(September 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-10
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
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; The Rattler

[Mystery At El Rancho Domo] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Carmencita (villain, introduction); Miguel (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
The cruise ship carrying Doctor Cummings and his daughter, is torpedoed by an unidentified submarine.

[The Dog and the Dispatch] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Blair?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Captain Valor; Slim (introduction); Slam (introduction); Sgt. Finnegan (introduction); Winston (dog)
Synopsis
Captain Valor is recruiting new Marines.

Indexer Notes

Many faces in front view with pointed ears are Streeter's work.

[The Saloon Girl and the Train Robbers] (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); Steve Lassiter (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction); Lulu (a saloon girl, introduction)
Synopsis
An armored payroll truck is robbed by masked men, and the man behind it is a gambler.

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.

[Murder By Telephone] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan (Police Detective); Bertie Randolph (assistent); Tobias Tennyson (villain, introduction); Scott (introduction, death); Jessup (introduction, death); Edith Jessup; Frank Whitcomb; Eloise Whitcomb; Dr. Eli Schwartz; James
Synopsis
Reagan is called to the mansion of Tennyson to investigate two murders. Both are killed by electric shock.

[The Magic Picture Book] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Jackie; Freckles (introduction); Another giant (villain, introduction, turned into a rabbit)
Synopsis
Dicky finds a magic picture book in the Magic Forest.

[The Revenge of Captain Schlitz] (Table of Contents: 6)

War Eagles / comic story / 6 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); Captain Eric Schlitz [formerly Eric Von Lickt] (villain); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The German pilot, Captain Schlitz, challenges either of the Devil Twins to single combat at dawn.

[Meet Wilbur] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Willard (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin (introduction); J. Frank Wilkin (introduction); Mrs. Wilkin (introduction); Virginia Wilkin (introduction)
Synopsis
Wilbur is told by his father to control his temper.

[The Murdering Matador] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Arturo (villain, introduction, death); Juan Feliz (introduction); his fiancee (introduction)
Synopsis
Zambini is in Mexico and witnesses a murder in the bull fighting arena.

Shield pin-up (Table of Contents: 9)

The Shield / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [Mystery At El Rancho Domo]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Dog and the Dispatch]
    Captain Valor
  4. 3. [The Saloon Girl and the Train Robbers]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [Murder By Telephone]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [The Magic Picture Book]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  7. 6. [The Revenge of Captain Schlitz]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. [Meet Wilbur]
    Wilbur
  9. 8. [The Murdering Matador]
    Zambini
  10. 9. Shield pin-up
    The Shield
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