(July 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-05-10
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 Return of the Puppet Master] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; The Puppet Master [Gargulio] (villain)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master has escaped from prison and sets his plan of living puppets into operation.

Indexer Notes

Looks more like Irv Novick than Biro.

[The Sack of the 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 Farenwell; Farenwell (Dicky's father); A giant (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A giant has entered Panora and collects human beings to eat.

[The Bar-X Ranch War] (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); Hank Mills (villain, introduction, death); Tony (villain, introduction, death); Charlie (villain, introduction, death); several others (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
A crooked rancher is fencing off water in public domain.

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 Devil-Devil Doctor] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan (Police Detective); Bertie Randolph (assistent); The Devil-Devil Doctor [Bob Rixon] (villain, introduction); Thaddeus Rixon (introduction, death); Dr. Schwartz (introduction); Al Faltz (introduction); Bob Rixon (introduction); Hugo Rixon (introduction) Bernard Rixon (introduction); Pamela Rixon
Synopsis
Old Rixon is murdered in his bed by a hooded figure before he could change his last will.

[Swen Olson's Maiden Flight] (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); Swen Olsen (gunner); The Nazis (villains); Gen. Vosh (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Swen Olsen is ready for action as a gunner in R.A.F.

Indexer Notes

Swen is called a big crazy Swede at the end panel, but he was a Norwegian agent in the previous episode.

[Valor On the Slave Block] (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; war
Characters
Captain Valor; Angie; Ronnie; Dallas; Big Dip; Ab-Ah-Ner (villain); company (guest-star); Marty Martin
Synopsis
Captain Valor and his friends have taken command of the village of the Chinese lord, but he gets in contact with Mongol horsemen who attack the village to help him.

[The Framing of a Photographer] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Inez Courtney [Operative No.1]; Joe Adams (introduction); Joe Devlin (introduction, death); Hal Ates (villain, introduction); Mayor Sikes (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A news photographer is framed for killing a friend.

[Scrambling the Gambling Joint] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Happy (villain, introduction); his gang (villain, introduction); Stacey (introduction)
Synopsis
Zambini visits a crooked gambling house.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Streeter, but the wedge shaped heads with narrow, pointed ears are like Reinman's signed Scarlet Avenger story in #17.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Return of the Puppet Master]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Sack of the Giant]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  4. 3. [The Bar-X Ranch War]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [The Devil-Devil Doctor]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Swen Olson's Maiden Flight]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. [Valor On the Slave Block]
    Captain Valor
  8. 7. [The Framing of a Photographer]
    Scarlet Avenger
  9. 8. [Scrambling the Gambling Joint]
    Zambini the Miracle Man
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