(Summer 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Inks
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty
Keywords
crystal balls; skeletons; witches

Indexer Notes

Signed at the bottom of the crystal ball.
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.

The Fountain of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Goggin ?
Pencils
George Harrison
Inks
Clem Weisbecker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Dr. Bremen (villain, introduction, death); Karl Shultz (villain, introduction, death); Otto Krug (villain, introduction, death); Joe Hess (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Several nazi suspects have appearently died in a month and Shield finds out they are still alive.
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to "Clem Harrison". Clem and Harrison are both credited on this feature, one on pencils and one on ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Art similar to the signed Dusty story.

[A Clue From Tomorrow's Newspaper] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dusty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Goggin (signed)
Pencils
George Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Inks
Clem Weisbecker [as Clem] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; The Shield (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Originally Credited "Clem Harrison". Clem is pen name for Weisbecker, and he is credited on ink on this feature, while Harrison is credited on pencils by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Comparing with other signed Clem stories it should have been the other way around.

The Case of the Living Puppets (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane [as STAKTIL] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as STAKTIL] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Marvelo (villain, introduction, death); two living puppets (villain, introduction, death); Antonio (introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

STAKTIL is a pen name for Gil Kane according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Forty-Year-Delayed Marriage] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wizard / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Alvin Parks (villain, introduction); James (villain, introduction); Phoebe Parks (introduction); Harry Fields (introduction)

Alibi (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Red Bronson; Detective Sergeant Burke; Old Man Schultz

Meet and Beat Dr. Defeet (Table of Contents: 6)

Wizard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks
Pen Shumaker [as Pen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Dr. Defeet (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pen is pen name for Shumaker, and he is credited on inking this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Fourth-Dimensional Painting] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins ?
Inks
Ed Robbins ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Boy; Painter; Hitler; Mussolini
Synopsis
A screwy portrait painter can paint in four dimentions and Boy is set back to the stone age where he meets Hitler and Mussolini
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Dusty
  2. 1. The Fountain of Death
    Shield
  3. 2. [A Clue From Tomorrow's Newspaper]
    Dusty
  4. 3. The Case of the Living Puppets
    Shield
  5. 4. [The Forty-Year-Delayed Marriage]
    Wizard
  6. 5. Alibi
  7. 6. Meet and Beat Dr. Defeet
    Wizard
  8. 7. [The Fourth-Dimensional Painting]
    Roy the Super-Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Gregory Fischer
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