(February 1964)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Outside of brains, looks and money, what's he got that I haven't got?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
automobiles

Strike Up the Band (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
The students protest Mr. Weatherbee's cancellation of the school dance class.
Reprints:

["So who can fill a stocking better than Veronica?"] (Table of Contents)

Christmas Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

To Her Credit! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 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

The Kisser Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
A mysterious unseen person is jumping out of the shadows and kissing all the girls. Archie and Reggie try to find out the identity of the Kisser by sending a girl out in the dark as bait. But the mystery deepens when Archie himself is kissed by the Kisser, and realizes that the Kisser might actually be a girl.

Indexer Notes

The infamous "kissing bandit" story. When told about the story and its twist ending in his interview in the Comics Journal, a shocked Dan DeCarlo said: "I didn't draw _that_, did I!?" (He didn't; it was Harry Lucey, who was dead by the time that interview was conducted.)

The story is divided into two chapters; Chapter 2 is called "Strike One Kisser!"

The Lecture (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie lectures Veronica for her jealousy, even as he's hitting on another cute girl.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Outside of brains, looks and money, what's he got that I haven't got?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Strike Up the Band
    Archie
  3. 2. ["So who can fill a stocking better than Veronica?"]
    Christmas Pin-Up
  4. 3. To Her Credit!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. The Kisser Strikes!
    Archie
  6. 5. The Lecture
    Archie
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