(August 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:
Richard Goldwater
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

["Personally, I think they're carrying automation a bit too far!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
cheerleader; robot

Dream Boy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica tells Betty her dream of refusing her father's money, marrying Archie, and settling down to a happy life of love and poverty. Betty tells Veronica her dream of becoming a glamorous movie star. Both start to fear that Archie will abandon his poor wife Veronica for rich and famous Betty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dream; future; yearbook

Betty's Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Barbara Willis (idea)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie uses Betty as the model for a painting of Veronica.
Keywords:
beach; painting; portrait

Indexer Notes

Pin-up page suggested by Barbara Willis, White Plains, N.Y.

The Perfect Spot (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 Holliday; Merry Holliday
Synopsis:
Jinx has to find a place where her mother will find a note after returning from a luncheon. She decides to put it on the bathroom scale.
Keywords:
note; scale

Strength and Health (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:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is exercising in her gym with weights. Archie makes himself a physical wreck trying to do the same exercises she does. Then Betty steps in and gets him by acting weak and helpless.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbells; dumbbells; weight-lifting

Indexer Notes

An example of how Betty's character had not yet become the pure goody-two-shoes she later became: in this story, Veronica is the one who cares about getting in shape, while Betty is the one who argues that it's unfeminine.

Here's Fun in the Sun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

It's All Relative (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica tells Archie that her father is forcing her to date her cousin Gaylord. Of course, she doesn't have a cousin Gaylord.
Reprints:

Fun with the Popsicle Kids (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Popsicle Kids; Popsicle / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Alfred Bernard Nobel (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren
Inks:
Ken Hultgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography; history
Synopsis:
Biography of Alfred Bernard Nobel, who invented dynamite and established the Nobel Foundation.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Row Woe (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The girls watch Jughead participate in a team rowing race.
Reprints:
Keywords:
rowing

Top Priority (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Veronica advises Midge and Betty to fill up a hope chest with the most important things. So Betty kidnaps Archie, ties him up and puts him in the chest.
Keywords:
hope chest; kidnapping; records

Windy Report (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica shows Betty that her yacht's wardrobe is arranged according to wind velocity.
Keywords:
wind; yacht
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Personally, I think they're carrying automation a bit too far!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Dream Boy
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Betty's Pin-Up Page
    Betty
  4. 3. The Perfect Spot
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Strength and Health
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Here's Fun in the Sun
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  7. 6. It's All Relative
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Fun with the Popsicle Kids
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  9. 8. Alfred Bernard Nobel
  10. 9. Row Woe
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Top Priority
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Windy Report
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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