(March 1961)

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

["Now I ask you...what more could a guy ask for in a gal?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

This was the last "Archie" cover for many years to be directly related to the subject of a story inside the comic. The title would go back to stand-alone gag covers after this.

I Should've Been Twins (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
In a mixture of poetry and prose, Archie explains to us why he can't choose between Betty and Veronica.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, Inks and Lettering is credited to Marty Epp.

Walking the Dog! (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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Jinx has a job walking the neighbor's dog. When she's sick, her father has to take over.
Reprints:

Brain Strain (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Moose is driven crazy by a sign in Miss Grundy's classroom.
Reprints:

Pizza Panic (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Grimaldi
Synopsis:
Pop's soda shop is being driven out of business by the new teenage craze for pizza parlors. Archie convinces Pop to sell pizzas at the Chok'lit Shoppe, but Pop is completely inept at spinning pizzas.
Reprints:

Here They Are! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Bout Face (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie prepares to fight Reggie in a boxing match, claiming that he has a secret punch that will lay Reggie low.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Cameo clip art headshots of Archie, Betty, and Veronica. First prize of $5.00 to Wayne Scott (Washington, D.C.) for article on Alaska. Second prize of $3.00 to Richard Paige Jr. (Cleveland, Ohio) for article on the Mexican Hairless dog. Third prize of $2.00 to Marion Zapolin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for essay on brotherhood. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Norman Jerald Savage (Sharon, Mass.) for article on Siamese Fighting Fish. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Marie Consalo (Cambridge, Mass.) for three jokes.

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

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

Stolen Sweets (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie is on his way to Veronica's house with a box of chocolates, but all his friends help themselves to some of them.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Now I ask you...what more could a guy ask for in a gal?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. I Should've Been Twins
    Archie
  3. 2. Walking the Dog!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Brain Strain
    Big Moose
  5. 4. Pizza Panic
    Archie
  6. 5. Here They Are!
    Archie Giant Series
  7. 6. A Bout Face
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. Stolen Sweets
    Archie
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