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Issue: #23
Published: January 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, 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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Shield; Hangman
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Shield [Joe Higgins] Hangman [Bob Dickering] Dusty

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (0 pages)
Featuring: Shield G-Man Club
Characters: Shield [Joe Higgins]

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Credits: Script: ? [as Joe Higgins] | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (13 pages) The Murder Express
Featuring: Shield
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Irv Novick | Inks: Irv Novick
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Cyrus Moore (villain, Introduction) James J. Ware (introduction, Death) Ju Ju Watson Dusty Shield [Joe Higgins]

Comic Story (11 pages) The Ugliest Man in the World
Featuring: Hangman
Credits: Script: Bill Woolfolk ? | Pencils: Harry Lucey | Inks: Harry Lucey
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The "Ugly Man" (villain, Introduction, Death) Paul (introduction, Death) Ronald Gaylord (introduction, Death) Hangman [Bob Dickering] Jocko (gorilla)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Hangman
Characters: Hangman [Bob Dickering] Dusty Roy

Comic Story (7 pages) The Mad Hatter
Featuring: Danny In Wonderland
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Lin Streeter | Inks: Lin Streeter
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: The Mad Hatter (villain, Introduction) Chef Danny Snapper (dog) Kuppie

Comic Story (8 pages) The Madness of General Blintzky
Featuring: Sergeant Boyle
Credits: Script: Bob Wood ? | Pencils: Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed) | Inks: Carl Hubbell [as Hubbell] (signed)
Genre: War
Characters: Corporal Collins (guest-star) Gen. Blintzky (introduction) A Nazi Doctor (villain, Introduction, Death) The Fascists (villains) Sgt. Boyle Capt. Twerp

Comic Story (6 pages) Stop the Nazi Supply Train
Featuring: Jolly Roger
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Ed Smalle (signed) | Inks: Ed Smalle (signed)
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: The Nazis (villains) Jolly Roger Price Frank Root Marty Martin

Comic Story (6 pages) Danger: Thin Ice
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: After Betty and Archie break the ice at Plug Pond, they go to Betty's house to warm up. When Mr. Cooper comes home, Archie hides from him upstairs. Being in his underwear, Archie puts on Mr. Cooper's suit and leaves the house. Mr. Andrews has Pearl take the suit to Sootski and when Archie picks it up, he takes Marvo The Magician's trick suit instead.
Credits: Script: Vic Bloom ? | Pencils: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed) | Inks: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Betty Cooper Jughead Jones Mrs. Cooper Mr. Cooper Pearl (the Andrews' Maid, Introduction) Fred Andrews Sootski (a Tailor) Marvo The Magician Grandpa Andrews

Comic Story (6 pages) Taking a Rib
Featuring: Kayo Ward
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Art Seymour | Inks: Art Seymour
Genre: Sports
Characters: Scoop Saunders (introduction) Lou Gova (introduction) Dr. Brown (guest-star) Kayo Ward Connie Lew

Comic Story (6 pages) The Case of the Armless Corpses
Featuring: Bentley of Scotland Yard
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Paul Reinman (signed) | Inks: Paul Reinman (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Lady Agnes Rockwell (villain, Introduction) Richard Rockwell (introduction, Death) Lord Rockwell (introduction) James Rockwell (introduction) Joan Rockwell (introduction) Mr. Edwards (introduction) Inspector Bentley

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Audels Machinists & Toolmakers Handy Book
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

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