(Winter 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Present-day Wizard only appears in cameo; Dusty does not appear with Shield inside.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield; Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Camy (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield; Roy; Wizard

Indexer Notes

Cover pencil and ink credit from Barry Sandoval based on "Al C..." signature on cover (September 30, 2007). Originally the cover pencil and ink credits were given to Irv Novick.

[The Shield's Origin Retold] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Shield (Origin retold in brief)

[The Deadly Plot of Dr. Wang] (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. Wang (Villain; Intro)

Death Sets the Stage (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
C. B. Wily (Villain; Intro); Mamie Mazda (Intro)

The Case of the Gridiron Murders (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Coach Saunders (Villain; Intro); a football player (Villain; Intro)

The Case of the Ingenious Ghost (Table of Contents)

The Shield / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Shield

Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History (Table of Contents)

Wizard II / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Wizard II [Blane Whitney, Jr.] (Intro; Origin); Tommy (Tommy Blair); Betsy Hull (Wizard II's bride-to-be; Intro); Governor Hull (Intro); James Madison (Guest Appearance); Capt. Perry (Guest Appearance); Gen. Harrison (Guest Appearance); Joshua Roberts (Villain; Intro); Tecumseh (Villain); the British (Villain)

Indexer Notes

takes place during War of 1812

The Battle of Bladensburg (Table of Contents)

Wizard II / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Tommy (Guest Star); James Madison (Guest Star); Dolly Madison (Guest Star); Francis Scott Key (Guest Star); Joshua Roberts (Villain; Death); the British (Villain)
Synopsis:
Wizard II marries Betsy Hull.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Shield's Origin Retold]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Deadly Plot of Dr. Wang]
    The Shield
  4. 3. Death Sets the Stage
    Shield
  5. 4. The Case of the Gridiron Murders
    Shield
  6. 5. The Case of the Ingenious Ghost
    The Shield
  7. 6. Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History
    Wizard II
  8. 7. The Battle of Bladensburg
    Wizard II
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin