(May 1961)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 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
Editing:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
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

["Betty, what do you like most about Archie? ...His character? ...Or his appearance?"] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
jukebox; soda

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep Comics #89.

Patch Work (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie needs to fix an inner tube from his car in order to run an errand for his mom, provided he doesn't kill himself in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fire hydrant; gas station; inner tube; telephone booth

Love in Bloom (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Gladys; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie finds a way for tongue-tied Dilton to ask out a hot redhead.
Keywords:
telephone booth

Indexer Notes

The logo spells Dilton's last name "Doily", although later appearances spelled his name as "Doiley".

Gadget Conscious (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie has a gadget installed in the jalopy specifically for Reggie.
Keywords:
ejection seat

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Woggon (signed); Hazel Marten ?
Inks:
Kathryn Bill ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
domestic; fashion
Characters:
Katy Keene; K.O. Kelly; Burro Bill
Synopsis:
K.O. has a line on a gold strike and he and Katy dream of what they'll do with the wealth they anticipate receiving.
Keywords:
burro; gold; guitar; prospecting; rainbow

Indexer Notes

Fashions, etc., by Barbara Rausch (Flint, Mich.), Janet Smith (Grantford, Ontario, Canada), Kathy Hibbard (Brooklyn, Pa.), Mary Swatley (Lenoir, N.C.), Armando Cosio (Los Angeles, Calif.), Lynn Griffin (Syracuse, N.Y.), Linda Ewell (Cape Charles, Va.), Frank Mullen (Duquesne, Pa.), Joanne Maguire (Bayshore, L.I., N.Y.), Sharon Dutkus (Long Beach, Calif.), Jake Jones (Forest City, N.C.), Elmer Cavender (Pearsall, Texas), Rita Rosenbloom (Philadelphia, Pa.), Pam Pussey (Collinswood, N. J.), and Jane M. Odmeda (Astoria, L.I., N.Y.),

Write and Wrong (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Hap teaches Jinx how to write her name.
Reprints:
Keywords:
writing

["Hi, girls and boys--"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 48 persons (ages 7 to 14) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include England and Canada.

Make a Date (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrew (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of eight winners of "Why I Like to Ride a Bike" contest: Richard Pidgeon (Norfolk, Va.), Carmack Daugherty (Parsons, Tenn.), Sidney Hollender (Dorchester, Mass.), Donald Rumbaugh (Tucson, Ariz.), Reesa Lasky (Haddonfield, N.J.), Patricia Glinska (Buffalo, N.Y), Carla Sue Cane (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), and Eva Norton (Hazelwood, Mo.). First prize of $5.00 to Elaine Bermanke (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for an article on etiquette. Second prize of $3.00 to Gregg R. Narber (Des Moines, Iowa) for article on the human heart. Third prize of $2.00 to Ruby Kaye West (San Antonio, Texas) for four jokes. Also head shots of Archie, Betty, and Veronica from previously-published art.

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

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

The Final Test (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge takes Veronica and Archie on a tour of the toy factory he's just acquired. Archie manages to break everything he comes in contact with.
Reprints:
Keywords:
factory; toys; welding
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, what do you like most about Archie? ...His character? ...Or his appearance?"]
    Betty
  2. 1. Patch Work
    Archie
  3. 2. Love in Bloom
    Dilton Doily
  4. 3. Gadget Conscious
    Archie
  5. 4. There's Gold in Them Thar Hills!
    Katy Keene
  6. 5. Write and Wrong
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ["Hi, girls and boys--"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  8. 7. Make a Date
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Final Test
    Archie
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