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(April 1970)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times per year: February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["I Just Happened To Be Passing By"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Me / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty just "happens" to wander over to the Andrews house - - in waist deep snow.
Keywords:
blizzard

Indexer Notes

Archie is reading a Josie comic book.

Wedded Bliss (Table of Contents)

Betty and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Ethel overhears Archie and Betty exchanging marriage what-ifs, assumes they're married and starts spreading the news around.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

rumors; gossip

["To Most Boys, I'm Cute"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Eda Edwards [as Betty]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
"Betty" answers reader letters.

["Statement Of Ownership"] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Filed October 1, 1969; Listed owners Close-Up, Inc, and John L. Goldwater, both of 1116 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10021; Publisher Close-Up, Inc; Editor John L. Goldwater; Managing Editor Richard Goldwater; Total Paid Circulation, 12 month average: 306,058.

["What a Moon"] (Table of Contents)

Betty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Archie are alone under a romantic moonlit sky, so naturally Archie says the least romantic thing he can think of.

Help the Needy (Table of Contents)

Betty and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty decides the way to impress Archie is to show him how capable she is at any endeavor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
arm-wrestling; checkers; chess; guitar

Indexer Notes

Mention is made of The Archies hit song "Sugar Sugar."

["If it's laughter you're after, here's a giant size portion of merriment!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

That's the Breaks (Table of Contents)

Betty and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty is the epitome of bursting teenage excitement because Archie actually asked her to go roller-skating, in front of Veronica no less.
Reprints:
Keywords:
roller skates; stairs

Fill 'er Up (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Hap tries to diagnose why Jinx has an upset stomach. She rattles off a list of goodies she's just eaten.

The Mechanic (Table of Contents)

Betty and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty's new prowess with auto mechanics impresses Archie so much that he asks her to the dance over Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
auto mechanics; auto repair

Indexer Notes

On page 3, panel 2, Betty states that she read some auto manuals to learn auto mechanics so she and Archie would have something in common. This may be the start of Betty's knowledge of auto mechanics that came to characterize her in the eighties and beyond.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I Just Happened To Be Passing By"]
    Betty and Me
  2. 1. Wedded Bliss
    Betty and Me
  3. 2. ["To Most Boys, I'm Cute"]
    Dear Betty
  4. 3. ["Statement Of Ownership"]
  5. 4. ["What a Moon"]
    Betty
  6. 5. Help the Needy
    Betty and Me
  7. 6. ["If it's laughter you're after, here's a giant size portion of merriment!"]
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  8. 7. That's the Breaks
    Betty and Me
  9. 8. Fill 'er Up
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. The Mechanic
    Betty and Me
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Terry Watkins
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Donald Dale Milne