Truth, justice, patriotism, and courage were represented by the four stars on the Shield’s extraordinary uniform, his true identity, Joe Higgins, was only known by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. MLJ Magazines launched the Shield G-Man Club in Pep Comics #15. It offered a red, white and blue badge and membership card in exchange for a 2¢ stamp.

The Shield G-Man Club ran from 1941-1948 and had a few different premiums.

The most iconic is the pin back button.

There was also a membership card. However, when the Shield G-Man Club became the Archie Club in 1948 members were encouraged to turn in their G-Man membership card to get a free Archie Club membership card.

In 2018 the club began again as an unofficial gathering of patriots whose blood ran Red, White, and Blue!

It all started here…

So what did you get for your 2¢ stamp

You got a beautiful pinback button.


Shield G-Man Club Badge
1sr Version
blue rim, celluloid pinback button
1¾ inches in diameter




Shield G-Man Club Badge
2ⁿᵈ Version
no Rim, celluloid pinback button
1½ inches in diameter




Shield G-Man Club Badge
3ʳᵈ Version
Die-Cut Shield Shaped Badge
Manufactured by Whitehead and Hoag
This pin is the most common, due to recent warehouse find
1″ tall




Shield G-Man Club Badge
4ᵗʰ Version
no rim, celluloid pinback button
1¼ inches in diameter



Then there was the Membership ID Card, not all of them were actually signed by Joe Higgins, note the different signatures. Possibly signed for Joe by Betty or Dusty?

It all came to an end when Archie Andrews took over the club and made it in his own image. Pep Comics #66 carried the message that the club would be known as the Archie Club. Members were requested to send in their membership cards in exchange for which they were to receive a new Archie Club button free of charge, new members could join for 10¢.


and Archie had his own collectors pin.







a new membership badge was issued…

in 2019

2019 Given away at the 80 Years of Archie Superheroes Panel at the San Diego ComicCon International

Shield G-Man Club Badge
5ᵗʰ Version
blue rim, mylar film pinback button. The overall construction is comprised of metal and, a heavy-duty polymer backing.
1¼ inches in diameter
Limited to 200


Shield G-Man Club Badge
6ᵗʰ Version
red circle rim, mylar film pinback button. The overall construction is comprised of metal and, a heavy-duty polymer backing.
1½ inches in diameter
Limited to 200



Shield G-Man Club Badge
2019 – San Diego ComicCon Edition
7ᵗʰ Version
blue circle rim, mylar film pinback button. The overall construction is comprised of metal and, a heavy-duty polymer backing.
1¼ inches in diameter
Limited to 300
Given away at the “80 Years of Archie Superheroes” panel at the San Diego ComicCon International, the remainder were distributed to the Facebook Shield, G-Man Club.


Shield G-Man Club Badge
2019 – Coolectric Creations Badge
8ᵗʰ Version
Designed by Phil Palumbo, based on the 3ʳᵈ Version from 1943. High-quality soft enamel pin. The enamel is laid in the recessed areas and put through ovens to bake the enamel hard. When dry, the enamel clings to the edges and recessed below the metal die line, that stops the enamels from mixing. This creates a dimensional look, in with the paint is at a lower level than the metal borders surrounding each color. The back has double rubber clutch back.
1¼ x 2 inches in diameter
Limited to 100 numbered
Given to panelist at the “80 Years of Archie Superheroes” panel at the San Diego ComicCon International, the remainder were distributed to Facebook’s Shield, G-Man Club.

The 2019 Shield, G-Man Club Poster can be downloaded here

The 2018 club was unofficial and limited to 200 member Agent.

Joe Higgins Director
Rik Offenberger Agent 001
Daniel St. John Agent 002
Shaun Clancy Agent 003
Martin Boruta Agent 004 International Service – Canada
Richard Vasseur Agent 005 International Service – Canada
Anthony Burcher Agent 006
Kevin Noel Olson Agent 007
Giovanni Aria Agent 008
Brian Humphreys Agent 009 International Service – Spain
Steven Butler Agent 010
Mark A. Lester Agent 011
Nicholas Naclerio Agent 012
Dærick Gröss Sr. Agent 013
Wayne Judge Agent 014
Allen Trembone Agent 015
Matthew Szewczyk Agent 016
Lucas Szewcayk Agent 017
Frank Hayden Agent 018
Ric Croxton Agent 019
Tim Healy Agent 020
Chris Squires Agent 021
Decommisioned Agent 022
Jeffrey Vaughn Agent 023
Alex Wright Agent 024 International Service – Canada
Shawn Clay Agent 025
Scott Martin Agent 026
Stephen Lipson Agent 027 International Service – Canada
Bradley S. Cobb Agent 028
Michael Dunne Agent 029
Alexander Raymond Agent 030
Kent Hammerstrom Agent 031
Kent Clark Agent 032
Patrick Tuller Agent 033
Ray Sablack Agent 034
Rolando Rodriguez Agent 035
Anthony Conn Agent 036
Michael Resig Agent 037
Jason Lee Miller Agent 038
Michael Netzer Agent 039 International Service – Isreal
Rick Williams Agent 040
Gregg Whitmore Agent 041
Decommisioned Agent 042
Matt Hickman Agent 043
Chris Malgrain Agent 044 International Service – France
Bill Zeralsky Agent 045
Benjamin Hayden Agent 046
Don O’Malley Agent 047
Decommisioned Agent 048
John Carroll Agent 049
Rusty Gilligan Agent 050
John Fasano Agent 051
Decommisioned Agent 052
Thomason Machiyo Agent 053 International Service – Indonesia
Carlos Esqueda Agent 054 International Service – Mexico
Toreen Salberg Agent 055
Martin Solzberg Agent 056
Ian Solzberg Agent 057
Brian Booth Agent 058
Fred Scribner Agent 059
Rebecca Winters Agent 060
Bill Fisher Jr Agent 061
Eric Wilkinson-Gilyard Agent 062
Michael Henry Agent 063
Erik Hotton Agent 064
Roger Doto Agent 065
William Thomas Boyer Agent 066
Phil Latter Agent 067 International Service – Canada
Brett O’Neal Agent 068
Decommisioned Agent 069
Rick Blair Agent 070
Donald Norton Agent 071
Decommisioned Agent 072
Mark Philip Steele Agent 072
Thomas Scribner Agent 073
Decommisioned Agent 074
Jay Piscopo Agent 075
Jamey Creager Agent 076
CJ Chee Agent 077 International Service – Austrlia
Jeffrey Petters Agent 078
Brice Petters Agent 079
Kevin Potter Agent 080
Stan Tychinski Agent 081
Darrin McDonald Agent 082
Joeseph Simon Agent 083
Joseph K. Adams Agent 084
Kevin Clark Agent 085
Ken Boesem Agent 086
Kenlon Clark Agent 087
Joe Sewell Agent 088
Gary McCullough Agent 089
Mike Pasqua Agent 090
Joe Dombi Agent 091
Charlton Guy Agent 092
Lou Mougin Agent 093
Raymond Pimentel Rivas Agent 094 International Service – Japan
Stan Smith Agent 095 International Service – UK
Ian Witham Agent 096
Steve Kitsberg Agent 097
Korey Watkins Agent 098
Kelvin Cox Agent 099 International Service – UK
Kevin Moorhead Agent 100
Dick Morriale Agent 101
Richard Wayne Ashcraft Agent 102
Barrett Keith Agent 103
Thomas J ODonnell Agent 104
Eric N. Bennett Agent 105
Jason Montoya Agent 106
Danny Grigsby Agent 107
Mort Todd Agent 108
Wyatt Schilling Agent 109
Derek Vasseur Agent 110
Mike Jones Agent 111
Randall Morris Agent 112
Paul Castiglia Agent 113
Jon B. Booke Agent 114
Bob Fujitani Agent 115
James Reed Agent 116
Christopher Hart Agent 117
Caleb Hart Agent 118
Nigel Flood Agent 119 International Service – Ireland
Josh Stromatt Agent 120
James McCord Agent 121
Mark Slashinski Agent 122
David H. Adler Agent 123
Timothy Joe Kirk Agent 124
Dean Plakas Agent 125
Lance Doc Boucher Agent 126
Gregg Clare Agent 127
Scott Scarborough Agent 128
Nick Tarricone Agent 129
Randy Shilling Agent 130
Tyler Pokrass Agent 131
Peter Rosengarten Agent 132
Don Tole Agent 133
Jim Burrows Agent 134
Bobby Horne Agent 135
Nick Parenti Agent 136
Darrell Goza Agent 137
Phil Palumbo Agent 138
Al Stashin Agent 139
Mike Ribnicki Agent 140
Rocky Mendez Agent 141
John Morrow Agent 142
Jason Macendale Agent 143
Rick Crabbe Agent 144
Louis Fineberg Agent 145
Mike Spagnola Agent 146 International Service – UK
Louis Freedman Agent 147
Mike Pasqua Agent 148
Mark Mueler Agent 149
Rob Shimer Agent 150
Jorge Antonio Uribe Agent 151 International Service – Chile
Ray Robinson Agent 152
Brian Bickley Agent 153
Brad Mathews Agent 154
Michael Uslan Agent 155
Adonia Balestrino Agent 156
Michael Christopher Irvin Agent 157
David Noble Agent 158
Mike Weiss Agent 159
Mark Worden Agent 160
Jason Contini Agent 161