(January 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-01
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Steel Sterling
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hawaii!! Strange land...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Professor Dazzero
Synopsis
Steele and his friends are on Hawaii and meet the living dead who walk the sands of Waikiki Beach, controlled by Professor Dazzero.

Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Inks
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Cleopatra; Anthony Mark (millionaire sportsman); Andrews (banking king); Philips (steel magnate); Bernhard Brutus; Charles Caesar (finance tycoon)
Synopsis
The reincarnation of Cleopatra appears in New York and rich men dies by her spells.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, fellas!
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur is on the Westfield football team and scores the winning goal.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks a lot like an Indian war dance, to me!
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Nazis are stirring up the natives on a South American island against the Marines.

Indexer Notes

The King signature with the long vertical line below the G is found in the Miss Shady story in Hi-Lite Comics #1, credited to Warren King, and he is also credited on the Miss Shady feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The signature is sometimes credited to Robin King, but his art are different from the signed King stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volp
Inks
Frank Volp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All Mexico rings with the dread name...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Pancho Cortez (outlaw); Mayor Guadalez
Synopsis
The Mayor has called on Nevada Jones to deal with the killing outlaw, Pancho Cortez.

Indexer Notes

Bony faces with mouth drawn with two short lines, and quite realistic horses are identical to Volp's credited Loop Logan story in Blue Ribbon Comics #13.

"Posing as factory inspectors..." (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
war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Swen (crewman); Eric Schlitz (Nazi pilot)
Synopsis
The Eagles has stolen important papers from a Nazi factory and make their getaway in a German Stuka to deliver their goods.

"Into the town of Padora..." (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky; Dicky's Father; Jackie; Freckles; Loki (Lord)
Synopsis
Dicky is chased by Loki, Lord of the Magic Forest, and puts on his magic boxing gloves.

Indexer Notes

Art formerly credited to Larry Golden, but Streeter signs the strip in issue #25.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zambini / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night the Miracle Man...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Bob (reckless driver)
Synopsis
Zambini is nearly run down by a reckless driver and thinks he needs a good lesson.

Indexer Notes

Art credit revised per Leonard Wolinsky, from splash page signature, 1/19/2007. Previously credited to Bob Montana.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  2. 1. ["Hawaii!! Strange land..."]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts
    Black Jack
  4. 3. ["All right, fellas!"]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["Looks a lot like an Indian war dance, to me!"]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. ["All Mexico rings with the dread name..."]
    Nevada Jones
  7. 6. "Posing as factory inspectors..."
    War Eagles
  8. 7. "Into the town of Padora..."
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  9. 8. ["One night the Miracle Man..."]
    Zambini
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