(January 1964)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.12 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:
Richard Goldwater
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

["It's an idea I got from watching those teen-age TV programs"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Geraldine Grundy

The Egyptian (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews (as Archierunatdames); Jughead Jones (as Attu the Glut); Betty Cooper (as Bettapeni); Veronica Lodge (as Veronicapet); Reggie Mantle (as Reggileptimen)
Synopsis:
In ancient Egypt, the lovely peasant girl Bettapeni warns her beloved Captain of the guards Archierunatdames of a plot to poison the Pharaoh, cooked up by the evil Grand Vizier Reggileptimen and the Queen's handmaiden Veronicapet.
Keywords:
Ancient Egypt; baths; crocodiles; parody; Pharaoh; poison

Indexer Notes

A takeoff on the ancient Egypt craze sparked by the then-recent movie "Cleopatra."

Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty carrying a bag that includes Archie.
Keywords:
Christmas; shopping; snow

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is painting Christmas tree ornaments that spell "Merry Xmas."
Keywords:
Christmas; ornaments; painting; snow

Neckless Driving (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie installs power windows in his father's car, and Mr. Weatherbee gets his neck stuck in one of them when it gets stalled.
Reprints:
Keywords:
power windows

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica gets a welcome back wreath from the phone company.
Keywords:
telephone; wreath

Holiday Confusion (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty's been Christmas shopping and the store is a madhouse.
Keywords:
Christmas; gift-wrapped; shopping

Loose Snooze (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Betty insists the Riverdale team still has a chance, even though Coach Kleats is napping on the bench.
Keywords:
bench; football

Dapper Date (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Big Ethel says her blind date wasn't as ugly as Betty describes him.
Keywords:
blind date

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo uses a different design for Big Ethel than the design (by Samm Schwartz) that eventually became the standard.

Open Before Christmas (and Long After) (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fancy Footwork (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 Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx doesn't want to replace her old white sneakers with new blue ones.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sneakers

["You can meet new friends from all over the world!"] (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 45 persons (ages 7 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, Bahamas, Guatemala, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, Australia, Guam, Hong Kong, South Iran, and Jamaica are represented.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Cathy Maron (Sepulveda, Calif.) for article about herself. Second prize of $3.00 to Dona Tackis (West Covina, Calif.) for paragraph on her first time golfing. Third prize of $2.00 to Laurie A. Luhrs (Traverse City, Mich.) for article on her dog. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Kenneth Herskovits (Bergenfield, N.J.) for article about himself. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Irene Daniels (Woodside, N.Y.) for three jokes.

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

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

Fly-Over Chicane (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Gilbert Auto-Rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Next In Line (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Victor Gorelick

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Mr. Jones; Pepper
Synopsis:
After her father insinuates that she's a slob because of her constantly messy room, Josie tries to figure out why she can't help being sloppy.
Keywords:
wood-working

Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It's an idea I got from watching those teen-age TV programs"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Egyptian
    Archie
  3. 2. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength
    U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  4. 3. Betty's Christmas Card
    Betty
  5. 4. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  6. 5. Neckless Driving
    Archie
  7. 6. Say It With Flowers
    Veronica
  8. 7. Holiday Confusion
    Betty
  9. 8. Loose Snooze
    Betty
  10. 9. Dapper Date
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Open Before Christmas (and Long After)
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  12. 11. Fancy Footwork
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. ["You can meet new friends from all over the world!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  16. 15. Fly-Over Chicane
    Gilbert Auto-Rama
  17. 16. Next In Line
    Josie
  18. 17. Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club
    Archie Comics
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