(February-March 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; 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
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pat Burke (photo)

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Dilemma! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
Harry Lucey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Chris Davis; Frank Kelly; Jane Worth [also as Jane Brown]; Joe Turner; Mr. Gressen; Miss Johnson; Mrs. Worth; Tony Field
Synopsis
Jane is raised by her strict and snobbish mother. Unfairly named as the “other woman” in a divorce case (the result of a trick), Jane leaves town due to the scandal and gets a job, incognito, in a department store in another town. Jane dates her boss Chris, but lives in fear of being exposed, particularly since Chris hates liars. Jane returns to her hometown and the divorce fraud is exposed, clearing her name. Chris shows up and reaffirms his love for her.
Keywords
Capitol City; Mapleville

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

My Just Reward (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jo Darrow [also as Jo Grey]; Mr. Blair; Mr. MacWilliams; Van Grey
Synopsis
Reporter Jo thinks actor Van is a cheap showoff but changes her opinion when they fall in love. However, after their wedding, she becomes jealous of his career and fakes an illness so they’ll move to an isolated ranch in the West. Jo’s trick is exposed and Van returns to New York, alone. As the story ends, Jo prepares to follow him and beg his forgiveness.
Keywords
reporter; Star News; wedding

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The last panel in which Jo is preparing to return to New York, it looks like she's loading a pistol.

Quick Cocoanut Bread Pudding (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Recipes submitted by P. Ward and Marlene Stewart.

Out of the Night (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dave Towers; Ellen; Nate Bender; Mrs. Thomas; Seth Thomas; Sheriff
Synopsis
Ellen’s abusive stepfather Seth insists she marry rich Nate, but she loves farmer Dave. Dave sells his farm to Nate to get enough money so he and Ellen can elope. Seth tries to stop them and is killed in a fight with Dave, who is arrested. Dave serves four years in prison but Ellen is waiting for him when he is released.
Keywords
farm; jail; murder

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Platter Patter / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Girls Who Wear Glasses (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Alan Kent; Fred; Loretta; Mrs. Blake; Miss Hastings; Myra Blake
Synopsis
As a child, Myra is forced to wear eyeglasses and her classmates mock her. When she’s older, she tries to avoid wearing her glasses, feeling they make her unattractive to boys like Alan. Years later, Myra gets a job with an insurance company and is shy and anti-social. She bumps into Alan, now a lawyer. He apologizes for his unthinking comments before, and they fall in love. Myra thinks Alan is cheating on her, but the “other woman” is his married sister Loretta. She wears glasses too, and advises Myra to “control these false feelings of inferiority.” Myra agrees to marry Alan.
Keywords
glasses; library

Negative (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Iris D'Arcy (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Keywords
poem

[Budget Beaney] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Darling Bandbox / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fashion

Indexer Notes

Fashion tips submitted by Margaret Jones, Marilyn Parsons, Sara Jane Cullers, Sue Spiri and Edwina Bish.

I Get What I Want (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fix
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Alice; Dodd Towers; George; Mr. Harris; Miss Allen; Miss Hansen
Synopsis
Alice moves to the city to become a model, but has no success until she accidentally meets department store owner Dodd. He gives her a job and they also fall in love. When she discovers there is a “Mrs. Towers,” Alice quits and gets a job posing for cheesecake magazines. Ready to go home in disgrace, Alice meets Dodd at the station and he says “Mrs. Towers” is his sister-in-law. Dodd and Alice reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Your Handwriting / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Ellyn Lee analyzes the handwriting of Virginia and Lou Ann.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dilemma!
  4. 3. My Just Reward
  5. 4. Quick Cocoanut Bread Pudding
    What's Cookin'?
  6. 5. Out of the Night
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Platter Patter
  8. 7. Girls Who Wear Glasses
  9. 8. Negative
  10. 9. [Budget Beaney]
    The Darling Bandbox
  11. 10. I Get What I Want
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Your Handwriting
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