(October 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-10
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. 4.


[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 Bullfight Crisis] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Herr Kraht (Villain; Intro); Max (Villain; Intro); other spies (Villain; Intro); Minister Aniel (Intro); Dolores (Intro)
Synopsis
Germany and the U.S are competing for a commercial airline contract in South America, and the Nazis will get rid of Sterling.

[Searchlight Detail] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine)
Synopsis
Captain Valor and his Marines have landing operations on Newfoundland, and use a searchlight to save a Clipper airplane lost in a storm.

Indexer Notes

Signed Lin on the rock face at right in first panel.

[The Lost City of the Aztecs] (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); Aztec king; Aztec Princess (Intro); Barton (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis
High in the mountains Nevada and Little Joe pursue a desperado, and are all trapped in a cave after a landslide. They emerge in a hidden Aztec city and are take prisoners.

Indexer Notes

Faces and very realistic horses identical to Volp's credited Loop Logan story in Blue Ribbon Comics #13.

[Message On the Register] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Red Reagan; Kane (Villain; Intro); Stanley Links
Synopsis
Kane tries to frame a safebreak on a former employee.

[Captured By the Ogres] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dicky in the Magic Forest / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Golden (signed)
Inks
Larry Golden (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky; Jackie; Ogres; Ogre king (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Jackie steals the magic broom from Dick and sets off into the Magic Forest to look for magic articles for himself.

[Captured By Eric 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 (crewman); Captain Eric Schlitz (Villain); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
A German raiding party land on the twin's airfield and intends to take them prisoners, but they are away and the C.O. is taken instead. Later the twins set out to get him back.

[A Chance At the Big Leagues] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Willard
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; George Wilkin (dad); Mom Wilkin; Mr. Snoddgras (neighbour)
Synopsis
Wilbur is training at baseball to be as good as his father once was.

[Death of a Diver] (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); Dan Daniels (Intro; Death); Dora Daniels (Intro); Jago (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
The Great Jago, magician, is out to complete his revenge on the girl who spurned him.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Bullfight Crisis]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Searchlight Detail]
    Captain Valor
  4. 3. [The Lost City of the Aztecs]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [Message On the Register]
    Red Reagan
  6. 5. [Captured By the Ogres]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  7. 6. [Captured By Eric Schlitz]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. [A Chance At the Big Leagues]
    Wilbur
  9. 8. [Death of a Diver]
    Zambini
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