(September-October 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); Milton Sorul (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scanned copy.


I Stole My Sister's Man (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents page says "Cover Girl - Kevin Daley (Miss Army Day 1949)"

Darling Romance (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents, including writers names for most of the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes indicia.

...Gossip! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script
Joan August
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Liz Ames; Professor Art Reach; Ma Ferguson; Dan Henderson; Professor Jones; Sharon
Synopsis
Art accepts a teaching job in a small town. He falls in love with Liz and they decide to get married, but she asks him to take a job at a college elsewhere and he agrees. In their new town, gossip spreads about a romance between Liz and student Dan. Art finally hears the rumours and angrily confronts Dan and Liz; the gossip was all started by several jealous people. Art apologises and reconciles with his wife.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page.

Two Loves (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

Personality... and You (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ellyn Lee (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Ellyn Lee analyses handwriting.

I Stole My Sister's Man (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Woods
Pencils
Bill Fix (signed)
Inks
Bill Fix (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Kent; Sue Kent; Jim Holden; Bob Blake
Synopsis
Nancy was raised by her older sister Sue after their parents are killed. Home from college on vacation, Nancy meets Sue’s boyfriend Jim and sets her cap for him: "I want that man, he’s just my type!” When her efforts to romance him fail, Nancy lies and tells Sue that Jim made a pass at her. Sue, upset, runs outside and is struck by a car. Sue is blinded and Nancy offers to donate one of her corneas. However, before the operation begins, a doctor discovers Sue’s eyesight can be saved. A repentant Nancy can now find romance with her longtime admirer Bob.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page.

You Can Be A Prettier Darling (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Phyllis Poole ?; Phyllis Pool ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page says Phyllis Poole, credit on story says Phyllis Pool. Table of contents incorrectly says this is on page 11.

Take A Chance With Romance (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marie Antoinette Park [as Toni Park]
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page.

No Time For Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Kate Tempest
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Abby Turcot; Mrs. Turcot; Jed Marston; Mr. Fish; Jeanie; Jake Burns
Synopsis
Abby’s mother raises her daughter to become a star as a way to escape poverty. Abby goes along with the program, but she doesn’t dislike the residents of their slum neighbourhood as her mother does. Abby falls in love with bus driver Jed. Abby’s mother insists Abby accept in a role in a musical and Jed breaks up with her. Abby is a success but hates her life; she runs away. Her mother tracks her down and compels her to return to the stage, but Abby breaks her ankle and can no longer perform. Abby and Jed are reunited and Abby’s mother apologises for her dominating ways.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page.

Two Loves Have I (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

She Played With Love (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script
Rhoda Temple
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jean Carter; Lon Walker; Buck Edwards
Synopsis
Jean loves steel worker Lon and they plan to marry. Buck, an old Army buddy of Lon, arrives in town and takes Jean out while Lon is on the night shift. Buck frames Lon for infidelity so he can have Jean for himself. Lon and Buck fight in the steel plant and Buck falls into a huge vat of molten metal. Lon is cleared of wrongdoing and he and Jean can wed.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page. Table of contents gives title as "I..."

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

Thrill of a Lifetime / text article / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Alice Hedersonn
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most thrilling moment of my life happened just last week.
Genre
non-fiction; romance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Answer Woman / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My fingernails are so brittle...

I Was a Heart-Breaker (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Neila Garland
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Hilda Haines; Mac; Marianne Gale; Roger Benson; Mr. Jarvis
Synopsis
Hilda steals Mac from his girlfriend Marianne, although she doesn’t really love him. Marianne commits suicide as a result. Hilda falls in love with Roger and they decide to get married, but Mac shows up and reveals Hilda’s past. Roger doesn’t believe Hilda really loves him and dumps her. A depressed Hilda quits her job--“I’m no good to you or even myself”--and plans to kill herself by jumping into the river, but Roger shows up and they reconcile.
Keywords
suicide

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from table of contents page.

Reduce Fat! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Adjust-o-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Stole My Sister's Man
  2. 1. Darling Romance
  3. 2. ...Gossip!
  4. 3. Two Loves
  5. 4. Personality... and You
  6. 5. I Stole My Sister's Man
  7. 6. You Can Be A Prettier Darling
  8. 7. Take A Chance With Romance
  9. 8. No Time For Love
  10. 9. Two Loves Have I
  11. 10. She Played With Love
  12. 11. ["The most thrilling moment of my life happened just last week."]
    Thrill of a Lifetime
  13. 12. ["My fingernails are so brittle..."]
    The Answer Woman
  14. 13. I Was a Heart-Breaker
  15. 14. Reduce Fat!
    American Healthaids Co.
  16. 15. Have a Slimmer Youthful Feminine Appearance Instantly!
    Adjust-o-Belt
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