(December 1971)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.15 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

["The trouble with school dropouts is not that they can't see the handwriting on the wall..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie makes the case against dropping out of school.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fashion; high school dropouts; peace signs

Who Scent Him? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Professor Cranwell; Professor Clodfugle
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge's company tries to come up with a new cologne, but the first try smells too manly, and the other isn't manly enough. Archie comes up with the perfect combination.

Praise Wordy (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:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

A Nose for News (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mary Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
In a story punctuated by many ironic comments from the narrator, Archie and Veronica see old newspapers from the '20s and think that the world has been plunged into a new Depression.

Color Them Red (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Josh
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead lecture Pop about prejudice when they think he's refusing to serve their black friend Josh. Of course Josh isn't the one Pop won't serve; it's Archie and Jughead, because they haven't paid their tabs.

Indexer Notes

Josh never appeared again, but may be a prototype for Chuck Clayton, who appeared soon after.

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie resolves to be more decisive, but keeps vacillating over whether to ask Betty or Veronica for a date.

Indexer Notes

A panel from this story was mistakenly used as an example of Dan DeCarlo art in Vanity Fair's 65th anniversary piece on Archie comics. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/12/archie200612

The name of Veronica's date, "Tex Daylor," is based on the name of Little Archie artist Dexter Taylor.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The trouble with school dropouts is not that they can't see the handwriting on the wall..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Who Scent Him?
    Archie
  3. 2. Praise Wordy
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. A Nose for News
    Archie
  5. 4. Color Them Red
    Archie
  6. 5. Decisions, Decisions
    Archie
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