(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

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 [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as 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 [as Blair] (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as 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. There is no writer credit.

[The Saloon Girl and the Train Robbers] (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); 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.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

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

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; 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 / 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); 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.

Indexer Notes

As with every War Eagles story to date, there is no writer credit.

[Meet Wilbur] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Willard (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Streeter] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as 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.

Indexer Notes

There is no writer credit.

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, Quick-Trigger Man
  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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