(June 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-10
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 [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

[The Puppet Master's Murders] (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]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Looney; V: The Puppet Master (I; Gargulio)
Synopsis
A crazy puppet master murders two men to use in his greatest puppet act ever seen by human eyes.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

[The Great Magic Contest] (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 Farenwell; Farenwell (Dicky's father); GS: Mr. Sage; V: Mr. Magico (I)
Synopsis
Dick enters the great magic contest to win the golden crown.

[The Oil Derrick Murder] (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); I: Amy, Mr. Goldsmith; V: Sheriff Slagg (I, D)
Synopsis
The banker holds Miss Amy's mortgage, so if any oil production was stopped he could take over, and he is deliberately trying to scare her off her ranch.

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 Case of the Kill-Crazy Gorilla (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan (Police Detective); Bertie Randolph (assistent); V: Claude Dutton (I); I: Earl Nelson; Paul Anderson (both D); Count D'Andria; Ruth D'Andria
Synopsis
A killer gorilla is on the loose, so everybody is to believe, but it is really a man in disguise.

Indexer Notes

title on pg. 5

There is no writer credit.

[The Hidden Explosive Formula] (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); I: Swen Olsen; V: Nazis
Synopsis
The twins are sent on a mission to Norway to retrieve a hidden formula for a new condensed explosion. In Norway they meet agent Swen Olsen.

[Mystery of the Secluded City] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Captain Valor; GS: Angie; Ronnie; Dallas; Big Dip; V: Ab-Ah-Ner (I; named after Abner Sundell)
Synopsis
Far in the interior of China, Captain Valor and his followers are taken to a sqrewy Chinese lord that can't stand any noise.

[The House of the Gilded Lily] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Inez Courtney [Operative No.1]; GS: Ah Ling; V: Kim Lee (I)
Synopsis
A cop is killed in China Town by a dope fiend, and the Scarlet Avenger will get the real killer.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer or artist credit.

[Mayhem in the Marine Auditorium] (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); I: Teddy Watson; V: Smith (I)
Synopsis
Zambini is visiting a famous Marine Auditorium where denizens of the sea are on display.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer or artist credit.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Puppet Master's Murders]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Great Magic Contest]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [The Oil Derrick Murder]
    Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
  5. 4. The Case of the Kill-Crazy Gorilla
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [The Hidden Explosive Formula]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. [Mystery of the Secluded City]
    Captain Valor
  8. 7. [The House of the Gilded Lily]
    Scarlet Avenger
  9. 8. [Mayhem in the Marine Auditorium]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
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