(January-February 1957)

Archie, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden & Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Betty, do you know an eight letter word that means rival?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints:
Keywords:
crossword puzzle

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #30.

Words Ail Me! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie decides he needs to learn to play a musical instrument in order to serenade Veronica. The only thing he can afford is a harmonica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
balcony; harmonica; ladder; romance; song-writing

Worst Aid (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie needs some help with his homework. His father proves to be no help.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cigar; homework; smoking

Snow Fun (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica like the snow, except when it is in snowballs.
Keywords:
snow; snowballs; winter

Harem Scarem (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
While ice-skating, Archie discusses the various kinds of marriage.
Keywords:
ice-skating

Comic Wastebasket (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie Does It / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Instructions on how to make a wastebasket with comics on the outside and turn surplus coat hangers into wall decorations. "Suggested by Susan and Linda Shorten, Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y." (These are Harry Shorten's daughters.)

["We love those cough drops..."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

All Work and No Pay (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Cleanly
Synopsis:
Archie is given a job helping Professor Flutesnoot after school. The Professor is working on an experiment and keeps one door of the lab locked to keep people away from the apparatus. As expected, Archie manages to destroy the experiment.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chemistry; experiment

Wooly-Nilly (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead can't get to sleep and when he tries counting sheep, things get worse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
allergy; counting sheep; insomnia; wool

Indexer Notes

The title is a play on the phrase "willy-nilly" (haphazardly).

Hard-Boiled Softy (Table of Contents: 9)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat; his mother
Synopsis:
Pat decides to make his own breakfast, but has so many questions it is easier for his mother to fix it herself.
Keywords:
breakfast; cooking

Late-Late-Late Show (Table of Contents: 10)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat; his parents
Synopsis:
Pat sneaks down and watches television late at night.
Keywords:
television

Two Big New Annuals! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Tense and Non-tense (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is upset that Archie and Reggie spend more time fighting than learning good grammar. Instead of fighting, the pair decide to flip a coin over Veronica, but all that does it make her mad at them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
coin flip; fighting; vocabulary

["It's a hit!"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["Says he'll walk down."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Notice that Archie Club News has been expanded to two pages. First prize of $5.00 to Jacqueline Drew (Washington, D.C.) for article on a party they gave to needy children. Second prize of $3.00 to Joseph C. Cincotti (West Newton, Mass.) for article on his hobby of making model airplanes. Third prize of $2.00 to Lesly Tamarin (Queens Village, N.Y.) for note saying she and her friend donate comics and dolls to the local hospital. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Jerry Dubin (Los Angeles, Calif.) for note saying they sold bookmarks and gave the money to the March of Dimes. Fifth prize of $1.00 Helaine Haaland (Woodbury, Conn.) for note saying they make scrapbooks and give them to a children's hospital. Sixth prize of $1.00 to Judy Anderson (Red Wing, Minn.) for note about presenting a play for the neighborhood mothers on Mother's Day.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

All Jerk and No Play (Table of Contents: 17)

Big Moose / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Moose is upset when Midge decides to join a Little Theatre Group. The play has the girls in harem costumes with veils. Midge is wearing a blonde wig and Reggie mistakes Veronica for Midge. Veronica blackmails Reggie into taking the lead for the play, but then Moose makes a play for Veronica, thinking she's Midge, and that makes Midge angry.
Reprints:
Keywords:
acting; blackmail; disguise; harem; kissing; theater; veils; wigs

A-Door-Able Gesture (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead thinks Reggie doesn't like him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flowers

Purse Hurts (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge fractures his toe by dropping his wallet on it.
Keywords:
broken toe; wallet
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, do you know an eight letter word that means rival?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Words Ail Me!
    Archie
  3. 2. Worst Aid
    Archie
  4. 3. Snow Fun
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Harem Scarem
    Jughead
  6. 5. Comic Wastebasket
    Archie Does It
  7. 6. ["We love those cough drops..."]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  8. 7. All Work and No Pay
    Archie
  9. 8. Wooly-Nilly
    Jughead
  10. 9. Hard-Boiled Softy
    Pat the Brat
  11. 10. Late-Late-Late Show
    Pat the Brat
  12. 11. Two Big New Annuals!
    Archie Giant Series
  13. 12. Tense and Non-tense
    Archie
  14. 13. ["It's a hit!"]
    Little Archie
  15. 14. ["Says he'll walk down."]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  18. 17. All Jerk and No Play
    Big Moose
  19. 18. A-Door-Able Gesture
    Jughead
  20. 19. Purse Hurts
    Archie
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