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Issue: #42
Published: September 1943, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing: Harry Shorten (uncredited)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Silver Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Shield; Hangman; Archie
Credits: Pencils: Bob Montana | Inks: Bob Montana
Genre: Humor Superhero Teen
Characters: Shield Archie Hangman Jughead Jones

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Emergency Bulletin 21
Featuring: Shield G-Man Club
Synopsis: Archie Andrews is now on the radio.
Credits: Script: ? [as Joe Higgins] | Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (10 pages) Diamonds of Death
Featuring: The Original Shield and Dusty The Boy Detective
Synopsis: A millionaire is dead, robbery the apparent motive. The apparent killer bought a doll on the day of the death.
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick (credited) | Inks: Irv Novick (credited)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Frogface Houlihan (villain, Introduction, Death) Drape-Shape (villain, Introduction, Death) Maestro (villain, Introduction, Death Shield [Joe Higgins] Dusty

Comic Story (9 pages) Knights of the Road
Featuring: The Hangman
Synopsis: Abner Thrisk has been on the lam for five years for a murder that he claims he didn't commit.
Credits: Pencils: Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] | Inks: Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]
Genre: Superhero
Characters: John Rector (introduction, Death, Flashback) Abner Thrisk (introduction) Sam Stengel (villain, Introduction, Death) Ike Fraser (villain, Introduction, Death) Hangman (Bob Dickering)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Synopsis: Attempts are made to discover if Fido is a dog or a mountain lion.
Credits: Script: Dave Higgins ? | Pencils: Dave Higgins [as Higgins] | Inks: Terry Woik Szenics [as Woik]
Genre: Humor
Characters: Li'l Chief Bugaboo Fido

Text Story (2 pages) Death for Dessert
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) Archie the Jockey
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Archie and Reggie fight over horseback riding. Veronica believes that Archie can ride and she invites him to the Lodge estate for the weekend. Archie brings Jughead, and Jughead shows Archie how to ride in the early morning hours. Veronica mistakes Jughead for Archie and when Mr. Lodge's jockey gets ill, Archie is picked to step in.
Credits: Script: Harry Sahle | Pencils: Harry Sahle [as Sahle] | Inks: Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Veronica Lodge Betty Cooper Mr. Lodge Reggie Mantle Mrs. Andrews

Comic Story (6 pages) Elephant in the Swamp
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Synopsis: Killer elephant beaks out of the train and heads into the swamp.
Credits: Script: Larry Harris (signed) | Pencils: Larry Harris (signed) | Inks: Larry Harris
Genre: Humor
Characters: Maybelle (introduction) Mr. Jangling (introduction) Catfish Joe Mrs. Dilly

Comic Story (5 pages) Greatness Is Thrust upon Marco
Featuring: Marco Loco Adventuer
Credits: Script: Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello] | Pencils: Carl Hubbell [as Hubbello] | Inks: Carl Hubbell
Genre: Humor
Characters: Marco Loco (introduction, Origin) King Of Spain (introduction) Queen Of Spain (introduction) Christopher Flopp (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (10 pages) Hitler's Dream
Featuring: Captain Commando And The Boy Soldiers
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick
Genre: Military Superhero
Characters: Adolf Hitler (villain) Captain Herman (villain, Introduction) Nazis (villains) Abraham Lincoln (in A Dream, Cameo) Captain Commando Boy Soldiers

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