(Spring 1941)

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.
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, Wizard, Roy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[The Maharajah Murders] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Trigger Yancey (Villain; Intro); Maharani of Robat (Villain; Intro); Maharajah of Robat (Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Dusty appears in this and all subsequent Shield stories.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

The Mystery of the Flying Dutchman (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Flying Dutchman and his gang (Villain; Intro; not the hero from AIR FIGHTERS COMICS)

[Death Below] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mayor Link (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

The Red Birds of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (Illustration)
Inks
Irv Novick (Illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Corpses That Wouldn't Stay Home] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; McGonicle (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Roy appears in most Wizard stories hereafter. Originally credited to Edd Ashe.
Signed MORT in the water at right in first panel. Mort was pen name for Mort Meskin, and he is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

[The Monster of Madness] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Rollo (Villain; Intro; Death); Jenkins (Villain; Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Edd Ashe. Signed MORT on the oil lamp in splash panel. Credited pen name for Mort Meskin by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #14.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield, Dusty, Wizard, Roy
  2. 1. [The Maharajah Murders]
    Shield
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Flying Dutchman
    Shield
  4. 3. [Death Below]
    Shield
  5. 4. The Red Birds of Death
    The Shield
  6. 5. [The Corpses That Wouldn't Stay Home]
    Wizard
  7. 6. [The Monster of Madness]
    Wizard
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Keith Chandler
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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