(May 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-25
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.


Remember Pearl Harbor! (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

Remember Pearl Harbor (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 13 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; Premier Itoki
Synopsis
Steel is sent out by the U.S. Consul to evacuate American civilians from Japan and occupied territories just before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Black Jack Vs. Deuces Wilde (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Jack / comic story / 13 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]; Deuces Wilde (gambler); Kent (crooked politician)
Synopsis
When the Mayor dies, the new one is the crooked Kent, who is cooperating with the big shot gambler, Deuces Wilde.

[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
If you should pass by the window...
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mary Wilkin (mom)
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin is desperately trying to reduce by training.

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

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

Script
Ed Bresnick (signed)
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One peaceful night...
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Valor (Marine); Goop (Marine); Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The attack on Pearl Harbor.

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

Stories of the Black Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the eerie glow of the fire's embers...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Black Witch; Jed
Synopsis
A cat and a dead woman are hidden inside a wall.

Indexer Notes

cont'd from Witches Cauldron strip in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22
Art very similar to Phillips' signed story in #27.

[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
By golly, we've overshot Cairo...
Genre
war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Swen (crewman); Helen; Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
The Eagles and Helen are pursued very closely by the Germans in the Western Desert, and hide under the Sphinx.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The only way the Medusa...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Dicky has gone to the peak of a very treacherous mountain, where he can obtain a Medusa egg to kill the Medusa monster.

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

Zambini / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zambini matches wits with a man for whom words are weapons...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Whit Warren
Synopsis
Gossip is a double-edged weapon, and Zambini has come to warn Mr. Warren before it's too late.

Indexer Notes

Most probably the art of Phillips, when comparing noses on some close up faces with his signed story in #27.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Remember Pearl Harbor!
    Steel Sterling, Black Jack
  2. 1. Remember Pearl Harbor
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Black Jack Vs. Deuces Wilde
    Black Jack
  4. 3. ["If you should pass by the window..."]
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["One peaceful night..."]
    Captain Valor
  6. 5. ["In the eerie glow of the fire's embers..."]
    Stories of the Black Witch
  7. 6. ["By golly, we've overshot Cairo..."]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. ["The only way the Medusa..."]
    Dicky in the Magic Forest
  9. 8. ["Zambini matches wits with a man for whom words are weapons..."]
    Zambini
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