(Winter 1950)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
A Darling Magazine
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Too Fat for Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Men Were My Dilemma! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Fix
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
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?

Genre
romance
Characters
Larry; Tom; Elaine
Synopsis
Elaine’s marriage to Larry falters when she thinks he takes her for granted. Old flame Tom reappears and asks Elaine to divorce Larry and marry him. Larry tricks Tom into berating Elaine and she realizes no man is perfect and decides to stay with Larry. Larry tells Elaine he’ll “romance you till you scream for mercy!”

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Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Your Handwriting (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ellyn Lee
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typeset

Design for Happiness (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Pen Shoemaker
Inks
Pen Shoemaker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Gloria Blane; Johnny Blane; Johnny Jr.
Synopsis
Gloria’s 3-year marriage to architect Johnny is on the rocks; after a romantic beginning, he begins to become “a dictator,” demanding Gloria adhere to his orderly routine and regimenting her life. She leaves him. Johnny tracks her down and Gloria proves that life can’t always be planned in advance, by introducing him to his baby son. Johnny apologizes and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Greedy Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Too Fat for Love (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Mona Cacchio; Tony Cleaver; Mrs. Cacchio; J.C. Cacchio; Gene Gibbs; Joan; Betty; Tommy; Miss Wells; Dr. Rose
Synopsis
Mona is bullied in high school because she’s overweight. Only Tony stands up for her, but she rejects his friendship, believing he just feels sorry for her. As an adult, Mona learns she has a glandular condition and may be fat forever. Gene, who works in her father’s candy factory, courts Mona, but she learns her father promised him a partnership if he marries her. Mona locks herself in her room, depressed. Tony insists he loves her and she agrees to marry him, then discovers she’s also lost a lot of weight during her depression-induced isolation.
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Goodbye to Illusion (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
May Richstone
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Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Poem.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Too Fat for Love
  2. 2. Men Were My Dilemma!
  3. 3. Your Handwriting
  4. 4. Design for Happiness
  5. 5. The Greedy Heart
  6. 6. Too Fat for Love
  7. 7. Goodbye to Illusion
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