(May 1948)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1948-03-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It burns me up ...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Al Fagaly (caricature)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Al Fagaly's self-caricature confirmed by "The Art of Archie: The Covers."

Hello Gang! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie Club Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Archie Andrews]
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Letters
typeset; ?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spot illustration possibly from previous issue. Text explains that the Archie Andrews Club is replacing the Shield G-Man Club, and that one can get the new Archie button free by returning the Shield identification card. Also mentions that the Archie radio show continues on.

The Teacher's Pet! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Gabby; Speck
Synopsis
Archie tries to stay out of trouble for a change, but with Reggie's help, his good intentions turn sour.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Meet a Bit-o-Honey (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As long as so many readers designed the same dress for me Sis,
Genre
humor
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis
As Katy walks down the street every man she passes compliments her.

Yo Ho Ho - And a Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol! (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Archie throws a sword at Jughead who's reading Treasure Island in his attic. Startled, Jug flees, only to step on a skate, hit his head on a beam and get knocked out. Unconscious, he dreams Archie is an evil pirate who hangs him by his thumbs and tries to feed him to the sharks. Until Archie throws a bucket of water on him, to bring him around.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Publicity Agent (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Bill Bubblegum
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx puts Bill's face on posters that say he's wanted for murder. Then posts them all over town. Bill ends up beaten and arrested by the police and given a raise from his boss.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Jinx / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi Pen Pals:
Characters
Li'l Jinx

Indexer Notes

Pen pal addresses.

Now You See It - Now You Don't (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Herbie; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Snuffle; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie brings disappearing ink to class so he can prank Archie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Red Holmdale
Pencils
Red Holmdale
Inks
Red Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Instead of going all the way up why don't we just phone St. Pete from the next cloud?
Characters
Gloomy Gus; Gabby; St. Pete
Synopsis
When gabby runs out of halos for the pay phone, he beats the machine until all the halos spill out. Then Gabby and Gus go to work on a weight and fortune machine, because they don't like the fortunes, until they end up behind bars.

Captain Tootsie Traps a Bear with Invisible Light (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet Nevada Jones (Table of Contents: 13)

Nevada Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nevada Jones; Willie; Ace Spade
Synopsis
Nevada is framed by Ace, a crooked sheriff and bitter rival, and accused of robbing gold from the Wells Fargo stagecoach.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Uncle Bumble
Synopsis
Veronica's Uncle Bumble has the hiccups. The girls try to frighten him with a bearskin rug, it scares him but doesn't cure the hiccups. Suddenly, a real tiger appears and Uncle Bumble swats at its face and attempts to put his head in the tiger's mouth, thinking it's the girls again. When Veronica reappears and he realizes the tiger is real, he runs through the wall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Archie story by Samm Schwartz, who would go on to become the lead artist for Jughead. Schwartz would continue working at Archie Comics (with the exception of one break in the mid-1960s to head Tower Comics' Tippy Teen) until his death in 1997.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Ring (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It burns me up ..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Hello Gang!
    Archie Club Page
  3. 2. The Teacher's Pet!
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Something to crow about!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  6. 5. ["As long as so many readers designed the same dress for me Sis,"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. Yo Ho Ho - And a Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol!
    Jughead
  8. 7. ["Wanna see Wilbur lay an egg?"]
    Wilbur
  9. 8. The Publicity Agent
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. ["Hi Pen Pals:"]
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Now You See It - Now You Don't
    Archie
  12. 11. ["Instead of going all the way up why don't we just phone St. Pete from the next cloud?"]
    Gloomy Gus
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie Traps a Bear with Invisible Light
    Captain Tootsie
  14. 13. Meet Nevada Jones
    Nevada Jones
  15. 14. ["Quick, Betty!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["Lose Weight"]
  17. 16. In the Ring
    Butterfinger
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