(February 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
Editing:
?
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web; Steel Sterling

The Disappearing Diamonds (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
Synopsis:
Diamonds used in the cutting of precision instruments have been stolen from one of the airplane factories, and Looney is set on the job to deliver the next transfer.

The Vikings (Table of Contents)

Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Prof. George Wells; Kapitan Klapp (U-boat captain)
Synopsis:
Germans disguised as vikngs plans to blow up an American base in Alaska.

Murder! (Table of Contents)

Web / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Flynn Livingston
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Michael Kenning; Lawrence Kenning; Mathilda Kenning; Tom Shelley

["This is Clem Carter, your world newscaster speaking..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Clem Carter (reporter); Donald King (radio tycoon and spy); Stan Patt (secretary)
Synopsis:
The KBC radio station used their power facilities to send secret messages to Japanese submarines lying off the coast.

The Costume Ball (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mrs. Wilkin (mom); Eddie; Mary Wilkin (sister)
Synopsis:
Wilbur and friends are going to a masquerade, and sis' silk stockings are missing.

Black Binder (Table of Contents)

Black Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Black Witch; Black Birder (slaver trader); Tito (slave)
Synopsis:
A slave trader captain is saved by his slave after a shipwreck and taken to his village and beheaded.

Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art matches his signed Zoom O'Day story in #31.

["Kept on ice"] (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 Old Soldier (Table of Contents)

Zip's Hall of Fame / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Drina Cachalka
Synopsis:
In Serbia, an old woman of 72 years has shown the world that one is never too old to fight.

Trojan Rock (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.

Enemies Within (Table of Contents)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zambini (magician); Throckmorton (playboy)
Synopsis:
The country is badly in need of rubber, but Throckmorton is wasting tires and buying them from black market operators.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Web
  2. 1. The Disappearing Diamonds
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. The Vikings
    Web
  4. 3. Murder!
    Web
  5. 4. ["This is Clem Carter, your world newscaster speaking..."]
    Black Jack
  6. 5. The Costume Ball
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Black Binder
    Black Witch
  8. 7. ["Kept on ice"]
    World Wonders
  9. 8. The Old Soldier
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  10. 9. Trojan Rock
    World Wonders
  11. 10. Enemies Within
    Zambini
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson