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(April 1979)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
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

Issue Notes

Cover price increases to forty cents.


["A Real Ice-Grabber"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; store clerk
Synopsis:
At the ski pro shop, Betty investigates ski poles while Veronica fine tunes her look.
Reprints:

Diary Dear (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica sneaks a look at Betty's diary and finds some very steamy entries that couldn't possibly be true.
Reprints:

And Away They Go (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx has to walk Joe Edwards' dog.

["Betty's Gag Bag"] (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Singer; Zelda
Synopsis:
A student has trouble cutting a thread.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Judging from the style of clothing, this is probably a reprint of a '66 to '67 era Archie syndicated newspaper strip.

["Statement of Ownership"] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Filed October 1, 1978 by Louis Silberkleit. Owned by Close-Up, Inc., a subsidiary of Archie Enterprises, Inc., 1116 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10021. John L. Goldwater listed as editor. Richard Goldwater listed as Managing Editor. Total paid circulation (12 months avg): 119, 474.

Veronica's Double Check Code (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
A crossword code puzzle that reveals a secret message from Veronica to Archie.
Reprints:

The Welcoming Committee (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Susan and Agnes (two new Riverdale students); Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Spotting two incoming freshmen students, Betty and Veronica try to extend a gesture of welcome. Their gesture, though, is treated with suspicion.
Reprints:

["First In Entertainment"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Here's Your Archie 3 For $1.00 Checklist"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Price You Pay (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty enlightens her father about how many products young, beautiful girls like her use to stay young and beautiful.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In spite of the logo on page one, Veronica Lodge does not appear in this story.

Josie Has the Answer (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["For Three Years"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty and Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
"Betty" and "Veronica" answer reader letters.

["I Just Love These Flea Markets"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica emerge triumphantly from a flea market, but Archie brings them back to Earth.

Baby, It's Cold Outside (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Shiek Ibn Swet
Synopsis:
Veronica flies herself and Betty to an Arab kingdom so they can escape the winter cold of Riverdale.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["A Real Ice-Grabber"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Diary Dear
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. And Away They Go
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["Betty's Gag Bag"]
    Betty
  5. 4. ["Statement of Ownership"]
  6. 5. Veronica's Double Check Code
    Veronica
  7. 6. The Welcoming Committee
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. ["First In Entertainment"]
  9. 8. ["Here's Your Archie 3 For $1.00 Checklist"]
  10. 9. The Price You Pay
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Josie Has the Answer
    Josie; Hostess
  12. 11. ["For Three Years"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. ["I Just Love These Flea Markets"]
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Terry Watkins
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon
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