(Winter 1941-1942)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1941-12-20
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

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]; Dusty; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Keywords
bank vault; nitroglycerin

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

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

[The Hooded Plague] (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
You can't do this to us, I tell ya...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Ju Ju Watson (G-man); Jed Hawkins; Joe Cortez; Mike Cowles; Ralph Forbes; Senator Donald; Betty Warren; Mamie Mazda

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

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

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One thin dime, ladeez and gennulmen!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Strongo; Midge; Mr. Newberry; Mrs. Newberry; Newberry Jr.; carnival barker
Keywords
carnival

Indexer Notes

Artist also signs, as "Novick", in the final panel.

[One Night of Terror] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dusty / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Danville rich playboy, sometimes called the bouncing boy, by cafe society...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; Johnny Danville; Paul Danville; Mr. Danville; Joe Higgins; Mary

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

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

Special Comics; Hangman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tentacles of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

Shield / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the low hanging fog which shrouded the river front...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Baron Mueller; Hans; Ju Ju Watson

[The Dead Can Walk Again] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wizard / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A thick pea-soup fog shrouds the bayous of Louisiana and the countryside...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Moe (chauffeur); Jane Barlow; Duc D'Orleans; Louis Effrat
Keywords
alligators

Indexer Notes

Title taken from ad for comic in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22.

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

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

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

Wizard / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his million dollar laboratory...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Dr. Tracy; Dr. Carlson; Dr. Willard
Keywords
elixir of life

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

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. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  3. 2. [The Hooded Plague]
    Shield
  4. 3. ["One thin dime, ladeez and gennulmen!"]
    Shield
  5. 4. [One Night of Terror]
    Dusty
  6. 5. ["Special Comics presents the Hangman in a brand new comic book of his own!!!"]
    Special Comics; Hangman
  7. 6. Tentacles of Doom
    Shield
  8. 7. [The Dead Can Walk Again]
    Wizard
  9. 8. ["Jackpot Comics No. 4 proudly announces a new addition to its family...Archie.."]
  10. 9. ["In his million dollar laboratory..."]
    Wizard
  11. 10. ["Be a radio technician"]
  12. 11. ["Prizes for all!"]
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