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(July 1966)

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

["I really dig Stretchman!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Stretchman
Keywords:
dancing; jukebox

Indexer Notes

Stretchman's costume is colored somewhat similarly to DC's Elongated Man, though the details (such as hair and boot color and the absence of gloves) makes it unlikely it was an exact reference.

Volley Dollies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The coach of the girls' volleyball team tries to get their minds off fashion and get them psyched up to play, but none of her motivational techniques work.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fashion; volleyball

Indexer Notes

In panel three of page one, the coach is reading a book titled "Coaches Manual 1966 by Dan DeCarlo."

["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What's New? (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty wants Archie and Jughead to notice what's different about her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
boots

Fan-Atics (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Reggie's Rockers (band)
Synopsis:
Betty introduces Archie to modern fan culture and the obsessive lengths fans go to in order to get autographs and souvenirs from pop stars.
Keywords:
autographs; celebrities; fan clubs; judo

Indexer Notes

The club's leader has articles of clothing from Ringo Starr, one of the Animals, one of the Rolling Stones, and one of the Dave Clark Five.

Summertime and the laughin' is easy! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Olden Daze (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:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica decides to be the first person in Riverdale to get in on the "Granny Dress" fad, but Miss Grundy thinks the dress is mocking her fashion sense, Ronnie's friends make fun of her, and two Boy Scouts mistake her for an old lady and try to help her across the street.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Boy Scouts; granny dresses

Archie Brakes Up an Argument! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie; Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Figure Flattery (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
An article on how the right clothes can make your figure look better.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Busy Signal (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
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx takes a call from her daddy's boss.
Reprints:
Keywords:
telephone

Many Happy Returns (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty tries to trick Archie into calling her after he tries to get the phone number of another girl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
handkerchief; telephone

Pete Duncan--"Dropout" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools (ICS) / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I really dig Stretchman!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Volley Dollies
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. ["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  4. 3. What's New?
    Betty
  5. 4. Fan-Atics
    Betty
  6. 5. Summertime and the laughin' is easy!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  7. 6. The Olden Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Archie Brakes Up an Argument!
    Archie; Bendix
  9. 8. Figure Flattery
  10. 9. Busy Signal
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Many Happy Returns
    Betty
  12. 11. Pete Duncan--"Dropout"
    International Correspondence Schools (ICS)
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
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