(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

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)

Black Jack [superhero]; Steel Sterling / 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 (signed as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
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 [superhero] / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed as Camy)
Inks
Al Camy (signed as Camy)
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed as Blair)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed as Lin)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed as Lin)
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 (signed as King)
Inks
Warren King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volpe
Inks
Frank Volpe
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 Volpe's credited Loop Logan story in Blue Ribbon Comics #13.

"Posing as factory inspectors..." (Table of Contents: 7)

War Eagles / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; aviation
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.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the town of Padora...
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: 10)

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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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Jack [superhero]; Steel Sterling
  2. 1. ["Hawaii!! Strange land..."]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts
    Black Jack [superhero]
  4. 3. ["All right, fellas!"]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["Looks a lot like an Indian war dance, to me!"]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. ["Shield-Wizard No. 5 A four-star smash hit from coast to coast"]
  7. 6. ["All Mexico rings with the dread name..."]
    Nevada Jones
  8. 7. "Posing as factory inspectors..."
    War Eagles
  9. 8. ["It's here! It's here! It's here!"]
  10. 9. ["Into the town of Padora..."]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  11. 10. ["One night the Miracle Man..."]
    Zambini
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