(Fall 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
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, Wizard, Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard; Shield; Dusty

The Riverboat Racketeers (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mr. Warner (card sharp); Mr. Carson (accomplice)
Synopsis:
On a river cruise boat, Shield and Dusty meet two cunning cardcheats.

Indexer Notes

Harrison is credited on pencils and Clam on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but uncertain if it should not have been the opposite.
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.

Haunted Penthouse (Table of Contents)

Dusty / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Dusty; John Randall; Mary Randall
Synopsis:
A detective is found dead, assumed to have killed himself, but Dusty finds out different.

Indexer Notes

Harrison is credited on pencils and Clem on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Additional notes as for the first Shield story.

The Gangster's Dilemma (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Vigoda (signed byline)
Pencils:
Harry Sahle ?
Inks:
Harry Sahle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Rypling Brooks (gang boss)

Indexer Notes

Signed as "by Bill Vigoda", but the art has very little resemblence to his signed Wizard stories in this issue. He is however credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as being a writer of Shield stories, so this must be one of them. It is not drawn by him. Just compare with the two signed Wizard stories. Artwork much in common with Sahle's signed covers and credited story in Green Hornet #10. He too is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

True Fact Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Anonymous
Letters:
typeset

["How often have you said..."] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Prof. Degnared

Indexer Notes

Signed by Vigoda, but he also made scripts for these features, and the artwork is very similar to Eddie Robbins.

["Murder and voodo"] (Table of Contents)

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Vigoda (signed byline)
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Johnson (overseer); Garner (plantation owner); So-Goli (voodo priest)
Synopsis:
Wizard and Boy meet a voodo priest.

Indexer Notes

Vigoda is credited as both writer and artist on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and as it has "by Bill Vigoda" it probably is one of his written stories. Artwork looks more like Eddie Robbins.

["No conscience"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Roy; The Devil
Synopsis:
Roy meets his double and the devil.

Indexer Notes

Looks much like Ed Robbins art.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield, Wizard, Dusty
  2. 1. The Riverboat Racketeers
    Shield
  3. 2. Haunted Penthouse
    Dusty
  4. 3. The Gangster's Dilemma
    Shield
  5. 4. True Fact Story
  6. 5. ["How often have you said..."]
    Wizard
  7. 6. ["Murder and voodo"]
    Wizard
  8. 7. ["No conscience"]
    Roy the Super-Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin