(January-February 1946)

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

Issue Notes

Last issue to be published under the MLJ brand.


["Gruesome, isn't it?"] (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; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hallowe'en; jack o'lanterns

Archie Proudly Presents (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Frog Catcher (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; Mrs. Andrews; Judge Morrow (introduction); Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie catches some frogs for a jumping contest and puts them in a casserole dish. Later, Mrs. Andrews mistakes the dish for food and serves it when Judge Morrow comes to visit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
frogs; judge; money

A Minotaur Maze! (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Puzzle page with a maze, a riddle, and a crossword puzzle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crossword puzzle; maze; riddle

The Lucky Coin (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; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie is convinced that his lucky coin works until it causes him bad luck at Pop Tate's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
luck; lucky coin

Indexer Notes

Contents page title.

The Soda "Jerk" (Table of Contents)

An Archie Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Davis; Mrs. Snodgrass
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job at Pop Tate's and accidentally puts castor oil in all of the sodas he sells.
Reprints:
Keywords:
castor oil; oil; soda

[Don't fence me in!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Dickie Kahl (Dotty's cousin, introduction)

The Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Andrews; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead create a dummy Archie for the murder scene in the school play. This causes chaos when people mistake the dummy for the real Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dummy; school play

["Archie"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Puzzle page with a maze, connect-the-dots, and a crossword puzzle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crossword puzzle; maze

[Uh--Miss Krumbibble, I know how to make the doughnuts...] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Krumbibble; Mr. Weatherbee; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper
Synopsis:
After a cooking class mishap, Betty and Veronica bake a cake to practice their skills. However, the cake causes more chaos than the cooking class.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cake; cooking class

Indexer Notes

Similar storyline to the Ginger story in Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #36.

Betty and Veronica Tell Their Secret (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Simon
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica respond to fan mail and visit Simplicity Patterns, which is where the girls buy the patterns for their dresses.
Reprints:

Negative Psychology (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Streaky Shore; May Tadpole; Theodosius Tadpole
Synopsis:
While at an assembly to nominate a class president, Betty yells at Archie and Archie is accepted as a nominee. Archie tells everyone not to vote for him, but Archie's psychology teacher tells him that this will only make more people vote for him. Archie has candy in his mouth during his speech, making him sound like Mr. Weatherbee. Because of this, Archie wins the election.
Reprints:
Keywords:
class president; election; psychology; speech

Indexer Notes

Same storyline and mostly the same script as the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #27. Some pages have the same art as the original, with changes to the main characters. Others have new dialogue and character poses. The script was also not changed on page 2 from 1942 to 1945.

["A New Trademark Is Born!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead announce the change from MLJ Comics to Archie Comics and show off the new logo. Covers from the company's six titles are shown along the bottom of the page.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Gruesome, isn't it?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie Proudly Presents
    Archie
  3. 2. The Frog Catcher
    Archie
  4. 3. A Minotaur Maze!
    Archie
  5. 4. The Lucky Coin
    Archie
  6. 5. The Soda "Jerk"
    An Archie Story
  7. 6. [Don't fence me in!]
    Dotty and Ditto
  8. 7. The Dummy
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Archie"]
    Archie
  10. 9. [Uh--Miss Krumbibble, I know how to make the doughnuts...]
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Betty and Veronica Tell Their Secret
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Negative Psychology
    Archie
  13. 12. ["A New Trademark Is Born!"]
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