(March 1957)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["What do you mean you think you're going to be famous because of the test, Moose?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Katy Keene (inset); Wilbur (inset); Li'l Jinx (inset); Pat the Brat (inset)

Three Cornered Calamity (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Aunt Agnes
Synopsis:
Archie needs help to learn how to babysit. When Veronica can't get the job done, Betty does.
Keywords:
babysitting; boxing; doll; radiator; refrigerator; televison

Blood Won't Tell (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
When Reggie cuts in on a couple dancing, the girl insults him.
Keywords:
dancing

Shoes Your Weapons! (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
While bowling, all Midge can throw is gutter balls. But she won't quit because her feet hurt and her bowling shoes are the only comfortable shoes she owns.
Keywords:
bowling; gutter balls; shoes

Married Blitz! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Betty that women are like elephants. Nice to look at but who wants to own one.
Keywords:
marriage

Weed It and Reap (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie can't tell the difference between a garden plant and a weed. Jughead suggests digging everything up. Whatever grows back will be a weed.
Keywords:
gardening; weeds

["We love those cough drops..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Zoo-Illogical (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat The Brat; Pat's Dad; Pat's Mom
Synopsis:
Pat's dad takes him to the zoo and ends up getting arrested and fined.
Keywords:
drum; jail; monkey; zoo

Two Big New Annuals! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series Magazines / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

File Card (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee gives Veronica a filing job. She then passes it off on to Betty, so it will keep Betty away from Archie. When Betty asks for Archie's help with the job, and gets it, it drives Veronica crazy knowing the two of them will be spending time together, alone. Veronica talks Mr. Weatherbee into giving her the filing job back, but Betty still has Archie because now Veronica has to do the filing by herself. Frustrated, Veronica ends up sitting on the floor shredding files with her teeth and hands.
Reprints:
Keywords:
file cabinets; filing

To the Point (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Slats
Synopsis:
Slats hurts his head, slamming it into the roof of his new foreign car after sitting on Laurie's knitting needles.
Keywords:
knitting needles; nurse; sports car

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Anne Leff (Bronx, N.Y.) for paragraph about visiting the Bronx Zoo. Second prize of $3.00 to Agnes Stillman (Pittsfield, Mass) for paragraph on her friends visiting a school class for deaf children. Third prize of $2.00 to Mary Abramowitz (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) for paragraph on starting a lending library in her neighborhood. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Dorothy Wells (North Little Rock, Ark.) for paragraph about holding a hobo party. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Rosalie Parry (Peoria, Ill.) for paragraph about holding a penny carnival and donating the money to the March of Dimes. Sixth prize of $1.00 to Betty Cunningham (Staten Island, N.Y.) for paragraph about the civics club in her school.

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

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1956 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1956. No circulation figures given.

["Danny calls to Katy"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon; Patricia Crivelli (story idea)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Gloria Grandbilt; Danny; Errol Swoon
Synopsis:
Katy gets the part in a movie, but Gloria badgers Danny until he gives the part to her instead. After finding she has to wear a clown suit, Gloria quits and Katy gets the part again.
Keywords:
clown; costume party; movie; poem

Indexer Notes

Story is told in verse. Fashions, etc., by Rochelle Hochstein (Houston, Texas), Lloyd E. Heighes (York, Pa.), Patricia Crivelli (Philadelphia, Pa.), and Janet Nielsen (Chicago, Ill.).

Birthday Party (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3.25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Ga'Ga; Barry
Synopsis:
Jinx explains to her father how she got so dirty at Ga'Ga's birthday party.
Keywords:
birthday cake; birthday party; frog; squirt gun

["Hi, Pen Pals!"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of 48 persons (ages 10 to 15) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Trinidad, West Pakistan, Sweden, England, Philippines, Malaya, and Canada.

["Jim and Betty Solve the 'Flying Saucer' Mystery!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Billy Bikeless" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What do you mean you think you're going to be famous because of the test, Moose?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Three Cornered Calamity
    Archie
  3. 2. Blood Won't Tell
    Reggie
  4. 3. Shoes Your Weapons!
    Big Moose
  5. 4. Married Blitz!
    Jughead
  6. 5. Weed It and Reap
    Jughead
  7. 6. ["We love those cough drops..."]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  8. 7. Zoo-Illogical
    Pat the Brat
  9. 8. Two Big New Annuals!
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  10. 9. File Card
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. To the Point
    Wilbur
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1956
  15. 14. ["Danny calls to Katy"]
    Katy Keene
  16. 15. Birthday Party
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. ["Hi, Pen Pals!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  18. 17. ["Jim and Betty Solve the 'Flying Saucer' Mystery!"]
    White Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Co.
  19. 18. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Billy Bikeless"
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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