(March 1963)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
eight times a year in January, March, May, June, August, September, October, and November
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

Issue Notes

Starting with this issue, superhero stories were eliminated from the title. "Josie," created by Dan DeCarlo and Frank Doyle (in its original, pre-Pussycats form), takes the place of the superheroes as the main backup title for both "Pep" and "Laugh."


["This is the first time I've had a balcony seat in a drive-in movie"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
drive-in movies; stepladder

Battle Lines (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie's announcement that he's going to "mop up the floor" with Archie in the gym brings all the boys to the gym that night to see it happen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dance; mops; rumors

["I don't know how Daddy does it!"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica talking on the phone, wearing a red top, green plaid mini-skirt, and black tights.
Keywords:
Paris fashions; stuffed toy; telephone

She Skiers (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty asks Ronnie if she feels inferior to all the champion girl skiers on the slopes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fashions; skiing

The Secret Word (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Inspired by "You Bet Your Life," Mr. Weatherbee runs a contest where any student who says the "secret word" gets excused from homework. Reggie and Archie bully a freshman into helping them find out what the secret word is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
detention; eavesdropping; homework; insults

These Misses Are Hits! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

In Full Charge (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (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:
This year, Li'l Jinx gets to plan her own birthday party.
Reprints:
Keywords:
birthday party; invitations; telephone

["It's the Greatest!"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 48 persons (ages 7 to 16) desiring pen pals. All are from the United States.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Joyce Rydlewicz for article on the Indians of the Andes. Second prize of $3.00 to Cindy Follis (Burbank, Calif.) for article on Roman chariot races. Third prize of $2.00 to Ellen M. Starace (New York, N.Y.) for three jokes.

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

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

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 246,491.

Forget It (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Mr. Tuttle
Synopsis:
When Mr. Tuttle tells Melody to "forget" about something he asked her to do, she takes him literally and tries to drive it out of her mind completely. But try as she might, she can't forget it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
memory
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is the first time I've had a balcony seat in a drive-in movie"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Battle Lines
    Archie
  3. 2. ["I don't know how Daddy does it!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  4. 3. She Skiers
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Secret Word
    Archie
  6. 5. These Misses Are Hits!
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  7. 6. In Full Charge
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["It's the Greatest!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962
  12. 11. Forget It
    Josie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas