(March 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-12-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web; Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Cover credits were Irv Novick for both pencils and inks; changed to Bob Montana as he signed it (2008-06-11 by Allen Ross based on an Error Report).

Lisbon (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! Help! Someone help!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Sgt. Looney; Von Klune (Gertapo agent)
Synopsis
A Secret Service agent in Portugal is arrested on evidence unearthed by German agents, and Looney is sent to obtain this "evidence" before the trial. With the help of Steel.

The Web and the Book (Table of Contents: 2)

The Web / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was only a book!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Web (John Raymond); Prof. Andive (book collector); Mr. Whithers (store keeper); William Foster (ex-convict); Warden Flick (villain)
Synopsis
A book collector is murdered for an old book, and the trail leads to an ex-convict, and then to the warden himself.

The Paralyzed Thumb (Table of Contents: 3)

The Web / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Flynn Livingston
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bullet bit into Michael Dean's shoulder ... but he didn't cry out.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Michael Dean; Dorothy Dean

Dame of Fate (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! What fools these mortals be!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Judy [Vivienne]
Synopsis
Black Jack is taken back in time to the French Revolution and the Guilliotine.
Reprints

Mother-in-Law (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! Am I burning 'em in!
Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin (dad); Mrs. Wilkin (mom); Mother-in-Law
Synopsis
Robert's mother-in-law is coming for a visit.

Introducing Ginger (Table of Contents: 6)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed as Sahle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
San Francisco may have its earthquakes, Florida its cyclones, Texas its tornados...
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snap (introduction); Dotty (introduction); Principal Grump (introduction); Lotta Snap (mom, introduction); John Whipper Snap (dad, introduction)
Synopsis
Ginger tries to avoid Principal Grump at a football game after he bans her from cheering at the game following a megaphone mishap.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Ginger, which would continue as an Archie feature until 1954. Hillwood High plays MLJ Sub-Normal Academy and its Coach Silverkleit in a football game, a reference to publisher MLJ Comics and co-founder Louis Silberkleit. (Unclear if character name is typo or pun on athletic cleat.) Ginger's last name is originally spelled as "Snap" in this story before evolving to "Snapp" in future stories.

Gags (Table of Contents: 7)

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside the signature square is another name not readable.

Semyon Timoshenko (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the lights of Europe are once again kindled...
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Marshal Semyon Timoshenko
Synopsis
The story of a Russian Marshal fighting the German army.

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

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
The flower pot plant shapes its leaves into a pot-like form that holds its own roots.
Genre
non-fiction

The Tale of Hugh Sinclair (Table of Contents: 10)

Zambini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, Americans, the wheels of industry are humming, singing out a tune in the key of "V."
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Hugh Sinclair (profiteer)
Synopsis
A tale of Hugh Sinclair, one of those despicable men America can do without, and to whom profit means more than help winning the war
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Web, Steel Sterling
  2. 1. Lisbon
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. The Web and the Book
    The Web
  4. 3. The Paralyzed Thumb
    The Web
  5. 4. Dame of Fate
    Black Jack
  6. 5. Mother-in-Law
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Introducing Ginger
    Ginger
  8. 7. Gags
    Jest Jokes
  9. 8. Semyon Timoshenko
    Zip's Hall of Fame
  10. 9. ["The flower pot plant shapes its leaves into a pot-like form that holds its own roots."]
    World Wonders
  11. 10. The Tale of Hugh Sinclair
    Zambini
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