(December 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:
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

["It's the toughest initiation we've ever given anybody!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
bondage; Delta Phi Pi; fraternities; hazing; paddles; television commercials; televisions

Trouble Spot (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Resenting the teachers' belief that accidents naturally happen when he's around, Archie tries to prove that trouble can happen when he's not around.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bulletin board; cafeteria; varnish

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

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

["You girls ever play golf before?"] (Table of Contents)

Double Takes! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Two-panel gags with Archie, Betty and Veronica.
Keywords:
golf; scale; sweater

No Match! (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:
Jinx knew the right answers, but the teacher didn't ask the right questions.
Keywords:
tests

Gloom Chaser (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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Everything Archie does brings a little more hilarity into Mr. Lodge's life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ice cream; rain; umbrella

Open Before Christmas (and Long After) (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Get the Message! (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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie bends down to read a message on the sidewalk, only to discover that it's part of another Reggie prank.
Reprints:
Keywords:
practical jokes; tomatoes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Sandra Jadlowski (Oklahoma City, Okla.) for article about herself. Second prize of $3.00 to Gayland Jones (Galena Park, Texas) for article about his friend Shelby. Third prize of $2.00 to Michelle Rosenthal (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for eight jokes. Fourth prize of $1.00 to James Summers (Evanston, Ill.) for article about his dog.

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

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

Fly-Over Chicane (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Gilbert Auto-Rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hate Affair (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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie isn't too worried when Reggie takes Veronica out driving; she appreciates him more after a date with Reggie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
broken axle; puddle; sports car

Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Comic Book Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It's the toughest initiation we've ever given anybody!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Trouble Spot
    Archie
  3. 2. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength
    Archie; U. S. Royal
  4. 3. ["You girls ever play golf before?"]
    Double Takes!
  5. 4. No Match!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Gloom Chaser
    Archie
  7. 6. Open Before Christmas (and Long After)
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  8. 7. Get the Message!
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Fly-Over Chicane
    Gilbert Auto-Rama
  12. 11. Hate Affair
    Archie
  13. 12. Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club
    Archie Comic Book Club
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