(July 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-20
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

Story titles from inside front cover. 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.


American Vs. Jap!! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; The Web [John Raymond]; Black Jack [Jack Jones]

The Black Dragon of Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Web / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web [John Raymond] (criminology professor, introduction); Rose Wayne (Raymond's future wife, learns The Web's secret identity, introduction); General Mason (death); The Black Dragon (villain, introduction); Japanese spies [Lin Chow; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all, many die); Nick Morro (villain, big-shot gangster, introduction); Morro's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A dead man found in a burned car, identified by John Raymond as the missing General Mason, has been murdered by The Black Dragon. Raymond changes into the Web to track down the villain, but in the process inadvertently leaves clues that Rose Wayne has found, through which she discovers that John Raymond is the Web.
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Indexer Notes

Contents page story title is "The Holocaust of Horror".

The Stars Drip Blood (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; The Black Seven [Omar; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all); Hussein and his six sons (father and brothers of Black Seven, all die)
Synopsis
The Black Seven is born as seventh son of a seventh son, and that is a bad sign. He becomes a symbol for fiendish cunning and murder. When he is out to steal secret documents from the Turkish ambassador, he meets up with Black Jack.
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Indexer Notes

Contents page story title.

The Swastika of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 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]; Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Policeman); Anton (Polish immigrant, introduction); Anton's sister (introduction); Looney; Baron Gestapo (villain, introduction); Nazi spies [Karl; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Germans are after a Polish immigrant, but the attempt fails when Steel interferes. On his back is written the secret whereabouts of the gold of the Polish government in exile.
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Indexer Notes

Contents page story title.

A-Hunting We Will Go (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mary Wilkin (mom); I: Jim Phillips
Synopsis
Wilbur and his dad are on a hunting trip with Mr. Phillips.

Indexer Notes

ifc title

Vengeance from the Grave (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Inks
Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Black Witch; Captain Price (pirat); Old Harry (lighthouse keeper)
Synopsis
The pirate captain was a practical man, wise in the ways of sailing ships, but he knew nothing about ghosts or the curses from a murdered lighthouse keeper.

Indexer Notes

Signature noted by Gary Watson, April 2008.

Wings of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; aviation
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Swen (crewman); V: Nazis
Synopsis
The Eagles are on their way to New York on an American Clipper when attacked by a German plane.

Indexer Notes

last appearance; ifc title

The Fiddle and the Prize-Fighter (Table of Contents: 7)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Inks
Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); I: James Graham, Mrs. Graham, the Champ; V: A manager and a trainer (I for both)
Synopsis
Zambini helps a chagrined mother, whose violinist son has turned to prize fighting.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. American Vs. Jap!!
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack; Web
  2. 1. The Black Dragon of Death!
    The Web
  3. 2. The Stars Drip Blood
    Black Jack
  4. 3. The Swastika of Death
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. A-Hunting We Will Go
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Vengeance from the Grave
    Stories of the Black Witch
  7. 6. Wings of Doom
    War Eagles
  8. 7. The Fiddle and the Prize-Fighter
    Zambini
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