(June 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:
Harry Shorten
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

["I Trust Archie"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sally (Archie's cousin)
Synopsis:
Archie is walking a pretty girl around and Veronica isn't upset in the least.

Indexer Notes

The cover is the splash page from the first interior story. The background has been modified slightly and the drawing has been added on at the bottom. There are no word balloons in the splash panel.

"I Trust Him!" (As Far As I Can Throw Him!) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sally (Archie's cousin); Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
To the disbelief of everyone, Archie is escorting a beautiful young woman around Riverdale and Veronica isn't the least bit concerned.
Keywords:
cousin; family tree; Fourth Wall

Indexer Notes

Both Betty and Jughead break "the fourth wall" and address the readers directly during the story. Veronica has detailed files on Archie's relatives and his family tree.

The War of 1812 (Table of Contents)

American Hertitage / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
A brief overview of the War of 1812 between the United States and England.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Curfew Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie objects to Mr. Lodge's curfew demands concerning Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
curfew; time clock

Indexer Notes

The Archie faces in this story may be production paste-ups by a different artist.

A Woman's Intuition (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose can't figure out how Midge knows he's following her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
newspaper

Winner Take All (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Gloria; Sally; unidentified Riverdale co-eds
Synopsis:
In order to raise funds for the United Sororities Fund, Veronica donates a date to prom with Archie as a prize for a raffle.
Keywords:
prom; raffle; sorority

["They Said It Couldn't Be Done!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Chris-Crossed (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty tries to keep Veronica away from a handsome new boy at Pop's, not knowing that the boy is Veronica's cousin Chris.
Reprints:
Keywords:
birthday; cousin

Fite Fright (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Reggie trains for a boxing match against Moose.
Keywords:
boxing

Draw Flaw! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx is disappointed by the abstract picture she's painting, confusing her father.
Reprints:
Keywords:
abstract painting

Baseballitis (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is disappointed with Archie's dedication to baseball.
Keywords:
baseball; telephone

Double Play (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified spectators
Synopsis:
Jughead and Archie commiserate about the high school baseball team being short-handed.
Keywords:
baseball; peanut vendors

Glad To Be Bad (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The Riverdale faculty are at wits end over the distraction Veronica is causing among the male students. Betty is depressed because no one is distracted by her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo caricatures himself as one of the students getting into a violent argument over Betty on page 5. The other "students" may be caricatures of other Archie Comics staffers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I Trust Archie"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. "I Trust Him!" (As Far As I Can Throw Him!)
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The War of 1812
    American Hertitage
  4. 3. Curfew Blues
    Archie
  5. 4. A Woman's Intuition
    Moose
  6. 5. Winner Take All
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["They Said It Couldn't Be Done!"]
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Chris-Crossed
    Betty
  9. 8. Fite Fright
    Reggie
  10. 9. Draw Flaw!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Baseballitis
    Archie
  12. 11. Double Play
    Archie
  13. 12. Glad To Be Bad
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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