(Spring 1941)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield, Dusty, Wizard, Roy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Maharajah Murders] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Trigger Yancey (Villain; Intro); Maharani of Robat (Villain; Intro); Maharajah of Robat (Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Dusty appears in this and all subsequent Shield stories.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

The Mystery of the Flying Dutchman (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Flying Dutchman and his gang (Villain; Intro; not the hero from AIR FIGHTERS COMICS)

[Death Below] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mayor Link (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

The Red Birds of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (Illustration)
Inks:
Irv Novick (Illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Corpses That Wouldn't Stay Home] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; McGonicle (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Roy appears in most Wizard stories hereafter. Originally credited to Edd Ashe.
Signed MORT in the water at right in first panel. Mort was pen name for Mort Meskin, and he is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

[The Monster of Madness] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Rollo (Villain; Intro; Death); Jenkins (Villain; Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Edd Ashe. Signed MORT on the oil lamp in splash panel. Credited pen name for Mort Meskin by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield, Dusty, Wizard, Roy
  2. 1. [The Maharajah Murders]
    Shield
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Flying Dutchman
    Shield
  4. 3. [Death Below]
    Shield
  5. 4. The Red Birds of Death
    The Shield
  6. 5. [The Corpses That Wouldn't Stay Home]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [The Monster of Madness]
    Wizard
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
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