941.

Case No. 2 of People America Can Do Without (Table of Contents)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zambini (magician); Mayor Drake and his girlfriend (Intro)
Synopsis:
On needlessly use of cars when sailors die to bring gasoline.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Web, Black Jack
  2. 1. The Merchant of Hate
    Web
  3. 2. The Creeper
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. The Clubfoot
    Black Jack
  5. 4. The Football Season
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Some Killers Work Slowly
    A Web Story
  7. 6. [The General's Radio]
    Zoom O'Day
  8. 7. Major Devereux, Warrior of Wake Island
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  9. 8. Case No. 2 of People America Can Do Without
    Zambini
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