Zip Comics #1 Values
Publisher: Archie, 1940
About Zip Comics #1Charles Biro cover (featuring Steel Sterling) and story art. Origins of the Scarlet Avenger and Steel Sterling. Mr. Satan and Captain Valor begin runs. Irv Novick and Lin Streeter art.
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Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Synopsis: John Sterling completes the chemical formula which will completely protect him from the underworld's bullets, unlike his murdered father who was killed by a group of ruthless gangsters. John bathes himself in the formula, which has been poured into a cauldron of molten steel......dives in, and emerges as a man with the resistance, the magnetism and the strength of steel.
Script: Abner Sundell
Pencils: Charles Biro
Inks: Charles Biro
Notes: Jerry Bails' Who's Who identifies several writers having scripted this feature in 1940. The MLJ Companion, however, identifies Sundell as the script writer for this origin story, thus removal of the script's ?.
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