(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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[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

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

Web / comic story / 13 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 (pastor); Captain Jimini
Synopsis
A German U-boat lands at the peaceful isle of Agoona to provison, and meets Father John.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Irv Novick", not him, but has more in common with Burlockoff's signed story in #33, such as noses in front view, hands and scowling mouth.

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

A Web Story / 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 (Police); Looney; Werewolf (Nazi)
Synopsis
A fake werewolf prey on the French people to get skin and bones to use in the surgery on wounded German soldiers.

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); 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
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Ah Kim (rug merchant, death); Lotus (daughter); Sergeant Murdock [Fan Tan]; Sin Lee
Synopsis
A rug merchant collecing war funds for China is murdered and tweny thousand dollard stolen. Only a playing card signed FanTan is left.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Red Holmdale, but is has none of the crude faces found in his signed story in #31. The best other choise of credited artists on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, must be Scwartz. 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 (signed)
Inks
Dale Goss (signed)
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 (mom); Robert Wilkin (dad); Marmaduke
Synopsis
Wilbur and the gang go "skinny" dipping. Many panels of characters sans clothing.

Indexer Notes

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
?

Job Number
War; Aviation
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no doubt about it...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Zoom O'Day (Marine pilot); Liverlips (sidekick); 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.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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.

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Mary Goss is credited on script and art on this feature 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 [as Roy] (signed)
Inks
Mike Roy [as Roy] (signed) ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Silas Uriah (profiteer)
Synopsis
Uriah has raised the rents of defence workers, and profits while the country fights a grim battle to the death.

Indexer Notes

artist formerly attributed to Paul Reinman.
Roy is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the signature is in ink, so maybe he inked it too.

Editing
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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?
    A Web Story
  4. 3. The Werewolf of France
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. ["The first submarine attack..."]
    World Wonders
  6. 5. The Stars Shine Down--On Crime!
    A Steel Sterling Story
  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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