(Summer 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 Tunnel of Death] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Fang (Villain; Intro?); Von Kurtner (Villain; Intro); a foreman (Villain; Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[Blood Flows Through the Panama Canal] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dick Frazer (Villain; Intro; Death); John Frazer (Intro); Franklin D. Roosevelt (Guest Star)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[Paradise For Crime] (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Hines and his gang (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

Frozen Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
S. D. (signed)
Inks:
S. D. (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield

[Bobsled of Doom] (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:
Torgo (Villain; Intro; Death?)

Indexer Notes

Signed on splash page in the snow just under the foot of Roy.
Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[The Bars of Prison] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Beast-Killer [Warden Lewis] (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

On the splash page the name Morton is written on the back of the paper. Coinsidence? The art is identical to the other signed Wizard story.
Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield, Dusty, Wizard, Roy
  2. 1. [The Tunnel of Death]
    Shield
  3. 2. [Blood Flows Through the Panama Canal]
    Shield
  4. 3. [Paradise For Crime]
    Shield
  5. 4. Frozen Death
    The Shield
  6. 5. [Bobsled of Doom]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [The Bars of Prison]
    Wizard
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  • Lou Mougin
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