(May 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-10
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

[Ling Yung, Crime-Master of Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Ling Yung (Introduction, Villain); Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Looney
Synopsis
The Man of Steel, a master of disguise, outfits himself as a derelict of the streets to solve killings and robberies in China Town.

[Framed for Murder] (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); Mr. Sage; a murderer (villain, introduction); a giant (villain, introduction); a witch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
On his way home, Farenwell buys a bow and arrow from a stranger, and a moment later a girl is killed by an arrow. He is captured and accused of the murder.

[Black Bart and the Gambling House Murder] (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); Black Bart (Villain, Introduction, Death); Sheriff of Black Gulch (Introduction); Wilkins (Introduction, Death); Betsy Wilkins
Synopsis
Rancher Wilkins is killed by Black Bart, and only his daughter left to take care of all the cattle. Nevada and Joe ride up to help her against the bandits.

Indexer Notes

Faces and very realistic horses identical to Volp's credited Loop Logan story in Blue Ribbon Comics #13, but the inking here seems a bit hastier than in the previous stories.

[The Druid Curse] (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); Mort Black (Introduction, Villain); Hugo Black (Introduction, Death); Bette Black; Mrs. Black; Reggie; Edwin
Synopsis
Unless Mister Black returns his rare book of secret ancient rites to the Druid Tribe, he will be killed.

[Air Drive on Gibraltar] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The twins are ordered to Gibraltar as there are rumors of a large German airforce in Spain, with unknown purpose.

[Facing the Firing Squad] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Captain Valor; Angie; Ronnie; Dallas; Big Dip; Tania; Neek-Olaus; Zeke Pepper; The Japanese (Villains)
Synopsis
Valor, stranded with Zeke's troup of wrestlers, attempts to catch up with his friends, who are in the hands of the Japanese.

[The Counterfeit Money Code] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Inez Courtney [aka Operative No.1]; Enrico Desi (engraver, introduction); Nick (villain); Joe (villain); Nick and Joe's gang (villains)
Synopsis
A presumed dead engraver is held prisoner by counterfeiters, and is able to send a Morse code message on one of his engraved bills. Jim Kendall reads it.

[Duel of the Magicians] (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); Sim Bali Mib (Villain, Introduction); his gang (Introduction, Villains); Bill Tracy; Mary
Synopsis
Mary is kidnapped by Sim Bali Mib, the magician, when performing a dissappearing act with her on stage.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [Ling Yung, Crime-Master of Chinatown]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Framed for Murder]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [Black Bart and the Gambling House Murder]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [The Druid Curse]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Air Drive on Gibraltar]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. [Facing the Firing Squad]
    Captain Valor
  8. 7. [The Counterfeit Money Code]
    The Scarlet Avenger
  9. 8. [Duel of the Magicians]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
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