(September 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 Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Archie! Which of the flowers in my garden do you like the best? The roses or the tulips?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
flowers; gardening; roses; tulips

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Pep #146

Base Brawl (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie wants his father to buy him a baseball uniform, but all his attempts to be helpful backfire. Betty and Jughead try to help, but that doesn't work either.
Keywords:
baseball; crankcase oil; disguise

["Hey, Arch, look here!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Suzie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

What's Armada? (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz [as SAMM] (signed)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz [as SAMM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Suzie; Ferdie; Angela; Uncle Blunderbuss; Cannonball Blunderbuss
Synopsis:
Suzie and Ferdie try to help Angela write an essay on Spain. Uncle Blunderbuss comes in and relates a tall tale about Cannonball Blunderbuss, the pirate.
Keywords:
cannon; homework; pirates; Spain; tall tale

["Word Ladder: hard-soft"] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page with a Word Ladder and a maze.

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

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

A Retiring Fellow (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Mildred; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
A pretty girl asks Jughead to change a flat tire on her car. Jughead inadvertently fixes an old man's flat tire first, then fixes the girl's. About that time her husky boyfriend shows up. Frustrated, Jughead kicks the tire on the nearest car, which happens to be Moose's and gives him yet another tire to change.
Keywords:
flat tires

Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Happy Birthday! (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards [as JE] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards [as JE] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur; Red; Laurie; Linda; Wilbur's mother; Wilbur's father
Synopsis:
Wilbur buys a box of candy and Linda and Laurie each think he's buying it for the other. In reality he's buying it for his mother's birthday. The gang takes his mother to the carnival, but she finds it more peaceful back home by herself.
Keywords:
birthday; candy; carnival; roller coaster

Indexer Notes

"Eduardos" is the name on the gift-wrapped box in splash panel. The initials "JE" are in panel three of page five.

["We're Lost!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Can you find your way through the maze below..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pencil Fun / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Rebus puzzle with answer of Hum and a maze.

["The Pirate Was a Lady"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis; Skipper Mason
Synopsis:
Skipper Mason tells Katy and Sis he can get them roles in a pirate movie production, but it turns out to just be parts on a float in a parade advertising a movie.
Keywords:
candy; dream; float; horoscope; parade; parrot; pirates; taffy; treasure

Indexer Notes

Fashions, etc., by June McCray (Waynesville, Mo.), Barbara Edwards (Norfolk, Va.), Donna Ann Stock (El Dorado, Kan.), Judy Hart (Grifton, N.C.), Ramona Glazer (Saginaw, Mich.), Adele Monous (Fords, N.J.), Rose Pedaling (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Maureen Vigder (Kansas City, Mo.), Valerie Dorman (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Bruce Marten (Haumee, Ohio), Billy Collins ((Haumee, Ohio), Shirley Statham (Hoqaum, Wash.), Elaine Wyant (Auburn, N.Y.), and Sheila Sullivan (Kansas City, Mo.).

The Big Shot (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Reggie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Star Dirt (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Hollywood publicity gossip and anecdotes.

Time Marches On! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards [as JoEdwards]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards [as JoEdwards] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards [as JoEdwards] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Hap teaches Jinx how to tell time. He buys Jinx a wristwatch, but Jinx sets the house clocks to match hers, causing Hap to miss a business call.
Keywords:
clocks; spanking; telephone; wristwatches

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals -- No. 25 (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of 44 persons (ages 8 to 15) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, England and Trinidad are represented.

A Breath of Air (Table of Contents)

Jughead / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis:
When someone is pulled from the surf, Jughead demonstrates the back massage of artificial respiration and explains what he's doing and gives first aid tips.
Keywords:
artificial respiration; first aid

Indexer Notes

Part of a series.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! Which of the flowers in my garden do you like the best? The roses or the tulips?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Base Brawl
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Hey, Arch, look here!"]
    Suzie
  4. 3. What's Armada?
    Suzie
  5. 4. ["Word Ladder: hard-soft"]
    Puzzle Page
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  7. 6. A Retiring Fellow
    Jughead
  8. 7. Beating the Beach Barrage
    U. S. Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  9. 8. Ready Soon! Archie Annual #3
    Archie Annual
  10. 9. Happy Birthday!
    Wilbur
  11. 10. ["We're Lost!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  12. 11. ["Can you find your way through the maze below..."]
    Archie Pencil Fun
  13. 12. ["The Pirate Was a Lady"]
    Katy Keene
  14. 13. The Big Shot
    Reggie
  15. 14. Star Dirt
  16. 15. Time Marches On!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals -- No. 25
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  18. 17. A Breath of Air
    Jughead
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