(March 1955)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that, Betty? A television antenna with legs?
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
artwork; jackass

Indexer Notes

Four-panel story.

Bigger and Bitter (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Vigoda
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Adrian (photographer)
Synopsis
Betty is going to give Archie a professional photo of herself for his birthday. Veronica finds out and goes to the same photographer and has a much larger photo made of herself. The sympathetic photographer finds a way for Betty to come out ahead.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday party; photograph

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (2016 series) (Archie) #4.

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

Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's This?
Synopsis
Activity page: What's This?, Draw Me, Color Me, Draw the Design, Finish the Faces, Picture Words

Indexer Notes

No characters appear.

Snooty Cuties! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica invites Archie to a party she's hosting for some high-class girls. He thinks he's doing fine until he overhears them making fun of him.
Keywords
party

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Katy Keene Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
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Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sis! What do you want to take your castor oil with?
Genre
humor
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis
Two single panel jokes: Taking castor oil with a fork and Sis wants a rabbit to help her with her arithmetic.

Indexer Notes

Jokes and fashions by Ellen Dobson (San Francisco, Calif.) and Patricia Meagher (Richmond, Va.).

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

Sis the Candy Kid / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somebody's at the door!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sis; Bertha
Synopsis
Bertha complains about Sis's grammar.

Indexer Notes

Three-panel strip plus a panel of jokes. Fashions and jokes by Joanne Kingdom (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), Patricia Gantes (San Diego, Calif.), Lenda Norcross (Snyder, Texas), K. Ron Zabo (Parma, Ohio), and Raymond Morales (Lubbock, Texas).

Wiser Adviser (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie gets mad when Betty knows more than he does. Jughead advises Betty to play dumb the next time she sees him, but that backfires.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest #237.

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

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wonder what it's like to be married to the same man for fifty years?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Looking at an elderly couple on a park bench, Veronica wonders what it would be like to be married for many years.
Reprints
Keywords
marriage

Parents, Teachers, Pupils All Agree! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

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

On the Other Foot (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Herb Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie reads that a shoe store has a case of shoes only for the right foot. Betty remembers that Jughead bought a grab bag box at an auction that only had left foot shoes. Reggie and Betty are able to acquire both boxes, but it doesn't work out as intended.
Reprints
Keywords
shoes

Indexer Notes

Veronica does not appear. Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest #237.

Plots to You (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to talk to Archie and he doesn't have any idea why.
Keywords
initiation; sorority

Indexer Notes

Text story with two-panel header.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Debby's Diary / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary: I need eight more dollars to invest...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Debby; Oliver; Wagner Twins
Synopsis
Debby wants to earn some money for an investment. She gets a baby-sitting job, but needs some help from her father.
Keywords
baby-sitting; hair style

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Phyllis Cousino (Erie, Mich.), Phyllis Farrington, (North Fairfield, Ohio), Betty Palmer (Troy, N.Y.), Ruth Leith (Toledo, Ohio), Lola Gravitt (Sunland, Calif.), Bernice Ashferd (Weston, Ontario, Canada), and Carole Peterson (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

Memories (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are listening to records. Songs bring back good memories for Veronica and bad memories for Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
record player; records

The Hic Parade (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty tries to cure Veronica of the hiccups.
Keywords
hiccups

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

Reggie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you two pondering about?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie gives a suggestion for a motto for the girls sorority house.

Number Game (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz [as Samm.] (signed)
Inks
Samm Schwartz [as Samm.] (signed)
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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty thinks Archie "has Veronica's number" after she broke a date with him to go with Reggie. She's horrified when Archie takes a hammer to Veronica's house.

Indexer Notes

"Has her number" is slang for "knows the true story."

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Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm throwing a big party!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie throws a party. Reggie tells a joke that ends in a pun on Tibet.
Keywords
checkers; Tibet

Indexer Notes

Two jokes in unusual format. One is three panels presented as the page of an partially-open comic book. The other is head shots and text presented in negative (yellow on black) format.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

One of Those Daze (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
No matter what Reggie says to Moose about Midge, he gets beaten up.

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's that, Betty? A television antenna with legs?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Bigger and Bitter
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. ["What's This?"]
    Fun Page
  4. 3. Snooty Cuties!
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Sis! What do you want to take your castor oil with?"]
    Katy Keene Jokes
  6. 5. ["Somebody's at the door!"]
    Sis the Candy Kid
  7. 6. Wiser Adviser
    Betty
  8. 7. ["Wonder what it's like to be married to the same man for fifty years?"]
    Jughead
  9. 8. Parents, Teachers, Pupils All Agree!
    Archie Comics
  10. 9. ["That giraffe stole my diamond necklace!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. On the Other Foot
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Plots to You
    Archie
  13. 12. ["Dear diary: I need eight more dollars to invest..."]
    Debby's Diary
  14. 13. Memories
    Veronica
  15. 14. The Hic Parade
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["What are you two pondering about?"]
    Reggie
  17. 16. Number Game
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["I'm throwing a big party!"]
    Reggie
  19. 18. ["Calling all kids!"]
    Archie Giant Series
  20. 19. One of Those Daze
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Delicious for Folks of Action!"]
    Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co.
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