(December 1971)

Archie, 1958 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

["What did I do?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews (logo); Jughead Jones; two un-named police officers

Indexer Notes

A scene from "You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry" is also shown above the logo.

Feast or Famine (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; un-named Chinese restaurant delivery boy
Synopsis:
Mr. Andrews is complaining to his wife that he's hungry. Just then, the doorbell rings and a delivery person from a local Chinese restaurant is standing on the doorstep with Chinese food. Just as Mr. Andrews accepts the delivery, Archie runs in to grab the food which he and the gang ordered, and Jughead pays the delivery boy. Mr. Andrews, still trying to figure out what's going on, watches as Archie runs back into the other room with the food. They then start talking about how good the food is. Mr. Andrews tries to devise a way to get the food - first he tries to talk Archie into thinking that they're not going to eat all five spare ribs. Someone then complains that they forgot the soy sauce, so Mr. Andrews runs to the kitchen to get some, figuring that he'll be offered food in return. After Archie and his friends join in a chorus of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow", Archie offers to let his dad sample some spare ribs - only to find out that there aren't any left. Betty suggests he try the egg rolls - but Veronica has eaten the last one. Veronica suggests he try the chow mein - but Jughead has just finished it. Mr. Andrews storms off through the living room, returning with a paint brush, some paint and his toolbox, and an evil grin on his face. In the next panel, Archie and his friends are gathering up the trash and heading to the kitchen to throw it out before they leave. In the last panel, they are seen standing outside the kitchen door. Mr. Andrews has nailed two boards across the doorway (with the words "Keep" and "Out!" painted on them), pad-locked the kitchen door and has painted "This kitchen off limits to anyone under 30!" above the door. The message continues next to the door - "This includes BLOOD RELATIONS! All food dispensed only under parental supervision!" and "THAT'S ALL!".

Home On The Range! (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; Gigi; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and Greg are playing cowboys. Li'l Jinx calls her friend Gigi and asks her to come over and play as well. Gigi arrives shortly, also dressed as a cowboy, and asks what ranch they belong to. Li'l Jinx's dad, who is tied to a chair in the other room, yells "Bar Nothing". Two suction-cup darts are also seen on the wall in this room.

You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; un-named police officers
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead are driving along in Archie's jalopy when a police officer pulls up next to them and asks them to pull over. Archie asks the officer what he's stopping him for, and the officer asks them to get out of the car. The officer proceeds to tell Archie that he was pulled over for running through a flashing red light. Archie says he just slowed down and thought it was a caution light. The officer writes Archie a ticket and tells him that he's supposed to stop for a flashing red light. The two officers then search Archie's car for "drugs or pep-pills". Archie can't understand why they're searching his car, and he and Jughead both point out that they would never do drugs - they both know what it can do to a person. As the officers leave, Jughead and Archie get back in the car and drive off, continuing to talk about how the officers treated them, how the hippies are right when they yell police brutality, etc. Then then see an ambulance and a large crowd, and stop to see what's going on. When they ask Betty about it, she says that a policeman got shot. As they continue talking, we learn that the police officer is in a coma and being rushed to the hospital. A kid was trying to rob an elderly couple's candy store, and an off duty policeman walked in and got shot while trying to stop the robbery. They continue to discuss the crime, when Archie realizes that he recognizes the officer - a rookie who walks the beat near the school ball field. Betty is sad and hopes that the police officer will be ok. The discussion then turns to how the situation isn't fair to the cop - he's trying to make things safer for everyone, and the only thanks he gets is being shot. Finally they end up talking about how kids don't realize how lucky they are to have the police, and how life would be different without them. This makes Archie and Jughead feel bad for complaining about having their car searched earlier, and they realize that the cops were just doing their jobs. Archie explains what just happened to him and Jughead, and says that Betty is right - people do tend to take policemen for granted.

Indexer Notes

This story is rather unusual for Archie comics - it's about twice as long as a typical Archie story, and there's nothing humorous about it. It was just a serious story meant to remind people not to take police officers for granted.

Archie's Double Giant Christmas Special (Table of Contents)

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (jack-in-the-box); Li'l Jinx (on the cover of one of the comic books); Sabrina (also on the cover of a book)
Synopsis:
An ad for the year's Christmas specials - Li'l Jinx Christmas Bag and Sabrina's Christmas Magic.

Indexer Notes

This ad actually appears after page 4 of "You Never Miss The Well ..." (page 5 of the story is on the back of the ad). Both comics were 50 cents each. The offer never expired.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents)

Archie / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Debbie MacNaughton; Francine Doxtador; Kenneth Clark; Janis Sealander; Joe Ann Kem
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrwes; Jughead Jones; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
The regular feature that showcased winning articles from Archie Club members. This month's winners are Debbie MacNaughton from Montreal, Quebec [$5US First Prize - Haiku]; Francine Doxtador from the Six Nations Indian Reserve (in Ontario) [$4US Second Prize - Indian reserve]; Kenneth Clark from Chicago [$2 Third Prize - Archie Club]; Janis Sealander from Escanabe, Michigan [$1 Fourth Prize - encounter with a dog on a family camping trip] and Joe Ann Kem from Bowling Green, Kentucky [finding the good things in life]

Indexer Notes

The first page contains the first-, second- and third-prize winning articles. The top half of the second page contains the fourth- and fifth-prize winners. The bottom half of the second page was an offer to join the Archie Club for 25 cents.

First Things First (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie convinces Veronica to take him to a tea dance, promising to be careful and not goof up so he won't embarrass her. On the night of the big date, Archie gets all dressed up, not realizing it's his parents' anniversary. His parents don't realize that he has a big date and think he's getting all dressed up to go to dinner and a show with them. Archie, not wanting to disappoint his parents, decides to go to the dinner/show with them and sends Jughead to take his place at the dance with Veronica. Jughead of course is only there for the buffet, and thoroughly embarrasses Veronica.

Indexer Notes

original indexer thought this the artwork of Harry Lucey, but clearly the pencils of Bob Bolling; information via Steven Rowe July 4, 2009

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What did I do?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Feast or Famine
    Archie
  3. 2. Home On The Range!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry
    Archie
  5. 4. Archie's Double Giant Christmas Special
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie Club News
    Archie
  7. 6. First Things First
    Archie
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