Archie (1943) 30
- Centerfold detached at one staple.
- 2" cumulative spine split.
- Interior is complete. Severe water damage. 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Patch As Patch Can," art by Bill Vigoda; It's Patch Day once again, when the girls get their Patch Hop dates by sewing patches on boys' pants; And when Archie rips his pants while escaping from an undesirable girl, he ends up hiding in Riverdale High with ripped pants; second Patch Day story; an early prototype of Big Ethel appears, but is not mentioned by name. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. "The Grid Kid," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie's antics at the football tryouts cause bodily harm for Coach Piffle; Later, Archie accidentally wins the football game for Riverdale; Coach Piffle, a Coach Kleets prototype, resigns. Archie Puzzle Page. "The Battle of the Jitterbugs," art by Bill Vigoda; When Veronica says that girls are better than boys at dancing, Reggie sets up a jitterbug contest that pits himself and Archie against Betty and Veronica. Hollywood Tattle Tale article. Untitled story, art by Irving Novick; Veronica gyps Betty into doing all the work in redecorating her room; Veronica reads Archie comics in a splash panel. Introduction of Chief Bragle in "The Heat's On," art by Bill Vigoda; When Reggie tricks Archie and Jughead into believing that a PTA meeting at the Andrews' house is really a meeting about whether to kick the pair out of school, Archie and Jughead decide to skip town. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.