(July 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-10
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 Blair Snatch] (Table of Contents: 1)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty [Numbers] (Police); Walter Cummings (scientist); Dora Cummings (daughter); V: Shorty (gangster boss); Shorty Gang (I for all)
Synopsis
Doris Cummins is kidnapped.

[Catastrophe On Coney Island] (Table of Contents: 2)

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); I: Inez Courtney (Operative 1); V: Tony Spumoni (crooked club owner) (I, D)
Synopsis
Protection racketeers operate at Coney Island.

[The Phantom Killer of Copper Bluffs] (Table of Contents: 3)

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); V: Duke Keyhoe (bar owner); Butch Keyho (gunman); a barber (I for all)
Synopsis
A killer makes a red circle on a shaving mug and two days later the mug's owner has his throat cut.

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)

[Showdown With Abdul] (Table of Contents: 4)

Kalthar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kalthar; V: Abdul (D); Kate Goodwill
Synopsis
Kate Goodwill is captured by Abdul, the slave hunter, and kept for ransom.

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.

[A Decoy For Schultz] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle, Jr. (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle, Jr. (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tim Shane (pilot); Tom Shane (pilot); Kermit (pilot); V: Anton Schultz (German pilot)
Synopsis
A decoy plane is sent up to trap Herr Schultz.

The Speedy Jackrabbit (Table of Contents: 6)

Fact / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
About the speed of jackrabbits.

[The Monsoon Strikes] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; GS: Ronnie; Angie; Big Dip (giant); Wang Fu (warlord ally); V: Yat Sing (pirate); Tania (pirate queen)
Synopsis
The pirate junk of Yat Sing is crashed against the rocks, and both friend and foe are cast ashore.

[The Gorilla Gambit] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Doris O'Day; V: Killer Novaki (gangster); Sliro (crooked fair manager); Mammo (gorilla)
Synopsis
A big killer gorilla is turned loose at the New York World's Fair to cash in on the insurance on him if shot.

[Curse of the Egyptasia Tomb] (Table of Contents: 9)

Zambini the 'Miracle Man' / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zambini (magician); I: Prof. Lorenz (archaeologist); Greta Lorenz (daughter); V: Saki (hypnotizer); Ghali (assistant)
Synopsis
Two orientals have come to take Prof. Lorenz back to Egyptasia where he found the magic doorway to the sacred tomb. He is to be sacrificed to the ancient king Ankkaman.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Blair Snatch]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [Catastrophe On Coney Island]
    Scarlet Avenger
  4. 3. [The Phantom Killer of Copper Bluffs]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [Showdown With Abdul]
    Kalthar
  6. 5. [A Decoy For Schultz]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. The Speedy Jackrabbit
    Fact
  8. 7. [The Monsoon Strikes]
    Captain Valor
  9. 8. [The Gorilla Gambit]
    Mr. Satan
  10. 9. [Curse of the Egyptasia Tomb]
    Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Darci
  • Steinar Ã…dland
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