(April 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten

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. 2.

[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; The Rattler
Reprints

[The Prison Break Racket] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Looney; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; The Rattler (villain); Inferno (guest-star); The Chief (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Steel "kidnaps" Dora to get to jail and find out who is behind the many jailbreaks.

[To Slay a Giant] (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; Dick's father; Giant of Komo Castle (villain, death); trolls (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Dick and his father are going back to the Magic Forest to rescue friends from the giant and bring them back safely to Panora.

[The Mobsters and the Cowboys] (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); Bill Holmes (introduction); Miss Holmes (introduction); Coke (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
City gangsters against riders of the range.

Indexer Notes

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

[Death In the Wilkins Hotel] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Sam Cooper
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan (Police Detective); Bertie Randolph (assistent); Wilkins (villain, introduction); J. C. Looper (villain, introduction, death); Jack Lorenz (introduction); Miss Lorenz (introduction)
Synopsis
The description of the suspect of the murder case at Hotel Wilkins sounds like the brother of Miss Lorentz.

Indexer Notes

There are no writer or artist credits.

[Captured By Ware] (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); Ware (villain, death?); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Eagles are picked up by a German U-boat, but they manage to take over the sub.

[Desert Ambush] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Valor; Ronnie; Tania; Dallas; Tania (guest-star) Neek-Olaus (guest-star); company (guest-star); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Tania, Ronnie and Dallas are taken prisoner by the Japanese and are to be shot.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

[The Protective Insurance Murders] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Inez Courtney (Operative No.1); The Chief (villain, introduction, death); Lefty (villain, introduction); other crooks (villain, introduction); Walter Miller (introduction, death); Mary LaRue (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two people are killed for not paying their life insurance policy to an extortion ring.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

[The Karlsgood Caverns Mystery] (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); Karl Good (introduction); The Martin Gang (villains, introduction); Bill Martin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Zambini is looking for a man down in the famous Karlsgood Caverns

Indexer Notes

There is no writer or artist credit.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Prison Break Racket]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [To Slay a Giant]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [The Mobsters and the Cowboys]
    Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
  5. 4. [Death In the Wilkins Hotel]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Captured By Ware]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. [Desert Ambush]
    Captain Valor
  8. 7. [The Protective Insurance Murders]
    Scarlet Avenger
  9. 8. [The Karlsgood Caverns Mystery]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland