(July 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

["It's still raining, Veronica!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
rain; water hoses

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Pep Comics #72

Knit Wits (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
After Archie admires a tie that Midge knitted for Moose, both Veronica and Betty decide to knit Archie a tie.
Keywords:
jealousy; knitting; ties

["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)

A Pitch In Time (Table of Contents)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Moose is pitching badly in baseball practice.
Keywords:
baseball; pitching

Indexer Notes

The punchline: "I'm throwing as hard as ever, but the ball's not getting there as fast!" is based on a similar quote by 1930s New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez.

Game of Chance (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead tries to do a fancy dive into the Lodge pool, but there's a problem.
Keywords:
diving; swimming pool; trampoline

Who's Got What? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Midge Klump (cameo)
Synopsis:
When Reggie is selected MVP of the school football team, the girls stop fighting over Archie and start fighting for the right to go to the prom with Reggie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bragging; conceit; prom; trophy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #20.

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)

In Color (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:
When her father tells Jinx that spinach will "put color in your cheeks," Jinx says she doesn't want green cheeks.
Keywords:
spinach

The K.O. Kid (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie trains for a boxing match against Reggie, but the match never gets started.
Keywords:
boxing; exercise bike; jump rope; punching bag

Indexer Notes

This story has no dialogue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Clip art with Archie, Betty, and Veronica head shots. First prize of $5.00 to Thomas M. White (Las Cruces, N.M) for article on Civil Defense. Second prize of $3.00 to Norma Steward (Rockford, Ill.) for article on the cardinal. Third prize of $2.00 to Freddie Bonner (Berkeley, Calif.) for article on the history of money. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Jane Carmichael (Los Alamos, N.M) for facts about plants.

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

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

SSsh! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get some eggs home from the store without dropping them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
eggs; house key; rain barrel

Indexer Notes

This story has no dialogue until the final page.

Writer credit from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #5. In that same reprint the letters are credited to Harry Lucey.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's still raining, Veronica!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Knit Wits
    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. A Pitch In Time
    Coach Kleats
  5. 4. Game of Chance
    Jughead
  6. 5. Who's Got What?
    Archie
  7. 6. Here Are Six Reasons Why I Know You'll Enjoy the Big, New Archie Annual #13
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. In Color
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. The K.O. Kid
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. SSsh!
    Archie
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