(Spring 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1943-04-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Publication
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shield; Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have killed my body Shield, but you cannot kill my spirit!
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; The Hun
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the Shield story.

The Curse of the Hun (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Son of the Hun (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Irv Novick ?" This splash page is printed in Jackpot Comics #9, page 34. It has a signature at the bottom on the red cape of Dusty, just to the right of the candle holder. Sahle is the only artist with a short S-name credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, so it is most probable him with smaller letters than his signature on the covers. It is not Novick's signature.

In the Clear (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Dusty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
George Harrison ?
Inks
Harry Sahle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even on vacation Dusty runs headlong into adventure
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; Pete Harkins; Ernest Hermann (villain)
Synopsis
Dusty's friend, Harkins is kidnapped by a lumber camp owner.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Irv Novick. The art has much in common with the Shield story, like close up faces with very bushy eyebrows, and ears and figures like a signed Harrison story in Hangman #8. Uncertain, but not Novick.

Dusty's last name "Simmons" removed because it never appears in a comic. Lou Mougin reports that he invented the name in a fan fiction story called "War With the Wizard" and gave Dusty that name just to give him a last name.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Wizard With Roy the Super-Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Sam Burlockoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swami Rivers Mystic...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy [Roy Carter]; Jane (Blaine's fiancee); Swami Rivers (occultist); a telepathist (villain); Nazi agents (villains)
Synopsis
A fortune teller and occultist, being used by the Nazis for their own purposes, has told the Wizard's fiancee that he knows his secret, so Jane goes to Blane. Deciding to investigate, Blane and Roy discover that the Swami's powers are not as great as The Wizard's, but there is a telepathist whose abilities are very real and dangerous. Afyter defeating the group as the Wizard, Blane confronts Jane about the secret, and she tells him that the Swami told her what his real middle name was: Dinglebottom!

Indexer Notes

The art doesn't look much like Reinmann, with his panels crowded with people and action.

Reinman pencils and Burlockoff inks verified by the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich 2014-3-22.

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

The Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Eddie Robbins [as ROB] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as BO] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
High on a lonely, windswept hill...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Synopsis
A man lynched by a mob is struck by lighning and brought back to life.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman. Signature ROB-BO in splash panel. It is the pen name of Robbins working with Montana, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Roy the Super-Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story about the talking dog
Genre
superhero
Characters
Roy [Roy Carter]; Rover (dog); Harry Shorten
Synopsis
A talking dog is looking for his master: Harry Shorten (the name of the story writer).

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Reinman.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You have killed my body Shield, but you cannot kill my spirit!"]
    The Shield; Dusty
  2. 1. The Curse of the Hun
    Shield
  3. 2. In the Clear
  4. 3. ["Even on vacation Dusty runs headlong into adventure"]
    Dusty
  5. 4. ["Swami Rivers Mystic..."]
    The Wizard With Roy the Super-Boy
  6. 5. ["High on a lonely, windswept hill..."]
    The Wizard
  7. 6. ["The story about the talking dog"]
    Roy the Super-Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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