(Summer 1944)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten (?)

Issue Notes

Last issue. Order of sequences and other corrections made by Gary Watson, April 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling; Red Rube / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Red Rube

The Strange Case of the Timid Corpse (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker (signed as Clem)
Inks
Pen Shumaker (signed as Pen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty; Diamond Jim (villain); Dr. Trent; Roger Miek
Synopsis
McGinty takes a injured lady to the hospital and is standing guard over her big diamond, the Koh-Noor, worth 50.000 dollars. It disappears, sewn into another patient by the crooked surgeon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Ginger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin (credited as Goggin)
Pencils
Virginia Drury (as Ginger) (signed)
Inks
Virginia Drury (as Ginger) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, I'll never forget that first date with Tommy!
Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Snapp; Tommy
Synopsis
Ginger is reading in her diary about her first date with Tommy.

Red Rube and El Tornado (Table of Contents: 3)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Reuben Reuben]; El Tornado (bull)
Synopsis
The ambassador in Mexico and his whole staff comes down with the measles, and Red Rube is sent down to smooth things over.

The Case of the Talking Dog (Table of Contents: 4)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty; Ventro the Ventriloquist; Charlie (doll)
Synopsis
A ventriloquist has killed a man for cheating him for years.

Indexer Notes

next appearance is in Mighty Crustaders (Archie, 1965 series) #4 (1966)

Red Rube and the Martians (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Reuben Reuben]
Synopsis
America is invaded by Martians, which turns out to be a Nazi trick to lower the fighting spirit.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling; Red Rube
  2. 1. The Strange Case of the Timid Corpse
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["Gee, I'll never forget that first date with Tommy!"]
    Ginger
  4. 3. Red Rube and El Tornado
    Red Rube
  5. 4. The Case of the Talking Dog
    Steel Sterling
  6. 5. Red Rube and the Martians
    Red Rube
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Steinar Ã…dland