(January 1950)

Archie, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine Approved Reading
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Henry Shorten (managing editor)
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, don't you think I ought to study this myself?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Laugh Comics Digest #4

Dance Your Troubles Away (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And what be the matter with you?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to learn the Charleston for the dance competition that night.

Indexer Notes

The first panel of the story is signed by both Bill Vigoda and Ray Gill.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wouldn't it be wondersful, Sis, if I could get a movie assignment at RKO studios with the handsome Robert Ryan?
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; Randy van Ronson

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

Pep Puzzle Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Captain Tootsie Foils Robbery (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In Days of Old (Table of Contents: 5)

Suzie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll be ready in a few minutes Ferdie - make yourself comfortable!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Suzie; Ferdie
Synopsis
Ferdie dreams that he's Hercules and he has to go to battle with Suzie who is the Queen of the Amazons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

So's Your Antenna (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi keeds! Want to help me buy a portable radio?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Laurie's father gives her $300 ($3,118 adjusted for inflation in 2018) for a portable radio for the lodge but Wilbur tells her that she could buy a TV for that amount so he convinces her to buy one and offers to do the installation himself.

Star Dirt (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Gossip about Hollywood movies and their stars.

Golden Earrings (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must be very cautious, young man! The crystal shows an accident to befall you -- before you are safe in bed, tonight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A gypsy warns Jughead that he'll have an accident that night before he's safe in bed.
Keywords
fortune teller; gypsy

K.O. Kelly 1950 Pin-Up Calendar (Table of Contents: 10)

K.O. Kelly / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
K.O. Kelly

Home Swivet Home (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May I build a bird house, Daddy?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Merry Holliday
Synopsis
Hap builds a bird house to attract very rare swivet birds.

Indexer Notes

Merry refers to Hap as Bill and his neighbor calls him bubblegum. Jinx looks older in this story than she does in stories from the 60s and later.

How Wishes Came True for Jim and Betty! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

White Cloverine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shoot Daisy's Red Ryder cowboy carbine!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Daisy BB Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, don't you think I ought to study this myself?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Dance Your Troubles Away
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Wouldn't it be wondersful, Sis, if I could get a movie assignment at RKO studios with the handsome Robert Ryan?"]
    Katy Keene
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Pep Puzzle Page
  5. 4. Captain Tootsie Foils Robbery
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. In Days of Old
    Suzie
  7. 6. ["Boy! What a Beauty!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  8. 7. So's Your Antenna
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Star Dirt
  10. 9. Golden Earrings
    Jughead
  11. 10. K.O. Kelly 1950 Pin-Up Calendar
    K.O. Kelly
  12. 11. Home Swivet Home
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. How Wishes Came True for Jim and Betty!
    White Cloverine
  14. 13. [Shoot Daisy's Red Ryder cowboy carbine!]
    Daisy BB Guns
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