(February 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-01
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 (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints

[The Kidnapping of Lu-Chek] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; Kiang-Chek (Intro; Death); Lu-Chek (Intro); Stanley Porter (Villain; Intro); the Japanese (Villain)
Synopsis
The father of an old Chinese friend of Steel is kidnapped by the Japanese.

[Poker Face] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Poker Face (Villain; Intro); Rudolph Wane (Villain; Intro; Death); Anthony Phelps (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis
Wane sells everything he owns to get away from the avenging Poker Face.

[The Hockey Game] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Gabby Garson (Intro)
Synopsis
Wilbur tries it out on the skating rink.

[The Peru-Ecuador War] (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
?

Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Valor and some of his Marines are trying to get an important message through the to the Peruvian government.

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.

[The Polo War] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Frost and his gang (Villain; Intro); Wade and other polo players (Intro)
Synopsis
Nevada Jones plays polo on horseback.

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.

[The Big Berthas] (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); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
The Eagles are on a mission to bomb and destroy a Big Bertha gun that shells London.

[City of Talking Animals] (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
Synopsis
Dicky shows his friends his new horse.

Indexer Notes

Art identical to Streeter's signed story in #25.

[The Reform School Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zambini / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Jim Phillips
Inks
Jim Phillips
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Warden and guards of a reform school (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Zambini helps a boy from the County Reform School, who has run away because of harsh treatment.

Indexer Notes

The art is very similar to the signed Phillips story in #24, and he is also credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Black Jack
  2. 1. [The Kidnapping of Lu-Chek]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Poker Face]
    Black Jack
  4. 3. [The Hockey Game]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. [The Peru-Ecuador War]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. [The Polo War]
    Nevada Jones
  7. 6. [The Big Berthas]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. [City of Talking Animals]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  9. 8. [The Reform School Racketeers]
    Zambini
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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