(June 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:
Was Ongoing Series

["Swell picture, huh, Archie?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
cinemas; lovers' hearts; movies; popcorn

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #21 and later redrawn for the cover of Jughead with Archie Digest #16

Bowl Game (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; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Archie brings a bowling ball to school, and it keeps getting away from him and causing destruction.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ball and chain; bowling ball; cafeteria; dishes

["With these U.S. Royals it's like riding on a cloud!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Keeping In Touch! (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; Ga Ga
Synopsis:
Jinx and her friend sit in silence on Jinx's front step, but after Ga Ga leaves, Jinx phones her to ask what's new.
Keywords:
telephone

Principal's Principle (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee wonders why the students are afraid of him.

A New Twist (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; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
A stiff neck leaves Archie unable to hold his head up straight. His friends try to help, but their help is no help at all.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fourth wall; stiff neck

Indexer Notes

Archie's back trouble is cured when a blonde with shapely legs walks by and he snaps straight up with a "twang" sound effect, effectively mimicking the sexual imagery often seen in Tex Avery animated cartoons.

Here Are Six Reasons Why I Know You'll Enjoy the Big, New Archie Annual #13 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Painful Proxy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Moose will be disqualified from the big game unless he passes a test, so Archie disguises himself as Moose to take the test in his place.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguise; football; math test; toothache

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Paul R. Prescott (Carnegie, Pa.) for article on the Liberty Bell. Second prize of $3.00 to Julie Ann Dadson (Cincinnati, Ohio) for article on changes in automobiles. Third prize of $2.00 to David Achelis (New York, N.Y.) for article on the Sun. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Laura Luther (York, Pa.) for article on the human eye. Fifth prize to Marjorie Raschdorf (Adams, Mass.) for article on Uakaris monkeys.

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

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

The Fly (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
A pesky fly gets Archie in trouble in Miss Grundy's class, but then gets him out of trouble with Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints:
Keywords:
eyeglasses; fly; fourth wall; ink; ruler

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in the story. Captions in the first and last panels open and close the story. On page five, a caption points out the set-up for a gag on the next page.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Swell picture, huh, Archie?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bowl Game
    Archie
  3. 2. ["With these U.S. Royals it's like riding on a cloud!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  4. 3. Keeping In Touch!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Principal's Principle
    Mr. Weatherbee
  6. 5. A New Twist
    Archie
  7. 6. Here Are Six Reasons Why I Know You'll Enjoy the Big, New Archie Annual #13
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Painful Proxy
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Fly
    Archie
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