(Fall 1960)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; then Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Archie!...You're breaking our date to go dancing?...Why?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Multi-panel gag.

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Joke Book Magazine #3

Mural Magic (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is impressed when Reggie gives her an oversized card with a poem. Archie decides he's going to paint a mural on the Lodge's living room wall (which he thinks will be painted in a day or two, anyway.)
Keywords:
mural; painting; poem

The Ball Players (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie is playing bare-handed catch with Reggie and isn't paying much attention to either Veronica or Betty.
Keywords:
baseball

The Sound Barrier (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie try to be stoic while inflicting pain on each other. The girls think that's a crazy idea, but the boys do suffer in silence when Moose roughs them up.
Keywords:
scream; stoic

For Cake's Sake (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's mother bakes a cake, but uses frosting to write "Hands Off!" on it.
Keywords:
cake; frosting

Trip to Nowhere (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica is supposed to go on a trip to the country, but Betty is so happy to see her leave that Veronica decides not to go.

[Betty Looking at Archie's Picture] (Table of Contents)

Betty's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (in photo)
Synopsis:
Betty admires a framed photo of Archie.

Indexer Notes

Black and white pin-up to color.

The Tale of the Shirt (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie has to wear an ugly shirt because Veronica picked it out for him and all his friends tease him about it.
Keywords:
shirt

Don't Miss It! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Fight Game (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Reggie gets a date with Veronica and Archie decides to challenge him to a boxing match with the winner to get the date. Archie is a klutz at boxing, but Jughead comes up with a way to get Reggie to call off the match.
Keywords:
boxing

Once a Pond a Time (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie decide to play hooky by going fishing at the Old Pond. Unfortunately, Mr. Weatherbee catches them there and sends them back to school.
Keywords:
fishing; hooky

Big and Small (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
Shrimpy wants to build something bigger than the Empire State Building.
Keywords:
sandbox

A Careful Earful! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy says a passing girl is the most careful person in the world, because she still has the first balloon she got.
Keywords:
balloon

Defeat of the Beat-Nik (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie decide to become beatniks. The girls aren't impressed.
Keywords:
beatniks; nonconformist; painting; poetry

The Olympics Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of the history of the ancient Olympics and the modern revival.

Indexer Notes

Text with two illustrations.

A Stranger to Danger (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie wants to tell Moose to stay away from Veronica, but is afraid of getting clobbered. Jughead suggests that he write Midge a letter telling her that Moose is seeing Veronica, but that scheme doesn't work.
Keywords:
jealousy; letter

"Draw me -- One - Two - Three" (Table of Contents)

Jughead Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Various activities: Draw me, Unscramble the letters, word ladder, how many bricks are missing from this wall, etc.

Here They Are! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Chew, Chew Baby (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica breaks her date with Archie so she can go with Reggie to the exclusive Blue Ribbon Ball. Reggie loses the tickets and Jughead finds them. Reggie (not realizing he's lost the tickets) and Betty buy the tickets from Jughead and tear them up to prevent Archie from attending the ball.
Keywords:
chewing gum; dates; sidewalk grate; tickets

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty's Fashion Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Brodsky (idea)
Pencils:
Sheldon Brodsky
Inks:
Sheldon Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fashion; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Four paper-doll outfits for Betty.

Indexer Notes

"Betty's Fashion Page was created and drawn by Sheldon Brodsky, 2113 Ave V, Brooklyn, N.Y."

The Poorer Class (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie decides that Veronica is too rich for him. Veronica pretends that her father has lost his wealth and even the servants are in rags. The deed backfires when Mr. Lodge brings home an ambassador who lectures the servants on the evils of capitalism.

Indexer Notes

The ambassador is obviously from a communist country, probably Russia ("Ess jost like we learn in our heestory books! Wheech we inwented, naturally")

[Veronica at the beach, wearing a tiger-striped hat] (Table of Contents)

Veronica's Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica on a blanket at the beach, in a two-piece swim suit and wearing a tiger-striped hat.
Keywords:
beach; hat; radio
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie!...You're breaking our date to go dancing?...Why?"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. Mural Magic
    Archie
  3. 2. The Ball Players
    Archie
  4. 3. The Sound Barrier
    Archie
  5. 4. For Cake's Sake
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Trip to Nowhere
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [Betty Looking at Archie's Picture]
    Betty's Coloring Page
  8. 7. The Tale of the Shirt
    Archie
  9. 8. Don't Miss It!
    The World of Jughead
  10. 9. The Fight Game
    Archie
  11. 10. Once a Pond a Time
    Archie
  12. 11. Big and Small
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. A Careful Earful!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. Defeat of the Beat-Nik
    Archie
  15. 14. The Olympics Story
  16. 15. A Stranger to Danger
    Archie
  17. 16. "Draw me -- One - Two - Three"
    Jughead Fun Page
  18. 17. Here They Are!
    Archie Giant Series
  19. 18. Chew, Chew Baby
    Archie
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Fashion Page
  21. 20. The Poorer Class
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. [Veronica at the beach, wearing a tiger-striped hat]
    Veronica's Pin-Up Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jerry Hillegas