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Issue: #4
Published: May 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Abner Sundell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Silver Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449325.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Shield
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shield [Joe Higgins]

Comic Story (11 pages) The Mosconian Menace: Part 2
Featuring: The Shield
Synopsis: Mosconian spies try to sabotage a volcano and destroy Pearl Harbor.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shield [Joe Higgins] The Wizard [Blane Whitney] Keith Kornell [the West Pointer] J. Edgar Hoover The Mosconians (villains)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Village of the Doomed
Featuring: The Comet
Synopsis: The Comet is seen by police and they start shooting at him. Wanting to clear his name and trying to do the right thing he turns himself in. He then escapes after he sees it's just a legal lynching. Shot, while flying away, The Comet collapses and is nursed back to health by a miner. The Comet repays the miner by trying to convince Riley to give his mines safe ventilation. Riley kills his own men, even though his partner protests. The Comet lifts his glass lenses to shoot what he thinks is a club, it's a stick of dynamite and Riley is blown up. Riley's partner then decides to make the changes.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed) | Letters: Jack Cole
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Comet [John Dickering] Mr. Cricket (villain, Introduction) Riley (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Graft Ring Killers
Featuring: Press Guardian
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell | Pencils: Mort Meskin (signed) | Inks: Mort Meskin (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Press Guardian [Perry Chase] Walton (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (6 pages) Ling Foy's Warriors of Brass
Featuring: Fu Chang
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Lin Streeter (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Fu Chang (detective) Tay Ming (fiancee) Princess Lin Foy (villain, Introduction, Death) Her Robots (villains, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Rescue of Battalion A
Featuring: Sergeant Boyle
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell [as Sundell] (signed) | Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: War
Characters: Sergeant Boyle The Nazis (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Mosconian Menace: Part 3
Featuring: Midshipman
Credits: Script: Bob Wood? | Pencils: Ed Ashe | Inks: Ed Ashe
Characters: Lee Sampson (Midshipman) The Wizard (guest-star) The Mosconians (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) City of the Hawkmen
Featuring: Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Lin Streeter (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Rocket [Sir Rocket] Queen Of Diamonds The Lizardmen (villains, Introduction) Their King (villain, Introduction) The Ape Men (villains, Introduction) The Hawkmen (introduction) Prince Falkar (introduction)

Text Story (1 page) Giants of the West
Synopsis: General Sherman
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Western-frontier

Comic Story (6 pages) Silko and the Racketeers
Featuring: Kayo Ward
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten? | Pencils: Bob Wood (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood (signed)
Characters: Billy Ward (Kayo's Brother, Introduction) Mr. John Ward (Kayo's Dad) Mrs. Ward (Kayo's Mom) Silko (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Hunchback Horror
Featuring: Bentley of Scotland Yard
Synopsis: Legend tells a Crackenthorpe ancestor summoned a huge scaly demon to gain riches which starts the family's fortune. The bride of each heir must bow to the demon. which Lady Brenda does. When her husband comes to save her, the demon kills him. Bentley suspects murder: his brother Lionel would be heir and loves Lady Brenda, the butler who is mentioned in the will, or the cousin who seems to stand nothing to gain. Bentley reveals the costume along with an iron glove that the cousin used to kill the Earl and frame Lionel, thus making him next in line for the title.
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Sam Cooper (signed) | Inks: Sam Cooper (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Inspector Bentley Lady Brenda (Earl's Wife, Introduction) The Earl Of Crackenthorpe (villain, Introduction)

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