(March 1952)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale Date
1952-01-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [banner]
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Harry Shorten (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://comicbookplus.com
First issue with indicia title Katy Keene Comics.
On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, K. O. -- how can I think of anyone else but you?
Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson III (picture); K. O. Kelly (picture); Chubby Chuckles (picture); Al (picture); Wilbur Wilkin (picture); Archie Andrews (picture); Dr. Kildear (picture)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Katy Keene / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My feet are killing me!
Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; Swami Rivah; C.B.; Jack Granara
Synopsis
Katy's fortune, crystal ball reading, and horoscope all indicate that she'll soon be a leading lady ... which comes true when she's chosen to lead a parade.

Indexer Notes

Pin-up pose and costume by Colleen Fitzgerald (Jamestown, KS); big and little sister dresses by Bertha Bivens (Alcoa, TN); Katy's dress, pose, and street sign by Patty Sullivan (Salisbury, MD); P.J.'s on Sis by Mildred Crooks (Birmingham 8, AL); Spanish costume by Karen Turley (Provo, UT); Katy's robe by Bill Throckmorton (Maysville, KY); Katy's dress by Barbara Jones (Devonshire, Bermuda); majorette outfit by Mary Eileen Pick (Ottawa, OH).

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a beautiful day to relax on the beach, Sis!
Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; Chubby Chuckles; K.O. Kelly; Randy Van Ronson III
Synopsis
Katy tries to escape her boyfriends during a beach trip.

Indexer Notes

Beach ensemble and pose by Donna McKawn (Ferndale, MI); pose, etc. by Carolyn Jeannette Fickle (Bakersfield, CA); outfit and pose by Janice Valenti (San Jose, CA); pose and swimsuit by Ruth Ann Agan (Indianapolis 3, IN); pose, etc. by Margie DeBok (Hammond, IN); pose, etc. by Eleanor Amaral (San Leandro, CA); beach coats by Miss Toni Petrucci (Salem, OH); shoes by Joyce Russell (Springfield, MO); Katy's swim suit by designer who failed to put name and address on drawing; swimsuit on Sis by Diane Webb (Lemoore, CA); K.O.'s hat by Joyce Roche (Bronx 61, NY); Randy's sailboat by Ronnie Freeman (Santa Barbara, CA); Randy's sport outfit by Ruth McKinney (La Grange, KY); Katy's swimming cap by Joyce M. Gagat (Oxford, NJ).

Sis is seen reading the comic books Pep, Wilbur, Suzie, Laugh -- and, of course, Katy Keene.

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

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

Hot Bed (Table of Contents: 4)

Suzie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed as Berg)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed as Berg)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodnight, Uncle Blunderbuss.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Suzie; Uncle Blunderbuss
Synopsis
Uncle Blunderbuss ignores Suzie's warning about smoking in bed and ends up starting a fire.
Reprints

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story begins on the Randolph Van Ronson's "Lazy R-V-R" Ranch in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara.
Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson III; Randolph Van Ronson II; Sis
Synopsis
Randy takes Katy and Sis to the circus carnival.

Indexer Notes

Katy's outfit by Joan Swanson (South Bend, IN), Deloris Griswold (Topeka, KS), and Tamara Hodgins (Santa Barbara, CA); shoes by Ray Verbsky (New York, NY); pinto pony by Betty Sue Brooks (Arpin, WI); outfit by Helen McCloskey (Fresno 3, CA); Katy's blouse by Carolyn Brinkley (Morganton, NC); skirt by David Ledbetter (no address); pajamas on Sis by Marcene Boone (Brady Lake, OH); Katy's housecoat by Shirley McKinney (Knoxville, TN); Randy's car and horse trailer by Donald Harris (Wilson, OK); Katy and Sis's dresses by Geraldine Bradburn (Flint 5, MI); shoes by Charlotte Sitko (Garrettsville, OH); Katy's hat by Velerie Ruzicka (Pisek, ND); Randy's outfit by Juanita Sias (Cadiz, CA).

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

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

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

Movie Chatter / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doris Day Has Delta City Date
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sis the Candy Kid / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As our scene opens, Sis is talking to her boyfriend whose dad owns a sweet-shop.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sis; Katy Keene; Billy; K.O. Kelly
Synopsis
Katy admonishes Sis for using baby talk with her boyfriend and then uses it with K.O.

Indexer Notes

Billy's outfit by Dorothy Moore (Youngstown, OH); party hat on Sis by Nancy Stern (New Albany, IN); "soda 'n cone" dress by Jean Bargelski (Whitestone, NY); dress on Sis by Berbara LeFevre (Milford, CT); Katy's dress by Nancy Poggemeyer (Perrysburg, OH); shoes by Ben Kohler (Corvallis, OR); panties by Judy Foster (Ukiah, CA); slip, shower curtains, etc. by Ronna Rae Riley (Allentown, PA); buttons and bows by Janet Peterson (Collins, NY); other Sis outfits by Norma Bellinger (Toronto, Ontario), Dorothy McConnell (Raleigh, NC), Laura Lessa (Stoughton, MA), Ann Moore (Live Oak, CA), and Delores Hubler (Decatur, IL); K.O.'s jacket by Aida Sevilla (Paco, Manila, Philippine Islands); song tie by Gail Spitler (Detroit 24, MI).

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sis the Candy Kid Fashions / illustration / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre
children; fashion
Characters
Sis

Indexer Notes

Majorette costume by Patty Meeves and Pam Pearson (Seattle 2, WA); beach outfit, etc. by Sandra Marks (Salix, IA); candy dress by Rebecca Seamon (Concord, NC).

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

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But, K. O. -- how can I think of anyone else but you?"]
    Katy Keene
  2. 1. ["My feet are killing me!"]
    Katy Keene
  3. 2. ["It's a beautiful day to relax on the beach, Sis!"]
    Katy Keene
  4. 3. ["Read Laugh 'cause the world reads Laugh with you!"]
  5. 4. Hot Bed
    Suzie
  6. 5. ["Our story begins on the Randolph Van Ronson's "Lazy R-V-R" Ranch in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara."]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. ["Woo! Woo! Trade wampum for um Katy Keene comic book!!!"]
    Katy Keene
  8. 7. ["Doris Day Has Delta City Date"]
    Movie Chatter
  9. 8. ["As our scene opens, Sis is talking to her boyfriend whose dad owns a sweet-shop."]
    Sis the Candy Kid
  10. 9. ["Suzie is choosey!"]
    Suzie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sis the Candy Kid Fashions
  12. 11. ["Look! You can send for these 4 pin-ups with over 30 cut-outs..."]
    Katy Keene
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Luke A.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Jim Stangas
  • Len Wolinsky