(March 1962)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 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

["Well, I, for one, Mr. Andrews, do not dig your new loverboy love seat!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
furniture; love seats

Big Mouth (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; World's Smallest Monster
Synopsis:
The world's smallest monster, a tiny creature with a very loud voice, helps Archie get revenge on Reggie.
Keywords:
hockey stick; magnifying glass; monster

No Smoking (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold
Pencils:
Joe Harold
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis:
After hearing his friend read about a dragon in a story, Shrimpy wonders if it was old enough to smoke.
Keywords:
dragon; reading; smoking

The End (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold
Pencils:
Joe Harold
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis:
Shrimpy says fairy tales aren't original, because every one ends "...and they lived happily ever after."
Keywords:
fairy tales; reading

Indexer Notes

Continuation of previous Shrimpy story.

Speed to Spare (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie, Archie, and Jughead go bobsledding, but Reggie loses Archie and Jughead on the first curve.
Keywords:
bobsledding; winter

Go, Man, Go! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Reggie's state-of-the-art go-kart annoys Archie but impresses Veronica, who asks Reggie to let her drive it.
Keywords:
go-kart; traffic

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)

It Ghost To Show You (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The gang inspects a haunted house, and they all assume that the ghosts are just tricks the others rigged up to scare them.
Keywords:
ghosts; haunted house

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Shan Evans (Bala, Cynwyd, Pa.) for article about the Earth. Second prize of $3.00 to Joan Smith (Herkimer, N.Y.) for article about the United State Weather Bureau. Third prize of $2.00 to Nancy Jamieson (Weston, Ontario, Canada) for article about the Barracuda. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Shirley Kunishi (Papikou, Ha.) for four jokes. Also clip art head shots of Jughead, Archie, and Reggie.

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

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

Follow the Bouncing Ball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
An accident involving a nuclear testing lab leaves Archie with a radioactive charge that causes a basketball to be magnetically attracted to his hands. This serves him well in the big game that night.
Keywords:
basketball; magnetism; nuclear energy; radioactivity

Indexer Notes

The lab is called "Doyle Nuclear Testing Laboratory," a reference to writer Frank Doyle.

This story, which has Archie gaining a special power from nuclear radiation, appeared several months before the debut of Spider-Man.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Well, I, for one, Mr. Andrews, do not dig your new loverboy love seat!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Big Mouth
    Archie
  3. 2. No Smoking
    Shrimpy
  4. 3. The End
    Shrimpy
  5. 4. Speed to Spare
    Archie
  6. 5. Go, Man, Go!
    Archie
  7. 6. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. It Ghost To Show You
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Follow the Bouncing Ball
    Archie
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