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Issue: #40
Published: July 1943, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing: Harry Shorten
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Silver Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
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. 3.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Shield
Credits: Pencils: Bob Montana | Inks: Bob Montana
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Shield [Joe Higgins] Dusty

Comic Story (11 pages) Introducing Monstro, the Monster From Mars
Featuring: The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
Synopsis: A man from Mars comes to Earth, but folks think it's another Orson Wells gag.
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Shield [Joe Higgins] Dusty Monstro (introduction, A Martian)

Comic Story (10 pages) The Case of the Singing Corpse
Featuring: The Hangman
Synopsis: A radio announcer and control man are murdered, while they are on the air.
Credits: Pencils: Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje] | Inks: Bob Fujitani [as Bob Fuje]
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Hangman [Bob Dickering] Thelma Gordon Phillips (villain, Introduction) Herb Cook (introduction, Death In Flashback) Rosalind Cook (introduction, Death)

Text Story (2 pages) Blackmail
Featuring: The Shield
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: The Shield

Comic Story (7 pages) The Conga Goes To War
Featuring: Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
Synopsis: Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers' transport ship has sunk off the Solomon Islands.
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick (signed)
Genre: Military Superhero
Characters: Captain Commando The Boy Soldiers [Flatbush Billy Percy Armand] A Japanese Captain (villain, Introduction, Death) A Tribe Of South Sea Islanders (introductions, Some Deaths)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Peerless Pitcher of Mudcat
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Credits: Script: Larry Harris | Pencils: Larry Harris | Inks: Larry Harris | Letters: Larry Harris ?
Characters: Catfish Joe (introduction) His Mother (introduction) Alex (introduction) Prof. Otto K. Balderdash (introduction) A Prison Warden (villain, Introduction) The Sheriff Of Mudcat (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Mountain Lion
Featuring: Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Synopsis: Bugaboo meets a mountain lion.
Credits: Script: Dave Higgins ? | Pencils: Higgins | Inks: Higgins
Characters: Li'l Chief Bugaboo (introduction) Fido (introduction) Bugaboo's Mother Bugaboo's Brother

Comic Story (6 pages) Batching It
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Archie and Mr. Andrews run the house while Mrs. Andrews is on vacation. Unfortunately, the guys are not the best housekeepers.
Credits: Script: Harry Sahle | Pencils: Harry Sahle
Characters: Archie Andrews Fred Andrews Mrs. Andrews

Comic Story (5 pages) Adventure of the Inner Temple
Featuring: Bentley of Scotland Yard
Synopsis: Bentley tells a story of what happened while he was in Egypt a few years earlier.
Credits: Pencils: Gil Kane | Inks: Gil Kane
Genre: Adventure Detective-mystery
Characters: Inspector J. Bentley Ridgely (villain, Introduction, Death) The "Sphinx Men" (villains, Introductions) Edwin Meecham (introduction, Death) Haskins (introduction, Death) Lewis (introduction)

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