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Issue: #46
Published: February 1944, 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, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 1.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Shield; Archie
Credits: Pencils: Harry Sahle (signed) | Inks: Harry Sahle (signed)
Genre: Humor Superhero Teen
Characters: The Shield Archie Andrews Jughead Jones

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Shield G-Man Club
Synopsis: Coupon to enroll in the Shield G-Man Club.
Credits: Letters: Typeset
Characters: The Shield Dusty

Comic Story (10 pages) Tales of a Safety Pin
Featuring: The Shield
Synopsis: A safety pin that seems to be followed by bad luck helps The Shield and Dusty solve a crime.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Irv Novick ? | Inks: Irv Novick ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Silky Malone (villain, Introduction) Miser (villain, Introduction) The Shield Dusty

Comic Story (8 pages) The Ferryboat Admiral
Featuring: Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers
Credits: Pencils: Sy Clein ? (signed) | Inks: Sy Clein ? (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Karl Van Hoosen (Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (9 pages) Dead Men's Eyes Tell Tales
Featuring: The Hangman
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] | Inks: Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Dutch Kane (as A Corpse) Doc Einstone (introduction) Rabbit (introduction) Southpaw Sears (introduction) Hangman

Text Story (2 pages) The Ghost of Henry Schmidt
Featuring: The Shield
Credits: Script: Vivian Berg [as Vivian] | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shield

Comic Story (7 pages) Christmas Cheers
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Archie gets a cheque for $50 from his grandfather, makes a list of what he wants to buy for his friends, but most of the money is gone by the time he buys the gifts.
Credits: Script: Harry Sahle [as Sahle]; Ed Goggin [as Goggin] | Pencils: Harry Sahle [as Sahle] | Inks: Virginia Drury [as Ginger]
Genre: Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Gabby (introduction) Veronica Lodge Betty Cooper Jughead Jones Fred Andrews Pop Tate (introduction)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) MLJ Leads the Way
Synopsis: Promo for other MLJ Comics with a runner winning a race with an MLJ Logo for a head.

Comic Story (6 pages) The Landgoing Tugboat] ["Ahoy mate!"
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Synopsis: Captain Barney Keel is driving a tugboat along the land when a dam breaks and he and Catfish Joe find themselves floating around on a newly created lake rescuing animals.
Credits: Script: Larry Harris (credited) | Pencils: Larry Harris (credited) | Inks: Larry Harris (credited)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Barney Keel (introduction) Catfish Joe Kitty Keel Gabby

Cartoon (0 pages)
Featuring: Animal-Antix
Synopsis: Three fun facts about animals as submitted by readers. Address says to submit to "Catfish Joe", so presumably this was a sub-feature of that strip.
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (6 pages) The Bear Cub] ["Bugaboo and Fido the friendly mountain lion are off once more in search of adventure in the forest!!!"
Featuring: Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Synopsis: Li'l Chief Bugaboo and Fido find a bear cub and accidentally anger its mom.
Credits: Script: Theresa Woik ? | Pencils: Dave Higgins (signed) | Inks: Dave Higgins (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Li'l Chief Bugaboo Fido

Comic Story (6 pages) Marriage of the Medusa] ["Funny, Snooch I'd swear I've pulled this pirate out..."
Featuring: Marco Loco
Synopsis: Marco Loco and Snooch are hypnotised by the Medusa but then capture her and take her to the King to collect a reward.
Credits: Script: Carl Hubbell ? | Pencils: Carl Hubbell (signed) | Inks: Carl Hubbell (signed)
Genre: Humor Historical
Characters: The Medusa (Introduction, Villain) Snooch Marco Loco

Advertisement (1 page) Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost
Credits: Letters: ?; Typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Get Super Strength through these 4 Easy Steps
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) New Commando Krak-A-Jap Machine Gun
Credits: Letters: typeset

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