(March 1955)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["What's that, Betty? A television antenna with legs?"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
artwork; jackass

Indexer Notes

Four-panel story.

Bigger and Bitter (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Adrian (photographer)
Synopsis:
Betty is going to give Archie a professional photo of herself for his birthday. Veronica finds out and goes to the same photographer and has a much larger photo made of herself. The sympathetic photographer finds a way for Betty to come out ahead.
Keywords:
birthday party; photograph

["What's This?"] (Table of Contents)

Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Activity page: What's This?, Draw Me, Color Me, Draw the Design, Finish the Faces, Picture Words

Indexer Notes

No characters appear.

Snooty Cuties! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica invites Archie to a party she's hosting for some high-class girls. He thinks he's doing fine until he overhears them making fun of him.
Keywords:
party

["Sis! What do you want to take your castor oil with?"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis:
Two single panel jokes: Taking castor oil with a fork and Sis wants a rabbit to help her with her arithmetic.

Indexer Notes

Jokes and fashions by Ellen Dobson (San Francisco, Calif.) and Patricia Meagher (Richmond, Va.).

["Somebody's at the door!"] (Table of Contents)

Sis the Candy Kid / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sis; Bertha
Synopsis:
Bertha complains about Sis's grammar.

Indexer Notes

Three-panel strip plus a panel of jokes. Fashions and jokes by Joanne Kingdom (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), Patricia Gantes (San Diego, Calif.), Lenda Norcross (Snyder, Texas), K. Ron Zabo (Parma, Ohio), and Raymond Morales (Lubbock, Texas).

Wiser Adviser (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie gets mad when Betty knows more than he does. Jughead advises Betty to play dumb the next time she sees him, but that backfires.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest #237.

["Wonder what it's like to be married to the same man for fifty years?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Looking at an elderly couple on a park bench, Veronica wonders what it would be like to be married for many years.
Keywords:
marriage

Parents, Teachers, Pupils All Agree! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["That giraffe stole my diamond necklace!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

On the Other Foot (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Herb Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie reads that a shoe store has a case of shoes only for the right foot. Betty remembers that Jughead bought a grab bag box at an auction that only had left foot shoes. Reggie and Betty are able to acquire both boxes, but it doesn't work out as intended.
Reprints:
Keywords:
shoes

Indexer Notes

Veronica does not appear. Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest #237.

Plots to You (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica refuses to talk to Archie and he doesn't have any idea why.
Keywords:
initiation; sorority

Indexer Notes

Text story with two-panel header.

["Dear diary: I need eight more dollars to invest..."] (Table of Contents)

Debby's Diary / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Debby; Oliver; Wagner Twins
Synopsis:
Debby wants to earn some money for an investment. She gets a baby-sitting job, but needs some help from her father.
Keywords:
baby-sitting; hair style

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Phyllis Cousino (Erie, Mich.), Phyllis Farrington, (North Fairfield, Ohio), Betty Palmer (Troy, N.Y.), Ruth Leith (Toledo, Ohio), Lola Gravitt (Sunland, Calif.), Bernice Ashferd (Weston, Ontario, Canada), and Carole Peterson (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

Memories (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica are listening to records. Songs bring back good memories for Veronica and bad memories for Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
record player; records

The Hic Parade (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty tries to cure Veronica of the hiccups.
Keywords:
hiccups

["What are you two pondering about?"] (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie gives a suggestion for a motto for the girls sorority house.

Number Game (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty thinks Archie "has Veronica's number" after she broke a date with him to go with Reggie. She's horrified when Archie takes a hammer to Veronica's house.

Indexer Notes

"Has her number" is slang for "knows the true story."

["I'm throwing a big party!"] (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie throws a party; Reggie tells a joke that ends in a pun on Tibet.
Keywords:
checkers; Tibet

Indexer Notes

Two jokes in unusual format. One is three panels presented as the page of an partially-open comic book. The other is head shots and text presented in negative (yellow on black) format.

["Calling all kids!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

One of Those Daze (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
No matter what Reggie says to Moose about Midge, he gets beaten up.

["Delicious for Folks of Action!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What's that, Betty? A television antenna with legs?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bigger and Bitter
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. ["What's This?"]
    Fun Page
  4. 3. Snooty Cuties!
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Sis! What do you want to take your castor oil with?"]
    Katy Keene Jokes
  6. 5. ["Somebody's at the door!"]
    Sis the Candy Kid
  7. 6. Wiser Adviser
    Betty
  8. 7. ["Wonder what it's like to be married to the same man for fifty years?"]
    Jughead
  9. 8. Parents, Teachers, Pupils All Agree!
    Archie Comics
  10. 9. ["That giraffe stole my diamond necklace!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. On the Other Foot
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Plots to You
    Archie
  13. 12. ["Dear diary: I need eight more dollars to invest..."]
    Debby's Diary
  14. 13. Memories
    Veronica
  15. 14. The Hic Parade
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["What are you two pondering about?"]
    Reggie
  17. 16. Number Game
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["I'm throwing a big party!"]
    Reggie
  19. 18. ["Calling all kids!"]
    Archie Giant Series
  20. 19. One of Those Daze
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Delicious for Folks of Action!"]
    Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Terry Watkins
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Matthew H. Gore
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