(Fall 1943)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield, Wizard, Dusty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard; Shield; Dusty

The Riverboat Racketeers (Table of Contents: 1)

Shield / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Mr. Warner (card sharp); Mr. Carson (accomplice)
Synopsis
On a river cruise boat, Shield and Dusty meet two cunning cardcheats.

Haunted Penthouse (Table of Contents: 2)

Dusty / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dusty; John Randall; Mary Randall
Synopsis
A detective is found dead, assumed to have killed himself, but Dusty finds out different.

The Gangster's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 3)

Shield / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vigoda (signed byline)
Pencils
Harry Sahle ?
Inks
Harry Sahle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Rypling Brooks (gang boss)

Indexer Notes

Signed as "by Bill Vigoda", but the art has very little resemblence to his signed Wizard stories in this issue. Artwork has much in common with Sahle's signed covers and credited story in Green Hornet #10.

True Fact Story (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Anonymous
Letters
typeset

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

Wizard / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How often have you said, "If I only had the time!"
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Prof. Degnared

Indexer Notes

The artwork is very similar to Eddie Robbins.

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

Wizard / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vigoda (signed byline)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed) ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Roy and the Wizard decided to take their vacation --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Johnson (overseer); Garner (plantation owner); So-Goli (voodo priest)
Synopsis
Wizard and Roy meet a voodoo priest.

Indexer Notes

Artwork looks more like Eddie Robbins.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most of you have been told at one time or another that you have no conscience!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Roy; The Devil
Synopsis
Roy meets his double and the devil.

Indexer Notes

Looks much like Ed Robbins art.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield, Wizard, Dusty
  2. 1. The Riverboat Racketeers
    Shield
  3. 2. Haunted Penthouse
    Dusty
  4. 3. The Gangster's Dilemma
    Shield
  5. 4. True Fact Story
  6. 5. ["How often have you said, "If I only had the time!""]
    Wizard
  7. 6. ["Well, Roy and the Wizard decided to take their vacation --"]
    Wizard
  8. 7. ["Most of you have been told at one time or another that you have no conscience!"]
    Roy the Super-Boy
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