(January-February 1955)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look a little closer, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
lovers' hearts

Teen-Type (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie's father reads of a gang crime in the paper, Archie reassures him that there's only a few juvenile delinquents and they can be spotted by how they dress.
Keywords
cigars; gangs; juvenile delinquents; newspaper; propaganda; smoking; zoot suits

Indexer Notes

Juvenile delinquents wear "Duck's Tail" haircuts, chauffeur's hats, black leather jackets, wide belts with with buckle at the hip, tight-fitting dungarees, and ankle-high boots. And they "smoke like fiends."

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Pep Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Let's Face It (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie appears to be painting a mustache on a portrait of Jughead, sending Mr. Weatherbee into gales of laughter.
Keywords
art show; painting

We All Pick Shelby! (Table of Contents: 4)

Shelby Cycle Co. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Ad in panel format for Shelby Bicycles, with mail-in coupon for brochure. Shelby Cycle Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Smear Campaign (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica use Reggie as a guinea pig in their efforts to find smear-proof lipstick. When Betty tries to extend the experiment to Archie, Veronica objects.
Keywords
kissing; lipstick; Mercurochrome

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Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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If you enjoy your job, it makes your work lighter!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead exchange philosophies about work.
Keywords
work

Christmas Is Christmas (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Mr. Blaine; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve, the Lodges send Archie to deliver some groceries to a family that is down on their luck.
Keywords
charity; Christmas; Christmas tree; pride; quarantine; toys

Indexer Notes

Text with one illustration.

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Fill in the areas with the dots...
Characters
Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Activity involving shading areas with dots to form a picture. No logo.

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Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Test of the Town (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The gang is mad at Miss Grundy for being too strict. Jughead overhears the school superintendent tell Mr. Weatherbee that unless her class does well on the next day's test, Miss Grundy will be fired for not being effective. The gang thinks all they have to do is not study for the test and they will be rid of Miss Grundy. That night, all have second thoughts and end up at Jughead's house for a night of studying.
Keywords
conscience; discipline; insomnia; studying; test

Gripe Sniper (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee rigs a microphone under the bench where students sit during lunch hour. He hears Archie and Jughead talk about possibly skipping school to go ice-skating the next day. Mr. Weatherbee decides to go to the pond at dawn to catch the pair playing hooky, but nothing goes according to his plan.
Keywords
eavesdropping; hooky; ice-skating; microphone

Secret Sorrow (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Someone sees Archie kiss a girl (not Veronica) at a dance, but Archie doesn't know who it is. When Reggie tells him to guess what he saw at the dance last night, Archie panics and does everything Reggie tells him to do. Archie decides it's better to confess to Veronica than to take Reggie's abuse, but after he does, he finds out that Reggie didn't know anything about the stolen kiss.
Keywords
begging; kiss; loan; rumor; shoeshine

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

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Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Rise and Shine (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tells Archie his car is a mess. He buys some car polishing liquid, but has so much trouble getting the can open that he's too tired to polish the car.
Keywords
car wash

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Wilbur / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Sis the Candy Kid (Table of Contents: 17)

Katy Keene / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon; Barbara McGowan (story idea); Molly Bill (story idea)
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Bill Woggon
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Genre
humor
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis
Sis can't open her mouth and Katy takes her to the dentist to see what's the matter.
Keywords
caramel candy; dentist; lockjaw; spanking

Indexer Notes

Fashions, etc., by Barbara McGowan (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Molly Bill (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Muffin Hunt (Las Cruces, N.M), Ronna Rae Riley (Allentown, Pa.), Dianne Star (Norwood, Manitoba, Canada), Eleanor Bailey (Tucson, Ariz.), and Winnie Buzinskis (Elmere, Del.)

Watch the Birdie (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Mr. Weatherbee go bird-watching. When they disagree on identifying a bird, Mr. Weatherbee offers to bet a dollar he's right, but the bird snatches the bill from his hand to use for its nest.
Keywords
Baltimore Oriole; betting; bird-watching; dollar bill; nest; rain; tree-climbing

Delicious for Folks of Action! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look a little closer, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Teen-Type
    Archie
  3. 2. ["There are two ways to do things--"]
    Pep Comics
  4. 3. Let's Face It
    Archie
  5. 4. We All Pick Shelby!
    Shelby Cycle Co.
  6. 5. Smear Campaign
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["If you enjoy your job, it makes your work lighter!"]
    Jughead
  8. 7. Christmas Is Christmas
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Fill in the areas with the dots..."]
  10. 9. ["That giraffe stole my diamond necklace!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. Test of the Town
    Jughead
  12. 11. Gripe Sniper
    Archie
  13. 12. Secret Sorrow
    Archie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  15. 14. ["Hi gang! We're almost finished with Archie's Christmas Stocking."]
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  16. 15. Rise and Shine
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Hey, Arch, look here!"]
    Wilbur
  18. 17. Sis the Candy Kid
    Katy Keene
  19. 18. Watch the Birdie
    Archie
  20. 19. Delicious for Folks of Action!
    Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co.
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