(September 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:
Was Ongoing Series

["Oh, if only Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey could help me!"] (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
first aid; injuries; swimming; swimming pools; swimsuits; television

The Lazy Ones (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie does push-ups to try and obey President Kennedy's call for the youth of America to exercise more, but it turns out that the gang actually gets more exercise when they're just having fun.
Keywords:
badminton; beach; dancing; pushups; record player; swimming

Indexer Notes

One of several stories in Archie comics that reference JFK's then-recent push for physical fitness.

A Jet Bet (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; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx pretends to be a pony and Greg pretends to be a jet. The two have a race.
Keywords:
imagination; race

Wayward Whirl (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie tries the hammer throw, but he's the one who gets thrown.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hammer throw; track and field

The Avenger (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie makes up an elaborate scenario to argue that when he brought a baseball glove to a date with Veronica, it was actually for her own protection.
Keywords:
baseball; baseball glove

Wanted (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Start To Finish (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead and Betty discuss the fact that whenever Archie starts well, he finishes badly. Then Jughead points out to Betty that the reverse is also true.
Keywords:
boxing; diving; hurdles; movie theater; swimming pool

Fun with the Popsicle Kids (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Popsicle Kids; Popsicle / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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 Mike Smith (Garden Grove, Calif.) for article on Tahiti. Second prize of $3.00 to Violet Cruz (New York, N.Y.) for article about dinosaurs. Third prize of $2.00 to Nattia Lo Scalzo (Raytown, Mo.) for article on the Fennec. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Diane Jeffries (Washington, D.C.) for article on nursing. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Ronnie Hall (Richmond, Va.) for two jokes.

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

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

Prisoner of Love (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; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie dreams he's on a planet where robots are terrorized by gorgeous Amazon "monster" women. He's captured and taken to meet their Queen, who prepares to give Archie her kiss of death.
Keywords:
aliens; dream; kissing; snare; spaceship
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh, if only Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey could help me!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Lazy Ones
    Archie
  3. 2. A Jet Bet
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Wayward Whirl
    Archie
  5. 4. The Avenger
    Archie
  6. 5. Wanted
    The World of Jughead
  7. 6. Start To Finish
    Archie
  8. 7. Fun with the Popsicle Kids
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Prisoner of Love
    Archie
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