(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
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, 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.

Indexer Notes

Harrison is credited on pencils and Clem on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but uncertain if it should not have been the opposite.
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.

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.

Indexer Notes

Harrison is credited on pencils and Clem on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Additional notes as for the first Shield story.

Art credits formerly given as confirmed, but this is not the case.

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. He is however credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as being a writer of Shield stories, so this must be one of them. It is not drawn by him. Just compare with the two signed Wizard stories. Artwork much in common with Sahle's signed covers and credited story in Green Hornet #10. He too is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Prof. Degnared

Indexer Notes

Signed by Vigoda, but he also made scripts for these features, and 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
Murder and voodo
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy the Super-Boy; Johnson (overseer); Garner (plantation owner); So-Goli (voodo priest)
Synopsis
Wizard and Boy meet a voodo priest.

Indexer Notes

Vigoda is credited as both writer and artist on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and as it has "by Bill Vigoda" it probably is one of his written stories. 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
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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Series Information
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..."]
    Wizard
  7. 6. ["Murder and voodo"]
    Wizard
  8. 7. ["No conscience"]
    Roy the Super-Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Keith Chandler
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin