(Winter 1940)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1940-12-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten

Issue Notes

Present-day Wizard only appears in cameo; Dusty does not appear with Shield inside.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie]; The Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Wizard [Blane Whitney]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencil and ink credit from Barry Sandoval based on "Al C..." signature on cover (September 30, 2007). Originally the cover pencil and ink credits were given to Irv Novick.

[The Shield's Origin Retold] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins] (origin retold in brief)

[The Deadly Plot of Dr. Wang] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Betty Warren; Ju Ju Watson; Dr. Wang (villain, introduction)

Death Sets the Stage (Table of Contents: 3)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Betty Warren; Ju Ju Watson; Mamie Mazda (introduction); C. B. Wily (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Gridiron Murders (Table of Contents: 4)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Ju Ju Watson; Mamie Mazda; Coach Saunders (villain, introduction); a football player (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Ingenious Ghost (Table of Contents: 5)

The Shield [MLJ/Archie] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; J. Edgar Hoover; P. J. Dalton; Fritz Ernst (villain)

Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History (Table of Contents: 6)

The Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; superhero
Characters
Tommy the Super-Boy [Tommy Blair] (19th century, introduction, origin); The Wizard [Blane Whitney, Jr.] (19th century, introduction, origin); The Wizard [Blane Whitney] (20th century, cameo); Betsy Hull (The Wizard's bride-to-be, introduction); Governor Hull (introduction); James Madison (guest star); Captain Perry (guest star); General Harrison (guest star); Joshua Roberts (villain, introduction); Tecumseh (villain); the British (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Takes place during the War of 1812.

The Battle of Bladensburg (Table of Contents: 7)

The Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; superhero
Characters
Tommy the Super-Boy [Tommy Blair] (19th century); The Wizard [Blane Whitney, Jr.] (19th century); James Madison (guest star); Dolly Madison (guest star); Francis Scott Key (guest star); Joshua Roberts (villain, death); the British (villains)
Synopsis
The 19th century Wizard marries Betsy Hull.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]; The Wizard
  2. 1. [The Shield's Origin Retold]
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  3. 2. [The Deadly Plot of Dr. Wang]
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  4. 3. Death Sets the Stage
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  5. 4. The Case of the Gridiron Murders
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  6. 5. The Case of the Ingenious Ghost
    The Shield [MLJ/Archie]
  7. 6. Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History
    The Wizard
  8. 7. The Battle of Bladensburg
    The Wizard
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