(April 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-02-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/).

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 447052.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

[The Black Knight's War on Brazoria] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Walter Cummings (scientist); Dora Cummings (daughter); V: Black Knight; Dr. Yar
Synopsis
The world famous scientist, Walter Cummings is kidnapped and his daughter seeks the help of detective John Sterling, and Steel, he battles the flying tanks of Dr. Yar.

"Hello, I want to buy a dog..." (Table of Contents: 2)

Mugsy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt (Quincy)
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mugsy (dog)

Death to the Scarlet Avenger [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

Scarlet Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Texa (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Scarlet Avenger battles the airship of Texa who will steal the government's caches of gold bullion.
Reprints

[The Rattleweed Indian Uprising] (Table of Contents: 4)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volp
Inks
Frank Volp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Marshal; Doc Poser (villain)
Synopsis
Doc Poser is the leader of a gang of white men disguised as Indians.

Indexer Notes

Art is identical to Volp's many signed and unsigned Loop Logan stories in Blue Ribbon Comics, from #4. He can be spotted by his very realistic horses in #13, bony faces with marked cheek lines and mouth inked in two short lines. Also the small lines on each side of nose or smiling cheeks. Compare as well his signed London stories in Daredevil Comics #9 and 10 (Lev Gleason)

[The Golden Tablet of Kybys] (Table of Contents: 5)

Kalthar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Robert Pious
Inks
Robert Pious
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kalthar; Professor Goodwill (introduction); Kate (daughter, introduction); John (villain); Merrick (villain)
Synopsis
White scientists are looking for the lost land of Kybys.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Lin Streeter. Pious is also credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is identical to his signed story in #2.

[Captured by the Germans] (Table of Contents: 6)

War Eagles / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Kermit (pilot); Herr Schultz (villain)
Synopsis
The twins and Kermit have bailed out over German territory and been taken prisoners. The twins manage to escape in a German plane and later return to rescue Kermit.

The Slip-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Duryea; Walter Burbank

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations that has nothing to do with the story.

[Captured by Ho Tsin] (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Valor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Valor; Ronnie; his sister Angie; Gen. Ho Tsin (villain); Hop-Lung (Villain); I: Big Dip
Synopsis
Captain Valor's plane is shot down near the pirate ship, and as a prisoner, he fights a Chinese giant, Big Dip, who later becomes his friend.

[The Disappearing Trains] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mr. Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Sheriff (gang leader)
Synopsis
Trains with payrolls get wrecked and passengers killed by a gang that has built a fake rail switch.

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but same art as in the two previous stories of Mr. Satan.

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

Shield; Wizard; Midshipman; Westpointer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Battle in Hell] (Table of Contents: 11)

Zambini the 'Miracle Man' / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); Satan (death, villain)
Synopsis
Satan plots the downfall of Zambini, and there is a fiery battle between them in the flames of his burning pit. Zambini turns Satan's men into rabbits, and Satan himself is killed when Hell freezes over.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Black Knight's War on Brazoria]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. "Hello, I want to buy a dog..."
    Mugsy
  4. 3. Death to the Scarlet Avenger [Part 1]
    Scarlet Avenger
  5. 4. [The Rattleweed Indian Uprising]
    Nevada Jones
  6. 5. [The Golden Tablet of Kybys]
    Kalthar
  7. 6. [Captured by the Germans]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. The Slip-Up
  9. 8. [Captured by Ho Tsin]
    Captain Valor
  10. 9. [The Disappearing Trains]
    Mr. Satan
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Wizard; Midshipman; Westpointer
  12. 11. [Battle in Hell]
    Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
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