(January 1943)

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

Harry Shorten (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harry Shorten
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Curse of the Orient (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Looney; P.G. Kane (collector)
Synopsis
A pair of eyeglasses called the Curse of the Orient, thet can reveal the true inner thoughts of the person looked at.

Drums of Madness (Table of Contents: 2)

Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Burlockoff (signed)
Inks
Sam Burlockoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web (John Raymond); Mark Randolph (diplomat); Hiller (Nazi)
Synopsis
A diplomat hears drums inside his head, and it drives him almost insane. Web finds out he has a miniature receiver operated into his teeth.

The Professor Dies (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Scott Feldman
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Robert Woodley (professor); Gerald Lane (professor); Jenkins (officer); Keller (officer)
Synopsis
Why did the killer wear a long green beard?

The Full House (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; John Gruber (casino owner)
Synopsis
With the ever increasing U-boat menace at work day and night along the shores, America's life lines of supply are threatened with extiction. Black Jack finds one of the spies and informers in a casino.

Commando Training (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mrs. Wilkin (mom)
Synopsis
Wilbur is practicing to become a commando.

The Nazi Cobra Reinhardt Heydrich (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Reinhard Heydrich (Gestapo)
Synopsis
Life history of one of the world's most vicious monsters.

Michael O'Conner (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Johnson (signed)
Inks
Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Michael O'Connor (truck driver)
Synopsis
The story of an Irish cab driver from Brooklyn who drove supply trucks in Burma.

Indexer Notes

Signature at bottom of panel 4. The only Johnson credited as working for Archie, was a house ads artist named A. H. Johnson.

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

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
Tree rings...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Gags (Table of Contents: 9)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Rumor Mongers (Table of Contents: 10)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician)
Synopsis
All they did was spread a little rumor that was big enough to cause the sinking of a ship.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Harry Shorten
    Web, Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Curse of the Orient
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. Drums of Madness
    Web
  4. 3. The Professor Dies
    A Web Story
  5. 4. The Full House
    Black Jack
  6. 5. Commando Training
    Wilbur
  7. 6. The Nazi Cobra Reinhardt Heydrich
    Zip's Hall of Shame
  8. 7. Michael O'Conner
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  9. 8. ["Tree rings..."]
    World Wonders
  10. 9. Gags
    Just Jokes
  11. 10. Rumor Mongers
    Zambini
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