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(January 1982)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.50 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:
0271000696001
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Victor Gorelick (art director)
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

["Not only did Archie lie to me about the size of his yacht, Betty..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unidentified hair dressers
Synopsis:
At the beautician's, Veronica tells Betty about Archie's latest escapade.

Bucolic Frolic (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

God Bless the Working Girl (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Claire Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Adolph Squint; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge forces Veronica to get a waitress job at a restaurant to earn her clothing money.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing originally credited to Frank Doyle; actually one of the early '80s stories written by his daughter Claire.

Make Believe (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Chum, Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis:
Charley makes excuses for his lack of football prowess.

Betty and Veronica's Fall Fashions (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
No story; Betty and Veronica model fashion designs submitted by readers.

The Invitation (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper
Synopsis:
Nancy convinces Betty to become more aggressive concerning Archie, and her father isn't certain he likes the idea.

Indexer Notes

Despite the logo at the beginning of the story, Veronica Lodge does not appear.

The ending of this story, where Mrs. Cooper says that Betty's aggressive behavior will give her "a lot more fun than I ever had," has been changed in recent digest reprints. In the '90s, the final balloon was re-lettered to read "that kind of behavior landed me a husband!" Another reprint, in the '00s, not only changed the final line but re-drew Mr. Cooper to remove the pipe he smokes in the final panel.

Number One Guy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Floyd Clayton
Synopsis:
Chuck's recent football success has gone to his head and the girls decide to introduce him to a little humility.
Reprints:

["Recently I Had"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eda Edwards [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.

Share The Pain (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica develops a toothache and can't attend a concert with Archie, so she guilt-trips Archie into giving up the concert as well to make sure he won't go with Betty or anyone else.

Indexer Notes

Despite the logo on page one, Betty Cooper does not appear in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Not only did Archie lie to me about the size of his yacht, Betty..."]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bucolic Frolic
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. God Bless the Working Girl
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Make Believe
    Li'l Jinx's Chum, Charley
  5. 4. Betty and Veronica's Fall Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. The Invitation
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Number One Guy
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. ["Recently I Had"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Share The Pain
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Jaime Weinman
  • 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
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne