(July-August 1945)

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

["Nah!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Reprints:
Keywords:
telephone directories; telephones

Indexer Notes

First cover appearance of Pop Tate.

Archie Proudly Presents (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Table of contents for the issue.
Reprints:

A Horse's Tale (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Squeegee (introduction); Mrs. Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie goes to a masquerade as a knight and Jughead goes as his horse. Archie causes choas at the masquerade, and particularly upsets his English teacher Mr. Squeegee.
Reprints:
Keywords:
knight; knighthood; masquerade

Indexer Notes

2012 reprint accidentally credited Terry Woik Szenics as Eleanor Woik.

The Physical Wreck (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; unnamed hypochondriac; Mrs. Andrews; Archie Andrews; Ossie (introduction); Jerry (introduction)
Synopsis:
A hypochondriac tells Mr. Andrews that he appears to be very sick. Mr. Andrews doesn't believe him at first, but throughout the day, mishaps occur that make Mr. Andrews think he really is sick.
Reprints:
Keywords:
doctor; hypochondriac

You Can't Kill a Guy For Trying (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Frank; Miss Fitch; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
When Archie breaks Mr. Weatherbee's typewriter, it's up to Archie and Jughead to fix it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
scrap drive; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee's first initial is L in this story.

The Plastic Mask (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hy Preshir (introduction)
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica make life masks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
life mask

Indexer Notes

Contents page title.

Cool as Can Be and Cute as a Kitten (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for 12 dress patterns available through MLJ Comics.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dress patterns

Indexer Notes

Possibly the first appearance of Archie Comics as the company name.

Blitzed By the Blackout (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off -- he has to turn off all the lights in the house and keep his pancakes from burning at the same time!
Reprints:
Keywords:
air raid; blackout; pancakes

Indexer Notes

Same script and poses as Pancakes In A Blackout from Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #1. Contents page title.

[Just in case you haven't met Dotty...] (Table of Contents)

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bobbie Bob-Cat (villain, introduction)

The Caddy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana (non-recurring characters); Bill Vigoda (new faces)
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie caddies for Mr. Andrews and does more harm than good.
Reprints:
Keywords:
caddy; golf

Indexer Notes

Same script, poses, letters, and art as the Wilbur story in Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #29. The only changes are the insertion of Archie and Mr. Andrews in script and art.

Match Wits With Archie (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McLean (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Features a word unscramble, a cartoon, and a maze.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Either goes before or after Dotty and Ditto story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Nah!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie Proudly Presents
    Archie
  3. 2. A Horse's Tale
    Archie
  4. 3. The Physical Wreck
    Archie
  5. 4. You Can't Kill a Guy For Trying
    Archie
  6. 5. The Plastic Mask
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Cool as Can Be and Cute as a Kitten
  8. 7. Blitzed By the Blackout
    An Archie Short
  9. 8. [Just in case you haven't met Dotty...]
    Dotty and Ditto
  10. 9. The Caddy
    Archie
  11. 10. Match Wits With Archie
    Archie
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