(November 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
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, Web, 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; Web; Black Jack

The Merchant of Hate (Table of Contents: 1)

Web / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Burlockoff ?
Inks
Sam Burlockoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Adolf Hitler (Villain); Heydrich (Villain; Intro; Death); Nazis (Villain); Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Franck and their baby (Intro; Death); Jimmy Denning (Intro)
Synopsis
This is the tale of a town somewhere in Europe, Lidice, and its destruction by the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover.
Originally credited "Irv Novick?", not him, but has more in common with Burlockoff's signed story in #33, such as noses and scowling mouth. Uncertain.

The Creeper (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; The Creeper (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Steel in his struggle against the arch saboteur, the Creeper, who starts as a green costumed attraction at the circus.

The Clubfoot (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]; Clubfoot (Intro; Villain; implied he is really Josef Goebbels); Schultz (Villain; Intro); Hauser (Villain; Intro); Jan Morski (Intro; Death); King of Ptomania (Intro)
Synopsis
The Clubfoot has come to America to kidnap the exciled King of Ptomania and take him to Germany, but Black Jack gets in his way.

Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover

The Football Season (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Principal Tootlefruit
Synopsis
The football season and all the students are out for the team with that good old Westfield spirit.

Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert mentioned on pg. 1 as a "student".

Some Killers Work Slowly (Table of Contents: 5)

A Web Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman
Letters
typeset

Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Steve Lescott; Martha Shannon

[The General's Radio] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert ([as Joe] (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert ([as Joe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Zoom O'Day (Marine pilot); Liverlips (sidekick); General Mueller (Villain; Intro); Adolf Hitler (Villain); Nazis (Villain)
Synopsis
Zoom and Liverlips are on a strafing mission on Euphrates River and are shot down, but escape and blow up a river dam.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Red Holmdale?", but is is Kubert. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Compare the artwork with Kubert's signed Spark Stevens story in Blue Beetle #13. Early work.

Major Devereux, Warrior of Wake Island (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Major Devereux
Synopsis
The battle of Wake Island in the Pacific, December 1941.

Case No. 2 of People America Can Do Without (Table of Contents: 8)

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); Mayor Drake and his girlfriend (Intro)
Synopsis
On needlessly use of cars when sailors die to bring gasoline.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Web, Black Jack
  2. 1. The Merchant of Hate
    Web
  3. 2. The Creeper
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. The Clubfoot
    Black Jack
  5. 4. The Football Season
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Some Killers Work Slowly
    A Web Story
  7. 6. [The General's Radio]
    Zoom O'Day
  8. 7. Major Devereux, Warrior of Wake Island
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  9. 8. Case No. 2 of People America Can Do Without
    Zambini
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