(March 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-01
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)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel sterling; Black Jack

Frozen Death (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney
Synopsis
Steel will try to get some serum through to a colony of white people isolated in a blizard in Alaska.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poker Face
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Poker Face; Dr. Winslow; Butch (convict); Stinky Davis (convict)
Synopsis
After killing Dr. Winslow, Poker Face disguises himself as the doctor meets Black Jack on the opreation table.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New Year's Party
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eddie
Synopsis
Snowball fight and New Year's Party.

"All is quiet off the coast of Iceland..." (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Warren King
Inks
Warren King
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Man hunt off the coast of Iceland for U-boats.

Indexer Notes

Art similar to signed King story in issue #22.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never has Nevada Jones ceased...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Bill Craven (outlaw)
Synopsis
Bill Craven has been dodging Nevada Jones and has come up with an idea to get Nevada.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After blowing up a giant gun...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Swen (crewman); Professor Crackpotte; General Von Burp
Synopsis
Nazi troops are searching for Tim and Tom, and they and their friends escape in a balloon.

"Why have you not brought me any human beings..." (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; The Painted Minotaur
Synopsis
The Painted Minotaur wants human sacrifice.

Indexer Notes

Art same as Streeter's signed story in #25.

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

Zambini / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Stein (signed)
Pencils
Jim Phillips (signed)
Inks
Jim Phillips (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a cargo liner...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Captain
Synopsis
Zambini is a lone passenger on a cargo liner with a brutal captain.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised per Leonard Wolinsky, from splash page signature, 1/19/2007. Previously credited to Harry Shorten.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  2. 1. Frozen Death
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Poker Face"]
    Black Jack
  4. 3. ["New Year's Party"]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. "All is quiet off the coast of Iceland..."
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. ["Never has Nevada Jones ceased..."]
    Nevada Jones
  7. 6. ["After blowing up a giant gun..."]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. "Why have you not brought me any human beings..."
    Dicky In the Magic Forest
  9. 8. ["On a cargo liner..."]
    Zambini
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