(December 1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
Editing
Harry Shorten

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling, Web / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web; Steel Sterling
Keywords
Nazis; skeletons; tanks; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Good Book it is written...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Captain Klug (villain); Father John; Captain Jimini
Synopsis
A German u-boat lands at the peaceful isle of Agoona for provisions and meets Father John.

Indexer Notes

Has more in common with Burlockoff's signed story in #33, such as noses in front view, hands and scowling mouths.

Suicide... or Murder? (Table of Contents: 2)

Web / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Martin Miller (business man); Jonathan Cook (playboy); Eric Wilson (student); Vincent Bastell (psychiatrist)
Synopsis
Three men dead and one murderer.

The Werewolf of France (Table of Contents: 3)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (policeman); Looney; Werewolf (Nazi)
Synopsis
A fake werewolf preys on the French people to get skin and bones to use in surgery on wounded German soldiers.
Keywords
Nazis; World War II

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

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Pencils
Mary Goss (signed)
Inks
Mary Goss (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mary Goss (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first submarine attack...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

The Stars Shine Down -- on Crime! (Table of Contents: 5)

Steel Sterling / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (policeman); Looney

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Scott Feldman (signed)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right! This is a raid!
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Ah Kim (rug merchant, death); Lotus (daughter); Sergeant Murdock [Fan Tan]; Sing Lee
Synopsis
A rug merchant collecting war funds for China is murdered and twenty thousand dollars is stolen. Only a playing card signed Fan Tan is left.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Red Holmdale, but has none of the crude faces found in his signed story in #31. The best other choice of credited artists on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, must be Schwartz. He drew Archie and Jughead, and the girl's face with round eyes and heavy lashes on the outer rim, and also leg movement when running on page 4, have similarities to his drawings in Archie.

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

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dale Goss
Inks
Dale Goss
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lungfish is the world's longest sleeper...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What'cha doin', Wilbur...getting your bike ready for the annual boy scout race?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Robert Wilkin; Marmaduke
Synopsis
Wilbur and the gang go skinny dipping.

Indexer Notes

Many panels of characters sans clothing.

Splash panel has "by Montana" doodles by Cutler.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no doubt about it...
Genre
adventure; humor; war; aviation
Characters
Zoom O'Day; Liverlips; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
After a forced landing with some medical supplies for Russia, Zoom disguises himself as Adolf Hitler to get another plane and deliver the load.
Keywords
aviation

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

This is Kubert; compare the artwork with Kubert's signed Spark Stevens story in Blue Beetle #13 (Holyoke, 1942 series). Early work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

World Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Pencils
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Inks
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Colors
?
Letters
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By working in Paris...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Maria Baida (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Maria Baida
Synopsis
Maria gets the Order of Lenin for bravery fighting the German invaders.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Meet the Editor Harry Shorten (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman (signed)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
full page bio of editor Harry Shorten with drawn "headshot."

The Case of Silas Uriah (Table of Contents: 15)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Mike Roy (signed as Roy)
Inks
Mike Roy (signed as Roy)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini; Silas Uriah
Synopsis
Uriah has raised the rents of defense workers and profits while the country fights a grim battle to the death.

Indexer Notes

Art formerly attributed to Paul Reinman.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Web
  2. 1. ["In the Good Book it is written..."]
    Web
  3. 2. Suicide... or Murder?
    Web
  4. 3. The Werewolf of France
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. ["The first submarine attack..."]
    World Wonders
  6. 5. The Stars Shine Down -- on Crime!
    Steel Sterling
  7. 6. ["All right! This is a raid!"]
    Black Jack
  8. 7. ["The lungfish is the world's longest sleeper..."]
    World Wonders
  9. 8. ["What'cha doin', Wilbur...getting your bike ready for the annual boy scout race?"]
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Look for this trademark"]
  11. 10. ["There's no doubt about it..."]
    Zoom O'Day
  12. 11. ["By working in Paris..."]
    World Wonders
  13. 12. Maria Baida
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  14. 13. ["Archie Comics"]
    Archie
  15. 14. Meet the Editor Harry Shorten
  16. 15. The Case of Silas Uriah
    Zambini
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