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(September 1949)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
An Archie Magazine Approved Reading
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Well? What would you like to know?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed) [as Montana]
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed) [as Montana]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:

Shop Talk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Woodley
Synopsis:
Veronica wants a hope chest for her birthday and Archie promises to get her one. After he finds out he can't afford a new one, he decides to make one himself in the school woodshop. The shop teacher, Mr. Woodley, seeing the poor job that Archie has done decides to help. After Archie rips Mr. Woodley's jacket in the clamp, glues his feet to the floor and sends him into the ceiling with a sander to his backside, the hope chest is delivered to Veronica. With Archie bound and gagged inside it.

Indexer Notes

A half page ad for Suzie appearances in Suzie Comics, Pep Comics and Laugh Comics fills the seventh page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

The first half of this page is a comic ad for Fleer's Double Bubble gum.

["You have a perfect form, Katy!"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Katy Keene; K.O. Kelly; Sis; Windy
Synopsis:
Katy reads that golf helps to keep a figure trim and wants to learn how to play. After convincing K.O. to teach her, she makes a hole in one on the first hole. Prompting her to give up golf and take up tennis

Indexer Notes

A 1/3 page add for Katy apperances in Pep, Suzie, Wilbur and Laugh Comics completes the last page of this story.

["Hey gang!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bargain Day (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Suzie; Suzie's father; Ferdie; Madam Scalparelli
Synopsis:
Suzie wants $39.50 for a new dress. Her father gives her $20.00 and tells her to shop around. She runs into Ferdie who she invites to come along. Suzie starts at Madam Scalparellis, the most exclusive dress shop in town. When Madam Scalparelli finds out Suzie can't afford anything she attacks Ferdie, causing him to spill ink on four dresses. Finding out the cleaners would cost $20.00, they decide to clean the dresses themselves, with chlorine and ammonia. Upon returning Madam Scalparelli notices the smell and decides she has to sell the four dresses at a reduced price, $5.00 a piece.

["Pencil fun"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
One word game and one connect the dots game.

Indexer Notes

1/3 of this page is an add for Wilbur comics.

Hearts and Hamburgers (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Gilda
Synopsis:
Jughead wonders why everyone is acting slap happy. Archie tells him it's because of the new girl, Gilda. When Archie introduces Jughead to Gilda he hardly notices her, which Gilda finds amazing. Gilda decides to throw a party for Jughead and the gang but he refuses to go. That infuriates Reggie, Archie and some other fellas who beat him up until he changes his mind. At the party Jughead continues to ignore Gilda until Archie convinces him he better start paying attention to her or he'll ruin a good thing. Jughead procedes to confess his love and admiration for her and she breaks down crying.

["Pep puzzle page"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
One word game, one maze.

Indexer Notes

1/3 page add for Darling Romance fills out this page.

A Shaggy Dog Story (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkins; Pop Wilkins; Red; Linda Moore; Linda's mother; Laurie Lake; Mr. Dripwaite
Synopsis:
Wilbur brings home a stray puppy. His Pop has a fit, telling Wilbur to get rid of the dog before school. Wilbur puts the dog in a doghouse in his back yard and nails the entrance shut. Wilbur meets Red who points out that the dog and the doghouse have followed. They then put the dog in Linda's yard. Wilbur has a phone call from Linda's mom who tells him she tied the dog to the clothes line. The dog breaks free and appears at the school with Linda's monogramed underpants. Red then takes the dog and Wilbur later learns there is a $100.00 reward, for the dog that Red has now lost.

["Archie annual"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Star Dirt (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Nine articles about Hollywood stars

Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum; Alice; Alice's mother; George
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is fighting with the new neighbor girl Alice. This upsets Li'l Jinx's father who tells her she has to learn how to get along with new people and he decides to show her how it's done. Alice's mother sees him talking to Alice and tells George, who's reading about local kidnappers. George punches himin the face. The two men realize it was a mistake and shake hands. Unable to make the girls do the same they decide to take the other's daughter and practice archery. Which escalates into the fathers fighting again, and their daughters apologise to each other for their father's hot tempers.

Indexer Notes

Half of the last page is filled with Li'l Jinx pen pal club.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Well? What would you like to know?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Shop Talk
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  4. 3. ["You have a perfect form, Katy!"]
    Katy Keene
  5. 4. ["Hey gang!"]
    Archie
  6. 5. Bargain Day
    Suzie
  7. 6. ["Pencil fun"]
  8. 7. Hearts and Hamburgers
    Jughead
  9. 8. ["Pep puzzle page"]
  10. 9. A Shaggy Dog Story
    Wilbur
  11. 10. ["Archie annual"]
  12. 11. Star Dirt
  13. 12. Love Thy Neighbor
    Li'l Jinx
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark D. Anderson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Terry Watkins
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • James Yung
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Peter Croome