(Spring 1961)

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

["Sorry I'm late, Archie! Hope you didn't get bored waiting!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

The Commuter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie gets into a familiar jam, arranging dates with Betty and Veronica for the same night. This time he has to keep running back and forth from Betty's house to Veronica's house (and vice versa) to try to keep up the charade.
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Kid Stuff (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty tricks Archie into coming with her on a picnic as a "Big Sister" with the Riverdale Boy Sprouts. When it starts to rain, Betty finds the competition indoors for Archie from the other "Big Sisters" is more than she can take.
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Keywords:
camp; leg snare; picnic

Hat's the Stuff (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
In a fancy restaurant, Moose gives a checkroom girl a big tip when she gives him a fancy hat (that's not his.)
Keywords:
hat; restaurant

Tell-Tale Test (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis:
After observing the reaction of her students, Mr. Weatherbee tells Miss Grundy she must have given them a tough test.

Make a Date (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Ladies Man (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 says that the most attractive thing about Archie is that the other girls want him, too. Betty sees if she can take advantage of this situation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Paper-doll fashions by Steffie Kendall, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Fashions (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Paper-doll fashion page designed by Audrey Zelvin, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Lesson Learned (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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?
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
After Miss Grundy takes her class to a TV studio where they see the announcer using cue cards, Archie decides he should use cue cards for his classroom speech.
Keywords:
cue cards; TV broadcasting

The Helping Hand (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; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Full of love for his fellow man, Archie decides he will do everything he can to help Mr. Weatherbee. The result is the usual disaster.

Day and Night! (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 wonders which came first: night or day?
Keywords:
philosophy; stars

Reading Tree Leaves! (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:
After watching a leaf fall, Shrimpy makes a philosophical comment.
Keywords:
leaves

The Heritage of Man (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.75 pages (report information)

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Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on the origins of man.
Keywords:
cavemen; Cro-Magnon; Neanderthal

Indexer Notes

One-third page illustration on first page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1960. Average number of copies in the past 12 months distributed through mail subscriptions was 270,213.

["Anatomy..."] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Daffy-nitions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead (cameo)
Synopsis:
Definitions of anatomy, desk, coach, and bachelor girl.

The Critic (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead heckles a juggler.

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Le Left Jabbe (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead insult Reggie in French. Unfortunately, they are unaware that Dilton is translating it all for Reggie.
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Keywords:
French; translation

Model Child! (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Merry Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx's mother has her balance a book on her head to keep her from running around the house.

The Angry Young Man (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; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Danny Dean
Synopsis:
Veronica is hanging around with a new boy and Archie keeps trying to work up the courage to fight him, egged on by Jughead and Reggie.

Sign of the Time (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Gladys
Synopsis:
Gladys' father sends Reggie a message via some toy soldiers.
Keywords:
toys

Big Game Hunter (Table of Contents)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
LeRoy; Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica are snuggling and Leroy is outside the window with a tape-recorder, looking for some blackmail material.
Keywords:
tape-recorder

Holding the Bag (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica has Archie carry her purse while she is shopping and Archie gets teased unmercifully.
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All Aboard (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Knowing the school gives toys to orphanages, a company gives Mr. Weatherbee some to test, provoking a surprised reaction from Miss Grundy.

["To Archie, with love. Betty"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty in slacks, sitting on the side of a set of brick steps.

[Betty the Cow-Girl] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty in a cow-girl outfit with pop-guns.

Indexer Notes

Pose by Doris Frutcher, Brooklyn, N.Y.

A Day to Remember (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica posts a lot of hints about her birthday.
Keywords:
birthday

Frat Brat (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie participates in a silly fraternity initiation, while making fun of the practice.
Keywords:
initiation

Bad Break (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Jughead; Archie Andrews (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy asks Jughead how the Egyptians built the pyramids without modern tools.

["Luxury"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Daffy-nitions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Definitions of luxury, winter resort, bunkhouse, and vacation.

Indexer Notes

Definitions are portrayed by anthropomorphic insects.

The Play is the Thing (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley (as Dilton Doyle)
Synopsis:
Dilton makes the football team because he's the only one who can understand the coach's plays.
Keywords:
football

Indexer Notes

Dilton is called "Dilton Doyle" in this story.

Music Appreciation (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Reggie likes opera on television, as long as the singer is young and shapely.
Keywords:
opera; television

Vicious Cycle (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose tries to get a round-trip ticket at a train station, but won't tell the clerk where he wants to go.
Keywords:
railroad

Redskin Ritual (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie father brings him to an Indian reservation to study different cultures, but Archie and an Indian girl end up dancing to modern records instead.
Keywords:
dancing; Indian reservation; record player

Business Methods! (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 Holiday
Synopsis:
Hap thinks his wife should make two pies--one for her club and one for him.

Cornered (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Perky
Synopsis:
On a cold day, Veronica leaves Archie standing on the corner for a long time. After Archie has left, Veronica calls from home and pretends to have arrived later. Archie rushes over to apologize.

Loafer Laugher (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie complains that Jughead is taking a coffee break, even though he doesn't have a job.

Good Skate (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie is trying to learn how to ice-skate.

Fill 'er Up (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (in disquise)
Synopsis:
At a masquerade party, Jughead, disguised as a horse, is drinking all the punch.

A Matter of Opinion (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie goes with Veronica to the Lodges' ski lodge, but quickly ends up on the couch with a cast on broken leg.
Keywords:
cast; skiing

Guess Who (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (disguised); Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica gives a costume party where everyone is supposed to represent a holiday.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Sorry I'm late, Archie! Hope you didn't get bored waiting!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. The Commuter
    Archie
  3. 2. Kid Stuff
    Archie
  4. 3. Hat's the Stuff
    Moose
  5. 4. Tell-Tale Test
    Mr. Weatherbee
  6. 5. Make a Date
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  7. 6. Ladies Man
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Veronica's Fashion Page
  9. 8. Fashions
    Veronica
  10. 9. Lesson Learned
    Archie
  11. 10. The Helping Hand
    Archie
  12. 11. Day and Night!
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. Reading Tree Leaves!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. The Heritage of Man
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["Anatomy..."]
    Jughead's Daffy-nitions
  17. 16. The Critic
    Jughead
  18. 17. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  19. 18. Le Left Jabbe
    Archie
  20. 19. Model Child!
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. The Angry Young Man
    Archie
  22. 21. Sign of the Time
    Reggie
  23. 22. Big Game Hunter
    Leroy
  24. 23. Holding the Bag
    Archie
  25. 24. All Aboard
    Archie
  26. 25. ["To Archie, with love. Betty"]
    Betty's Pin-Up Page
  27. 26. [Betty the Cow-Girl]
    Betty's Pin-Up
  28. 27. A Day to Remember
    Archie
  29. 28. Frat Brat
    Reggie
  30. 29. Bad Break
    Jughead
  31. 30. ["Luxury"]
    Jughead's Daffy-nitions
  32. 31. The Play is the Thing
    Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley]
  33. 32. Music Appreciation
    Reggie
  34. 33. Vicious Cycle
    Moose
  35. 34. Redskin Ritual
    Archie
  36. 35. Business Methods!
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Cornered
    Archie
  38. 37. Loafer Laugher
    Archie
  39. 38. Good Skate
    Archie
  40. 39. Fill 'er Up
    Veronica
  41. 40. A Matter of Opinion
    Veronica
  42. 41. Guess Who
    Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Merlin Haas
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