(November-December 1954)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden & Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["What do you mean I treat you like money in the bank?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Colors:
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Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
Keywords:
ice cream sodas; Pop's Chocklit Shoppe

["Hello, Bob - Have you found that underseas treasure?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Drown and Out (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2.33 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Colors:
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Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job as a lifeguard. Betty pretends to be drowning in order for Archie to rescue her, but she overdoes the hugging in the water and Archie has to sock her to get them to shore.
Keywords:
beach; black eye; lifeguard; rescue

Indexer Notes

Only because this is pre-Comics Code, does Archie get away with hitting Betty.

Whiz Quiz! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead are working on an experiment to find a universal solvent. Mr. Weatherbee asks them what they will keep it in.
Keywords:
chemistry; experiment; solvent

Pranks For the Memory (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead gets hit on the head by a baseball and apparently has temporary amnesia. When Archie and Veronica treat him to sodas at Pop's, Veronica gets suspicious and tricks him into revealing he was faking the amnesia to get free food.
Keywords:
amnesia; baseball; soda

Change Your Oil! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Colors:
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Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie asks the pharmacist to fill a prescription. The prescription is mostly castor oil. The pharmacist gives Archie some sarsaparilla while he is waiting, which, unknown to Archie, contains the prescription. Unfortunately, the prescription was intended for Jughead.
Keywords:
castor oil; pharmacy; prescription; sarsaparilla

["AMF Roadmaster sets a hot pace in the "Little 500" Bike Race!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

AMF Roadmaster Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Backfield in Emotion (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis:
The girls are upset that the boys signed up for football and won't date them as much.
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

Venice He Going to Learn? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie gives a smart-aleck answer to a question Miss Grundy asked about Phoenicians.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blackboard

It's Here! A New Big Annual! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Stamp Tact (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; her father
Synopsis:
Suzie keeps postage stamps in the medicine cabinet because she bought them at the drug store.
Keywords:
postage stamps

Hoarse Sense (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie
Synopsis:
Suzie is told to speak softly when she takes customer's orders because the soda jerk has a headache.

A Shorts Story (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
The boys are wearing Bermuda shorts to school, much to Miss Grundy's displeasure.
Keywords:
Bermuda shorts

Snow Use (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Uncle Bumble; Fred Amdrews
Synopsis:
Uncle Bumble has gout in his foot. Archie and Veronica decide to take him on their trip to the ski lodge to take his mind off his foot. The pair cart Bumble around in a rocking chair, the chair's legs acting as skis. Bumble gets caught in the ski lift and ends up at the top of the ski jump and ends up going down the jump in his chair.
Keywords:
broken foot; gout; rocking chair; ski jump; skiing; wheelchair

Indexer Notes

Text story with 1/3 page title illustration.

Rags to Riches (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur; Red
Synopsis:
Wilbur and Red sneak into the exclusive Westfield Country Club to go swimming on a hot day.
Keywords:
swimming pool

The Truth Hurts (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
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Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is an hour late for his date with Veronica because he and Jughead were talking about baseball.
Keywords:
baseball; fighting; kissing

["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop to bring us along on this vacation to Alaska?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids; Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["My name is Geo. Glisto!"] (Table of Contents)

Fun Page / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Unscramble the letters; Complete these heads; Corn Off the Cob (joke)

["Don't dunk me in the -Gulp!- boiling alcohol, Anyface!!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Missile-Man (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie makes a homemade boomerang. It almost hits Mr. Lodge, who tries to get rid of it by throwing it away, which doesn't work.
Keywords:
boomerang; invention

Indexer Notes

The boomerang is depicted with four-blades like a fan, not the usual curved stick.

Pair of Spectacles (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Moose has a part in the school play that requires him to have bad eyesight except when wearing glasses. He's having trouble remembering that, so Betty and Veronica tell him to stay in character until the next rehearsal. Reggie and Archie run into Moose later, where Moose stays in character of not being able to see without the glasses. When Midge comes by, Reggie drops the glasses and he and Archie both kiss Midge, thinking Moose won't be able to see them. We next see Archie and Reggie in the hospital after Moose has gotten his revenge.
Keywords:
eyeglasses; hospital; jealousy; revenge; school play; trick

Indexer Notes

Midge is a strawberry blonde in this story, instead of being a brunette.

["I've decided that I'm going to marry young!"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana ?
Inks:
Bob Montana ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica decides she wants to marry at a young age. Archie wants to know how she will decide who the lucky man will be.
Keywords:
marriage

Dime of Your Life! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Joke Book / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

From Bad to Nurse! (Table of Contents)

Ginger / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ginger; Ickky
Synopsis:
Ginger is working as a nurse's aide in a hospital and she shows Ickky around.
Keywords:
hospital; nurse

Dragnut! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Grudy; Mr. Weatherbee; Joe Thursday
Synopsis:
Everywhere he turns, Mr. Weatherbee is faced with students singing the "Grabnet" [Dragnet] theme song or using versions of the show's catch phrases ("Just the facts, ma'am," etc.), which is driving him crazy. The last straw is when he interviews a new janitor, whose name is Joe Thursday.
Keywords:
catch phrases; Dragnet; theme song; TV show

Indexer Notes

All the Dragnet references are slightly changed, with the theme being "Dum-dee-de-dum" instead of "Dum-de-dum-dum." But all references are easily recognized as part of the TV show.

["Picture Words!"] (Table of Contents)

Fun Page / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Synopsis:
Picture words; Use the symbols to translate a message.

Stop Paying 89¢ Each for Song Parade Records! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What do you mean I treat you like money in the bank?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Hello, Bob - Have you found that underseas treasure?"]
    Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. Drown and Out
    Archie
  4. 3. Whiz Quiz!
    Archie
  5. 4. Pranks For the Memory
    Jughead
  6. 5. Change Your Oil!
    Archie
  7. 6. ["AMF Roadmaster sets a hot pace in the "Little 500" Bike Race!"]
    AMF Roadmaster Bicycles
  8. 7. Backfield in Emotion
    Archie
  9. 8. Venice He Going to Learn?
    Archie
  10. 9. It's Here! A New Big Annual!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  11. 10. The Stamp Tact
    Suzie
  12. 11. Hoarse Sense
    Suzie
  13. 12. A Shorts Story
    Archie
  14. 13. Snow Use
    Archie
  15. 14. Rags to Riches
    Wilbur
  16. 15. The Truth Hurts
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop to bring us along on this vacation to Alaska?"]
    The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  18. 17. ["My name is Geo. Glisto!"]
    Fun Page
  19. 18. ["Don't dunk me in the -Gulp!- boiling alcohol, Anyface!!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. Missile-Man
    Archie
  21. 20. Pair of Spectacles
    Archie
  22. 21. ["I've decided that I'm going to marry young!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Dime of Your Life!
    Archie's Joke Book
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  25. 24. From Bad to Nurse!
    Ginger
  26. 25. Dragnut!
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Picture Words!"]
    Fun Page
  28. 27. Stop Paying 89¢ Each for Song Parade Records!
  29. 28. Here's How We Got Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Gregg Whitmore
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