(October-November 1949)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
A Darling Magazine
Editing:
Marie Antoinette Park (editor); Gilda Rae (story editor); Harriet Small (executive editor); Milton Sorul (art director); Isabel Ross (production manager)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Pat McElroy (photo)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

I Was Jilted! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alan Brent; Alice Barnes; Laura Thomas; Tony Graham
Synopsis:
Office worker Laura is dumped by her boyfriend Alan because she’s a poor orphan. Laura gets a job in rural Long Island as companion to elderly Miss Barnes. Miss Barnes urges Laura not to shut herself away, giving herself as an example of a lonely spinster. Laura poses for neighbouring artist Tony and they fall in love. Tony tries to break up with her because he’s going blind from an old war injury, but Laura says their love can overcome this obstacle.
Keywords:
Long Island

[Darling Romance #1] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Two Loves Have I (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dean Gregory (death); Ellen Thomas; Steve Gregory
Synopsis:
Aspiring actress Ellen meets art student Dean and they fall in love. Dean’s older brother Steve runs the family ranch in Colorado. Steve demands Dean drop his studies and help run the ranch, and calls Ellen a gold-digger. Dean and Ellen marry anyway but Dean’s injured in an accident and left a bitter invalid. He and Ellen move to Steve’s ranch. Dean sets the house on fire and dies, despite Ellen’s attempt to save him. Steve overcomes his distrust of women and marries Ellen.
Keywords:
suicide

Rascal Heart (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irene Martin (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents)

Ellyn Lee, Handwriting Analyst / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ellyn Lee (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

I Was Branded Bad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dale Hammer; Dotty [Dorothy Gates; also as Dorothy Manning]; Mrs. Gates; Mrs. Taylor; Curly (villain); Nicky Dennis (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Dorothy dates bad boy Nicky to escape her family’s poverty. Tricked into participating in a robbery, Dorothy is sent to prison while Nicky is killed. After a year she is paroled and gets a job taking care of children, thanks to parole officer Dale. Accused by her employer of stealing a piece of jewelry, Dorothy runs away. Dale finds her and explains it was all a mistake: he and Dorothy confess their love for each other.

Indexer Notes

Dorothy's last name is given as "Manning" in the first panel but later in the story it is "Gates."

["Right now, the weather's hot"] (Table of Contents)

What's Cookin'? / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

I Married for Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Eve Henry [also as Eve Merrill]; Scott Henry

I Lied for Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pen Shumaker (signed)
Inks:
Pen Shumaker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
David Payne; Hank; Lorna
Synopsis:
High school student Lorna pretends she has a college boyfriend. Attending a fraternity party with her brother Hank, Lorna meets David. She also finds a frat pin which she “borrows” to impress her friends. However, when she dates David later, he thinks she’s already “pinned” by someone else and breaks up with her. She confesses all to Hank and he straightens things out with David.

The Darling Bandbox (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Miss Darling (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fashion

Star-Lights (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Too Wise for Love!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Edith Wayne [also as Edith Forrest]; Larry Hawes; Mark Wayne; Mr. Maxwell
Synopsis:
Edith, editor for a chain of magazines, falls in love with free-lance writer Mark. They wed, but he makes little money from his writing. Edith hires Mark as her assistant. Mark feels demeaned by the job and punches art director Larry when he sees Larry kissing Edith. Mark leaves and says he won’t return until he’s a success on his own. Edith waits.

Reminiscence (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
May Richstone (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's on Your Heart? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Laura Brown (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Reduce Fat! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Healthaids Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Adjust-O-Belt Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. I Was Jilted!
  4. 3. [Darling Romance #1]
  5. 4. Two Loves Have I
  6. 5. Rascal Heart
  7. 6. Your Handwriting
    Ellyn Lee, Handwriting Analyst
  8. 7. I Was Branded Bad
  9. 8. ["Right now, the weather's hot"]
    What's Cookin'?
  10. 9. I Married for Revenge
  11. 10. I Lied for Love
  12. 11. The Darling Bandbox
  13. 12. Star-Lights
  14. 13. Too Wise for Love!!
  15. 14. Reminiscence
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    What's on Your Heart?
  17. 16. Reduce Fat!
    American Healthaids Co.
  18. 17. Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly!
    Adjust-O-Belt Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella