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(April 1960)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Archie, I was so wrong!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones (inset)
Keywords:
kissing

Indexer Notes

Cover is the last panel of the first story in the issue, with new word balloons.

It's Right to Be Wrong! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica spends $150 for a tie-clip for Archie to celebrate the anniversary of the day they met. Betty changes the price to $1.50 to see if Archie is a gold-digger. Archie is unhappy with the gift, but not because of the cost. He's upset for another reason, which in retrospect seems obvious.
Reprints:
Keywords:
anniversary; tie-clip

Indexer Notes

Last panel is used as cover art.

Whether Report (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica wonders what Archie and Betty were talking about on the terrace.

Triple Threat (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty complains she keeps getting caught in a triangle with Archie and the television set.
Keywords:
boxing; television

Clint Walker (Table of Contents)

Betty Presents the Star of the Month / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Clint Walker (photo)
Synopsis:
Detailed biography of Clint Walker's rise to stardom with his current starring role in the television series "Cheyenne."

Indexer Notes

Text and small black and white photograph.

In Again, Out Again (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers the butler; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Days after a major fight, Veronica is upset that Archie hasn't called to apologize. She calls him to complain, but ends up accepting his apology instead. Unfortunately before the call Veronica had told Smithers to throw Archie out if he showed up, which he gleefully does. Veronica is horrified when she learns what he's done, ordering Smithers to chase Archie down and bring him back.
Reprints:
Keywords:
apology; argument; telephone

Wake Up to the Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Bicycle Built for Woo (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty is going with Archie on the school bicycle outing, but is afraid that Archie will end up riding with Veronica. At Jughead's suggestion, she borrows a tandem bicycle so she and Archie will have to stay together. But the plans all go awry and Betty ends up sharing the tandem bike with Mr. Weatherbee.
Keywords:
bicycles; tandem bicycle

Indexer Notes

Veronica is mentioned, but does not appear. The last two pages appear to have been edited somewhat to make room for the Statement of Ownership.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1959 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1959. No circulation figures given.

Read Pipsqueak Comicsq (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pipsqueak / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.1 page (report information)

The Early Girlie! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Mr. Johnson
Synopsis:
Jinx goes to a neighbor's house at dawn to tell them her birthday party was changed from noon to one o'clock.
Keywords:
birthday party; dawn

No Escape (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; LeRoy
Synopsis:
Leroy tries to get a bribe from Archie so he won't annoy him and Veronica.
Keywords:
bribe

Feet First (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge uses the height of Veronica's feet while she's lying on the floor talking on the telephone to note if she is getting taller.
Keywords:
telephone

Class Crash (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty inadvertently insinuates that Archie is just after Veronica for her money. Veronica decides that she needs to find a rich boyfriend so she's sure he's not after her money. Archie tries to date Betty, but Betty has decided she needs to find a rich boyfriend for financial security.
Keywords:
Fourth Wall; poor; rich; security

Indexer Notes

Betty breaks the Fourth Wall and speaks to the reader several times.

The Winners (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Chicago Roller Skates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, I was so wrong!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. It's Right to Be Wrong!
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Whether Report
    Betty
  4. 3. Triple Threat
    Betty
  5. 4. Clint Walker
    Betty Presents the Star of the Month
  6. 5. In Again, Out Again
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Wake Up to the Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
  8. 7. A Bicycle Built for Woo
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1959
  10. 9. Read Pipsqueak Comicsq
    Pipsqueak
  11. 10. The Early Girlie!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. No Escape
    Archie
  13. 12. Feet First
    Veronica
  14. 13. Class Crash
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. The Winners
    Chicago Roller Skates
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Terry Watkins
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne