(September 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-10
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
Reprints

[The Framing of Officer Clancy] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Clancy McGinty (Police); Nicky (counterfeiter, introduction, death); Butch Bader (kid)
Synopsis
Clancy is being framed by counterfeiters for drunk driving and killing a motor cop.

[The Senatorial "Suicides"] (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); Inez Courtney (Operative No.1); Nick Betts (villain, introduction, death); Senator Kash (introduction, death); Senator Kiro (introduction, death); Logan (introduction)
Synopsis
Two Senators are killed so there will be fewer to vote for the Pari-Mutual Bill.

[Nevada Jones: Framed For Murder] (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); Steve Holden (villain, introduction); Slade (bandit); Smokey (bandit); Sheriff
Synopsis
Nevada is framed for a stage hold up, but escapes the lynching mob.

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)

[Captured By Queen Loha] (Table of Contents: 4)

Kalthar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kalthar; Queen Loha (villain, introduction, death?); Kate Goodwill (guest-star); Ta-Lo (witch doctor)
Synopsis
The Urganas' laws refuse to accept Kate as the mate of Kalthar.

[Incident In Egypt] (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: Hess (I, D)
Synopsis
Someone is stirring up the natives of Egypt to revolt, and the Army is afraid of sabotage, so the Shane twins get a mission as agents.

Rocky Mountain Goats (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the Rocky Mountain goat.

[The Treachery of Tania] (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; Yat Sing (villain); Tania [Queen of the Pirates]; Nicholas (villain, introduction); Wang Fu (guest-star); Big Dip (guest-star); Angie (guest-star); Ronnie (guest-star)
Synopsis
Captain Valor and his friends are adrift in the China Sea on the hull of a wrecked junk, and with them is Tania.

[The Pharoah's Curse] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Abner Sundell (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw); Doris O'Day; Sonia [Princess Cleo] (villain, introduction); Benji Frazier (introduction); his hooded gang (introduction)
Synopsis
A hooded gang spreads terror in Formal Park in New York. Doris recognizes the ring of one of the killers, Princess Cleo.

[The Bride of Yum Chac] (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); A Mayan cult (villains, introduction); Elihu Grant (introduction); Helen Grant (introduction)
Synopsis
Foreigners are blamed for the drought in Yucatan, and Helen Grant is kidnapped to be sacrificed to Yum Chac.

Indexer Notes

The spells of Zabini can be read by skipping the ABs.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [The Framing of Officer Clancy]
    Steel Sterling
  3. 2. [The Senatorial "Suicides"]
    Scarlet Avenger
  4. 3. [Nevada Jones: Framed For Murder]
    Nevada Jones
  5. 4. [Captured By Queen Loha]
    Kalthar
  6. 5. [Incident In Egypt]
    War Eagles
  7. 6. Rocky Mountain Goats
  8. 7. [The Treachery of Tania]
    Captain Valor
  9. 8. [The Pharoah's Curse]
    Mr. Satan
  10. 9. [The Bride of Yum Chac]
    Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
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