(May 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-10
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/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Steel Sterling
Reprints

[The Radium Robbers] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Walter Cummings (scientist); Dora Cummings (daughter); Black Knight (villain)
Synopsis
Cummings is suspected of stealing all the radium from his own hospital, and his daughter gets the help of detective Sterling.

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

Mugsy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kin Platt [as Quincy]
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Quincy]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Quincy]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're a nice dog...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mugsy (dog)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Scarlet Avenger, the nemesis of gangland, has come to grips with Texa, a beautiful Amazon, the queen of crime.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Texa (Villain); President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
The Scarlet Avenger has come to grips with Texa, a beautiful Amazon, the queen of crime. She will use his powerfull brains in her next crime, to snatch the president.

[Slade Bowman's Boast] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Little Joe (sidekick); Slade Bowman (train bandit); Bud Jones (undercover man)
Synopsis
Nevada Jones is ordered by the governor to catch the train robber, Slade Bowman.
Reprints

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 Hordes of Shem] (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; Bwonga (hunter); Pharoah (King); Bogdu (ape)
Synopsis
Kalthar is taken prisoner by the Tribe of Shem and taken to their king, Pharoah.

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.

[The Munitions Works Mission] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Kermit (pilot); Herr Schultz (Villain)
Synopsis
The Eagles blow up a German munitions works but must ditch their planes.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Wexler, but the art is identical to the other signed Smalle stories in this feature.

Frontier Tamers (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Wanglin (gunman); Tom Smith; Racoon (mascot)
Synopsis
A two-gun devastator meets his match in a prairie racoon.

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations that has nothing to do with the story.

[Yat Sing's Poison Plot] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Valor; Ronnie; his sister Angie; Big Dip; Yat Sing (Villain); Tania (Villain)
Synopsis
Captain Valor and Big Dip are led into a trap by a girl named Tania and fall into the hands of Yat Sing, who prepares to execute them.
Reprints

[The Diamond Cattle Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Doris O'Day (rancher)
Synopsis
Corn cobs are used to smugglle diamonds.

[The Daughter of the Mermen] (Table of Contents: 10)

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); Magi (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis
The mermen beneath the sea have sent their great wizard, Magi, to America to bring back a young girl who is their last descendant on earth.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Radium Robbers]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. ["You're a nice dog..."]
    Mugsy
  4. 3. ["The Scarlet Avenger, the nemesis of gangland, has come to grips with Texa, a beautiful Amazon, the queen of crime."]
    Scarlet Avenger
  5. 4. [Slade Bowman's Boast]
    Nevada Jones
  6. 5. [The Hordes of Shem]
    Kalthar
  7. 6. [The Munitions Works Mission]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. Frontier Tamers
  9. 8. [Yat Sing's Poison Plot]
    Captain Valor
  10. 9. [The Diamond Cattle Smugglers]
    Mr. Satan
  11. 10. [The Daughter of the Mermen]
    Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
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