(Winter 1950-1951)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
A Darling Magazine
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

All information for this issue provided by Ger Apeldoorn (February 2011).


Not Fit for Love (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Cover art has been taken from the splash page to the first story.

Not Fit for Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bonnie Blair; Mr. Blair; Mrs. Blair; Bill Scott; Professor Sternberg
Synopsis
Bonnie’s parents are very strict, so she sneaks out to date Bill. He proposes marriage; when Bonnie’s parents find out, they beat her. Her “father” says he is really her uncle: her real father was a murderer and her “mother was a--well, no better!” They fear Bonnie has “bad blood.” Bonnie breaks up with Bill. Bill brings Prof. Sternberg, “head of the psychiatric department at State University,” to tell Bonnie “your fears are absolutely groundless! There is no such thing as ‘bad blood’…crime…is caused by environment…” Bonnie’s adoptive parents apologise and Bonnie can now marry Bill.
Keywords
psychiatry

The Darling Bandbox (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion
Keywords
advice

I Wanted a Real Man (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
George Caine; Eve Caine; Hal Villon
Synopsis
Eve is “disappointed” at the “emptiness” she feels in her marriage to George, who seems to take her for granted. They go on a Caribbean cruise and Eve meets handsome Hal Villon. They fall in love and George offers to give Eve a divorce “if that’s what you want, dear.” Hal is taken aback at this news, and when the ship begins to sink, he shows that he’s a selfish coward and George proves his bravery and love for Eve. Afterwards, Eve and George reconcile although he’s “the same old George!”

Love on the Sly (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Brenda Joyce; Allan Ross; Fred Lynn; Tony Wood
Synopsis
Brenda dates Allan but “the spark was missing.” She prefers college basketball player Fred and dumps Allan, saying “I could never love you! You’re just not my type!” However, Fred makes it clear he’s not interested in a long-term commitment so Brenda turns to Tony on the rebound. She finds him “weak and unassuming” but agrees to marry him anyway. Fred says he and Brenda “can still have fun” but Tony steps and knocks him out. Brenda realises “Tony was willing to battle to the death to hold my love” and decides he’s the man she loves.

Have No Fear (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
May Richstone
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Rhyme.

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

Cinema Chatter / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Gossip column.

Hot Number (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rita; Anna; Jim; Al Connors; Gil; Boots; Jack
Synopsis
Rita has an inferiority complex about her appearance from an early age: her own mother says she “looks like a circus clown!” with her snub nose, red hair and freckles. In college, Rita decides to become a “hot number” who doesn’t “object to a little fast romance” and thus attracts many young men. When Rita meets Al and he professes his love for her, Rita doesn’t believe he’s sincere. She tries to return to her old ways, but can’t stop thinking of Al. Al returns and says he loves “the real you”--they decide to get married.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Not Fit for Love
  2. 1. Not Fit for Love
  3. 2. The Darling Bandbox
  4. 3. I Wanted a Real Man
  5. 4. Love on the Sly
  6. 5. Have No Fear
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cinema Chatter
  8. 7. Hot Number
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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