(Spring 1943)

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.
Brand:
An MLJ Publication
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)

The Shield; Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; The Hun

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the Shield story.

The Curse of the Hun (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Son of the Hun (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Irv Novick ?" This splash page is printed in Jackpot Comics #9, page 34. It has a signature at the bottom on the red cape of Dusty, just to the right of the candle holder. Sahle is the only artist with a short S-name credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, so it is most probable him with smaller letters than his signature on the covers. It is not Novick's signature.

In the Clear (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Even on vacation Dusty runs headlong into adventure"] (Table of Contents)

Dusty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
George Harrison ?
Inks:
Harry Sahle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dusty; Pete Harkins; Ernest Hermann (villain)
Synopsis:
Dusty's friend, Harkins is kidnapped by a lumber camp owner.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick. The art has much in common with the Shield story, like close up faces with very bushy eyebrows, and ears and figures like a signed Harrison story in Hangman #8. Uncertain, but not Novick.

Dusty's last name "Simmons" removed because it never appears in a comic. Lou Mougin reports that he invented the name in a fan fiction story called "War With the Wizard" and gave Dusty that name just to give him a last name.

["Swami Rivers Mystic..."] (Table of Contents)

The Wizard With Roy the Super-Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Sam Burlockoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy [Roy Carter]; Jane (Blaine's fiancee); Swami Rivers (occultist); a telepathist (villain); Nazi agents (villains)
Synopsis:
A fortune teller and occultist, being used by the Nazis for their own purposes, has told the Wizard's fiancee that he knows his secret, so Jane goes to Blane. Deciding to investigate, Blane and Roy discover that the Swami's powers are not as great as The Wizard's, but there is a telepathist whose abilities are very real and dangerous. Afyter defeating the group as the Wizard, Blane confronts Jane about the secret, and she tells him that the Swami told her what his real middle name was: Dinglebottom!

Indexer Notes

The art doesn't look much like Reinmann, with his panels crowded with people and action.

Reinman pencils and Burlockoff inks verified by the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich 2014-3-22.

["High on a lonely, windswept hill..."] (Table of Contents)

The Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Eddie Robbins [as ROB] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana [as BO] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Synopsis:
A man lynched by a mob is struck by lighning and brought back to life.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman. Signature ROB-BO in splash panel. It is the pen name of Robbins working with Montana, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["The story about the talking dog"] (Table of Contents)

Roy the Super-Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten
Pencils:
Eddie Robbins (signed)
Inks:
Eddie Robbins (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Roy [Roy Carter]; Rover (dog); Harry Shorten
Synopsis:
A talking dog is looking for his master: Harry Shorten (the name of the story writer).

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; Dusty
  2. 1. The Curse of the Hun
    Shield
  3. 2. In the Clear
  4. 3. ["Even on vacation Dusty runs headlong into adventure"]
    Dusty
  5. 4. ["Swami Rivers Mystic..."]
    The Wizard With Roy the Super-Boy
  6. 5. ["High on a lonely, windswept hill..."]
    The Wizard
  7. 6. ["The story about the talking dog"]
    Roy the Super-Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin