(May-June 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; Harriet Small (executive editor); Gilda Rae (story editor); Milton Sorul (art director); Isabel Ross (production manager)

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com

My Love Was Wrong! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Barbara Bates (photo)
Reprints

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

My Phantom Rival (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?; Nina Albright ?: Lucey Ames ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
John Manse; Laura; Abigail Jenks; Anne Manse
Synopsis
Laura visits the Southern plantation of her fiancé, widower John. John’s wife Anne died several years before. John and housekeeper Abigail constantly remind Laura about Anne. Laura decides to leave, feeling John can never love anyone else. John takes her into Anne’s locked room and tells Laura that Anne was “a cruel vicious and arrogant woman!” Laura decides to marry John after all.

Indexer Notes

Possible art credits from JVJ index card attached to scanned version: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=54444

Story is rather obviously based on "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Personality and You From Your Handwriting / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ellyn Lee
Letters
typeset

Forbidden Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter T. Johnson ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Brenda; Lee Crawford; Tim; Larry; Sarah; Dr. Berger; Dr. Alice Saxon
Synopsis
Brenda and Lee are engaged but when Brenda’s brother has a nervous breakdown and she learns one of her aunts was insane, Brenda fears it’s hereditary. She breaks up with Lee, but later learns Tim’s illness was caused by a blood clot. Brenda searches for Lee and sees him dining with a woman. She fears she’s lost him, but the woman is a doctor that Lee brought in to help in Tim’s case. Brenda and Lee are reunited.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ index card attached to scanned version: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=54444

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Most Dangerous Game! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fix
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Jean Winters; Mr. Winters; Mrs. Winters; Joe; Mr. Walsh; Hank Barton; Lucky Largo
Synopsis
Diner waitress Jean falls in love with truck driver Hank, then meets slick Lucky, who’s opening a gambling hall nearby. Jean learns Lucky and his henchman intend to hijack a shipment of furs that Hank is driving. They use her to try and stop Hank’s truck, but he crashes into their car instead. The crooks are killed and Hank forgives Jean for her unfaithfulness.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ index card attached to scanned version: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=54444

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

You Can Be a Prettier Darling / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Phyllis Poole
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

I Want My Soldier Boy (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

My Love Was Wrong (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pen Shumaker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dennis Hunt; Vera Beck; Mr. Beck; Mrs. Beck; Kent Combs
Synopsis
Dennis and Vera are childhood sweethearts. When they graduate, they intend to wed, but Vera’s parents urge her to wait, since she’s never dated anyone else. They try to set her up with Kent; Vera and Kent decide to play along “on a friendly basis.” However, Kent falls in love with Vera for real. She turns him down, but Dennis finds out and breaks up with Vera. Kent and Dennis fight, and Dennis confesses that he met someone he really loves. Vera realises she loves Kent, so everything is alright.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to scanned version: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=54444

Spoiled! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fix
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Trudi; Artie Jenks; John; Jim; Roy Small; Ann; Peter
Synopsis
Trudi grows up spoiled, demanding the best from her parents and boyfriends, regardless of the cost. All that matters is that she gets what she wants. She meets Roy and falls for him, but he returns to his home town and never writes. When Roy returns, Trudi makes an effort change her selfish ways. Roy says he didn’t write because he had feelings for her but didn’t want to love a spoiled woman. But now they can be together because she’s changed.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to scanned version: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=54444

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

Thrill of a Lifetime / text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Mary Ann Schaefer
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. My Love Was Wrong!
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. My Phantom Rival
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Personality and You From Your Handwriting
  5. 4. Forbidden Love
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Platter Previews
  7. 6. The Most Dangerous Game!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    You Can Be a Prettier Darling
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Answer Woman
  10. 9. I Want My Soldier Boy
    Darling Love
  11. 10. My Love Was Wrong
  12. 11. Spoiled!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Thrill of a Lifetime
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