(October-November 1949)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
A Darling Magazine
Editing
Marie Antoinette Park (editor); Gilda Rae (story editor); Harriet Small (executive editor); Milton Sorul (art director); Isabel Ross (production manager)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Pat McElroy (photo)
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

I Was Jilted! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Alan Brent; Alice Barnes; Laura Thomas; Tony Graham
Synopsis
Office worker Laura is dumped by her boyfriend Alan because she’s a poor orphan. Laura gets a job in rural Long Island as companion to elderly Miss Barnes. Miss Barnes urges Laura not to shut herself away, giving herself as an example of a lonely spinster. Laura poses for neighboring artist Tony and they fall in love. Tony tries to break up with her because he’s going blind from an old war injury, but Laura says their love can overcome this obstacle.
Keywords
Long Island

[Darling Romance #1] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Two Loves Have I (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dean Gregory (death); Ellen Thomas; Steve Gregory
Synopsis
Aspiring actress Ellen meets art student Dean and they fall in love. Dean’s older brother Steve runs the family ranch in Colorado. Steve demands Dean drop his studies and help run the ranch, and calls Ellen a gold-digger. Dean and Ellen marry anyway but Dean’s injured in an accident and left a bitter invalid. He and Ellen move to Steve’s ranch. Dean sets the house on fire and dies, despite Ellen’s attempt to save him. Steve overcomes his distrust of women and marries Ellen.
Keywords
suicide

Rascal Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Irene Martin (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents: 6)

Ellyn Lee, Handwriting Analyst / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ellyn Lee (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

I Was Branded Bad (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dale Hammer; Dotty [Dorothy Gates; also as Dorothy Manning]; Mrs. Gates; Mrs. Taylor; Curly (villain); Nicky Dennis (villain, death)
Synopsis
Dorothy dates bad boy Nicky to escape her family’s poverty. Tricked into participating in a robbery, Dorothy is sent to prison while Nicky is killed. After a year she is paroled and gets a job taking care of children, thanks to parole officer Dale. Accused by her employer of stealing a piece of jewelry, Dorothy runs away. Dale finds her and explains it was all a mistake: he and Dorothy confess their love for each other.

Indexer Notes

Dorothy's last name is given as "Manning" in the first panel but later in the story it is "Gates."

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

What's Cookin'? / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right now, the weather's hot
Genre
non-fiction

I Married for Revenge (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Eve Henry [also as Eve Merrill]; Scott Henry

I Lied for Love (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pen Shumaker (signed)
Inks
Pen Shumaker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
David Payne; Hank; Lorna
Synopsis
High school student Lorna pretends she has a college boyfriend. Attending a fraternity party with her brother Hank, Lorna meets David. She also finds a frat pin which she “borrows” to impress her friends. However, when she dates David later, he thinks she’s already “pinned” by someone else and breaks up with her. She confesses all to Hank and he straightens things out with David.

The Darling Bandbox (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Miss Darling (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion

Star-Lights (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Too Wise for Love!! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Edith Wayne [also as Edith Forrest]; Larry Hawes; Mark Wayne; Mr. Maxwell
Synopsis
Edith, editor for a chain of magazines, falls in love with freelance writer Mark. They wed, but he makes little money from his writing. Edith hires Mark as her assistant. Mark feels demeaned by the job and punches art director Larry when he sees Larry kissing Edith. Mark leaves and says he won’t return until he’s a success on his own. Edith waits.

Reminiscence (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
May Richstone (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

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

What's on Your Heart? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Laura Brown (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Reduce Fat! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Healthaids Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Adjust-O-Belt Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. I Was Jilted!
  4. 3. [Darling Romance #1]
  5. 4. Two Loves Have I
  6. 5. Rascal Heart
  7. 6. Your Handwriting
    Ellyn Lee, Handwriting Analyst
  8. 7. I Was Branded Bad
  9. 8. ["Right now, the weather's hot"]
    What's Cookin'?
  10. 9. I Married for Revenge
  11. 10. I Lied for Love
  12. 11. The Darling Bandbox
  13. 12. Star-Lights
  14. 13. Too Wise for Love!!
  15. 14. Reminiscence
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    What's on Your Heart?
  17. 16. Reduce Fat!
    American Healthaids Co.
  18. 17. Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly!
    Adjust-O-Belt Co.
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