(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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

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)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Roy; Wizard

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)

Shield / 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
?

Characters
The Shield (Origin retold in brief)

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

The Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dr. Wang (Villain; Intro)

Death Sets the Stage (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Characters
C. B. Wily (Villain; Intro); Mamie Mazda (Intro)

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

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Coach Saunders (Villain; Intro); a football player (Villain; Intro)

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Shield

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

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

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

Characters
The Wizard II [Blane Whitney, Jr.] (Intro; Origin); Tommy (Tommy Blair); Betsy Hull (Wizard II's bride-to-be; Intro); Governor Hull (Intro); James Madison (Guest Appearance); Capt. Perry (Guest Appearance); Gen. Harrison (Guest Appearance); Joshua Roberts (Villain; Intro); Tecumseh (Villain); the British (Villain)

Indexer Notes

takes place during War of 1812

The Battle of Bladensburg (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters
Tommy (Guest Star); James Madison (Guest Star); Dolly Madison (Guest Star); Francis Scott Key (Guest Star); Joshua Roberts (Villain; Death); the British (Villain)
Synopsis
Wizard II marries Betsy Hull.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Shield's Origin Retold]
    Shield
  3. 2. [The Deadly Plot of Dr. Wang]
    The Shield
  4. 3. Death Sets the Stage
    Shield
  5. 4. The Case of the Gridiron Murders
    Shield
  6. 5. The Case of the Ingenious Ghost
    The Shield
  7. 6. Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History
    Wizard II
  8. 7. The Battle of Bladensburg
    Wizard II
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin