(January 1958)

Archie, 1950 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:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

From indicia on the bottom of the first page: "Published bi-monthly by Close-Up Inc., 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis 7, Mo. Editorial office: 241 Church Street, New York 13, N. Y. Chicago office: 35 East Wacker Dr., Chicago 11, Ill. Hollywood office: 439 So. Western Ave., Los Angleles 3, Calif."
All information for this issue from Error Report #3349, by Darci.


["True, I Have My Faults, Betty!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

See! No fuss about filling Sheaffer's new cartridge pen! (Table of Contents)

Sheaffer Pen Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Good Booking (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
The sales training class is running a contest to see who can sell the most product. And it looks to everyone that Betty is gathering and selling incriminating evidence on the other students.

Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Follow The Leader (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx and her father play "follow the leader" on the frozen pond.

Nature's Notebook (Table of Contents)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Article on shellfish.

Hey Kids! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:

Indexer Notes

House ad for Little Archie #5 (the cover pictured lists Little Archie Giant Comics)

Solo Flight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is suspicious when Betty claims she's going out on a date alone and sends Archie to stick as close as possible to her.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Bob White may have touched up some of the Archie faces in this story.

Downbeat! (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is too tired to go hiking with Archie, but she's not too tired to cut a rug with him.

Brush Off! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton fails as an art critic.

Indexer Notes

The Betty faces may be photostatic paste-ups from old art done by George Frese.

This one has everything! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pals 'N' Gals comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie's Pals 'N' Gals #6.

Confusion Conclusion (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead compare stories of odd female behavior.

Party of the First Part (Table of Contents)

Pat The Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Harold Osrin ?; Leon Winik ?
Inks:
Raymond Harold Osrin ?; Leon Winik ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Pat; Oswald (Pat's father)
Synopsis:
Oswald loses sight of Pat at a father/son picnic.

Indexer Notes

Art credits are artists listed for this feature at http://lambiek.net/.

Lifetime Chronograph Stopwatch-window Calendar Watch (Table of Contents)

Buyer's Guild, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Everything You Need to Enjoy Stamp Collecting (Table of Contents)

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Veronica's Magic Page (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica outlines some simple sleight of hand tricks.
Reprints:

Double Check (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Marmaduke "Moose" Mason
Synopsis:
Moose doesn't get modern slang.

Stretch the Truth (Table of Contents)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cousin Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica's Cousin Leroy has a ready excuse for the broken window.

Free 2 Hit Parade Record Songs by Any of These Stars (Table of Contents)

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mum's the Word (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Suspicious that Betty has a secret formula to grow plants that will win the upcoming flower show, Veronica dispatches Archie to discover it.

Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game (Table of Contents)

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Yogi Berra

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Get in on the fun! (Table of Contents)

Chicago Roller Skate Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["True, I Have My Faults, Betty!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. See! No fuss about filling Sheaffer's new cartridge pen!
    Sheaffer Pen Company
  3. 2. Good Booking
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
    Honor House Products Corp.
  5. 4. Follow The Leader
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Nature's Notebook
    Nature's Notebook
  7. 6. Hey Kids!
    Little Archie Comics
  8. 7. Solo Flight
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Downbeat!
    Veronica
  10. 9. Brush Off!
    Betty
  11. 10. This one has everything!
    Archie's Pals 'N' Gals comics
  12. 11. Confusion Conclusion
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Party of the First Part
    Pat The Brat
  14. 13. Lifetime Chronograph Stopwatch-window Calendar Watch
    Buyer's Guild, Inc.
  15. 14. Everything You Need to Enjoy Stamp Collecting
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. Veronica's Magic Page
    Veronica
  17. 16. Double Check
    Moose
  18. 17. Stretch the Truth
    Leroy
  19. 18. Free 2 Hit Parade Record Songs by Any of These Stars
    Best Values Co.
  20. 19. Mum's the Word
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  22. 21. Get in on the fun!
    Chicago Roller Skate Co.
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