(May 1951)

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:
Harry Shorton (uncredited)
Format:
Standard Silver Age Size, Color; Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing series

["Archie, would you like to look at something cute?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

The Brightest Star (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for ten Archie comics.

Stop The Music (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica; Reggie; Archie; Jughead; Pop Tate; Miss Grundy; Archie's Pop
Synopsis:
Pop throws the teenagers out, so they decide to open a Teen Center.

Whistler's Muddle (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Frese
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie; veronica; Betty; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Jughead whistles in the library.

"Here's An Easy Way To Copy This Picture" (Table of Contents)

Pep Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg [as "Davy Berg"]
Pencils:
Dave Berg [as "Davy Berg"] (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg [as "Davy Berg"]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Boil and Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty; Archie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Betty leaves the gas on unattended, and becomes asphyxiated. She almost dies and misses a date.

Clean Up Time (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Ferdie; Suzie's dad
Synopsis:
Ferdie was showing Suzie a new dance step.

"Before we have a party ..." (Table of Contents)

Archie Club / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

letter by Melanie B. Haaland (Southburry, Cn) and Arlene Jackson (Tacoma, Wa); continues ad for Archie Club and artwork from earlier issue.

Fearful Li'l Earful (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Miss Gargle; Mr. Dipwaite; Frank Wilkin; Wilbur Wilkin; Slats; Red; Red's father; Wilbur's uncle; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis:
Slats hears Miss Gargle and Mr. Dipwaite discuss Wilbur.

Indexer Notes

both of Wilbur's parents are identified by name Frank and Eleanor Wilkin. Frank and Eleanor were apparently named after the late President of the USA and his wife.

Coming Events Cast Their Shadows! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Frese ?
Pencils:
George Frese (signed)
Inks:
George Frese
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead
Synopsis:
Jughead Comics start being bi-monthly in April.

"Rear Admiral Hickey Commends "The Flying Missile" " (Table of Contents)

Star Dirt / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Joan Crawford's hips go down to 35 5/8 leaving dress maker in a tizzy.

["Let's Put Shadows in this Picture ..."] (Table of Contents)

Pep Fun Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg [as "Berg"] (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Look For This Trademark! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Archie is the book for you!

["I think I'll go over and show katy my new ranch car...."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson; K.O. Kelly; Sis
Synopsis:
Will Katy go fishing or duck hunting?

Indexer Notes

reader's art, suggestions, fashions by Carolyn Fickle (Bakersfield, CA),
David Wallace (Buffalo, NY), Lawrence Carrick (Pensacola,Fl), Betty Miller (Northbrook, IL),
Delores Pfeiffer (Phillipsburg, NJ), Carmela Candela (Elizabeth, NJ), Sharon Rottier (Birmingham, Al), Mary A. Martinez (San Antonio, Tx).
Includes an ad for pin-ups and paper dolls.

Eat's A Pleasure (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's daddy; Li'l Jin's Mommy
Synopsis:
Jinx must eat Rice Soggies.

Indexer Notes

includes 2/3 page of Pen Pals

Ready Soon! Archie Annual #3 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes calendar for pre-publication premium.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, would you like to look at something cute?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Brightest Star
  3. 2. Stop The Music
    Archie
  4. 3. Whistler's Muddle
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  5. 4. "Here's An Easy Way To Copy This Picture"
    Pep Fun Page
  6. 5. Boil and Trouble
    Archie
  7. 6. Clean Up Time
    Suzie
  8. 7. "Before we have a party ..."
    Archie Club
  9. 8. Fearful Li'l Earful
    Wilbur
  10. 9. Coming Events Cast Their Shadows!
  11. 10. "Rear Admiral Hickey Commends "The Flying Missile" "
    Star Dirt
  12. 11. ["Let's Put Shadows in this Picture ..."]
    Pep Fun Page
  13. 12. Look For This Trademark!
  14. 13. ["I think I'll go over and show katy my new ranch car...."]
    Katy Keene
  15. 14. Eat's A Pleasure
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Ready Soon! Archie Annual #3
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