(September 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-06-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten

Issue Notes

Corrected content information for this issue from Bud Plant (July 30, 2005). 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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everyone's talking about -- The Web
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Web
Reprints

The Web and the Madman of the Crooked Cross (Table of Contents: 1)

The Web / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web (John Raymond); Captain Murder; Pastor Michel
Synopsis
The Army has arranged for Raymond to take a job teaching in Pastor Michel's School in occupied France. This is before the U.S.A. got into the war.

The Laughing Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Dora Cummings; Captain Knox; Der Hyena (Nazi)
Synopsis
A U.S destroyer picks up a lone survivor with an important portfolio that must not fall in the hands of Der Hyena.

The House of Cards (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; John Smith (worker); Foreman; Mr. Beggs (manager)
Synopsis
A worker at a playing card company discovers that they make deadly incendiary to be shipped out of the country, enroute to burst into flame.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from bottom of splash page.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed as Montana)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sunday morning...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin is playing golf.

Tame the King Gorilla (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Black Witch; Jack Price (hunter); Otto Fleming (hunter)
Synopsis
Otto will capture a gorilla and train it to make plenty of money. His friend tries to persuade him to abandon his project.

Indexer Notes

Faces and layout is similar to other signed King stories.

The Epic of the U.S. Cruiser Marblehead (Table of Contents: 6)

Zip's Hall of Fame / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war; military
Characters
Commander Nicholas Van Bergen; Crew
Synopsis
An American cruiser in fight with Japanese war ships.

Indexer Notes

Art credit per Leonard Wolinsky, from splash page signature, 1/19/2007.

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

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America 1942! America at war!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); James Wright (manager)
Synopsis
A business man who can't afford to lose an important contract, refuses to help the Army with experimental tanks. The Army officers then get help from Zambini.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Jim Phillips, but this art is not his. Compare his signed stories in previous issues of Zip Comics.