(January 1965)

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:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
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

["Veronica, try this yoga position"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
telephone; yoga

Sayonara (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper [as Be Tee]; Veronica Lodge [as Ra Nee]; Archie Andrews [as Ah Chee]; Hiram Lodge [as Papa-San]
Synopsis:
Ra Nee, the rich daughter of a Japanese restauranteur, is caught in the middle between the traditional Japanese values of her father and the modern, American-influenced values of her best friend and her love interest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Even though the story is set in nineteenth century Japan, it has twentieth century technology and gives the main characters names that sound more Chinese or Korean than Japanese.

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty poses with a snow sculpture of Santa.
Keywords:
Christmas; Santa Claus; snowman

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica juggles Christmas tree ornaments with the faces of her friends and teachers on them.
Keywords:
Christmas; juggling; ornaments

Hold That Lion (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
When Veronica can't get a part in the school circus production equal to that of Betty's as a lion tamer, she decides to sabotage Betty's part in the revue.
Reprints:
Keywords:
circus; clown; costume; lion tamer; whip

For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Squeaky Clean (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica invent a stain-removing solution. It works fine at that. However, there's one flaw.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chemistry; ink; suit; sweatshirt

Complexion Care for Teens (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article outlining skin care for teens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Flop Flipped (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
Synopsis:
Jinx is too eager to try out her new sled.
Keywords:
sled

The Payoff (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica bribes Jughead to not go with Archie to the Saturday night basketball game, so she can take Archie on a date. Then she finds out Betty bribed him first for the exact same reason.
Keywords:
basketball; bribe; hamburgers

Indexer Notes

There is a rack of comics in the splash panel labeled "For Good Clean Fun Read Archie Comics." Titles shown are Josie, Archie, and Betty and Veronica.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Veronica, try this yoga position"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Sayonara
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Betty's Christmas Card
    Betty
  4. 3. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  5. 4. Hold That Lion
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  7. 6. Squeaky Clean
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Complexion Care for Teens
  9. 8. Flop Flipped
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. The Payoff
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Stangas
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  • Mike Nielsen
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