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(March 1962)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 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

["Notice how the Earth females like to isolate themselves and make strange noises!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
aliens; phone booths

Mr. Inferno (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; the Devil [Mr. Inferno]
Synopsis:
Betty sells her soul to the Devil to gain Archie's affections, but it is revealed that Veronica did the same some time ago. The two-timing Devil releases both from their contracts and disappears.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from Comics Alliance article by Chris Sims, January 6, 2015.

Fickle Fella (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks Archie has a new girl, but he's just talking about a hot-rod.

Art for Art's Ache (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Professor Lowe
Synopsis:
Veronica is admiring one of the abstract paintings in a show, when the artist claims it as a rag he wipes his brushes on.
Keywords:
abstract art; painting

Paris Fashions (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Fashion designs by Daniel DeCarlo Jr. (Scarsdale, N.Y.), Joyce Kingsley (Allentown, Pa.), Madeline Russo (Birmingham, Ala.), and Simoneta Lang (Paris, France). Jewelry designed by Allan Tropp (New Rochelle, N.Y.)

Sticky Business (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:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Items stick to Veronica's hands whenever she tells a lie. She can only get rid of them by telling the truth, which leads to some sticky situations.
Reprints:
Keywords:
lies

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Mimic (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie is afraid to contradict Veronica and just repeats everything she says. Betty learns ventriloquism and gets an Archie dummy, so that she can make it give her compliments.
Keywords:
ventriloquism

That Time of Beauty (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Lord Byron (quote)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on "engagement etiquette." Article begins with a four-line poem by Lord Byron
Keywords:
engagement; marriage

A-weigh He Goes (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Hap tells Jinx he is going on a diet, but that is forgotten when he gets to the dinner table.
Reprints:
Keywords:
diet

Mirror, Mirror (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:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica buys a carnival fun-house mirror at an auction. The mirror has supernatural abilities which turn Betty and Veronica into the distorted images they see in the mirror. The mirror has a different effect on Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy, changing them into young and attractive adults.
Keywords:
fun-house mirror; supernatural
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Notice how the Earth females like to isolate themselves and make strange noises!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Mr. Inferno
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Fickle Fella
    Veronica
  4. 3. Art for Art's Ache
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Paris Fashions
    Veronica
  6. 5. Sticky Business
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. The Mimic
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. That Time of Beauty
  10. 9. A-weigh He Goes
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Mirror, Mirror
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Dan Kocher
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