(Winter 1950)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
A Darling Magazine
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Too Fat for Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Men Were My Dilemma! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Larry; Tom; Elaine
Synopsis:
Elaine’s marriage to Larry falters when she thinks he takes her for granted. Old flame Tom reappears and asks Elaine to divorce Larry and marry him. Larry tricks Tom into berating Elaine and she realises no man is perfect and decides to stay with Larry. Larry tells Elaine he’ll “romance you till you scream for mercy!”

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ellyn Lee
Letters:
typeset

Design for Happiness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pen Shoemaker
Inks:
Pen Shoemaker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gloria Blane; Johnny Blane; Johnny Jr.
Synopsis:
Gloria’s 3-year marriage to architect Johnny is on the rocks: after a romantic beginning, he begins to become “a dictator,” demanding Gloria adhere to his orderly routine and regimenting her life. She leaves him. Johnny tracks her down and Gloria proves that life can’t always be planned in advance, by introducing him to his baby son. Johnny apologises and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Greedy Heart (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Too Fat for Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Mona Cacchio; Tony Cleaver; Mrs. Cacchio; J.C. Cacchio; Gene Gibbs; Joan; Betty; Tommy; Miss Wells; Dr. Rose
Synopsis:
Mona is bullied in high school because she’s overweight. Only Tony stands up for her, but she rejects his friendship, believing he just feels sorry for her. As an adult, Mona learns she has a glandular condition and may be fat forever. Gene, who works in her father’s candy factory, courts Mona, but she learns her father promised him a partnership if he marries her. Mona locks herself in her room, depressed. Tony insists he loves her and she agrees to marry him, then discovers she’s also lost a lot of weight during her depression-induced isolation.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Goodbye to Illusion (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Poem.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Too Fat for Love
  2. 1. Men Were My Dilemma!
  3. 2. Your Handwriting
  4. 3. Design for Happiness
  5. 4. The Greedy Heart
  6. 5. Too Fat for Love
  7. 6. Goodbye to Illusion
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella