(November 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

[The Terror of Twisto] (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Twisto (Villain; Intro); Jack Tingling (circus manager); Lilli (liontamer); Gaston (artist); Ben Lunar (fortune teller)
Synopsis
A circus is going to shut down because of several unsolved killings.

[The Murders of Mr. Nimbus] (Table of Contents: 2)

Scarlet Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Inez Courtney (Operative No.1); Mr. Nimbus (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Mr. Nimbus uses poison gas to hijack an armored car.

[The Menace of Ming Low] (Table of Contents: 3)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volp
Inks
Frank Volp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Ming Low (counterfeiter boss; Intro)
Synopsis
Nevada and Joe are taken prisoner by Chinese counterfeiters in a cave in the mountains.

Indexer Notes

Art is identical to Volp's many signed and unsigned Loop Logan stories in Blue Ribbon Comics, from #4. He can be spotted by his very realistic horses in #13, bony faces with marked cheek lines and mouth inked in two short lines. Also the small lines on each side of nose or smiling cheeks. Compare as well his signed London stories in Daredevil Comics #9 and 10 (Lev Gleason)

[The Revenge of Pierre LeBrun] (Table of Contents: 4)

Kalthar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kalthar; Pierre Lebrun (Villain; Death); Kate Goodwill (Guest Star)
Synopsis
Kate Goodwill marries Kalthar in this story.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Invasion of England] (Table of Contents: 5)

War Eagles / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle, Jr. (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle, Jr. (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); The Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
The twins and their squadron bomb a German invasion fleet.

Vengeance Is Mine (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Red Robinson (Police); Detective Sergeant Burke
Synopsis
He came back home for just one purpose, to kill a man he hated.

[The Doom of Big Dip] (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Valor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell [as Campbell] (signed)
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Valor; Big Dip (Guest Star); Angie (Guest Star); Ronnie (Guest Star); Wang Fu (Guest Star); Tania (Villain); Neek-Olaus (Russian villain)
Synopsis
Tania and Neek-Olaus have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu.

Indexer Notes

Sandell possibly used house name: CLIFF CAMPBELL. Harry Shorten also may have used this name as house name in comics, after Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[The Return of Two Villains] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell (signed)
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Doris O'Day; Sliro (Villain); Killer Novaki (Villain)
Synopsis
Sliro and his gang kidnap Doris and Dudley to use as bait to get their hands on Mr. Satan. Not knowing Dudley is Mr. Satan, they throw him overboard.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Deviltry of Prince Sidkeong] (Table of Contents: 9)

Zambini the Miracle Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Prince Sidkeong (Villain; Intro; Death); the Delogs (Villain; Intro; female zombies); A grand lama (Intro; Death); Rev. Foster; Mrs. Foster; their son (Intro); Prince Padozin (Intro)
Synopsis
The Grand Lama is murdered, and they must select a young child as the new Lama. They kidnap a white baby, and Zambini sets out to get him back.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Terror of Twisto]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Murders of Mr. Nimbus]
    Scarlet Avenger
  4. 3. [The Menace of Ming Low]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [The Revenge of Pierre LeBrun]
    Kalthar
  6. 5. [The Invasion of England]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. Vengeance Is Mine
  8. 7. [The Doom of Big Dip]
    Captain Valor
  9. 8. [The Return of Two Villains]
    Mr. Satan
  10. 9. [The Deviltry of Prince Sidkeong]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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