(February 1983)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
0271000696002
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Betty and Veronica half-naked on the cover, the story titles "Fast and Loose," "Heavy Date," and "Moanin' Low," and Cheryl Blossom's aggressive sexuality have led Archie fans to speculate that "something" happened "between the lines" of this issue.


Who Gets to Be Archie's Princess? (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Ticked Off (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill 'Y'
Editing:
Richard Goldwater

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
A package arrives at Riverdale High for Mr. Weatherbee but the delivery boy gives it to Betty who discovers that the package is ticking. Betty rushes the package to school's pool but since it is "boy's day" gives it to Archie who throws it in the pool. Only then does Mr. Weatherbee reveal that he ordered a cuckoo clock. Mr. Weatherbee retrieves the package before the clock is damaged by the water but when the clock is on his office wall the mainspring lets go and the clock explodes.

A Good Start (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Gigi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis:
Gigi writes a love letter to Santa.

Dear Betty & Veronica (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Goldwater?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Letters page with incidental artwork.

Fast and Loose (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill 'Y'

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Jason Blossom; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty introduces new-girl-in-town Cheryl Blossom to Archie and Reggie. Cheryl immediately lets the guys know she is available for anything they might have in mind and lets Betty know that she is serious about it. Veronica catches Archie and Cheryl in a mildly compromising situation and is outraged until Jason Blossom arrives and sweeps her off her feet. Jughead arrives and uses his "magic pin that makes him irresistible to women" to save Archie from Cheryl. Cheryl and Jughead walk off arm in arm.
Reprints:

Heavy Date (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill 'Y'

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie overhears Mr. Lodge chastising Veronica for only dating Archie when she can't get a better date and blows up. Archie turns to Betty for solace but doesn't care for being second choice any more than Archie did. Betty and Veronica, now both without dates, end up going to a jazz concert with each other. Archie, who boasted that there were plenty of girls he could date goes with Jughead.

Christmas Fashions (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill 'Y'

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted fashion designs.

Moanin' Low (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill 'Y'

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Betty is depressed over the apparent futility of life. Archie and Veronica throw a party to cheer her up but Betty is still depressed. Sick of her attitude, Veronica, Archie, and Jughead dump a punch bowl over Betty's head.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Gets to Be Archie's Princess?
    Archie
  2. 1. Ticked Off
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. A Good Start
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Gigi
  4. 3. Dear Betty & Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Fast and Loose
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Heavy Date
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Christmas Fashions
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Moanin' Low
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
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