(August 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-06-10
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. 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Flood! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Kemp (villain, introduction); Zeke Ross (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Weeks of rainfall swell Mid-Western streams to the bursting point.

[Captain Valor Joins the Marines] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Valor; Mike Ahearn (Marine); Karl; Hugo
Synopsis
Captain Valor rejoins the Marines.

Indexer Notes

Captain Valor joins the Marines (and loses his old supporting cast)

Cow-Critters Ain't Got Wings (Table of Contents: 4)

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); J. S. Michaels (introduction); Miss Michaels (introduction); Cattle rustlers (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Rustlers get the stolen cattle through a waterfall and lowered down from a cave on the other side.

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb
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 Corpse That Breathed Death] (Table of Contents: 5)

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); The Corpse [Dr. Bentley] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A cancerous corpse strikes with its icy breath, freezing the blood of doctors at the hospital.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer or artist credit.

[Sonia the Spy] (Table of Contents: 6)

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); Sonia Von Lickt (villain, introduction); Eric Von Lickt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The twins escape from Denmark in a German E-boat, but land in England in a dingy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Captured By a Witch] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Jackie; A witch (villain, death); Jackie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dicky and Jackie are making a tour upon the witch's flying broom, when the witch catches them and prepares to cook them to eat.

[Death of a Clown] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Inez Courtney [Operative No.1]; Pagliacci [Streeber] (introduction, death); Mrs. Streeber (introduction); Brutus (villain, introduction); Sandor (villain, introduction); their partner (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The circus had something to do with the robberies that are sweeping the country.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Meet Captain Flag! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Mt. Rushmore Murder] (Table of Contents: 11)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Nazi spies (villains); Alan Kent (introduction)
Synopsis
story involves construction of the Mount Rushmore memorial

Indexer Notes

Signature noted by Gary Watson, April 2008. There is no writer credit.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Steel Sterling / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This picture is for framing
Synopsis
Portrait of Steel Sterling, Dora Cummings, Sgt. Clancy, and Alec Ben Lunar.

Indexer Notes

Back cover, in color.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. ["Wow! Did I hit the jackpot!"]
  3. 2. Flood!
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. [Captain Valor Joins the Marines]
    Captain Valor
  5. 4. Cow-Critters Ain't Got Wings
    Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
  6. 5. [The Corpse That Breathed Death]
    Red Reagan
  7. 6. [Sonia the Spy]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. ["Here's what you get in No. 4"]
  9. 8. [Captured By a Witch]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  10. 9. [Death of a Clown]
    Scarlet Avenger
  11. 10. Meet Captain Flag!
  12. 11. [The Mt. Rushmore Murder]
    Zambini
  13. 12. ["This picture is for framing"]
    Steel Sterling
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