(Summer 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
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)

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

Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Keywords:
crystal balls; skeletons; witches

Indexer Notes

Signed at the bottom of the crystal ball.
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.

The Fountain of Death (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Goggin ?
Pencils:
George Harrison
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Bremen (villain, introduction, death); Karl Shultz (villain, introduction, death); Otto Krug (villain, introduction, death); Joe Hess (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Several nazi suspects have appearently died in a month and Shield finds out they are still alive.
Keywords:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to "Clem Harrison". Clem and Harrison are both credited on this feature, one on pencils and one on ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Art similar to the signed Dusty story.

[A Clue From Tomorrow's Newspaper] (Table of Contents)

Dusty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Goggin (signed)
Pencils:
George Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Dusty; The Shield (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Originally Credited "Clem Harrison". Clem is pen name for Weisbecker, and he is credited on ink on this feature, while Harrison is credited on pencils by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Comparing with other signed Clem stories it should have been the other way around.

The Case of the Living Puppets (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane [as STAKTIL] (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane [as STAKTIL] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Marvelo (villain, introduction, death); two living puppets (villain, introduction, death); Antonio (introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

STAKTIL is a pen name for Gil Kane according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Forty-Year-Delayed Marriage] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins
Inks:
Ed Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Alvin Parks (villain, introduction); James (villain, introduction); Phoebe Parks (introduction); Harry Fields (introduction)

Alibi (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Red Bronson; Detective Sergeant Burke; Old Man Schultz

Meet and Beat Dr. Defeet (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks:
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Dr. Defeet (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pen is pen name for Shumaker, and he is credited on inking this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Fourth-Dimensional Painting] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins ?
Inks:
Ed Robbins ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Boy; Painter; Hitler; Mussolini
Synopsis:
A screwy portrait painter can paint in four dimentions and Boy is set back to the stone age where he meets Hitler and Mussolini
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Dusty
  2. 1. The Fountain of Death
    Shield
  3. 2. [A Clue From Tomorrow's Newspaper]
    Dusty
  4. 3. The Case of the Living Puppets
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Forty-Year-Delayed Marriage]
    Wizard
  6. 5. Alibi
  7. 6. Meet and Beat Dr. Defeet
    Wizard
  8. 7. [The Fourth-Dimensional Painting]
    Roy the Super-Boy
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