(January 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-10
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. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling
Reprints

The Murder of John (Steel) Sterling (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Looney; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Twisto [The Rubber Man] (villain); Hefto (villain, introduction, death); Inferno the Flame-Breather (introduction)
Synopsis
John Sterling is hit deliberately by a moving truck and killed. At night he digs his way out of his grave.

[Into the Magic Forest] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dicky In the Magic Forest / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Inks
Louis Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky (introduction); Mr. Wish (introduction); A witch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dick braves the Magic Forest in search of its priceless possessions.

[Murder In the Northwest Logging Camp] (Table of Contents: 3)

Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Boss Cassidy (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Nevada and Joe has arrived at the Great Falls lumber camp to help solve the brutal murders.

Indexer Notes

Faces and very realistic horses identical to Volp's credited Loop Logan story in Blue Ribbon Comics #13.

[Death By Radio] (Table of Contents: 4)

Red Reagan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan (introduction); Bertie Randolph (introduction); Prof. Fischer (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Professor Fischer kills two of his assistants by high velocity radio transmission waves which disintegrates the brain.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

[Battle In the Mediterranean] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
On air patrol in the Mediterranian, Tom and Tim sinks an Italian aircraft carrier captured from the French.
Very accurate aircrafts in this series.

The Last Indian Uprising (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
The uprising of the Ute tribe in 1915.

[The Book Bombs] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Abner Sundell ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Valor; Neek-Olaus (villain); Tania (villain); Mama Claus (villain, introduction, Nicholas's wife); Dallas (villain, introduction); the Baron (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Valor and his friends are in pursuit of Tania and the Russian Neek-Olaus, who have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

[The Return of Mr. Nimbus] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Abner Sundell ?
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Inez Courtney (Operative No.1); Mr. Nimbus (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Nimbus kidnaps Inez to make her tell who the Scarlet Avenger is.

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited in error to Mort Meskin. The artist also signs - as "Novick" - on the final page There is no writer credit.

[The Priest of the Chin Hills] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Blair [as Blair] (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Lord Stuart (General Governor of Burma); Pasha Khut [Sgt. Cameron] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A black magician has kidnapped the only living descendant of the ancient rulers of Burma, and unless he is returned, it means revolution.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. The Murder of John (Steel) Sterling
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Into the Magic Forest]
    Dicky In the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [Murder In the Northwest Logging Camp]
    Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
  5. 4. [Death By Radio]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Battle In the Mediterranean]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. The Last Indian Uprising
  8. 7. [The Book Bombs]
    Captain Valor
  9. 8. [The Return of Mr. Nimbus]
    Scarlet Avenger
  10. 9. [The Priest of the Chin Hills]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
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