(February-March 1950)

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; 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:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Pat Burke (photo)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Dilemma! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick ?
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Chris Davis; Frank Kelly; Jane Worth [also as Jane Brown]; Joe Turner; Mr. Gressen; Miss Johnson; Mrs. Worth; Tony Field
Synopsis:
Jane is raised by her strict and snobbish mother. Unfairly named as the “other woman” in a divorce case (the result of a trick), Jane leaves town due to the scandal and gets a job, incognito, in a department store in another town. Jane dates her boss Chris, but lives in fear of being exposed, particularly since Chris hates liars. Jane returns to her hometown and the divorce fraud is exposed, clearing her name. Chris shows up and reaffirms his love for her.
Keywords:
Capitol City; Mapleville

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

My Just Reward (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jo Darrow [also as Jo Grey]; Mr. Blair; Mr. MacWilliams; Van Grey
Synopsis:
Reporter Jo thinks actor Van is a cheap showoff but changes her opinion when they fall in love. However, after their wedding, she becomes jealous of his career and fakes an illness so they’ll move to an isolated ranch in the West. Jo’s trick is exposed and Van returns to New York, alone. As the story ends, Jo prepares to follow him and beg his forgiveness.
Keywords:
reporter; Star News; wedding

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The last panel in which Jo is preparing to return to New York, it looks like she's loading a pistol.

Quick Cocoanut Bread Pudding (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Recipes submitted by P. Ward and Marlene Stewart.

Out of the Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dave Towers; Ellen; Nate Bender; Mrs. Thomas; Seth Thomas; Sheriff
Synopsis:
Ellen’s abusive stepfather Seth insists she marry rich Nate, but she loves farmer Dave. Dave sells his farm to Nate to get enough money so he and Ellen can elope. Seth tries to stop them and is killed in a fight with Dave, who is arrested. Dave serves 4 years in prison but Ellen is waiting for him when he is released.
Keywords:
farm; jail; murder

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Platter Patter / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Girls Who Wear Glasses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alan Kent; Fred; Loretta; Mrs. Blake; Miss Hastings; Myra Blake
Synopsis:
As a child, Myra is forced to wear eyeglasses and her classmates mock her. When she’s older, she tries to avoid wearing her glasses, feeling they make her unattractive to boys like Alan. Years pass: Myra gets a job with an insurance company and is shy and anti-social. She bumps into Alan, now a lawyer. He apologises for his unthinking comments before, and they fall in love. Myra thinks Alan is cheating on her, but the “other woman” is his married sister Loretta. She wears glasses too, and advises Myra to “control these false feelings of inferiority.” Myra agrees to marry Alan.
Keywords:
glasses; library

Negative (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Iris D'Arcy (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Keywords:
poem

[Budget Beaney] (Table of Contents)

The Darling Bandbox / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fashion

Indexer Notes

Fashion tips submitted by Margaret Jones, Marilyn Parsons, Sara Jane Cullers, Sue Spiri and Edwina Bish.

I Get What I Want (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice; Dodd Towers; George; Mr. Harris; Miss Allen; Miss Hansen
Synopsis:
Alice moves to the city to become a model, but has no success until she accidentally meets department store owner Dodd. He gives her a job and they also fall in love. When she discovers there is a “Mrs. Towers,” Alice quits and gets a job posing for cheesecake magazines. Ready to go home in disgrace, Alice meets Dodd at the station and he says “Mrs. Towers” is his sister-in-law. Dodd and Alice reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Your Handwriting / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Ellyn Lee analyzes the handwriting of Virginia and Lou Ann.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dilemma!
  4. 3. My Just Reward
  5. 4. Quick Cocoanut Bread Pudding
    What's Cookin'?
  6. 5. Out of the Night
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Platter Patter
  8. 7. Girls Who Wear Glasses
  9. 8. Negative
  10. 9. [Budget Beaney]
    The Darling Bandbox
  11. 10. I Get What I Want
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Your Handwriting
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella