(August 1963)

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:
?
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

["Know something, Betty?... These sun glasses you gave me are pitch black!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Arche Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords:
beaches; music; radios; sunbathing; sunglasses; swimsuits

Alphabet Soup (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; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Midge Klump; Big Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Big Ethel Muggs; Cricket O'Dell; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
The Archie characters are represented by a strange alphabet: ABVJRGWmBMDECL.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alphabet; arrow; fourth wall; jealousy; money; phone booth

Indexer Notes

A take-off on alphabet books (A stands for apple; B stands for boy, etc.). The story is told entirely in captions.

That's Different (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:
Instead of carving hearts with their initials in a tree, Li'l Jinx and Greg opt for something different.
Keywords:
carving; tree

Photo Fin-Ish (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica are plagued by photograph peddlers.
Keywords:
photographers; pier; skin diving; underwater

Head Work (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; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie gets an expensive vase stuck on his head.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hammock; love letters; vase

Order This! Get This Free! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Career Boy (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; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie accuses Archie of being a gold-digger, that he would only marry Veronica for her money.
Keywords:
money

Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards! (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

A letter from "Archie" requesting members write reports about themselves fills the first page. On the second page is first prize of $5.00 to Michael McIntyre (Redendo Beach, Calif.) for an article about bagpipes.

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

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

Fast Company (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; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge is chasing Archie, who's chasing Reggie, who's pulling Veronica with him. And all of them run over Jughead.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flowers; gardening; running
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Know something, Betty?... These sun glasses you gave me are pitch black!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Alphabet Soup
    Archie
  3. 2. That's Different
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Photo Fin-Ish
    Archie
  5. 4. Head Work
    Archie
  6. 5. Order This! Get This Free!
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. Career Boy
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength
    Archie; U. S. Royal
  9. 8. Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards!
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. Fast Company
    Archie
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