(May 1955)

Archie, 1950 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
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Harry Shorten (managing editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to be a dress designer when I grow up!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #64

[Stop Paying 89¢ Each for Song Parade Records!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Coat of Alms (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
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Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty talks Jughead into going on a quiz show to win her a mink cape.
Reprints
Keywords
fur coat; quiz show

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Riverdale Digest (Archie, 2017 series) #6.

Hey Kids! See If You're Smarter than the Smith Brothers! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Sweet Talk (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you like me, Archiekins?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica suspects that Archie uses the same sweet talk on all the girls.

Date Bait (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
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Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah-h! Doesn't that tropical sun feel wonderful, Veronica?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead urges Betty to fight her natural urge to throw herself at Archie and play hard to get in order to lure him away from Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

School Home Work You Can Pay More - But Why? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Polo Phony (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get your bathing trunks and come along, Jug!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica invites the gang over to play water polo.

Inferior Decorating (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jumpin' Jezebels, Ronnie! Who's the glamour puss!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Venus
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica team up to keep Veronica's mantrap cousin away from Archie.
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Funny Notes (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
One Royal Lush Sundae!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Three three-panel gags.

Sleigh It Isn't So (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty takes the punishment for Archie's spilling ink on Miss Grundy's desk.
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Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

No circulation numbers given.

Louis Silberkleit (owner)
John L. Goldwater (editor)
Harry Shorten (managing editor)

Fashion Revue for Teen-ettes (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Katy Keene / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oww! How can soft water be so hard!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis
Synopsis
Sis falls while ice skating and skiing.

Economically Speaking (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie's Mom / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Mary!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred wants to know why so much money has gone from their savings account.

Wanted... Wilbur (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Lip Service (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, good looking!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While Veronica is ice skating all the boys try to hit on her.

Treat 'Em Roof (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come over early tonight, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica says that Archie is so infatuated with her that he'd walk off of a roof if she asked him to.

Paint Necessarily So! (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm! This book case needs repainting. I wonder if Archie would do it for me?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty gets confused by the paint instructions that say to put on two coats.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

The Early Bird (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good night, Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge catches Veronica sneaking in after curfew.
Reprints

Pie Crust (Table of Contents: 22)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of pie have you got?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to walk out without paying for a pie.

Catty Corner (Table of Contents: 23)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Veronica! How was your weekend up at ski mountain lodge?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica had a terrible time at the ski lodge but lies to Betty about how great it was.

Nose Knows (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are you so busy primping, dear?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty wants to trade her perfume for a cookbook because the smell of food attracts Archie more than the smell of her perfume.

Archie Is out of This World in His Brand New Archie's Joke Book #16 (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Juggy's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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George Frese
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! It's happened!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead's got a girlfriend and the girls are desperate to meet her.
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Shop Talk (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! All this shopping has me beat!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys clothes to go Christmas shopping in.

New Amazing Values for You (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Better Value Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hurry! Get the New Cracker Jack Color Magic Pencil and Pen Set (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'd like to be a dress designer when I grow up!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Stop Paying 89¢ Each for Song Parade Records!]
  3. 2. Coat of Alms
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Hey Kids! See If You're Smarter than the Smith Brothers!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  5. 4. Sweet Talk
    Veronica
  6. 5. Date Bait
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. School Home Work You Can Pay More - But Why?
    Scripto
  8. 7. Polo Phony
    Betty
  9. 8. Inferior Decorating
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. Funny Notes
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Sleigh It Isn't So
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership
  13. 12. Fashion Revue for Teen-ettes
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. ["Oww! How can soft water be so hard!"]
    Katy Keene
  15. 14. Economically Speaking
    Archie's Mom
  16. 15. Wanted... Wilbur
    Wilbur
  17. 16. ["Help!! A lion!!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  18. 17. Lip Service
    Veronica
  19. 18. Treat 'Em Roof
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Paint Necessarily So!
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Calling all kids!"]
  22. 21. The Early Bird
    Veronica
  23. 22. Pie Crust
    Wilbur
  24. 23. Catty Corner
    Veronica
  25. 24. Nose Knows
    Betty
  26. 25. Archie Is out of This World in His Brand New Archie's Joke Book #16
  27. 26. Juggy's Last Stand
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Shop Talk
    Veronica
  29. 28. New Amazing Values for You
    Better Value Co.
  30. 29. Hurry! Get the New Cracker Jack Color Magic Pencil and Pen Set
    Cracker Jack
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