(January 1943)

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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Harry Shorten (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Harry Shorten
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Curse of the Orient (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; P.G. Kane (collector)
Synopsis:
A pair of eyeglasses called the Curse of the Orient, thet can reveal the true inner thoughts of the person looked at.

Drums of Madness (Table of Contents)

Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Burlockoff (signed)
Inks:
Sam Burlockoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web (John Raymond); Mark Randolph (diplomat); Hiller (Nazi)
Synopsis:
A diplomat hears drums inside his head, and it drives him almost insane. Web finds out he has a miniature receiver operated into his teeth.

The Professor Dies (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Feldman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Robert Woodley (professor); Gerald Lane (professor); Jenkins (officer); Keller (officer)
Synopsis:
Why did the killer wear a long green beard?

The Full House (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; John Gruber (casino owner)
Synopsis:
With the ever increasing U-boat menace at work day and night along the shores, America's life lines of supply are threatened with extiction. Black Jack finds one of the spies and informers in a casino.

Commando Training (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mrs. Wilkin (mom)
Synopsis:
Wilbur is practicing to become a commando.

The Nazi Cobra Reinhardt Heydrich (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Reinhard Heydrich (Gestapo)
Synopsis:
Life history of one of the world's most vicious monsters.

Michael O'Conner (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Johnson (signed)
Inks:
Johnson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Michael O'Connor (truck driver)
Synopsis:
The story of an Irish cab driver from Brooklyn who drove supply trucks in Burma.

Indexer Notes

Signature at bottom of panel 4. The only Johnson credited as working for Archie, was a house ads artist named A. H. Johnson.

["Tree rings..."] (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.

Gags (Table of Contents)

Just Jokes / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Rumor Mongers (Table of Contents)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zambini (magician)
Synopsis:
All they did was spread a little rumor that was big enough to cause the sinking of a ship.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Harry Shorten
    Web, Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Curse of the Orient
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Drums of Madness
    Web
  4. 3. The Professor Dies
    A Web Story
  5. 4. The Full House
    Black Jack
  6. 5. Commando Training
    Wilbur
  7. 6. The Nazi Cobra Reinhardt Heydrich
    Zip's Hall of Shame
  8. 7. Michael O'Conner
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  9. 8. ["Tree rings..."]
    World Wonders
  10. 9. Gags
    Just Jokes
  11. 10. Rumor Mongers
    Zambini
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