(April 1976)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern 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
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the bully who always kicked sand in my face at the beach!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Measure Up (Table of Contents: 1)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Dilton is despondent because he can't find a girlfriend due to his lack of height -- even his plastic inflatable girlfriend is too big for him. His luck seems to change when he meets a girl who's even tinier than he is, but she finds him a crashing bore.
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Indexer Notes

The infamous story where we learn that Dilton has a life-size female blow-up doll which he calls "My plastic passion flower."

Josie and the Cup Cakes (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Repent Lament (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead realizes he's spent a fortune on burgers.

Archie's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Gift of Gab (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls tell Archie he can pick out his own birthday present.
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Deep Thinking (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie announces that today's the day he jumps the gap at the Riverdale cliffs.
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Mort the Worry Wart (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Charley Hawse; Mort
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's new classmate, Mort, constantly worries about everything and just makes things worse for himself and everyone.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Mort, who would star in his own series of stories in "Pep" and "Laugh."

Compulsion (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
In an attempt to cure Archie's compulsive destructiveness, Mr. Lodge brings home a vase that is completely indestructible and orders Archie to try and break it.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["That's the bully who always kicked sand in my face at the beach!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Measure Up
    Dilton
  3. 2. Josie and the Cup Cakes
    Josie
  4. 3. Repent Lament
    Jughead
  5. 4. Archie's Gag Bag
    Archie
  6. 5. Gift of Gab
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Deep Thinking
    Reggie
  8. 7. Mort the Worry Wart
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Compulsion
    Archie
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