(Summer 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-06-20
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

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; Dusty; Wizard; Roy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Shield G-Man Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Tunnel of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dusk lays a heavy pall over the murky waters of the Hudson.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fang (villain, introduction ?); Von Kurtner (villain, introduction); a foreman (villain, introduction, death); Ju Ju Watson; Dusty; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Paddy; Betty Warren
Keywords
mines

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[Blood Flows Through the Panama Canal] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thick darkness veils a slumbering city and the rodent of society...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dick Frazer (villain, introduction, death); John Frazer (introduction); Franklin D. Roosevelt (guest star); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Ju Ju Watson; Capt. Crawford; Pancho; Celeste (donkey)
Keywords
dynamite; Panama Canal

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[Paradise for Crime] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story opens in a Vermont vacation resort for underprivileged youths!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hines and his gang (villain, introduction); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Slats Gordon; Mrs. Gordon; Jimmy
Keywords
Vermont

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

Frozen Death (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
S. D. (signed)
Inks
S. D. (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe Higgins stared at the things that had but an instant before been people...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; scientist
Keywords
freezing ray

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Pep Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Bobsled of Doom] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blane Whitney, his ward, Roy and his fiancee, Jane Barlow, are vacationing at Sun Valley.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Torgo (villain, introduction, death ?); Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy; Jane Barlow; Barton
Keywords
lingerie panel; skiing

Indexer Notes

Signed on splash page in the snow just under the foot of Roy.
Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[The Bars of Prison] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the state reformatory, a cowering youngster sits in the darkness...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Beast-Killer [Warden Lewis] (villain, introduction); Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy; Jane Barlow; Hines

Indexer Notes

On the splash page the name Morton is written on the back of the paper. Coincidence? The art is identical to the other signed Wizard story.
Title taken from ad in JACKPOT COMICS #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Top-Notch Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Audel's Machinists & Toolmakers Handy Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Dusty; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. ["Readers of the Shield-Wizard Comics..."]
    Shield G-Man Club
  3. 2. [The Tunnel of Death]
    Shield
  4. 3. [Blood Flows Through the Panama Canal]
    Shield
  5. 4. [Paradise for Crime]
    Shield
  6. 5. Frozen Death
    The Shield
  7. 6. ["Hello, gang. How's about us getting together in Pep Comics on sale at your newsstand right now!"]
    Pep Comics
  8. 7. [Bobsled of Doom]
    Wizard
  9. 8. [The Bars of Prison]
    Wizard
  10. 9. ["Biggest show on Earth"]
    Top-Notch Comics
  11. 10. ["Audel's new machinists handy book now ready!"]
    Audel's Machinists & Toolmakers Handy Book
  12. 11. ["Make your own records at home"]
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