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(July 1964)

Archie, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 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:
?
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

[Cousin Clem] (Table of Contents)

The Riverdale Hillbillies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White; Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Albert [Hiram] Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge's Cousin Clem and family [Clem Lodge; Grandpaw Cooley Lodge; Lilly Lodge; Lulu Lodge; Mildew Lodge]

Indexer Notes

In the early days of this title, the comics only featured a single story (with the usual Li'l Jinx gag in there). Throughout the story in this issue, Mr. Lodge is referred to as Albert Lodge. Although Mr. Lodge is now officially named Hiram, he has also been known as J.P. Lodge and Burton Lodge. It is not known if this was an editorial oversight or if he was actually called Albert at the time.

White does the top panel of Archie saying "If you think Mr. Lodge is rich...," while the bottom panel is taken from the interior art by Lucey.

The Riverdale Hillbillies (Table of Contents)

Life with Archie / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Albert [Hiram] Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Clem Lodge [Cousin Clem]; Cooley Lodge [Grandpaw Cooley]; Lily Lodge; Lulu Lodge; Mildew Lodge; un-named Lodge butler; un-named news anchor (bearing a very strong resemblance to Walter Cronkite)
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge's company has suffered a series of bad breaks and is about to go bankrupt unless he can raise several hundred thousand dollars fast. His only hope is his Southern cousin Clem Lodge, the richest man in Sassafras County. But when Clem arrives with his family -- his handsome son Mildew, his twin daughters Lulu and Lily Lodge, and his cantankerous Grampaw Gooley -- he doesn't seem to have many assets available to help his cousin. The one hope may be an old gold mine Clem owns that doesn't have any gold, but lots of uranium.

Indexer Notes

A take-off on the hit TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies." Clem is directly based on Jed from the TV show, and Mildew is similar to Jethro. Grampaw Gooley is a male version of Granny from the show, while Lulu and Lily are original characters.

Mr. Lodge is called "Albert" throughout this story. At this time he had not yet been named "Hiram," and was frequently called by different names including "J.P.," "Henry" and his original name of "Burton."

[Three Joyful Jills] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Here It Is!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Annual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Engine-uity (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg rides up in a car made from wooden crates, and asks Li'l Jinx how she likes his imported foreign car. Li'l Jinx laughs, saying that it looks like he built it himself. Greg says he did, and Li'l Jinx asks him where he got the imported foreign stuff. Greg says that the car is made from Italian cheese boxes.

Indexer Notes

Although Greg's name is never mentioned anywhere in this comic, it's obvious that's who Li'l Jinx is talking to.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents)

Archie / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Laraine Snyder; Ann M. Blanchard; ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews (on drawings of Archie Club Member button and membership card)
Synopsis:
The regular feature with the latest winning articles. This month's winners are Laraine Snyder from Lowville, New York [$5 First Prize for her article "to the teen-agers of America", reinforcing the importance of studying and staying in school] and Ann M. Blanchard from Springfield, Massachusetts [$4 Second Prize for her article on things she enjoys]

Indexer Notes

First page contains the first-prize article and a couple of cute drawings to go along with it. The second page contains the second-prize article on the top half of the page, and an offer to join the Archie Club for 15 cents on the bottom of the page.

[Get My NEW Lucky Piece ... Free!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Cousin Clem]
    The Riverdale Hillbillies
  2. 1. The Riverdale Hillbillies
    Life with Archie
  3. 2. [Three Joyful Jills]
    Josie
  4. 3. [Here It Is!]
    Archie Annual
  5. 4. Engine-uity
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Archie Club News
    Archie
  7. 6. [Get My NEW Lucky Piece ... Free!]
    Archie
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