(December 1964)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
nine times a year 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:
Was Ongoing Series

["Archie, make sure you can afford what we order!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
dining; hotdog stands; restaurants

Not Guilty (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
When Fred is asked to see Mr. Weatherbee about Archie, he fears the worst, and dreams that he's on trial for driving Archie to a life of delinquency.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dream; fourth wall; homework; judge

Indexer Notes

Archie's father talks to the readers in panel two of the first page.

Word Wise (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:
There is one word Jinx can read on the cereal box.
Keywords:
breakfast; cereal box; reading

["We haven't found one lipstick that's kiss proof!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin-Up Page / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is testing various lipsticks on Archie to find one that's "kiss-proof."
Keywords:
kissing; lipstick

Protection (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; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Midge asks Archie to walk her home at night, which he does reluctantly. When Moose sees them, he offers to walk Archie home, and Archie fears it's just an excuse to beat him up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
anxiety; doctor

For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Most Illuminating (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; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie shows Mr. Lodge his trick lamp, which makes it look like he's lighting it by plugging it into his mouth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
electricity; light bulb; practical joke

[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 Linda Diane McCloy (Dayton, Ohio) for poem about her friend and Archie comics. Second prize of $3.00 to Barbara Stephens (Rainbow City, U.S. Canal Zone) for article on the origin of hot dogs. Third prize of $2.00 to Mary Mills (Chicago, Ill.) for a poem about anxiety.

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

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

Call Me Jealous (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Green-Eyed Monster
Synopsis:
The Green-Eyed Monster of jealousy explains that business is good in Riverdale, but there was a time he almost lost his most jealous client, Moose.
Keywords:
black eyes; fourth wall; jealousy

Indexer Notes

The Green-Eyed Monster narrates the story and talks to the reader.

Number Please (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred comments on Archie's phone usage.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, make sure you can afford what we order!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Not Guilty
    Archie
  3. 2. Word Wise
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["We haven't found one lipstick that's kiss proof!"]
    Archie Pin-Up Page
  5. 4. Protection
    Archie
  6. 5. For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  7. 6. Most Illuminating
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. Call Me Jealous
    Archie
  11. 10. Number Please
    Archie's Dad
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