(May 1961)

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:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Weather report"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Gambler's Luck (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:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
The girls keep tossing a coin to see who gets Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gambling

Art with a Purpose (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis:
Betty paints portraits of herself, Veronica, and Archie and arranges the three paintings at the school art show to send a not-so-subtle message.
Keywords:
painting

Blonde Bombshell (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; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
When Archie sees Veronica giving Moose a kiss, he figures it's a trick to get him to kiss Midge and get beaten up by Moose. That wasn't Veronica's plan, but it ends up happening anyway.
Keywords:
kiss

Take This Free Gift... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Convincer (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica gets a date with another boy. Archie makes a date with Betty, but while getting ready, Betty convinces herself that Archie is only taking her in order to shadow Veronica and her date.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jealousy

Indexer Notes

Veronica is referenced, but does not appear.

Portuguee Phillip's Ride! (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
In 1866, John "Portuguee" Phillips rides in a blizzard from Fort Phillip Kearney in Montana to Fort Laramie to bring reinforcements to fend off an impending Sioux Indian attack.

Indexer Notes

Text with no illustration.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1960 (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, 1960. Average number of paid subscriptions for the previous 12 months was 307,340.

Danger Man at Work (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; teen
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx uses a screwdriver to take all the screws out of the kitchen table.
Keywords:
screwdriver

Indexer Notes

Though the title says "Man at Work," Jinx is the one doing the damage.

Follow the Crowd (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
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie treats Betty like "one of the boys." Betty decides that she might have better luck if the other boys were dating Veronica. The scheme works, except now that Archie is available, all the other girls want a date with him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Weather report"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Gambler's Luck
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Art with a Purpose
    Betty
  4. 3. Blonde Bombshell
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Take This Free Gift...
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  6. 5. The Convincer
    Betty
  7. 6. Portuguee Phillip's Ride!
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1960
  9. 8. Danger Man at Work
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Follow the Crowd
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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