(June 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-10
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

[The Zeta Ray Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Abner Sundell (signed)
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
The Cummings Plant engaged in production for the U.S. Army has been sabotaged.

[no title indexed] (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

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

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); Texa (villain)
Synopsis
Texa's dirigible points its nose to California and Alcatraz to free the greatest of criminals from the prison and make them her servants.

[The Disappearance of the Ames Brothers] (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); Carl Ames [Cactus]; Steve Ames; Sister
Synopsis
Carl has murdered his brother to keep their gold mine for himself.

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 Leopard Men] (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; Leopardmen
Synopsis
Leopardmen has clawed and killed many of the Urganas hunting party and the rest they took prisoners.

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.

[Smashing the Supply Train] (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 Eagles are lost in a German forest, and are caugt, but escape in a German bomber.

Rocky Mountain Canaries (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Lou Dickerson
Synopsis
The story of the burro.

[Captured by Yat Sing and Tania] (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
Ronnie is held prisoner by Yat Sing and Taina. They want the military plans for the Chinese campaign against the invaders.

[The Mardi Gras Murder] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Doris O'Day
Synopsis
A New Orleans paddle wheeler is used as a counterfeiters' hideout and as an easy way distribute the printed money up and down the river.

Indexer Notes

The art is similar to the other signed by Ashe, but the inking is different.

[The Faces in the Sky] (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); Witch Doctor
Synopsis
Strange faces appear in the sky over the city and strike terror into the people who see them. All the diamonds in the city are gone when the faces disappear. Clues leads Zambini to a tropical island where natives use witchcraft to raid for diamonds.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Zeta Ray Saboteurs]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mugsy
  4. 3. [Death to the Scarlet Avenger: Part 3]
    Scarlet Avenger
  5. 4. [The Disappearance of the Ames Brothers]
    Nevada Jones
  6. 5. [The Leopard Men]
    Kalthar
  7. 6. [Smashing the Supply Train]
    War Eagles
  8. 7. Rocky Mountain Canaries
  9. 8. [Captured by Yat Sing and Tania]
    Captain Valor
  10. 9. [The Mardi Gras Murder]
    Mr. Satan
  11. 10. [The Faces in the Sky]
    Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
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