(September-October 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.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["When will that guy forget dames and come down to earth?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Table of contents for the issue.
Reprints:

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Shorty (introduction); Curly (introduction); Coach Piffle (introduction); Principal Kitzel (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie signs up for swimming so he can get a varsity letter. However, Betty and Veronica think he is signing up for baseball when they see him driving towards the field. Since the girls think swimming is not manly, Archie takes Jughead's place at baseball and Jughead takes Archie's place at swimming. The only problem is that Jughead is an excellent swimmer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; swimming; varsity

Indexer Notes

Archie reveals his "R" letter came from winning third place in a checkers competition!

Swing and Sway the Archie Way (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:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Benny King; Mr. Larkin
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get Benny King for the school dance. After a ton of chaos, Archie resigns as chairman of the entertainment committee.
Reprints:
Keywords:
big band; school dance; swing music

Indexer Notes

Same script and art as the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #28. Changes include updated art for the main characters, store names changed from Crown Soda to Pop Tate's, and the elimination of references to Archie being class president. The prologue box is changed to feature the story's title and the epilogue box is changed to feature an ad for war bonds.

Mr. Fixit (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kapitan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Andrews and Archie attempt to fix a closet door.
Reprints:
Keywords:
door

[What? Say that again, Veronica!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Gabby; Frank Croonatra (introduction); Lana Lamour (introduction)
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica wreak havoc on Frank Croonatra when he comes to town.
Reprints:
Keywords:
school dance; singing

["Sew Pretty, So Cool, and So Easy To Sew!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for 6 dress patterns availible through MLJ Comics.
Reprints:

[Dotty has found out that a cactus has its own defense plant--] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
A botanist (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Dotty reveals that she's a Methodist

Monkey Shines (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Squeaky (a monkey, introduction), Mr. Crumbibble (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie gets a pet monkey that causes trouble around the house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monkey; pet

["Hey, kids, here's terrific news!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie's radio show on Saturdays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM on NBC.
Reprints:
Keywords:
radio; radio show
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["When will that guy forget dames and come down to earth?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie Proudly Presents
    Archie
  3. 2. Double Trouble
    Archie
  4. 3. Swing and Sway the Archie Way
    Archie
  5. 4. Mr. Fixit
    Archie
  6. 5. [What? Say that again, Veronica!]
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["Sew Pretty, So Cool, and So Easy To Sew!"]
  8. 7. [Dotty has found out that a cactus has its own defense plant--]
    Dotty and Ditto
  9. 8. Monkey Shines
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Hey, kids, here's terrific news!"]
    Archie
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