(December 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

["Archie, do you really think it will work?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
aerosol spray can; books; homework

Indexer Notes

No credits, but cover art appears to be by White.

The Doll (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; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Molly
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica see Archie carrying a doll as a prop for the school play; Betty wants to make fun of him, but Veronica doesn't approve.
Reprints:
Keywords:
doll; jealousy; school play

The Award (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:
Li'l Jinx gets an award for safety.
Keywords:
award; fence; manhole; roof; TV aerial

Space Spat (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; un-named reporters
Synopsis:
Archie, the first teenager to go to Mars, makes a triumphant return to Earth, where everyone has questions about his voyage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mars; reporters; spaceship

["Did You Know This-"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie; U. S. Royal / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Passing the Buck (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Cricket O'Dell (introduction); Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Meet Cricket O'Dell, a girl who is obsessed with money. She not only loves money, she can literally smell it. And she'll follow any man who has money. When she shows signs of being attracted to Archie because of his connection to the "gorgeously rich" Lodges, Archie passes her off to a man with more money, Reggie Mantle. After a night of doing the things that Cricket considers fun (like listening to a record of slot machines in Las Vegas), Reggie has to find a way to get rid of her, so he gives some money to Jughead, causing Cricket to follow him instead.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bank; money; quarter

Indexer Notes

Story is in two parts: Part I is six pages and Part II is five pages. First appearance of Cricket O'Dell, the girl with a nose for money.

The Time of the Year For the Book of the Year! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / 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:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Marilyn Mottola (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) for article on the aardvark. Second prize of $3.00 to Chris Bub (Columbia, S.C.) for article on Switzerland. Third prize of $2.00 to Richard Paige Jr. (Cleveland, Ohio) for article on the Painted Desert. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Lois Rogers (Clifton, N.J.) for article on Paul Revere. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Helaine Handler (Levittown, Pa.) for two jokes.

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

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

The Story Teller (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; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie tells Veronica a series of wild, implausible stories about why he's late and where he went last night.
Keywords:
boxing; deception; kissing; tall tales; television
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, do you really think it will work?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Doll
    Archie
  3. 2. The Award
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Space Spat
    Archie
  5. 4. ["Did You Know This-"]
    Archie; U. S. Royal
  6. 5. Passing the Buck
    Archie
  7. 6. The Time of the Year For the Book of the Year!
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. The Story Teller
    Archie
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