(November 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-09-10
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; Black Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Black Jack [Jack Jones] (policeman, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain)

[The Secret Jungle Airdrome] (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); Looney; Captain Schmidt (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Steel uncovers a secret Nazi air base in the jungle of Brazil.

[The Origin of Black Jack] (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones] (a detective, introduction, origin); Whitey (introduction, death); Mr. Larson (introduction, a fortune teller); Lucky Lavitto (villain, introduction); Baxter (villain, introduction); Lavitto's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Lucky Lavitto has been going to a favorite fortune teller for years, always hearing that he is still boss of the town. However, on his most recent visit to the seer, he is told that he is to fear "The Black Jack", which will bring about his doom!

Indexer Notes

Camy is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is spotted by his faces with angular jaws and chin, and often scowling mouth.

[How To Build a Motorboat--Maybe] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Betty Fox (introduction); J. A. McGeery (introduction)
Synopsis
Wilbur is giving McGeery a dunking in the watering trough for calling him "Wilbur" instead of "Bill".

[Greenland Adventure] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Valor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A fleet of German transports is landing a division on Greenland, unknown to Captain Valor and his Marines on their side of the island.

Indexer Notes

Same art as in his signed Captain Valor in #21.

[The Rodeo Murder Plot] (Table of Contents: 5)

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); Wilson (rancher); Mike Slade (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Slade holds the mortgage on Wilson's ranch and is pretty anxious to take over at any cost.

Indexer Notes

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

[Submarine In Scotland] (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 (crewman); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A German U-boat has a secret hiding place in a castle by the Scottish coast.

[The Maharajah of Madowa] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dicky in the Magic Forest / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Inks
Larry Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky; Maharjah of Madowa (villain, introduction); Lunar (villain, introduction)

[War of the Circuses] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Mr. Gallop (introduction); Swafford (villain, introduction); Socko (villain, introduction); their gang (villains, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  2. 1. [The Secret Jungle Airdrome]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Origin of Black Jack]
    Black Jack
  4. 3. [How To Build a Motorboat--Maybe]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. [Greenland Adventure]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. [The Rodeo Murder Plot]
    Nevada Jones
  7. 6. [Submarine In Scotland]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. [The Maharajah of Madowa]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  9. 8. [War of the Circuses]
    Zambini
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