(March 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
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 Rattler (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; The Rattler (villain); Inferno (guest-star)
Synopsis
The Rattler and his gang are digging a tunnel to rob the U.S. Sub Treasury building.

[Gorro the Terror] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Louis Golden (signed)
Pencils
Louis Golden (signed)
Inks
Louis Golden (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky Farenwell; Farenwell (Dicky's father); Gorro the Terror (villain, introduction); two giants (villains, introduction); a witch (villain, introduction); Mr. Sage (introduction)
Synopsis
Dick's father fights Gorro, the Terror, and is nearly killed. Dick must return to the Magic Forest to get cocoanut milk to cure him.

[Deviltry At the Dude Ranch] (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); Murderer
Synopsis
Guests at a dude ranch are mysteriously killed.

Indexer Notes

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

[Black Widow] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mrs. Muldom (villain, introduction); Mori (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction); Mr. Muldom (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two masked men enter the payroll office of the Bradley Shoe Company, and Red Reagan takes up a subscription for a widow, to trap the murderer of her husband.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Sam Cooper, but this is the same artist as on the War Eagles story following.

[Enemy Force On Howe Island] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Helen (guest-star); Kermit (guest-star); Ware (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Helen has information that the Germans have managed to get an invasion force based on the Howe Island, and they are going to strike soon, but Intelligence don't believe her.

Invader! Invader! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Captain Valor; Ronnie; Dallas; Neek-Olaus; Zeke Pepper; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Japanese invader division rolls into the village as Captain Valor and his band gallop out the rear gate.

[The Liquid Air Murders] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Inez Courtney [Operative No.1]; Augie Maretti (villain, introduction); the Professor (villain, introduction); James Kent (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The judge in the trial of the gangster, Maretti, is turned into a pillar of ice when he is about to pass the sentence.

[The Shambo Dance of Death] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Sandor (villain, introduction); Larry, (a cook, introduction, death)
Synopsis
One of the plantation workers has been killed, pierced by twenty spears, and ever since then, strange and sinister things have happened to the owner.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. The Rattler
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Gorro the Terror]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [Deviltry At the Dude Ranch]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [Black Widow]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Enemy Force On Howe Island]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. Invader! Invader!
    Captain Valor
  8. 7. [The Liquid Air Murders]
    Scarlet Avenger
  9. 8. [The Shambo Dance of Death]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
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