(1952)

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

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


Heartbreak! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joe; Karen Porter; Gil Lawrence; Vivian Taylor

Indexer Notes

The cover is the same as the splash panel on the first story in this issue.

Heartbreak! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Karen Porter; Joe; Gil Lawrence; Vivian Taylor; Tessa
Synopsis:
Karen and her roommate Vivian go on a double-date with Gil and Joe. Karen is attracted to Gil rather than the “mousey” Joe, even though Vivian thinks she loves Gil. While Vivian is away, Karen dates Gil but he’s not serious about her. Karen leaves so she doesn’t have to confess to Vivian. Karen bumps into Gil with yet another woman and realises he wasn’t worth her trouble. She makes up with Vivian and is reunited with Joe, who really cares for her.

Indexer Notes

On page 2, Gil is called "Bill" in a caption and "Gil" in a dialogue balloon in the same panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stuff About Stars / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

I Loved a Coward (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. A. Winter
Inks:
C. A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carol; Jerry Cole; Rocky; Swifty Stevens
Synopsis:
Carol is a nurse on a construction project. She and worker Jerry fall in love but she thinks he’s a coward because he won’t stand up to bullying Rocky. Jerry is a boxer who thinks he killed a man in the ring; when he learns his opponent survived, Jerry feels free to thrash Rocky. Carol is confused but can now love Jerry with a clear conscience.

Indexer Notes

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

My Love Was for Sale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Walton ?; Jerry Fasano ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joyce Baker; Mrs. Baker; Mr. Baker; Greg Taylor; Alice
Synopsis:
Department store clerk Joyce grew up poor and wants to marry a rich man. She saves her money for a vacation at a swanky resort hotel and, posing as a rich woman, tries to catch wealthy Greg as a husband. They fall in love but he confesses he’s just a salesman. Joyce returns to work. Greg shows up and says he knew she wasn’t rich all the time. However, their love is real.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached on online scanned version.

Love Puzzle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dick Jarman; Tessa Grainger; Harry; Dr. Seymour Combs; Mrs. Combs; Mrs. Adams
Synopsis:
Office worker Tessa and Army officer Dick fall in love, but she presses him to propose marriage and he breaks off their relationship. She becomes depressed and faints from “complete mental fatigue.” Dr. Seymour helps her recover and urges her to move in with him and his mother. Later, he asks her to marry him and she agrees, but only out of gratitude. However, Dick reappears and apologises for his previous attitude. Tessa breaks up with Seymour then realises Dick won’t ever really change. Seymour takes her back and they will wed.
Reprints:
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Heartbreak!
  2. 1. Heartbreak!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Stuff About Stars
  4. 3. I Loved a Coward
  5. 4. My Love Was for Sale
  6. 5. Love Puzzle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella