(October 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-07-25
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; The Web [John Raymond]
Reprints

Your Own Web of Doom (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]; George Winkler (chemist); Jeanne Winkler (George's wife)
Synopsis
Winkler's poison gas formula is stolen and sent to Germany, but it is the imperfect version.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Vagabond is coming
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; The Vagabond (Czech partisan, death); The Valiants (Czech partisans); Vagabond imposter (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Vagabond, a master of disguise and daring, is the leader of the Valiants, his fellow Czechoslovakian freedom-fighters battling against the Nazis, as well as a pen pal to Steel Sterling. When Steel hears reports that the Vagabond has turned traitor, he investigates and finds that the hero has been imprisoned and replaced by an imposter. He races to rescue the Vagabond, but only gets there in time to find him dying from the injuries he's sustained from torture. Even in death, he serves as an inspiration to his Valiants, and they continue to ride forth in his name.

Who Killed Casino? (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Nick Casino (night club owner, death); Duval (knife-thrower); Diamond Lil; Judy Sloane (singer); Mike Angelo (club owner); Legs Thompson (villain, strong arm guy)
Synopsis
Black Jack must discover the identity of the person who killed the club owner, Casino.

"The inventor must think in simple terms..." (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed); Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed); Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mary Wilkin (mom)
Synopsis
Wilbur tries out his new inventions at home.

Pilot Zoom O'Day (Table of Contents: 5)

Zoom O'Day / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Zoom O'Day (introduction); Liverlips (boxer)
Synopsis
Zoom gets into a boxing fight with Liverlips, and later meets him as a stowaway in the PBM patrol bomber.

General Draja Mihailovich (Table of Contents: 6)

Zip's Hall of Fame / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
General Draja Mihailovich
Synopsis
Leader of the conquered Yugoslavs.

People America Can do Without No.1 The Case of Mr. Hooker (Table of Contents: 7)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Mr. Hooker
Synopsis
Mr. Hooker has a hobby railroad and the U.S. could use it as valuable scrap metal.

Indexer Notes

Art credit revised per Leonard Wolinsky, from splash page signature, 1/19/2007. Previously credited to "J. K. Phillips?"

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; The Web
  2. 1. Your Own Web of Doom
    The Web
  3. 2. ["The Vagabond is coming"]
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. Who Killed Casino?
    Black Jack
  5. 4. "The inventor must think in simple terms..."
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Pilot Zoom O'Day
    Zoom O'Day
  7. 6. General Draja Mihailovich
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  8. 7. People America Can do Without No.1 The Case of Mr. Hooker
    Zambini
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