(Winter 1941)

Archie, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1941-12-20
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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling] (also inset); Black Hood [Kip Burland] (also inset); Mr. Justice [Prince James] (inset); Sergeant Boyle [Henry Boyle] (inset); Archie [Archie Andrews] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie is announced as a 'New feature'.
There is no artist signature evident.

Town Talk by Walt Willard (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police Sergeant); Looney; Walt Willard (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The art is also signed as 'Novick' on the final page.

Bloody Gold (Table of Contents: 2)

Steel Sterling / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]

[Murder at Restless Willows] (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Hood / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Steyne [as Steyne] (signed)
Pencils
Warren King (signed as King)
Inks
Warren King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Barbara Sutton (reporter); Jim Mack (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Curse of the Headless Idol (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Hood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]
Reprints

[The Play Goes to the Dogs] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Cooper; Riverdale's mayor; Mrs. Grundy; Parson Sloan
Synopsis
Archie, Betty, and Jughead go around town in search of a dog for the school's production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". They unlock the dog catcher's car and end up with a lot of dogs. During the play, a dog spies Mrs. Grundy's hat and jumps into the audience. Chaos ensues and the Mayor falls into the "river" on stage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mrs. Grundy shown to be married and principal of Riverdale High School.

The "Archie" feature already appears regularly in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 Series), and will now appear in Jackpot Comics too.

[The Painter Who Trapped Souls] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed as S. Cooper)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed as S. Cooper)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; The Artist (villain, introduction, death); Knuckles Warner (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Artist's hatred grants him the ability to capture souls in his portraits and to force his victims to do whatever he demands. However, when Mr. Justice gets wind of it, his own soul is in jeopardy.

[The "Siberian" Attack] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sergeant Boyle / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed as Hubbell)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed as Hubbell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Boyle [Henry Boyle]; Corporal Collins [Jim Collins]; Slapsie
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Town Talk by Walt Willard
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Bloody Gold
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. [Murder at Restless Willows]
    Black Hood
  5. 4. Curse of the Headless Idol
    The Black Hood
  6. 5. [The Play Goes to the Dogs]
    Archie
  7. 6. [The Painter Who Trapped Souls]
    Mr. Justice
  8. 7. [The "Siberian" Attack]
    Sergeant Boyle
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