(Fall 1941)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1941-10-10
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. 4.


[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]; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Dusty; Roy; Nazis
Keywords
munitions factory; TNT

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

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Monocled Monster (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Don Rico ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An owl hoots dismally...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Monocled Monster (villain, introduction, death); the Count (a vampire); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mamie Mazda; Ju Ju Watson
Keywords
vampire

Prisoner Escaped (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hooks Gambelli (villain, introduction); the Chimp (villain, introduction, death); Gordon; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty

[The Courage of Jerry Whitley] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dusty / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Careening madly through the city streets to its very outskirts...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield (guest star); Jerry Whitley (introduction); Prissy Whitley (introduction); Mr. George Whitley (introduction); Mrs. Rose Whitley (introduction); Two crooks (villains, introduction); Dusty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Voodoo Murders! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shield and Dusty, the boy detective, stared at the man, horror-stricken...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Theodore Barclay; Charles Barclay

[The Case of the Race Track Murders] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wizard / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forty thousand throats roar in unison as thundering hoofs approach...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jim Rogers (villain, introduction); Ricotti (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction); Jockey No. 12 (villain, introduction); Colonel Bradley (introduction); Jet Black (introduction, a horse); Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy; Oscar (ostrich); Jane Barlow; Moe
Keywords
horse racing

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[The Mayor's Murder Racket] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman [as P. Reinman] (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman [as P. Reinman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In plain view of a multitude of horrified eyes...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mayor Feeney (villain, introduction); Goon (villain, introduction); gangsters (villain, introduction); John Lindsay (introduction); Mary Lawes (introduction); Mr. Riley (introduction); Mrs. Riley (introduction); Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy; Jane Barlow; Mike; Pat
Keywords
fireside chat; Union Central

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

Scientific Wonders of the World / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Dusty; Wizard; Roy
  2. 1. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
  3. 2. The Monocled Monster
    Shield
  4. 3. Prisoner Escaped
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Courage of Jerry Whitley]
    Dusty
  6. 5. ["Remember this picture"]
    Pep Comics
  7. 6. The Voodoo Murders!
    The Shield
  8. 7. [The Case of the Race Track Murders]
    Wizard
  9. 8. ["The Black Hood, man of mystery, battles Scorpio..."]
    Top Notch Comics
  10. 9. [The Mayor's Murder Racket]
    Wizard
  11. 10. ["Get this focusing power telescope free"]
    Scientific Wonders of the World
  12. 11. ["Prizes! They're yours!"]
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