(April 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-25
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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you believe it?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney
Synopsis
Clancy buys an old vase that transports him and his friends back to ancient Greece.

Indexer Notes

Kanigher includes the splash page in his book, How To Make Money Writing For Comics Magazines (Cambridge House, 1943). Previous indexer thought Joe Blair had written this story.
Novick signature on final page.

[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
Somber quiet prevails in the courtroom...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Mary Stone (nurse); Mrs. Carter; Cyrus Weeks; Solitaire (secretary)
Synopsis
A nurse is accused of murdering Mrs. Carter for the two thousand dollars left in her will, but Black Jack proves he innocent. Later the same nurse is framed for another murder.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter is a very exciting affair...
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eddie; Father Wilkins; Clancy McGinty (Police); Mr Morris (store owner)
Synopsis
Wilbur starts at a new job as his father thinks he needs a sense of responsibility.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At U.S. Marine headquarters in Iceland
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Slim (Marine); Slam (Marine); Sergeant Hogan (Marine); Marta (spy); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Germans know every move the supply ships make, and the leak is a woman in the refugee camp.

Indexer Notes

Same art as other signed stories on this feature.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nevada Jones has finally tracked down Bull Craven
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Bill Craven (outlaw)
Synopsis
After Bull Craven's capture, Nevada Jones' name is cleared and he can take off his mask for good.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Same art as in Phillips' signed Black Witch story in #27. Compare close-up faces in frontview.

[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
Tim and Tom Shane...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Swen (pilot); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
The three escapees crashland in their observation balloon among Australian soldiers in Crete.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dicky in the Magic Forest / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hideous monster...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dicky; Old Seer
Synopsis
Dicky fights the fire-breathing Medusa monster, but must get help from the old seer in the Magic Forest.

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

Zambini / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an ancient tenement...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); J.W. Squelch (proprietor); Husband
Synopsis
After his wife trips on the worn stairs and crashes through a rotten, neglected bannister and falls to her death, her husband intends to kill the proprietor responsible.

Indexer Notes

Originally script credited to Harry Shorten, but the signed Stein is credited as writer on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Black Jack
  2. 1. ["Can you believe it?"]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Somber quiet prevails in the courtroom..."]
    Black Jack
  4. 3. ["Winter is a very exciting affair..."]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["At U.S. Marine headquarters in Iceland"]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. ["Nevada Jones has finally tracked down Bull Craven"]
    Nevada Jones
  7. 6. ["Tim and Tom Shane..."]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. ["A hideous monster..."]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  9. 8. ["In an ancient tenement..."]
    Zambini
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