(November 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

["Do you know where I can find a good dentist?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Keywords:
dentist; extraterrestrials; flying saucers

Invasion (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; science fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Sasu; General
Synopsis:
A three-inch-tall alien woman from the planet Asterosia lands on Earth to determine if the planet is worth invading. She meets Archie, who is trying to fix up Reggie with a date and can't find anyone. So that night, Reggie dates a girl who fits in the palm of his hand.
Keywords:
chemistry; double date; flying saucer; miniature alien; slang

["I'm sure glad we have these U. S. Royals!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Jealous Jumper (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to hit on Midge while Moose is out water-skiing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; water-skiing

The Tiptoe Tip-Off! (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 tries to sneak into the house, but her trail of muddy footprints betrays her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
footprints; mud

Over-Joyed (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; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Archie finds a pair of roller skates and puts them on, leading to a disastrously painful chain of events.
Reprints:
Keywords:
black eye; fortune-telling; palm-reading; roller skates; tin can

Indexer Notes

This story, a showcase for Harry Lucey's gift for silent comedy, has no dialogue until the final page.

String Along (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead, who collects string, ties it to Reggie's belt so Archie can follow him. Archie follows, not knowing that Reggie has found the string and tied it to a dog instead.
Keywords:
string

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as MLG] (signed)
Inks:
? [as MLG] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Mary Milmont (Cheyenne, Wyo.) for article on mermaids. Second prize of $3.00 to Walter Lyons, Jr. (Queensboro, Ky.) for article on penguins. Third prize of $2.00 to Violet Cruz (New York, N.Y.) for article on seals. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Kevin Wilson (Sanger, Calif.) for four jokes. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Linda Sepe (Jackson Heights, N.Y.) for three jokes.

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

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

Man's Best Fiend (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; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Vampire
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go to a cemetery at midnight and meet a vampire who takes them to his castle on the hill. But no matter what he does, he can't scare these idiots.
Reprints:
Keywords:
black cat; camera; cemetery; coffin; mirror; vampire

Indexer Notes

One clue to the identity of the inker, apart from the style, is that the tombstone in the splash panel reads "R.I.P. Martin," referring to Martin "Marty" Epp.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Do you know where I can find a good dentist?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Invasion
    Archie
  3. 2. ["I'm sure glad we have these U. S. Royals!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  4. 3. Jealous Jumper
    Reggie
  5. 4. The Tiptoe Tip-Off!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Over-Joyed
    Archie
  7. 6. String Along
    Archie
  8. 7. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Man's Best Fiend
    Archie
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