(November 1960)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
nine times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["You'd better come along!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Keywords:
policemen

Indexer Notes

Based on the story "The Interpreter."

Reader's Choice (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
When Archie sees Mr. Lodge's new riding mower, he admits to the reader that it's a predictable set-up for a comedy story. He imagines several possible ways he could cause disaster by trying to ride the mower.
Keywords:
fourth wall; riding lawn mower; swimming pool

A Tough Walk! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Jinx is lucky to have a large companion when she meets a bully.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bully; dog

Channel Chatter (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Moose is watching the test pattern on TV and wonders why there aren't any commercials.
Keywords:
television; test pattern; TV commercials

The Brush Off! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie tells Reggie that Betty is mad at him. Reggie says no girl can resist his charms, but gets a shock when he gets to Betty's house.

Take This Free Gift... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Butterfingers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie spend the day displaying an incredible ability to throw things to each other without ever breaking them. Until the girls ask them to wash the dishes, and then they drop them all.
Keywords:
dishes; half dollar; newspaper; spoon; straw

The Interpreter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Though Archie is one of the best students in Spanish class, he thinks learning a foreign language is a waste of time. Until a boy is hit by a car and only Archie can talk to the boy's Spanish-speaking father to find out his blood type.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ambulance; blood type; hospital; interpreter; Spanish

Indexer Notes

This story was later remade with the same script but new art (also by Lucey) and was remade at least once more with a revised script.

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, Inks are credited to Harry Lucey.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Tom Flynn (University City, Mo.) for article on anteaters. Second prize of $3.00 to Lorraine Lipp (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for article on the American Red Cross. Third prize of $2.00 to Jerry Abraham (Merced, Calif.) for article on the white whale. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Howard Ziskin (Elmont, N.Y.) for three jokes. Fifth prize to Shirley Fradd (Marshfield, Mass.) for article on Bryce Canyon National Park.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Unwelcome (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie arrives at the swanky resort where Veronica is staying, and promptly causes his usual brand of accidental havoc.
Keywords:
fishing; inflatable boat; resort; swimming pool; water skiing
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You'd better come along!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Reader's Choice
    Archie
  3. 2. A Tough Walk!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Channel Chatter
    Moose
  5. 4. The Brush Off!
    Reggie
  6. 5. Take This Free Gift...
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Butterfingers
    Archie
  8. 7. The Interpreter
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Unwelcome
    Archie
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