(November 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:
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

["Big Ethel, a girl should not run after a boy!"] (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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Big Ethel

Dinner for One (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; The Consumer (villain)
Synopsis:
Superteen battles the Consumer, an alien monster who can eat anything and anyone. She has to back down when the Consumer threatens to devour Archie, but luckily Jughead's eating power is greater than any alien's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien

Indexer Notes

The first Superteen story that isn't a dream sequence.

A note in the splash page establishes the rule that the source of Superteen's power is her ponytail.

["A warm soda on such a hot day?"] (Table of Contents)

Betty Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty asks why Jughead is drinking warm soda on a hot day at the beach.
Keywords:
beach; soda

Indexer Notes

Jughead is reading a Josie comic book.

The First Step (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
Sal Contera
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Peter
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie impugn the masculinity of Veronica's ballet instructor Peter, until Peter shows that his ballet skills also translate into martial arts skills.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A partial remake of an earlier story, "Ballet Ruse." Both stories are partly based on a scene from the 1957 movie DESIGNING WOMAN, where a dancer/choreographer played by Jack Cole beats up a bunch of thugs who are threatening Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.

The Driving Lesson (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to teach Betty to drive.
Reprints:

Brush For Beauty (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Pogo-Go (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 hopping down the street on her pogo stick. She bounces into an open manhole, but bounces back up off the hardhat of a city worker.
Keywords:
manhole; pogo stick

Rhyme Time (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; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
A narrator explains the Archie gang's relationships in rhyming couplets.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Big Ethel, a girl should not run after a boy!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Dinner for One
    Betty
  3. 2. ["A warm soda on such a hot day?"]
    Betty Pin-Up
  4. 3. The First Step
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. The Driving Lesson
    Betty
  6. 5. Brush For Beauty
  7. 6. Pogo-Go
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Rhyme Time
    Betty and Veronica
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