(April 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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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
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. 2.


[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
Reprints

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

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles 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 (signed)
Pencils
Louis Golden (signed)
Inks
Louis 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 / 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.

[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 (signed)
Inks
Mort 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.

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

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

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl 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.

[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
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
  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
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