(December 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web; Steel Sterling

["In the good book it is written..."] (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]; Captain Klug (villain); Father John (pastor); Captain Jimini
Synopsis:
A German U-boat lands at the peaceful isle of Agoona to provison, and meets Father John.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Irv Novick", not him, but has more in common with Burlockoff's signed story in #33, such as noses in front view, hands and scowling mouth.

Suicide...Or Murder? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Feldman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Martin Miller (business man); Jonathan Cook (playboy); Eric Wilson (student); Vincent Bastell (psychiatrist)
Synopsis:
Three men dead and one murderer.

The Werewolf of France (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 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; Werewolf (Nazi)
Synopsis:
A fake werewolf prey on the French people to get skin and bones to use in the surgery on wounded German soldiers.

"The first submarine attack..." (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Stars Shine Down--On Crime! (Table of Contents)

A Steel Sterling Story / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney

["All right! This is a raid"] (Table of Contents)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Feldman (signed)
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks:
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Ah Kim (rug merchant, death); Lotus (daughter); Sergeant Murdock [Fan Tan]; Sin Lee
Synopsis:
A rug merchant collecing war funds for China is murdered and tweny thousand dollard stolen. Only a playing card signed FanTan is left.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Red Holmdale, but is has none of the crude faces found in his signed story in #31. The best other choise of credited artists on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, must be Scwartz. He drew Archie and Jughead, and the girl's face with round eyes and heavy lashes on the outer rim, and also leg movement when running on page 4, have similarities to his drawings in Archie.

["The lungfish is the world's longest sleeper..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dale Goss (signed)
Inks:
Dale Goss (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["What'cha doin', Wilbur...getting your bike ready for the annual boy scout race?"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin (mom); Robert Wilkin (dad); Marmaduke
Synopsis:
Wilbur and the gang go "skinny" dipping. Many panels of characters sans clothing.

Indexer Notes

splash panel has "by Montana" doodles by Cutler.

["Look for this trademark"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
full page ad for six MLJ titles: Hangman Comics; Pep Comics; Zip Comics; Shield-Wizard Comics; Top-Notch Laugh Comics and Jackpot Comics.

"There's no doubt about it..." (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
War; Aviation

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Zoom O'Day (Marine pilot); Liverlips (sidekick); Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
After a forced landing with some medical supplies for Russia, Zoom disguises himself as Adolf Hitler to get another plane and deliver the load.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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.

["By working in Paris..."] (Table of Contents)

World Wonders / filler / pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Pencils:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Maria Baida (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Maria Baida
Synopsis:
Maria gets the Order of Lenin for bravery fighting the German invaders.

["Archie Comics"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
full page ad for the upcoming first issue of Archie Comics.

Meet the Editor Harry Shorten (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Feldman (signed)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?(illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
full page bio of editor Harry Shorten with drawn "headshot"

The Case of Silas Uriah (Table of Contents)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed) ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zambini (magician); Silas Uriah (profiteer)
Synopsis:
Uriah has raised the rents of defence workers, and profits while the country fights a grim battle to the death.

Indexer Notes

artist formerly attributed to Paul Reinman.
Roy is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the signature is in ink, so maybe he inked it too.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Web
  2. 1. ["In the good book it is written..."]
    Web
  3. 2. Suicide...Or Murder?
    A Web Story
  4. 3. The Werewolf of France
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. "The first submarine attack..."
    World Wonders
  6. 5. The Stars Shine Down--On Crime!
    A Steel Sterling Story
  7. 6. ["All right! This is a raid"]
    Black Jack
  8. 7. ["The lungfish is the world's longest sleeper..."]
    World Wonders
  9. 8. ["What'cha doin', Wilbur...getting your bike ready for the annual boy scout race?"]
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Look for this trademark"]
  11. 10. "There's no doubt about it..."
    Zoom O'Day
  12. 11. ["By working in Paris..."]
    World Wonders
  13. 12. Maria Baida
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  14. 13. ["Archie Comics"]
    Archie
  15. 14. Meet the Editor Harry Shorten
  16. 15. The Case of Silas Uriah
    Zambini
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson