(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:
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:
?
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.

Indexer Notes

trophy; bragging; conceit; prom

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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