(Summer 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

["Archie, you must be allergic to hot dogs!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
beach; hot dogs; lipstick; wiener roast

The Fighter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie plans on trying out for the boxing team, but is so clumsy that his training leaves him in bad shape.
Keywords:
boxing

Danger at Cobb's Cavern (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie, Reggie, Betty and Veronica decide to explore Cobb's Cavern, a local cave. Jughead advises them against it because of possible landslides. The landslide happens, trapping the four in the cavern and it's up to Jughead to find a way to rescue them.
Keywords:
cave; landslide; spelunkers; tunnel

Indexer Notes

Mostly serious story, like those in the Life with Archie series.

The Nervous Ones (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead intentionally twists Reggie's comments to annoy him. When he's finished with Reggie, he does the same with Archie.

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)

The Crusader (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mr. Lodge (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Betty decides she's going to be helpful, which sends the others into a panic, since her attempts to be helpful always backfire. The gang decides to be mean to Betty, hoping that would keep her from trying to do favors for them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Paper doll fashions by Victor Gorelick, Brooklyn, N.Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Paper doll fashions by Tom DeRosa, New Rochelle, N.Y.

A Time for Everything (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
Synopsis:
Jinx spends her "rest hour" doing everything but resting.
Reprints:

Certified Service (Table of Contents)

Smithers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smithers the Butler; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Poopsie (dog)
Synopsis:
Smithers helps every member of the Lodge family with their coat, including the dog.

Taking No Chances (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie and Midge plan on swimming together while Moose is getting ice cream. Moose torpedoes that plan by burying Midge in the sand.
Keywords:
beach

Messenger Man (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie has a job delivering telegrams and packages. When he delivers candy and flowers from Archie to Veronica, he adds an extra helping of kisses.
Keywords:
telegrams

Loco Motion (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Moose carts his injured foot around in a wheelbarrow. Archie tells him he should use a crutch. Moose takes his advice and now uses both the crutch and the wheelbarrow to get around.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crutch; wheelbarrow

Cool School (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Nufangel; Archie Andrews (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy complains that the new teacher lacks discipline. She and Mr. Weatherbee check her classroom to find that the ice cream vendor has stopped in for a visit.
Keywords:
ice cream

Party Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle, Betty Cooper (cameo); Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks Archie is taking her for granted. So she throws a party that he has no chance of attending. (It's girls only.)
Keywords:
party

The Healer! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy employes the "kiss it and make it better" remedy when the girls get hurt.

The New Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Dash It All (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets a slow start in a track race.
Keywords:
sprints; track and field

Vow Row (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose catches Reggie and Midge together at Midge's house.
Keywords:
jealousy

The Handout! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie borrows a lifelike model of a human hand from the art department and uses it to play pranks.
Keywords:
practical jokes

Jealous Joker (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump (obscured)
Synopsis:
At the beach, Archie keeps Veronica away from the other boys. Moose carries an umbrella to make sure nobody even sees Midge.
Keywords:
beach; jealousy; umbrella

[Wanted; Swim Trunks; Think] (Table of Contents)

Short Shorts! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Three three-panel silent strips: Jughead defaces a "Wanted" poster; While fishing, Archie catches Reggie's swim trunks; Mr. Weatherbee uses a "Think" sign to fan himself.
Keywords:
fishing

Pet Photography (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on how to take photographs of a pet.

Indexer Notes

Text with two illustrations.

Who's to No? (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty has some juicy gossip, but can't tell anyone.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; gossip

Wire Trap (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
A girl on the phone wants to tell Betty some gossip from Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gossip; telephone

Indexer Notes

Veronica is referenced, but does not appear.

[TV File; Sculpture; Tree; Records; Soda] (Table of Contents)

Short Shorts! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Five silent gags: Mr. Weatherbee has a TV in the T-V drawer of a filing cabinet; Archie's abstract sculpture sports an "R"; Archie drives his jalopy through tunnels cut in trees; "Beatnik Spoken Here!" sign in record store; Jughead sips soda through a hole in the newspaper he is reading.
Keywords:
beatnik; filing cabinet; records; sculpture; soda; trees

Novel Approach! (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica enlist Dilton's help to pick out a book for Midge's birthday.
Keywords:
book store

Call of the Wiles (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Betty thinks Archie is beginning to notice her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
telephone; tennis

Cut Down to Sighs (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica continues an argument over the phone even after the call has been disconnected.
Reprints:
Keywords:
telephone

Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Channel Chortles (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Five cartoons about television broadcasts.
Keywords:
television

A Beachnik Poem (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie takes Veronica to a secluded spot on the beach. But Veronica wants to be in the crowd so she can show off her new swimming suit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; swimming suit

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration. Text is in rhyme. "Beachnik" is a take-off on "beatnik."

The Word for Today -- Teenagers (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents: Daffynitions / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Leroy (cameo)
Synopsis:
Five cartoons about teenagers.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

Rein Check! (Table of Contents)

Moose and Midge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Moose takes Midge on a horseback ride--on a merry-go-round.
Keywords:
merry-go-round

Blank Prose (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Moore ?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
When Veronica can't think of anything to write in her diary; Betty whispers some juicy gossip in her ear.
Keywords:
diary; gossip

Tipped and Topped! Part I (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica both read "Henrietta's Handy Hints on How to Hook Him!" Betty tries the "way to a man's heart is through his stomach" way.
Keywords:
cooking

Indexer Notes

Part one of two.

Tipped and Topped! Part II (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica both read "Henrietta's Handy Hints on How to Hook Him!" Veronica uses the "An occasional change of your hairdo will add variety and spice to your appearance" tip, but Archie is oblivious, as usual.
Keywords:
beauty salon; hairdo

Indexer Notes

Part two of two.

Poor Little Rich Whirl (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Webster (butler)
Synopsis:
Betty is jealous of Veronica's wealth. Veronica invites her for an overnight visit to emphasize her wealth and get her to give up Archie. But there is a twist when Betty phones home to talk to her mother and Veronica finds herself envying Betty's close ties to her parents as opposed to her usually-absent mother and father.
Keywords:
jealousy; telephone

Indexer Notes

Probably is a reprint from Archie Annual #8, but can't confirm it.

Big Business (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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx sells a lot of lemonade at her stand, but everyone pays with credit cards.
Keywords:
credit cards; lemonade stand

["With these new U.S. Royal Nobbys I can ride on anything!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Brush-Off (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty takes up painting to try to forget Archie. Veronica makes the mistake of suggesting Betty paint some portraits, so Betty gets Archie to pose for her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
painting

[Betty Sitting on a Rock] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Phil DiMaggio (idea)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty in striped slacks, sitting on a rock.

Indexer Notes

Black and white. "Betty's coloring page suggested by Phil DiMaggio, 19th 5th, St., New Rochelle, N.Y."

[Veronica on Deck of Yacht] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica in two-piece bathing suit with vertical stripes, wearing a jacket with horizontal stripes, standing on the deck of a yacht.
Keywords:
bathing suit; yacht

Indexer Notes

A copy of Archie comics is on a table.

Fleet Footed (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead is not impressed when Reggie says he can run a mile in four minutes and eight seconds.
Keywords:
track and field

A Dog's Life (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Cynthia
Synopsis:
Reggie gets frustrated when his girl pays more attention to her dogs than to him.
Keywords:
dogs

S. O. S. (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
When the Andrews' basement is flooded, the boys use it as a swimming pool.
Keywords:
basement; scuba diving

Movie Mad (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie invites Betty to go to a drive-in movie. He neglects to tell her to bring binoculars.
Keywords:
binoculars; drive-in movie

Hole in One (Table of Contents)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
When rain forces golf practice inside, Reggie irritates Coach Kleats. The team ends up using Reggie's mouth as a target for putting.
Keywords:
golf
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie, you must be allergic to hot dogs!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. The Fighter
    Archie
  3. 2. Danger at Cobb's Cavern
    Archie
  4. 3. The Nervous Ones
    Jughead
  5. 4. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  6. 5. The Crusader
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Fashion Page
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Veronica's Fashion Page
  9. 8. A Time for Everything
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Certified Service
    Smithers
  11. 10. Taking No Chances
    Moose
  12. 11. Messenger Man
    Reggie
  13. 12. Loco Motion
    Moose
  14. 13. Cool School
    Miss Grundy
  15. 14. Party Blues
    Archie
  16. 15. The Healer!
    Shrimpy
  17. 16. The New Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  18. 17. Dash It All
    Archie
  19. 18. Vow Row
    Moose
  20. 19. The Handout!
    Archie
  21. 20. Jealous Joker
    Moose
  22. 21. [Wanted; Swim Trunks; Think]
    Short Shorts!
  23. 22. Pet Photography
  24. 23. Who's to No?
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Wire Trap
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. [TV File; Sculpture; Tree; Records; Soda]
    Short Shorts!
  27. 26. Novel Approach!
    Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley]
  28. 27. Call of the Wiles
    Betty
  29. 28. Cut Down to Sighs
    Veronica
  30. 29. Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane
    Popsicle
  31. 30. Channel Chortles
    Archie Presents
  32. 31. A Beachnik Poem
    Veronica
  33. 32. The Word for Today -- Teenagers
    Archie Presents: Daffynitions
  34. 33. Rein Check!
    Moose and Midge
  35. 34. Blank Prose
    Betty and Veronica
  36. 35. Tipped and Topped! Part I
    Betty
  37. 36. Tipped and Topped! Part II
    Veronica
  38. 37. Poor Little Rich Whirl
    Archie
  39. 38. Big Business
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. ["With these new U.S. Royal Nobbys I can ride on anything!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  41. 40. The Brush-Off
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [Betty Sitting on a Rock]
    Betty's Coloring Page
  43. 42. [Veronica on Deck of Yacht]
    Veronica's Pin-Up Page
  44. 43. Fleet Footed
    Jughead
  45. 44. A Dog's Life
    Reggie
  46. 45. S. O. S.
    Archie's Dad
  47. 46. Movie Mad
    Reggie
  48. 47. Hole in One
    Coach Kleats
This issue was most recently modified by:
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