(Winter 1961-62)

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

["Maybe this wasn't such a hot idea--Getting the girls interested in hot rods!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
auto repair; hot rods

School Pigeon (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrew; Jughead Jones; Clyde the Robot; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead send Prof. Flutesnoot's robot to Mr. Weatherbee's office, intending to scare him. Instead the robot turns out to be an electronic tattletale, relating all the misdeeds that Archie and Jughead have done lately.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robot

Sweat Shirk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jughead gets a job that pays a dollar an hour, much to the surprise of Pop Tate.

Merry Old Mobile (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie gives Miss Grundy a ride in his jalopy, prompting a comment by Mr. Weatherbee.

Like Real Gone (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
While visiting her father's top-secret government plant, Veronica gets a mild dose of radiation that causes her to become temporarily invisible, in bits and pieces.
Keywords:
radiation

[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 designed by Jay Jennings, New Rochelle, N.Y.

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

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

Archie Presents the Riverdale High School Opera Workshop (or Carmen Through the Wry) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Riverdale High puts on an opera, with predictable results.
Keywords:
opera

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

Big Shot (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:
The doctor asks Jinx where she'd like to get her shot (injection).
Keywords:
doctor

The Cowboy's Horse (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on horses used by cowboys.

The Siren (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Prof. Flutesnoot; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead spills a liquid he made in chemistry class on his hamburger and the reaction with the hamburger and pickle juice turns it into a potion. He accidentally spills it on Miss Grundy's hair, and she spends the rest of the story fighting off the amorous attentions of all males she meets.

Indexer Notes

In the final panel, Miss Grundy is in the shower, singing lyrics to "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" from the musical "South Pacific."

Seeing Stars (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Brigitte Bardot (dream); Marilyn Monroe (dream); Sophia Loren (dream); Tuesday Weld (dream)
Synopsis:
When Reggie flirts with Midge, Moose sends him to dreamland where he has visions of snuggling with popular movie stars.
Keywords:
dream

Indexer Notes

The stars are just identified by their first names (Brigitte (misspelled Brigette), Marilyn, and Sophia) except for Tuesday Weld, who has her whole name in print.

Snowbound (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie gets stuck in a deep snow drift. Everyone tries to take advantage of the situation instead of helping him get out.
Keywords:
snow drift; snowballs

Concerned! (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; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg worries about Jinx when she's gone on vacation.
Keywords:
flashlight; vacation

Haste Space (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead convince each other that Dilton is a space alien in disguise.
Keywords:
alien; disguise

Giving an Old Gag New Tracks (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica share a pair of skis and in avoiding a tree repeat an old magazine cartoon gag.

Indexer Notes

The famous cartoon is Charles Addams "ski tracks on each side of a tree" from 1940.

["We're giving away free copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Weatherbee's Word to the Wise"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Riverdale High Bulletins / text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous notices in a bulletin board format.

Indexer Notes

No art, just hand-lettered text.

Weather or Not! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy said her class would have a test, rain or shine; but the class is overjoyed when it is snowing.
Keywords:
snow; test

Indexer Notes

Miss Grundy is referenced, but does not appear.

Mad Hatter (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty tries to get Archie to notice her new hat.
Keywords:
hat

Litter-Bugged! (Table of Contents)

Souphead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Souphead
Synopsis:
Souphead put up signs advertising free kittens. As the seasons roll past, there are more and more cats to give away.
Keywords:
cats

A Pinch of That... (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 catches falling snowflakes on his tongue, but decides they need a little sugar.
Keywords:
snow

Western Style! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's western friend already knows the "Three R's" -- Roping, riding and roundup.

Choose Your Channel (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mrs. Lodge and Veronica do their morning exercises while watching the "Buddy Bicep" TV show. They nag Archie and Mr. Lodge into exercising, too; but the men find the "Sandra Shapely" exercise show more to their liking.
Keywords:
exercise show; TV

The Trapper (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about early 19th century fur trappers in the western United States.

Indexer Notes

Article with one-third page illustration.

Brush Off! (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:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton decides to become an abstract art painter.
Keywords:
abstract art; painting

Stair-Brained (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
After reading a sign that says "Dogs must be carried on escalator," Moose is stuck on the first floor, because he doesn't have a dog.
Keywords:
escalator

Child's Play (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead build a snowman that looks like Mr. Weatherbee. Mr. Weatherbee changes it to look like Miss Grundy, who then changes it to look like Prof. Flutesnoot. The Professor ultimately gets revenge on Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy.
Keywords:
sculpture; snowman

The Passion Potion (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Johnson
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot invents a potion that makes Archie irresistible to Betty and Veronica, at least until it is washed off.

Passing Signery (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Cartoons of signs with puns or sight gags.

The Hole Truth! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones (off-panel)
Synopsis:
Jughead falls into a manhole and Moose asks him a dumb question.
Keywords:
manhole

Indexer Notes

Jughead has dialogue, but does not appear.

Shower Stalled (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
When it starts to rain while Mrs. Andrews is downtown, Mr. Andrews is afraid she'll step inside a store and do some shopping.
Keywords:
rain; shopping

Archie's Auto-biography (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Four jokes concerning Archie's jalopy.

Archie Presents Believe It or Not! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
A parody of the newspaper strip "Believe It or Not," featuring four improbable facts, which are explained in the footnotes.
Keywords:
golf; needle; rifle

Class to Spare (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica's new car has a compact car in the trunk as a spare.
Keywords:
automobile

Horse Operator (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Souphead
Synopsis:
Jughead and Souphead watch a western on TV.
Keywords:
television; western

Indexer Notes

The show the pair is watching is "Have Gun, Will Smoke," which is a combination of the titles of the "Have Gun, Will Travel" and "Gunsmoke" TV series.

Watched Dog (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:
Veronica's new puppy doesn't pass the test as a guard dog.
Keywords:
dachshund; puppy

Bum Start (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead applies for an after-school job, but isn't very interested in taking it.

Psycho Logic! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's mother reads a psychologist's column in the newspaper that says teenagers should treat their parents with awe.
Keywords:
newspaper; psychology

Miss Deal (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica gets upset when Archie won't let her win at cards.
Keywords:
playing cards

Indexer Notes

Each of the four panels has the outline of one of the suites in a pack of cards: diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts.

If Teen-Agers Ran Cape Canaveral (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
Parody of what would happen in teenagers were in charge of the space program.
Keywords:
space program; space ships; space suit

The Little Man Who Wasn't There (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead makes a sculpture called "The Martian." It helps that a Martian comes in a flying saucer to pose for him each day.
Keywords:
alien; flying saucer; sculpture
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Maybe this wasn't such a hot idea--Getting the girls interested in hot rods!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. School Pigeon
    Archie
  3. 2. Sweat Shirk
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  4. 3. Merry Old Mobile
    Archie
  5. 4. Like Real Gone
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Fashion Page
  7. 6. Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  8. 7. Archie Presents the Riverdale High School Opera Workshop (or Carmen Through the Wry)
    Archie
  9. 8. Big Shot
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. The Cowboy's Horse
  11. 10. The Siren
    Archie
  12. 11. Seeing Stars
    Reggie
  13. 12. Snowbound
    Archie
  14. 13. Concerned!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Haste Space
    Archie
  16. 15. Giving an Old Gag New Tracks
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["We're giving away free copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!"]
    Archie Pals 'n' Gals
  18. 17. ["Weatherbee's Word to the Wise"]
    Archie's Riverdale High Bulletins
  19. 18. Weather or Not!
    Archie
  20. 19. Mad Hatter
    Archie
  21. 20. Litter-Bugged!
    Souphead
  22. 21. A Pinch of That...
    Shrimpy
  23. 22. Western Style!
    Shrimpy
  24. 23. Choose Your Channel
    Archie
  25. 24. The Trapper
  26. 25. Brush Off!
    Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley]
  27. 26. Stair-Brained
    Moose
  28. 27. Child's Play
    Mr. Weatherbee
  29. 28. The Passion Potion
    Archie
  30. 29. Passing Signery
    Archie
  31. 30. The Hole Truth!
    Jughead
  32. 31. Shower Stalled
    Archie's Folks
  33. 32. Archie's Auto-biography
    Archie
  34. 33. Archie Presents Believe It or Not!
    Archie
  35. 34. Class to Spare
    Archie
  36. 35. Horse Operator
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  37. 36. Watched Dog
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Bum Start
    Jughead
  39. 38. Psycho Logic!
    Archie's Folks
  40. 39. Miss Deal
    Archie
  41. 40. If Teen-Agers Ran Cape Canaveral
  42. 41. The Little Man Who Wasn't There
    Jughead
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jerry Hillegas