(August 1960)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Spring dance] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Based on the plot of the first story in the issue, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words."

Actions Speak Louder Than Words (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
The story of Archie and Reggie's attempts to get the money to go to a dance, all told without a single word of dialogue.

Indexer Notes

In addition to the lack of dialogue, the only caption in this story is one at the beginning explaining the technique and asking readers to write in if they like it. Archie would do a number of silent stories from this point on, many of them drawn by Lucey.

This story is one of the most famous showcases for Harry Lucey's skill at conveying emotion and plot through body language alone. Dan Nadel, whose book "Art In Time" includes a chapter on Lucey, has singled this story out as an "extraordinary" example of Lucey's art.

Missed By a Nose (Table of Contents)

Leroy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Neal Adams
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Neal Adams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Leroy; Leroy's dad
Synopsis:
Leroy tells his dad that there was someone who wanted to see him.

Bed Made (Table of Contents)

Jughead / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Neal Adams
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Neal Adams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead does the old joke where he tells Archie he has to "make his own bed."

Indexer Notes

Archie is reading Archie Comics' "The Fly." This was the title Neal Adams originally applied to work on at Archie Comics, being assigned to write and draw joke pages instead.

It's a Ball (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold
Pencils:
Joe Harold
Inks:
Joe Harold
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
Shrimpy is pitching well now that the ball is broken in.

Double Rocket Trouble (Table of Contents)

Katy Keene / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion; humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Randy; K.O. Kelly; Gloria
Synopsis:
Katy dreams that she marries Randy and becomes "Queen of Outer Space," while K.O. and Gloria get revenge on the couple in a spaceship shaped like a boxing glove.

A New Hair-Do (Table of Contents)

Gloria / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woggon
Pencils:
Bill Woggon
Inks:
Bill Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion; humor
Characters:
Katy Keene; Gloria; Danny
Synopsis:
Gloria demands to be picked over Katy for a part, until she finds out what costume the part requires.

Nothing But the Tooth! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx comes up with a plan to get extra money from the Tooth Fairy.

Information Please (Table of Contents)

Moose / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Two drunks ask Moose to settle an argument.

Ignorance is Bliss! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks Archie peeked at his birthday gift in advance. Reggie makes things worse by telling Archie she got him a bow tie, making it impossible for Archie to talk to Ronnie without saying "bow tie" by accident.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Spring dance]
    Archie
  2. 1. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
    Archie
  3. 2. Missed By a Nose
    Leroy
  4. 3. Bed Made
    Jughead
  5. 4. It's a Ball
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. Double Rocket Trouble
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. A New Hair-Do
    Gloria
  8. 7. Nothing But the Tooth!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Information Please
    Moose
  10. 9. Ignorance is Bliss!
    Archie
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen