(April-May 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 (Editor); Harriet Small (Executive Editor); Golda Rae (Story Editor); Milton Sobul (Art Director); Isabell 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

Issue Notes

Information for this indexed supplied by Tony Isabella to the GCD Chat List on May, 2011.


I Was a Love Thief (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Imogene Williams (photo)

Indexer Notes

Photo of actress Imogene Williams. Identified as "Warner Bros. Starlet".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Dangerous Love! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mike; Larry Roberts; Betty; Jim
Synopsis:
Betty’s father Mike runs a logging camp and zealously prevents the workers from approaching Betty. However, she and newcomer Larry fall in love, but when her father threatens to kill him, Betty tells Larry she doesn’t care for him. They reconcile but are caught by her father; after a titanic fight, Larry beats Mike, then saves the other man's life when some logs break loose. Mike changes his mind and agrees to let Betty marry Larry.

Heart Sick (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Lizabeth Wall
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Poem with illustration.

Tootsie Scores a Romantic Touchdown (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Love Thief (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Peter Davis; Elaine Davis; Celia Lee
Synopsis:
Nurse Celia works with Dr. Peter in a malaria control station in the Philippines. Peter’s wife Elaine is also there: she hates the living conditions but says her husband is her life. Celia and Peter have an affair and Elaine finds out. After Elaine dies from snakebite, Peter feels guilty and later dies himself of typhus. Celia is left alone, “suffering the punishment of a love thief!”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Record reviews.

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ellyn Lee
Letters:
typeset

Thrill Hungry! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Barbara Hale; Mr. Hale; Red Crain
Synopsis:
Although she has an engineering degree, Barbara’s father and foreman Red won’t allow her to enter a tunnel they are digging. Barbara has herself appointed a city building inspector and goes into the tunnel. A blow-out causes the tunnel to flood, but Red rescues Barbara. Barbara apologises to Red and her father and promises never to enter the tunnel again. She and Red also fall in love.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's Cooking? / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cooking recipes.

[Darling Romance #4] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cinema Chatter / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Movie reviews.

The Darling Bandbox (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Miss Darling]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Helpful fashion and household hints.

Second Fiddle Wife (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dale Borden; Meg Borden; Phil Kennedy; Terry Lang; Mrs. Kay Kennedy
Synopsis:
Petroleum engineer Dale and his wife Meg are transferred to Tampico, Mexico. Meg dislikes the accommodations and complains: Dale says he’s not leaving but Meg is free to go. Meg thinks he’s attracted to Terry, a widowed longtime friend. When a well catches fire, Meg realises she loves Dale and risks her life to be with him. Afterward, she apologises to Terry and decides to stay with her husband.

Indexer Notes

On page 5, Meg says “Phil seems more in love with his blasted oil wells than with me!” but her husband’s name is Dale (Phil is his boss).

Hello Darling (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Poem with illustration.

What's on Your Heart? (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Laura Brown
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advice column.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was a Love Thief
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dangerous Love!
  4. 3. Heart Sick
  5. 4. Tootsie Scores a Romantic Touchdown
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. Love Thief
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Platter Patter
  8. 7. Your Handwriting
  9. 8. Thrill Hungry!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    What's Cooking?
  11. 10. [Darling Romance #4]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Cinema Chatter
  13. 12. The Darling Bandbox
  14. 13. Second Fiddle Wife
  15. 14. Hello Darling
  16. 15. What's on Your Heart?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella