(December 1948)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
An Archie Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
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

["Yes I'm good and angry Archie! And after you take me to the dance Saturday night, I never want to speak to you again!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Shorten ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica is angry with Archie, but doesn't let that interfere with extracting perks from him.
Reprints:

Birthday Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana; Bill Vigoda; Herb Holmdale
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lucey ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Both Veronica and Betty give Archie handmade sweaters for his birthday and both girls expect him to wear the sweater to the big game - - or else.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is pencilled by a weird combination of artists. Close-ups on the heads of Archie and Veronica in the first five panels match file drawings by Montana seen on the Archie Club pages, while Holmdale's art appears in the background. The rest of the story alternates between Holmdale and Vigoda's art. Previously credited to Vigoda only.

Melancholy Baby (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mr. Wilkin; J. B. Brown; Waldo
Synopsis:
Mr. Wilkin leaves Wilbur in charge of babysitting his boss's young son so they can make a golf date. Through a case of mistaken identity, Wilbur thinks a neighbor boy is the son and soon is accused of kidnapping.

["The Winner: K.O. Kelly"] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene; K.O. Kelly; Windy Knight; Sis
Synopsis:
K.O.'s big break as a fighter gets unintentionally sabotaged by Katy.

The Babe Ruth Story (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lonely Hearts (Table of Contents)

Suzie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Holmdale
Inks:
Herb Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Suzie; Ferdie; Gwendolyn
Synopsis:
After breaking up with Ferdie, Suzie enrolls in a lonely hearts club to secure a date.
Reprints:

[Beauty Is For The Birds] (Table of Contents)

Debby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Debby; Woogie; Betsy; Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis:
Debby picks Woogie's brain to find useful information she can use in her school essay on birds.

Indexer Notes

Katy Keene and Sis from the Katy Keene feature make a cameo at the end.

Hollywood Gossip (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A collection of Hollywood anecdotes.

The Bug House (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz [as Samm] (signed)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz [as Samm] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty helps Veronica open up the Lodge summer home by a wooded lake. However, the girls must do battle with a horde of mosquitoes before they can bed down for the night.
Reprints:

["Archie can draw too!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Yes I'm good and angry Archie! And after you take me to the dance Saturday night, I never want to speak to you again!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Birthday Blues
    Archie
  3. 2. Melancholy Baby
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["The Winner: K.O. Kelly"]
    Katy Keene
  5. 4. The Babe Ruth Story
    Captain Tootsie
  6. 5. Lonely Hearts
    Suzie
  7. 6. [Beauty Is For The Birds]
    Debby
  8. 7. Hollywood Gossip
  9. 8. The Bug House
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["Archie can draw too!"]
    Archie
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