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Last time, on Mosconian Invasion:

Two of the greatest heroes in MLJ Comics, the Shield and the Wizard, joined forces the fight against the dastardly plans of the MOSCONIANS, the people so evil they manage to be both Nazis and the Communists. The valiant Wizard raced off to protect Annapolis and West Point, while the Shield went after the Mosconian spy ring in Washington D.C. The Wizard came back to the capital just in time to save his brother, the head of Naval Intelligence, but in their last act of cowardness, the Mosconians filled the building with cement. Will the Wizard and Grover be able to escape from the wreckage? Will the Shield be able to stop the Mosconians? Click on the cut and find out on this installment of the first crossover in comic book history - THE MOSCONIAN INVASION!

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The following story originally appeared in Pep Comics #4. Writing by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick

The Shield stops an enemy force from attacking Pearl Habor - in 1940 (11 pages behind the cut) )
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Before Archie Comics got its current name, it was known as MLJ Comics. Like most other comic book publishers, it published a large number of superhero titles. The company can claim credit for several superhero comics "firsts" - the first patriotic hero, the first time a superhero died in action and the first crossover storyline ever.

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"But wait," you may be wondering. "Wasn't Human Torch/Namor fight from Marvel Mystery Comics #8-9 the first crossover?" And you would be close - but you would be wrong. The Human Torch/Namor crossover began in June 1940. This crossover began one month earlier. And while the Human Torch/Namor crossover took place over the course of two months, this storyline took four.

And, since the whole thing is in public domain, I can post the crossover in its entirety.

Since most people reading this have no idea who the characters involved are, here is a quick primer:

A relatively quick primer )

The following story originally appeared in Top-Notch Comics #5. Writing by Will Harr, art by Edd Ashe.

The first comics crossover ever starts out with a bang - literally (11 pages under the cut) )

Will the Wizard and the Shield be able to stop the Mosconians master plan? And what about the West Pointer and the Midshipman? Find out in the next installment of the MOSCONIAN INVASION.

And, as a bonus - the ad for the crossover )

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