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Rating: Admin Rating: n/a Avg. User Rating: 8.54545   with 11 votes
 
 

6-November-2008 6:05 am
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Username: champonion
Comment: I gave this an 8. Maybe my expectations were low but this scan is amazing, far surpassing what I was expecting. OK, I'm in love with the Queen of Diamonds. I don't care who knows it. Thank-you for this generous scan.
20-January-2009 3:45 pm
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Username: glammazon
Comment: This comic features the first appearances of the Shield and the Comet, coming out at around the time that Captain America was also making his first apperance in Timely Comics. In fact, Captain America's creators were forced to change his shield from a regular shield to a round one because the original shield resembled the Shield's chest insignia.
28-March-2009 2:37 pm
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Username: Richard Kahl
Comment: Irv Novick, Jack Cole, Charles Biro, Jack Binder, Ed Ashe, the obscure but interesting Lin Streeter, add top of the line writing and you have one of the greatest first issues of the Golden Age. The art gets even better in the upcoming issues with the addition of Mort Meskin and Bob Wood. If you've never read any MLJ's start here and you'll know why they have always been fan favorites.
25-May-2015 2:06 am
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Username: historiational
Comment: The MLJ comics were among the finest of the Golden Age. Curse that vile super-villain, Archie Andrews, for chasing them off the newsstands! BTW: Great Scan! Gave it a 10! Thanks!
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: January 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 at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 437359.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Shield
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Novick] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shield [Joe Higgins]

Comic Story (10 pages) G-Man Extraordinary
Featuring: The Shield
Synopsis: The Shield is sent to stop a Stokian spy ring.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shield [Joe Higgins] (some Origin Details Revealed) J. Edgar Hoover Klotz (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Coming of the Comet
Featuring: The Comet
Synopsis: After injecting himself with a gas fifty times lighter than hydrogen, John Dickering discovers he can now take leaps that are more like flying. Beams now shoot from his eyes and when the rays cross what ever he's looking at disintegrates. Glass is the only thing that can stop the beams. He vows to use his new powers for good. He starts by going after a typhoid racketeer. Killing three associates The Comet comes upon Dr. Archer and takes him up into the sky to convince him to stop his typhoid racket. After Dr. Archer pleads to be let down The Comet lets him go, letting him fall to his death.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed) | Letters: Jack Cole
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Comet [John Dickering] (introduction, Origin) Dr. Archer (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (3 pages) The Road Contract
Featuring: Jocko
Credits: Script: Dick Ryan (signed) | Pencils: Dick Ryan (signed) | Inks: Dick Ryan (signed)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Jocko (Introduction Only Appearance?)

Comic Story (6 pages) Introducing Sgt. Boyle
Featuring: Sgt. Boyle
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: War
Characters: Sgt. Henry "Hank" Boyle (introduction, Origin)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Rocket Lands
Featuring: Queen of Diamonds
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter [as L. Streeter] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: The Queen Of Diamonds (introduction) The Rocket (introduction) Rado Von Kelter (villain Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Duel with the Dragon
Featuring: Fu Chang
Synopsis: Fu Chang, American university-educated and living in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is devoted to the teachings of the Chinese gods and has sworn his life to aid the oppressed. Sing Po, a famous magician and direct descendant of Aladdin, upon his death, willed to Fu Chang a set of magic chessmen possessing all the magic powers of Aladdin’s lamp and are responsible for Fu Chang’s spectacular solutions of great International mysteries. He saves Tay Ming from the Dragon by praying to his god, who brings the chessmen to life to defeat the Dragon and save his girlfriend (later fiancee).
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Lin Streeter (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Fu Chang (introduction, Origin) Tay Ming (girlfriend) The Dragon (villain, Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) Murderer's Brew
Credits: Script: Will Harr | Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (6 pages) Mystery of the Mayfair Monster
Featuring: Bentley of Scotland Yard
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman | Pencils: Maurice Gutwirth [as M. Gutwirth] (signed) | Inks: Maurice Gutwirth [as M. Gutwirth] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Bentley (introduction) The Mayfair Monster [Sir Rupert Napier] (villain Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Klondike Cafe Robbed
Featuring: Press Guardian
Synopsis: The Falcon saves newspaper reporter Flash Calvert from Slug Wickum and his gang.
Credits: Pencils: Jack Binder (signed) | Inks: Jack Binder (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: The Press Guardian [a.k.a. The Falcon] (introduction, Identity Revealed As Perry Chase In The Next Issue) Flash Calvert (newspaper Reporter, Introduction) Jim Boyd (newspaper Editor, Introduction) Slug Wickum And His Gang

Comic Story (5 pages) The Rivalry
Featuring: The Midshipman
Credits: Script: Will Harr (signed) | Pencils: Edd Ashe [as E.M. Ashe, Jr.] (signed) | Inks: Edd Ashe [as E.M. Ashe, Jr.] (signed)
Genre: Adventure War
Characters: The Midshipman [Lee Samson] (introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) A Boxer Is Born
Featuring: Kayo Ward
Credits: Script: Phil Sturm (signed) | Pencils: Bob Wood | Inks: Bob Wood
Genre: Sports
Characters: Eddie "Kayo" Ward (introduction Origin) Lew Black (introduction) Connie (introduction) One Round Hogan (villain Introduction)

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