Gwandanaland Comics #2006 - The Golden Age Firsts of MLJ Comics: Volume 1
([June] 2018)

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Price
61.99 USD
Pages
400
On-sale Date
2018-06-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-7212-3291-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
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Editing
Lance Jones

Issue Notes

Reprints in chronological order the first appearances, critical changes, and new directions for all of the Golden Age superhero features published by MLJ (Archie) Comics.

The covers to Pep Comics #2 (for the second Press Guardian story) and Pep Comics #16 (for the Madam Satan story) are missing from this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Reprints

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

The Shield; The Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins] (also in inset); The Wizard [Blane Whitney] (also in inset); The Spirit of '76
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Fu Chang is missing from the Table of Contents (his story follows the Comet story). Madam Satan is misspelled "Madame Satan".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rang-A-Tang / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal
Characters
Rang-a-Tang
Reprints

[Enter: The Marvel] (Table of Contents: 4)

Scoop Cody / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Scoop Cody; the Marvel; King Carr (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Marvel.

The Scourge of the Underworld (Table of Contents: 5)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Butch Brady; Dan Danning; The Purple Gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Bob Phantom.

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

The Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]
Reprints

[The Pearl Harbor Peril] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Wizard / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr ?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Steven Whitney (1776); Capt. Ambrose Whitney (1812); Maj. Thomas Whitney (1865); James Whitney (1870); Thomas Whitney, Jr. (1898); John Whitney (1918); Grover Whitney; Jatsonians (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Wizard.

In the Worlds of Time (Table of Contents: 8)

Scott Rand / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited as Eando Binder)
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Scott Rand; Dr. Joel Meade; Thor; Princess Elda
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Scott Rand.

[The Fortune Teller's Revenge] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mystic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils
Chuck Winter
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Mystic [later Kardak]; Kardak's fiancee; Chuck (villain); Chuck's gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Kardak the Mystic.

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

The Shield / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]
Reprints

G-Man Extraordinary (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; J. Edgar Hoover; Klotz (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Shield.

[The Coming of the Comet] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Comet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Comet [John Dickering]; Dr. Archer (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Comet.

[Introducing Fu Chang] (Table of Contents: 13)

Fu Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fu Chang; Tay Ming; The Dragon (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Fu Chang.

Klondike Cafe Robbed (Table of Contents: 14)

Press Guardian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Press Guardian [a.k.a. The Falcon] (identity revealed as Perry Chase in the next issue); Flash Calvert; Jim Boyd; Slug Wickum and his gang
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Press Guardian a.k.a. the Falcon.

Moronia Bund Threatens Editor (Table of Contents: 15)

Press Guardian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Press Guardian [Perry Chase]; Von Leo (villain); Moronia Bund (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Press Guardian dons a new costume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]
Reprints

[Origin of Steel Sterling] (Table of Contents: 17)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; The Black Knight (villain); The Black Knight's gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Steel Sterling.

[Introducing the Scarlet Avenger] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Scarlet Avenger, Gang Buster / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed as Irving M. Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed as Irving M. Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Avenger [Jim Kendall]; Operative No. 12; Chief Mike Brady; Sledge Hammer (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Scarlet Avenger.

"Kalthar, mighty giant of the jungle........" (Table of Contents: 19)

Kalthar, The Giant Man, King of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed as L.R. Streeter)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed as L.R. Streeter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kalthar; Ta-Lo; Kate Goodwill; A band of Arab slavers (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Kalthar the Giant Man.

[The Eye of Oglu] (Table of Contents: 20)

Mr. Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Satan [Dudley Bradshaw]; Mary Doran; Mr. Doran; Count Bodana (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Mr. Satan.

[The Ritania-Hundaria War] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Miracle Man, Zambini the Magician / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Inks
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zambini the Miracle Man; King of Ritania; Mata Dari (villain); Hundarian spies (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Zambini the Miracle Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe (as Ashe) (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (as Ashe) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]
Reprints

[The Landing On Mars] (Table of Contents: 23)

Streak Chandler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
William Wills (signed as Wm Wills)
Inks
William Wills (signed as Wm Wills)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Streak Chandler; Prof. Finlay; Vola Finlay; Lokis; Ferrugas
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Streak Chandler.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed as E. M. Ashe Jr.)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed as E. M. Ashe Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Keith Kornell
Reprints

[Origin of Shanghai Sheridan] (Table of Contents: 25)

Shanghai Sheridan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Irv Novick (as Irving Novick) (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (as Irving Novick) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack "Shanghai" Sheridan; Chan Sing-Tan; Madame and General Kang Shy-Check; Ah Mee; Wu-Fang (villain); Japanese spies (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Shanghai Sheridan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Corporal Collins / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Collins; Rang-a-Tang (inset); Hercules (inset)
Reprints

Hercules Slays the Lion of Nemea!! (Table of Contents: 27)

Hercules / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Inks
Elmer Wexler (signed as El Wexler)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules; Leo Nymia (villain); Nymia's gang [Scabroni; rest unnamed] (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Hercules.

[Origin of the Fox] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fox [Paul Patton]; Ruth Ransom; unnamed Sheriff; The Night Riders (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Fox.

[The Coming of the Green Falcon] (Table of Contents: 29)

Green Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Green Falcon; Lady Marion; Richard the Lion-Hearted; Prince John (villain); Sir Boltyn (villain); the Saracens (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Green Falcon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Shield; The Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins] (also in inset); The Wizard [Blane Whitney] (also in inset); The Spirit of '76
Reprints

[The Origin of the Shield] (Table of Contents: 31)

The Shield, G-Man Extraordinary / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Lt. Tom Higgins; J. Edgar Hoover; Dick; Hans Fritz (villain); unnamed Nazi spies (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The origin of The Shield is told in detail for the first time.

The Historical Story of Blane Whitney (Table of Contents: 32)

The Wizard / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; John Whitney; Mary Whitney; Grover Whitney; General George Washington; Paul Revere; Thomas Jefferson; Samuel Adams; Ezra Sellers (villain); the Indians (villains); the British (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the 18th century Wizard.

The Marvel of 1940 Roy... The Super-Boy! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Wizard, Roy; The Firefly / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed as Edmund M. Ashe Jr.)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed as Edmund M. Ashe Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]; The Firefly [Harley Hudson] (inset)
Reprints

Roy the Super-Boy (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]; John Howard; James Reagan; Mayor Beadle (villain); Boss Schultz (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Roy the Super-Boy.

[Origin of the Firefly] (Table of Contents: 35)

The Firefly, Enemy of Crime / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Joan Burton; Dr. Dread [a.k.a. The Professor] (villain); Selig (villain); monsters (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Firefly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Black Hood; Roy the Super-Boy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]
Reprints

[Origin of the Black Hood] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Black Hood / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell (credited as Cliff Campbell)
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Kip Burland]; The Hermit; Mrs. Sutton; Barbara Sutton; David Seymon; The Skull (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Black Hood.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling
Reprints

The Murder of John (Steel) Sterling (Table of Contents: 39)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Looney; Clancy McGinty; Dora Cummings; Twisto the Rubber Man (villain); Hefto the Strongman (villain); Inferno the Flame-Breather
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Inferno the Flame-Breather. Inferno later dons a costume and becomes a crimefighter in Blue Ribbon Comics #13, however that story is not reprinted in this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Shield / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Reprints

Dusty, the Spectacular Boy Detective (Table of Contents: 41)

The Shield with Dusty the Spectacular Boy Detective / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Irv Novick (credited as Irving Novick)
Inks
Irv Novick (credited as Irving Novick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dustin Simmons]; Mr. Simmons; Ju Ju Watson; Betty Warren; William Oswald; The Vulture (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Dusty the Boy Detective.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Mr. Justice / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed as Cooper)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Richy (inset); Rang-a-Tang (inset)
Reprints

[Origin of Mr. Justice] (Table of Contents: 43)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Gloria Piddle; Rogers (villain); Hawkes (villain); MacDuff; a gang of kidnappers (villains); the Nazis (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Mr. Justice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Shield / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (as Irving Novick) (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (as Irving Novick) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]
Reprints

[Origin of the Fireball] (Table of Contents: 45)

Fireball / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
Harry Lucey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fireball [Ted Tyler]; The Bug (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Fireball.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Shield; Wizard / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Roy; Wizard
Reprints

Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History (Table of Contents: 47)

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney Jr.]; Tommy (Tommy Blair); Betsy Hull; Governor Hull; James Madison; Capt. Perry; Gen. Harrison; Joshua Roberts (villain); Tecumseh (villain); the British (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the 19th century Wizard and Tommy the Super-Boy.

[Origin of Madam Satan] (Table of Contents: 48)

Madam Satan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Madam Satan [Tyra] (villain); Satan (villain); John; John's father; John's mother
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Madam Satan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

The Shield; Dusty; The Hangman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; The Hangman [Robert Dickering]
Reprints

[Origin of the Hangman] (Table of Contents: 50)

The Hangman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Sundell ? (signed as Cliff Campbell); Harry Shorten ? [as Cliff Campbell] (signed)
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Comet [John Dickering]; The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Thelma Gordon; Big Boy Malone (villain); Chugger (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the death of the Comet and the first appearance of the Hangman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

Captain Flag; Mr. Justice / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; Mr. Justice [Prince James]; Richy (inset); Rang-a-Tang (inset)
Reprints

[The Origin of Captain Flag] (Table of Contents: 52)

Captain Flag / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair (signed)
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]; Yank (an eagle), John Townsend; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; J. Edgar Hoover; The Black Hand (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Captain Flag.

[Shield pinup] (Table of Contents: 53)

Shield / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
Irv Novick ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Betty Warren; Mamie Mazda; Ju Ju Watson
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

Black Jack; Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain)
Reprints

[Origin of Black Jack] (Table of Contents: 55)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [Jack Jones]; Whitey; Mr. Larson; Lucky Lavitto (villain); Baxter (villain); Lavitto's gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Black Jack.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Hangman; Roy the Super-Boy; Dusty / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]
Reprints

Special Case No. 1 (Table of Contents: 57)

The Boy Buddies / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Boy Buddies [Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Roy the Super-Boy [Roy Carter]]; The Nazis (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Boy Buddies (Dusty & Roy).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

The Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling]; Black Jack [Jack Jones]; The Web [John Raymond]
Reprints

The Black Dragon of Death! (Table of Contents: 59)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web [John Raymond]; Rose Wayne; General Mason; The Black Dragon (villain); Japanese spies [Lin Chow; rest unnamed] (villains); Nick Morro (villain); Morro's gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Web.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Shield; Hangman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Hangman [Robert Dickering]; Capt. Swastika
Reprints

[The Shield Loses His Super-Powers] (Table of Contents: 61)

Shield / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Fang (villain); the Japanese (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Shield loses his powers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 62)

Shield; Hangman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Hangman [Robert Dickering]
Reprints

[The Strangler] (Table of Contents: 63)

The One And Only Shield With Roy The Boy Detective / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty [Dusty Simmons]; Monsieur Bergere; Evonne Bergere; The Strangler (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Shield fails to regain his powers.

[The Coming of Captain Commando] (Table of Contents: 64)

Captain Commando / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Commando [John Grayson]; the Boy Soldiers [Billy Grayson; Gerald Sykes; Armand De Latour; Erik Jansen]; The Nazis (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers.

Who Is Red Rube? (Table of Contents: 65)

Senor Banana; Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Senor Banana
Reprints

[Who Is Red Rube?] (Table of Contents: 66)

Red Rube / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks
Ed Robbins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Rube [Rueben Rueben]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Red Rube.

Is the Black Hood Exposed? (Table of Contents: 67)

Black Hood / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood
Reprints

The Black Hood vs. Needlenoodle (Table of Contents: 68)

Black Hood / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Needlenoodle; Barbara "Babs" Sutton; McGinty; Commissioner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Black Hood's secret identity is exposed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 69) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; The Wizard
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Rang-A-Tang
  5. 4. [Enter: The Marvel]
    Scoop Cody
  6. 5. The Scourge of the Underworld
    Bob Phantom
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Wizard
  8. 7. [The Pearl Harbor Peril]
    The Wizard
  9. 8. In the Worlds of Time
    Scott Rand
  10. 9. [The Fortune Teller's Revenge]
    Mystic
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Shield
  12. 11. G-Man Extraordinary
    The Shield
  13. 12. [The Coming of the Comet]
    The Comet
  14. 13. [Introducing Fu Chang]
    Fu Chang
  15. 14. Klondike Cafe Robbed
    Press Guardian
  16. 15. Moronia Bund Threatens Editor
    Press Guardian
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  18. 17. [Origin of Steel Sterling]
    Steel Sterling
  19. 18. [Introducing the Scarlet Avenger]
    The Scarlet Avenger, Gang Buster
  20. 19. "Kalthar, mighty giant of the jungle........"
    Kalthar, The Giant Man, King of the Jungle
  21. 20. [The Eye of Oglu]
    Mr. Satan
  22. 21. [The Ritania-Hundaria War]
    The Miracle Man, Zambini the Magician
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    The Wizard
  24. 23. [The Landing On Mars]
    Streak Chandler
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    The Wizard
  26. 25. [Origin of Shanghai Sheridan]
    Shanghai Sheridan
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Collins
  28. 27. Hercules Slays the Lion of Nemea!!
    Hercules
  29. 28. [Origin of the Fox]
    The Fox
  30. 29. [The Coming of the Green Falcon]
    Green Falcon
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; The Wizard
  32. 31. [The Origin of the Shield]
    The Shield, G-Man Extraordinary
  33. 32. The Historical Story of Blane Whitney
    The Wizard
  34. 33. The Marvel of 1940 Roy... The Super-Boy!
    The Wizard, Roy; The Firefly
  35. 34. Roy the Super-Boy
    The Wizard
  36. 35. [Origin of the Firefly]
    The Firefly, Enemy of Crime
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    The Black Hood; Roy the Super-Boy
  38. 37. [Origin of the Black Hood]
    The Black Hood
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  40. 39. The Murder of John (Steel) Sterling
    Steel Sterling
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  42. 41. Dusty, the Spectacular Boy Detective
    The Shield with Dusty the Spectacular Boy Detective
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Justice
  44. 43. [Origin of Mr. Justice]
    Mr. Justice
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  46. 45. [Origin of the Fireball]
    Fireball
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Wizard
  48. 47. Introducing Tommy! The Original Super-Boy of History
    Wizard
  49. 48. [Origin of Madam Satan]
    Madam Satan
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; Dusty; The Hangman
  51. 50. [Origin of the Hangman]
    The Hangman
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag; Mr. Justice
  53. 52. [The Origin of Captain Flag]
    Captain Flag
  54. 53. [Shield pinup]
    Shield
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Black Jack; Steel Sterling
  56. 55. [Origin of Black Jack]
    Black Jack
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    The Hangman; Roy the Super-Boy; Dusty
  58. 57. Special Case No. 1
    The Boy Buddies
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
    The Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling
  60. 59. The Black Dragon of Death!
    The Web
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  62. 61. [The Shield Loses His Super-Powers]
    Shield
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Hangman
  64. 63. [The Strangler]
    The One And Only Shield With Roy The Boy Detective
  65. 64. [The Coming of Captain Commando]
    Captain Commando
  66. 65. Who Is Red Rube?
    Senor Banana; Steel Sterling
  67. 66. [Who Is Red Rube?]
    Red Rube
  68. 67. Is the Black Hood Exposed?
    Black Hood
  69. 68. The Black Hood vs. Needlenoodle
    Black Hood
  70. 69. [no title indexed]
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