(March 1955)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

["All the greeting cards are numbered, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Betty

The Son Also Rises (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Mrs. Andrews has a virus so Archie and his dad help around the house.

Par Pa (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is practicing his golf swing with Veronica and hits a ball through Mr. Lodge's window. The reason Archie doesn't get in trouble is because he's knocked Mr. Lodge out.

Corn off the Cob (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Reggie
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie perform a vaudeville style comedy act, until they are hooked off the stage.

Nervous with a Smile (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Mr. Lodge; Archie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Betty has a toy flying saucer with spacemen that Mr. Lodge thinks is real.

Sweat for the Sweet (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Wilbur; Laurie; Linda; Slats
Synopsis:
Wilbur asks Linda to wrap a box of chocolates for Laurie, which she does, after stuffing the chocolates with hot peppers. Wilbur then asks Slats to deliver the chocolates, which he does, and Slats takes credit for the gift to Laurie, then he gets all the blame.

"Katy, the producers are planing on filming "The Ballet of the Rose" Starring Ivan Awfulitch the famous ballet dancer!!" (Table of Contents)

teen humor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
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Characters:
Katy Keene; Lucki Red Lorelei; Sis; Ivan Awfulitch
Synopsis:
Lucki Red Lorelei quits the ballet auditions because she's superstitious about the number thirteen and Katy gets the role.

Katy's Ballet Pin-Ups (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
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Characters:
Katy Keene

Archie's Fashion Tips (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Veronica
Synopsis:
A few fashion ideas from Archie to make a teen's life easier.

Course of Action (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Characters:
Betty; Archie; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty wants to transfer to a less difficult science class, despite Mr. Weatherbee's objections, so she can be in Archie's class.

Archie Club (Table of Contents)

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

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Archie

Archie's Dictionary (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Jughead
Synopsis:
Archie shows the way that a dictionary defines a word compared to a teenager's definition.

The Mixed Fix (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Jughead; Mr. Lodge

Rabbit Transit (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Jughead; Reggie
Synopsis:
The gang is putting on a play for charity. Jughead has to play a rabbit and after he puts on the costume, Archie tells him the zipper is stuck, even though it really isn't. There are a few hours before the play starts and Jug has to run some errands for his mom, panicking the town that a giant rabbit is on the loose.

Well Cured (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Betty

Intellectual Corner (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Jughead; Reggie; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie runs off with Veronica despite the objections of Mr. Lodge and Reggie, in a Camelot themed story.

Raffles (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum; Bobo; Bobo's Dad
Synopsis:
Bill cant resist a pretty face selling raffle tickets. Upset after he's bought them, he's happy when he finds out he's won and the prize is a car. When he searches for the book of tickets, Jinx informs him that she sold them to Bobo to try and get back some of the money he was upset about spending on them in the first place. Unfortunately for Bill, Bobo doesn't want to sell them back and her dad puts Bill in the hospital after he find out about the prize and thinks that Bill was trying to rip off his daughter.

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.75 page (report information)

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Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Names and addresses of other readers to exchange letters with.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["All the greeting cards are numbered, sir!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Son Also Rises
    Archie
  3. 2. Par Pa
    Archie
  4. 3. Corn off the Cob
    Archie
  5. 4. Nervous with a Smile
    Betty And Veronica
  6. 5. Sweat for the Sweet
    Wilbur
  7. 6. "Katy, the producers are planing on filming "The Ballet of the Rose" Starring Ivan Awfulitch the famous ballet dancer!!"
    teen humor
  8. 7. Katy's Ballet Pin-Ups
    Katy Keene
  9. 8. Archie's Fashion Tips
    Archie
  10. 9. Course of Action
    Betty
  11. 10. Archie Club
    Archie
  12. 11. Archie's Dictionary
    Archie
  13. 12. The Mixed Fix
    Archie
  14. 13. Rabbit Transit
    Jughead
  15. 14. Well Cured
    Archie
  16. 15. Intellectual Corner
    Archie
  17. 16. Raffles
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
This issue was most recently modified by:
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