(November 1964)

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

["We just arrived and already Archie has the ball rolling!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
bowling; bowling alleys; bowling bags

Cruise Director (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Chip (a boat mechanic)
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge has Archie take a borrowed boat back to the mechanic and exchange it for Mr. Lodge's boat, which was being repaired. But Archie isn't sure about the boats' controls and ends up causing more damage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
canoe; guitar; speedboat

Indexer Notes

Archie is singing "I wanna hold your hand" (a Beatles song) in the splash panel.

["You called for a piano tuner?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Gasser (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Joe (a gas station attendant)
Synopsis:
Archie gets Joe to give him some gas quick as Archie is late to a ball game. But Archie comes back when he forgets his stamps.
Keywords:
gas station; trading stamps

That's What Counts (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:
One boy is "it" in a game of hide and seek because he can count higher than anyone else.

The Acid Test (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Johnson (the janitor); Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie accidently drops a beaker of acid that eats through the chemistry floor. Banned from the chem lab, Mr. Weatherbee asks Archie to polish his chair and desk. But Archie accidently adds a small test tube of acid into the varnish, which eats away the varnish brushes as well as the legs of Mr. Weatherbee's desk.
Reprints:
Keywords:
acid; chemistry; turpentine; varnish

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Spellbound (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
When Archie leaves Betty and Jughead to spend time with Veronica, the two jilted friends curse the two lovers. Unbeknowst to all of them, the curses come true.
Reprints:
Keywords:
curse; Indian dance; magic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to James Busby (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) for article on having mice for pets. Second prize of $3.00 to Zena Bruinsma (Holland, Mich.) for her story of immigrating from the Netherlands to Michigan. Third prize of $2.00 to Debra Rochtaschel (Rochester, N.Y.) for five jokes. The third prize article on the second page has the same border used on the Archie's Madhouse covers.

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

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

Everything's Coming Up Roses (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Harris (a neighbor of the Lodges)
Synopsis:
Archie picks some of Mr. Lodge's prize roses as a gift to Veronica. To make up for the blunder, Archie then digs up one of the Lodges' neighbor's rose bushes and gives it to Mr. Lodge as a replacement.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bouquet; roses

Indexer Notes

The title comes from the song "Everything's Coming Up Roses" from the 1959 Broadway musical "Gypsy."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["We just arrived and already Archie has the ball rolling!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Cruise Director
    Archie
  3. 2. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. A Gasser
    Archie
  5. 4. That's What Counts
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. The Acid Test
    Archie
  7. 6. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. Spellbound
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Everything's Coming Up Roses
    Archie
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