(November-December 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

["Oh-crown me with thy love!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:
Keywords:
guitars; music; serenading; singing

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:

Memories (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (at different ages; details, origin); Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mrs. Babbit; Grandfather Andrews (in picture only)
Synopsis:
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews reminisce about Archie's childhood while looking at old photos. Scenes include Baby Archie getting his picture taken, Archie using string to pull out a tooth, and Archie walking on the clothesline in the backyard.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baby; memories; photo album; photos

Indexer Notes

Baby Archie nudity panels.

The Voice of the Wise Guy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie uses a speaker to throw his voice and get Archie in trouble.
Reprints:

Suit Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Cohan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead takes Mr. Andrews' suit to the tailor instead of his tuxedo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
clothing drive; suit; tailor; tuxedo

Of Men and Mermaids (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed teacher; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica become lifeguards and attract attention from all the boys. So, Archie pretends to drown to gain attention.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; drowning; lifeguards; teaching

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Riverdale Beach. Betty and Veronica get into a girl-fight...in bathing suits!

Schooltime Serenade (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for 3 dress patterns available through MLJ Comics.
Reprints:

Oh, Sister! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Velma Sparks (introduction); Sally Sparks (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie meets a lovely girl named Velma Sparks. Velma sets up Archie on a dance date with her sister, but he breaks it because the sister is unattractive. However, the girl Archie saw turns out not to be Velma's sister.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sisters

The Alibi Artist (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; Mr. Tootlefruit (introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie gets out of a bad grade by saying that football practice stole his study time. However, Archie then has to play football to prove this to the teacher.
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

Indexer Notes

Same script, poses, letters, and art as the Wilbur story in Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #31. Changes include erasing Wilbur and Westfield and adding Archie and Riverdale. The prologue has been replaced by the story's title and the epilogue has been replaced by an ad for saving scrap paper.

[Ah gotta go to the station!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
J. B. Cash (introduction); Jeeves (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Oh-crown me with thy love!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie Proudly Presents
    Archie
  3. 2. Memories
    Archie
  4. 3. The Voice of the Wise Guy
    Archie
  5. 4. Suit Trouble
    Archie
  6. 5. Of Men and Mermaids
    Betty & Veronica
  7. 6. Schooltime Serenade
  8. 7. Oh, Sister!
    Archie
  9. 8. The Alibi Artist
    Archie
  10. 9. [Ah gotta go to the station!]
    Dotty and Ditto
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