(July-August 1948)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
An Archie Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden & Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["We want two in the orchestra and one in the balcony!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:
Keywords:
flashlights; ushers

Signer's Trouble (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Gill
Inks:
Ray Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Uncle Bumble
Synopsis:
Archie causes chaos for Uncle Bumble as he tries to sign his medical insurance policy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First story by Ray Gill, who would slowly begin to share Vigoda's output. Gill's artwork was characterized by slightly simpler character designs that remained close to Vigoda's models. Previously listed as Bill Vigoda's artwork.

["Hey Veronica, how about taking time out to tell all our pals..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch the Birdie (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Jughead wants to trade in his father's camera for a custard pie, but Archie decides to takes some pictures of Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee first - until he finds out the camera is broken.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist has been attributed to both Bill Vigoda and Harry Lucey. 2015 reprint gives credit to Lucey, but the pencils and look of the characters are not similar to anything Lucey had drawn either before or after this story; in fact, they greatly resemble Vigoda's pencils.

Archie Comics Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Pencils:
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Inks:
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herbert "Red" Holmdale

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes maze and lesson for drawing a duck.

["Hello! I'm Suzie and this is the magazine I'm starring in!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Suzie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Dance Clown, Dance!! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Gabby; Miss Vodka (introduction)
Synopsis:
When Archie carries Miss Grundy's bass violin to the auditorium, a series of events begins that leads him to cross-dressing and performing in the school ballet.
Reprints:

Happy Birthday To You (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie hurries to exchange his birthday gift for Veronica after he learns that she's allergic to orchids.
Reprints:

All Washed Up! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Novick [as IN] (signed)
Inks:
Irving Novick [as IN] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Madame Scalparelli (introduction)
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica clean some dresses for a dress shop owner at a laundromat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is Irv Novick's last story for Archie Comics. Novick had worked for Archie since its early days as MLJ in 1939 and would find work next at Ziff-Davis.

["The meeting of the Archie Club will now come to order!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

Dog Days (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Bonaparte (a dog, introduction)
Synopsis:
Archie brings home a stray dog named Bonaparte, and when he's sent to live with Archie's uncle, the Andrews realize how much they miss him and bring him home.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["We want two in the orchestra and one in the balcony!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Signer's Trouble
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Hey Veronica, how about taking time out to tell all our pals..."]
    Archie
  4. 3. Watch the Birdie
    Archie
  5. 4. Archie Comics Puzzle Page
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Hello! I'm Suzie and this is the magazine I'm starring in!"]
    Suzie
  7. 6. Dance Clown, Dance!!
    Archie
  8. 7. Happy Birthday To You
    An Archie Story
  9. 8. All Washed Up!
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["The meeting of the Archie Club will now come to order!"]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Dog Days
    Archie
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