(March 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web; Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Cover credits were Irv Novick for both pencils and inks; changed to Bob Montana as he signed it (2008-06-11 by Allen Ross based on an Error Report).

Lisbon (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); Sgt. Looney; Von Klune (Gertapo agent)
Synopsis:
A Secret Service agent in Portugal is arrested on evidence unearthed by German agents, and Looney is sent to obtain this "evidence" before the trial. With the help of Steel.

The Web and the Book (Table of Contents)

Web / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web (John Raymond); Prof. Andive (book collector); Mr. Whithers (store keeper); William Foster (ex-convict); Warden Flick (villain)
Synopsis:
A book collector is murdered for an old book, and the trail leads to an ex-convict, and then to the warden himself.

The Paralyzed Thumb (Table of Contents)

Web / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Flynn Livingston
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Michael Dean; Dorothy Dean

Dame of Fate (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]; Judy [Vivienne)
Synopsis:
Black Jack is taken back in time to the French Revolution and the Guilliotine.

Mother-in-Law (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mrs. Wilkin (mom); Mother-in-Law
Synopsis:
Robert's mother-in-law is coming for a visit.

Introducing Ginger (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks:
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ginger Snapp; Dotty; Principal Grump; Lotta Snaps (mom); John Snaps (dad)
Synopsis:
First appearence. Ginger is practicing cheering for this afternoon's big game.

Gags (Table of Contents)

Jest Jokes / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside the signature square is another name not readable.

Semyon Timoshenko (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Marshal Semyon Timoshenko
Synopsis:
The story of a Russian Marshal fighting the German army.

World Wonders (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)

Indexer Notes

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

The Tale of Hugh Sinclair (Table of Contents)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zambini (magician); Hugh Sinclair (profiteer)
Synopsis:
A tale of Hugh Sinclair, one of those despicable men America can do without, and to whom profit means more than help winning the war
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Web, Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Lisbon
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. The Web and the Book
    Web
  4. 3. The Paralyzed Thumb
    Web
  5. 4. Dame of Fate
    Black Jack
  6. 5. Mother-in-Law
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Introducing Ginger
    Ginger
  8. 7. Gags
    Jest Jokes
  9. 8. Semyon Timoshenko
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  10. 9. World Wonders
    World Wonders
  11. 10. The Tale of Hugh Sinclair
    Zambini
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