(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
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.

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.

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.

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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks:
Dexter Taylor ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Sabrina; Little Veronica; Little Betty; Little Reggie

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Little Archie Comics Digest Annual #4.

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

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Checklist of eligible issues for the "Three Issues For $1.00" offer.

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.

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)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alexandria Cabot; Alan Mayberry; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Alan falls while roller skating and hits his head. Josie's sure fire cure is to give him Hostess Fruit Pies.

["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
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