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(October 1948)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
An Archie Magazine
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Of course I'm not ashamed of the sweater you knitted!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:
Keywords:
sweater; tennis

Juke Box Bank / Simplex Portable Typewriter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Higher Education (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks:
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Beaker; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead accidentally switches the labels on tanks of compressed air and helium. Archie takes the tank of helium to the places needing compressed air, causing chaos.
Reprints:
Keywords:
compressed air; flat tires; gym mat; helium; paint sprayer

Old Nick in the Nick of Time Jinxes a Jail Breaker (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Dear readers, we take great pleasure in announcing that K. O. Kelly..."] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene; Sis; K. O. Kelly; Windy Knight
Synopsis:
K. O. Kelly's new manager thinks Katy is a distraction and won't let him see her. K. O. wins a fight and Windy relents for one night. Katy and Sis think he is going to take them to a prize fight.
Keywords:
boxing; radio; television

Indexer Notes

Fashions, etc., by Julia Dawes (Pampa, Texas), Beth Toohey (Luverne, Iowa), Marilyn Varner (Toutle, Wash.), Joan Dziewit (New Bedford, Mass.), Margaret Slater (Chula Vista, Calif.), Martha Ann Marley (Garden City, Kan.), Helen Toth (Fruitland, Ontario, Canada), Maxine Rader (Morgantown, N.C.), Nancy Belden (Hudson Falls, N.Y.), and Theresa Jackanin (Blakely, Pa.).

[Crossword Fun] (Table of Contents)

Laugh Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Wilbur (cameo)
Synopsis:
Crossword puzzle, connect-the-dots, and a drawing lesson.

["Members of the student dance committee!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur; Mr. Dripwaite; Ickey Mahoney; Clem Juse (Wilbur's cousin)
Synopsis:
The gym and orchestra aren't available for the school dance. Wilbur comes up with an alternate plan--a barn dance.
Keywords:
ball and chain; barn dance; hog-calling; veterinarian; volunteer fire department

Everybody Gets a Kick Out of Archie (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Heather Gordon (Johannesburg, South Africa) for report on their club using a hectograph to make copies of their club newsletter. Second prize of $3.00 to Michael Okeenhorn (Hillside, N.J.) for report on his club forming an Indian lore chapter. Shares page with Archie Club promo.

Suzie Takes Ferdie for a Ride! (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Suzie; Ferdie; Suzie's father
Synopsis:
Suzie wants Ferdie to fix her car. Ferdie mistakes her father's car for Suzie's and after trying to fix it himself, takes it to a repair shop.
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobile; gas station; insurance; repair

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit taken from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #48. The original is not signed.

Girls! Boys! Get This New Beanie 'Copter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The Twist household, just like a million other American homes, is wondering where the money goes."] (Table of Contents)

Debbie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon ?
Inks:
Bill Woggon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Debbie Twist; Oliver Twist; Mrs. Twist; Bill; Woogie; Betsy; (many other un-named teens)
Synopsis:
Debbie's father thinks it will be cheaper to have Debbie's friends over for a get-together than to give her some money to go out. He's wrong, of course.
Keywords:
butter; guitar; popcorn; record album; records; telephone

Indexer Notes

Plug for the Archie radio program on NBC in the final panel. Fashions, etc., by Joanne Peterson (Iona, S.D.) and Donetta Hunt (Omaha, Nebr.).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Gossip / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Trivia about movies and movie stars taken from Hollywood press releases.

To Have and to Hold!! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; The Turkish Angel (wrestler)
Synopsis:
Veronica purchases the contract of a professional wrestler, who has more muscles than brains.
Keywords:
wrestling

Command Performance! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Enjoy hilarious 'Monkey Shines' at your next masquerade party..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Rubber-For-Molds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hand Out Only 20 Coupons Free (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Of course I'm not ashamed of the sweater you knitted!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Juke Box Bank / Simplex Portable Typewriter
    American Merchandising Company
  3. 2. Higher Education
    Archie
  4. 3. Old Nick in the Nick of Time Jinxes a Jail Breaker
    Old Nick
  5. 4. ["Dear readers, we take great pleasure in announcing that K. O. Kelly..."]
    Katy Keene
  6. 5. [Crossword Fun]
    Laugh Puzzle Page
  7. 6. ["Members of the student dance committee!"]
    Wilbur
  8. 7. Everybody Gets a Kick Out of Archie
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. Suzie Takes Ferdie for a Ride!
    Suzie
  12. 11. Girls! Boys! Get This New Beanie 'Copter
    Tootsie Rolls
  13. 12. ["The Twist household, just like a million other American homes, is wondering where the money goes."]
    Debbie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Hollywood Gossip
  15. 14. To Have and to Hold!!
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Command Performance!
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["Enjoy hilarious 'Monkey Shines' at your next masquerade party..."]
    Rubber-For-Molds
  18. 17. Hand Out Only 20 Coupons Free
    Dean Studios
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Terry Watkins
  • Merlin Haas
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Rowe