(March-April 1945)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazine
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden & Silver Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Psstt....Arch!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie judges a beauty contest.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beauty contests; swimsuits

Archie Proudly Presents (Table of Contents)

Archie / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Introduction to the issue's stories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This issue would introduce a standard introduction page that would be used for the next few years. Archie holds up the sign saying "Archie Proudly Presents" while Betty and Veronica hold up the box with the story titles. The only difference between this issue and later issues is that Jughead appears at the bottom of the page.

The Super-Salesman (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead sell shampoo door-to-door to get money that Jughead needs. No one buys the shampoo, so Archie dresses up as a girl to sell more bottles. It goes well until he goes to Miss Grundy's house and she asks for a demonstration.
Reprints:
Keywords:
drag; salesman; shampoo

How To Spin an Egg on One End (Table of Contents)

Archie Magic Page / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
A humorous story about Archie performing a magic trick at a party.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic

["Donate your blood..Sir?"] (Table of Contents)

An Archie Short / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda [as Vig]
Inks:
Bill Vigoda [as Vig]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie donates his blood, but when he returns to the dressing room, his clothes are gone. So, he makes his way through the hospital in a nurse's outfit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blood; donation; hospital; nurse

Archie Doesn't Work Here Anymore! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Williams
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Blain
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job delivering groceries.
Reprints:
Keywords:
groceries; job

Indexer Notes

Story changed to feature Wilbur in Wilbur Comics (Archie, 1944 series) #11.

Bitter Sweets (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks:
Eleanor Woik [as Terry Woik] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed gym teacher; unnamed chemistry teacher; unnamed cooking teacher; unnamed sewing teacher; Mr. Weatherbee; Mrs. Weatherbee (introduction)
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica's constant bickering causes chaos for the teachers at Riverdale High School.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The unnamed chemistry teacher bears a resemblance to Professor Flutesnoot.

Betty and Veronica's Fashion Page (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica's Fashion Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda [as Vig]
Inks:
Bill Vigoda [as Vig]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica model clothing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fashion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Eleanor Woik
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

The Cowboy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Eleanor Woik
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unnamed cowhands
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead win a scrap contest and a trip to the Bar X Dude Ranch in Arizona. Once there, Archie tries to act like a real cowboy by eating lots of flapjacks, dressing in cowboy clothing, and trying to ride a horse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arizona; cowboy; dude ranch; horseback riding

The Queen of the May (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Eleanor Woik
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Mr. Minken (introduction); Miss Dinsmore (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie takes Veronica on a girls picnic. This makes Reggie angry and he dresses up as a girl to attend the picnic. After a great hit in baseball, Archie discovers that Reggie is in disguise. As Reggie runs away, he hops a fence and comes face-to-face with a bull.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bull; girls; picnic

Indexer Notes

Reggie incorrectly colored with brown hair.
Bill Vigoda is credited, but the art looks more like Harry Sahle.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Psstt....Arch!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie Proudly Presents
    Archie
  3. 2. The Super-Salesman
    Archie
  4. 3. How To Spin an Egg on One End
    Archie Magic Page
  5. 4. ["Donate your blood..Sir?"]
    An Archie Short
  6. 5. Archie Doesn't Work Here Anymore!
  7. 6. Bitter Sweets
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Betty and Veronica's Fashion Page
    Betty and Veronica's Fashion Page
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  10. 9. The Cowboy
    Archie
  11. 10. The Queen of the May
    Archie
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