(December 1949-January 1950)

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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Lola Lynn (photo)

Forever Yours! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Grant Perry; Tom Baily; Sheila Crane; Derek Watson; Walt Garnet
Synopsis
Magazine photographer Sheila is assigned a story on New England fishing boats. Captain Grant and his crew think it’s bad luck to have a woman aboard. When a storm wrecks the boat, Grant saves Sheila and has to protect her from the vengeful crewmen. They’re rescued and Grant and Sheila find they are in love, but he refuses to give up the sea. Sheila waits anxiously while Grant sails out to rescue some fellow fishermen: he returns safely.

You Possess my Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Lamar Miller (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Poem with an illustration.

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ellyn Lee
Letters
typeset

Mama's Apron Strings (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rick Hayes; Meg; Mrs. Hayes
Synopsis
Department store sales clerk Meg dates concert pianist Rick. Rick’s mother thinks Meg is a gold-digger and opposes their relationship. Meg fears Rick will be influenced by his mother, but when he risks injury to his hands to save her from a foul ball at a baseball game, Mega and Rick’s mutual love is confirmed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last third of last page is filler feature "What's Cooking?", describing a cooking recipe.

An almost identical story is "First Claim on Him" in First Love Illustrated (Harvey, 1949 series) 43 (August 1954).

Until Death Do us Part (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Kathy Fiske; Steve Crandall; Chet Rogers
Synopsis
Army doctor Steve and Red Cross representative Kathy meet in Europe during World War II. They are reunited after the war in New York, where Kathy is now a copywriter and Steve is a medical researcher. They plan to wed but Steve learns Kathy is suffering from a potentially fatal blood clot in the brain as a result of a war injury. He tries to keep this a secret from her but she finds out. They decide to carry on with their lives and enjoy their love as long as they can.

Indexer Notes

Story narrated by Steve.

The Life of the Party (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jack Davis; Tad Hendricks; Midge Rawson; Joyce Kane; Shep
Synopsis
As a boy, Jack overcomes his loneliness by becoming an extroverted “life of the party,” and continues this into college. Jack falls for Joyce at a party but learns she is embarrassed by his constant clowning. Jack decides to change his ways and Joyce admits she loves him.

Indexer Notes

Last third of last page is filler feature "Platter Patter - Good Stuff on Records", reviewing music.

Narrated by Jack (the second story in this issue narrated by a man).

What Price Love? (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Val Phillips; Gil Randall; Mrs. Phillips; Charlie Payne; Mr. Phillips
Synopsis
Recent college graduate Val is courted by rich but humble Gil and her hometown boyfriend Charlie. When Gil’s car crashes, Charlie risks his life to save him, and Val realises Charlie is the one she loves. They wed.

Indexer Notes

Last third of last page is filler feature "Current Rave, a poem by Irene Martin.

What's on Your Heart? (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Laura Brown
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Advice column.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Forever Yours!
  3. 2. You Possess my Heart
  4. 3. Your Handwriting
  5. 4. Mama's Apron Strings
  6. 5. Until Death Do us Part
  7. 6. The Life of the Party
  8. 7. What Price Love?
  9. 8. What's on Your Heart?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella