(September 1987)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published nine times a year (Jan., March, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
02710006965209
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Of course I'm on duty!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords:
beaches; kissing; lifeguards; lipstick; portable radios; swimsuits

Surf Saga (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; unnamed Hawaiian girl
Synopsis:
Archie brings a surf board to the beach to impress girls, even though he can't surf. The plan backfires when Archie says the waves are too low and a Hawaiian shows him where the waves are highest.
Reprints:

["Step right up!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Offer for two of the month's comic books for $1.00.

["Full of color...full of fun!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Archie Annual Digest (Archie, 1975 series) #51.

Valerie Puzzle Page! (Table of Contents)

Valerie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Valerie Smith; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
A word search for the last names of Valerie's favorite guitarists.

The Plus Force (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; unnamed golfer
Synopsis:
When Archie is Mr. Lodge's caddy and shows up in a gaudy outfit, the outfit causes Mr. Lodge's opponent to be distracted and lose the game.

["Double your fun!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Advertisement for the Archie Double Digests.

["Discount 32 page comic subscriptions!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Advertisement for subscriptions to the 32 page comic books.

Something Suitable (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Ruth
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Whenever Archie decides to get to Pop Tate's a certain way, Veronica must change her outfit to suit the method of transportation.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #239, the writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

["Subscribe and save $1.75 on each five-issue subscription!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Advertisement for subscriptions to the Archie digests.

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents)

Archie's Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reports from the members of the Archie Club.

All Figured Out! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Ruth
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie records the Blue Sox game so he can take Betty and Veronica on a picnic. While on the picnic, he tries to avoid anything that will reveal the winner of the game.

Indexer Notes

Page 4 clearly shows a package of Chips Ahoy! cookies and Page 5 shows the Kool-Aid jug. Kool-Aid and Chips Ahoy! were sponsors of Archie Comics at the time.

["You don't need drugs..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Reasons to avoid drugs.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Of course I'm on duty!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Surf Saga
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Step right up!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Full of color...full of fun!]
    Archie
  5. 4. Valerie Puzzle Page!
    Valerie
  6. 5. The Plus Force
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Double your fun!"]
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Discount 32 page comic subscriptions!"]
    Archie
  9. 8. Something Suitable
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Subscribe and save $1.75 on each five-issue subscription!"]
    Archie
  11. 10. Archie's Club News
    Archie's Club News
  12. 11. All Figured Out!
    Archie
  13. 12. ["You don't need drugs..."]
    Archie
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