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Issue: #43
Published: October 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
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. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Shield; Jughead and Archie
Genre: Humor Superhero Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Jughead Jones Shield

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Bulletin No. 21
Featuring: Shield G-Man Club
Credits: Script: ? [as Joe Higgins] | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (10 pages) Invitation to Murder
Featuring: The Original Shield And Dusty The Boy Detective
Synopsis: Joe Higgins stands accused of murder of one of his old friends.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Bill Pierce Biff Cook Sid Ross Clarence Grant Shield [Joe Higgins] Dusty

Comic Story (9 pages) Green Death
Featuring: The Hangman
Synopsis: Dr Peters and Dr Mordecai, Botany Professors, traveled to Tibet. Upon their return to the United States, Dr Peters had lost his mind, due to attempting to bring back a sacred plant.
Characters: Hangman [Bob] Thelma Gordan A Tibetian (villain, Introduction, Death) Frank Mordecai (introduction, Death) Dr. Mordecai (introduction) Dr. Peters (introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Gone Fishing
Featuring: Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Synopsis: Bugaboo has trouble fishing.
Characters: Li'l Chief Bugaboo

Text Story (2 pages) Wise Guy
Credits: Letters: typeset

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Archie Talks
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Archie and his pals appears Monday - Friday on the Blue Radio Network, but Souphead does not. You can write and ask for him to appear.
Credits: Script: ? [as Souphead Jones]
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Veronica Lodge Betty Cooper Jughead Jones Souphead Jones

Comic Story (6 pages) Archie the Jockey: Part 2
Synopsis: When Jughead mentions that jockeys have to be a certain weight, Archie stuffs himself in hopes of becoming overweight. Archie gets sick and is visited by Dr. Breakbone. Dr. Breakbone gives Archie a vigorous exercise routine and Archie breaks his arm. When he tells Mr. Lodge of the incident, Mr. Lodge says picking Archie to be a jockey was only a joke.
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Jughead Jones Dr. Breakbone Veronica Lodge Mr. Lodge Reggie Mantle Betty Cooper

Comic Story (6 pages) Marco and the Pirates
Featuring: Marco Loco Adventurer
Synopsis: His crew doesn't like him, but the pirates like his ship.
Characters: Moroco Loco Snooch A Band Of Pirates (villains, First Appearance)

Comic Story (6 pages) Airborne Hillbilly
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Synopsis: An airplane makes an unscheduled landing in the bayou.
Characters: Catfish Joe

Comic Story (10 pages) Beginnings
Featuring: Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers
Synopsis: While facing certain death, Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers think about what led them to where they are.
Genre: Military Superhero
Characters: Captain Commando, Boy Soldiers [Flatbush, Percy Lothar, Billy, Arman) Thorndike (flashback) Professor Bergeret (flashback) Nazis

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