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(Spring 1962)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
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

["I'll soon find out whom I'm taking to the prom!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob White ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrew; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
arm-wrestling

The Big Story (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy;
Synopsis:
Reggie makes fun of Archie's reporting skills on the school newspaper, so Archie makes Reggie a reporter and gives him an assignment that will lead to unpleasant consequences.
Keywords:
newspaper; reporter

The Secret Is Out! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Too Much Help (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; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica want to meet a new boy, but all their attempts at flirting get sidetracked by their friends being "helpful."
Keywords:
flirting; handkerchief; high heels

A Week with Betty (Table of Contents)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

A week's worth of outfits for a Betty paper doll. Fashions and idea from Beth Eisenberg (Bethesda, Md.) and Christine Elkins (Bethesda, Md.)

Veronica's Fashion Page (Table of Contents)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Four outfits for a Veronica paper doll. Designs by Linda Sue Nickel (Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii) and Arlene Shulman (Brooklyn, N.Y.).

Clean Fun! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis:
Jinx takes a bath before going out to play in the mud with a friend.
Keywords:
bath; mud

["Dig this crazy offer!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Special Assignment for Archie Club Reporters (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article about May being Bike Safety Month and a request for articles about bicycles.

Archie Club (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

By Hook or Crook (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jughead wanders into the Choklit Shop during a robbery. He isn't too concerned about the robbers stealing all the money and silverware, but goes berserk when the robbers try to make off with a freezer full of hamburger.
Keywords:
hamburger; robbery; silverware

Odor Wise (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie has a talent for identifying the brand of perfume the girls are wearing. Betty and Veronica try to see if he can follow them if they spray perfume every so often, but they get mischievous and spray Moose, which leads to trouble for Archie.

Indexer Notes

perfume

Positive Thinking! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Rival Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason (off-panel)
Synopsis:
Reggie decides to practice the power of positive thinking. It gets him a date with Veronica, but Archie tricks him into telling Moose that Midge is going to kiss him.

["Look for the Red Bands"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Learn to Play Guitar the Chet Atkins Way! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sleeping Booty (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Souphead; Mr. Bunsenburner; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr. Bunsenburner and Mr. Weatherbee think Jughead has been bitten by a tse tse fly and has contracted sleeping sickness.
Keywords:
sleeping sickness; tse tse fly

Gift-Rapped (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Prof. Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis:
Jughead is supposed to deliver a bottle of perfume as a birthday present for Miss Grundy, but the package gets switched with one containing explosives.
Keywords:
birthday; explosives; perfume

Horn of Plenty (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Prof. Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie are trying out for Prof. Flutesnoot's band and have been taking oboe lessons. Reggie tries to sabotage Archie by assembling an instrument constructed from parts of other instruments, but the Professor likes its sound for its novelty.

Indexer Notes

oboe

The Big Lift (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
When Veronica is lying on the floor talking on the phone, the new maid just picks her up so she can vacuum under her.
Keywords:
maid; telephone; vacuum cleaner

To the Point (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Annie; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
When Annie tells Reggie to stop seeing other girls, Reggie decides it's time to request separate checks.

Check Mate (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Dilton plays 20 games of chess at once, but has to quit because rushing from game to game is too hard on his feet.
Keywords:
chess

["If you fold this back into a box with the letter D..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Fun Page / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961 (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, 1961. Average number of mail subscriptions for the previous 12 months was 244,897.

Love Loco (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty is excited when Archie phones to say he's coming over. Her mother tells her she shouldn't be so anxious. Betty agrees, but is watching for Archie with binoculars.
Keywords:
binoculars; telephone

Lamp Lackey (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie has a magic lamp with a genie, but the genie can't help him with his math homework.
Keywords:
genie; homework; magic lamp
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I'll soon find out whom I'm taking to the prom!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. The Big Story
    Archie
  3. 2. The Secret Is Out!
    Archie Annual
  4. 3. Too Much Help
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. A Week with Betty
    Betty
  6. 5. Veronica's Fashion Page
    Veronica
  7. 6. Clean Fun!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
  9. 8. Special Assignment for Archie Club Reporters
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. Archie Club
    Archie Club
  11. 10. By Hook or Crook
    Jughead
  12. 11. Odor Wise
    Archie
  13. 12. Positive Thinking!
    Archie's Rival Reggie
  14. 13. ["Look for the Red Bands"]
    Bendix Corporation
  15. 14. Learn to Play Guitar the Chet Atkins Way!
    Josely Company
  16. 15. Sleeping Booty
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  17. 16. Gift-Rapped
    Jughead
  18. 17. Horn of Plenty
    Archie
  19. 18. The Big Lift
    Veronica
  20. 19. To the Point
    Reggie
  21. 20. Check Mate
    Dilton Doiley
  22. 21. ["If you fold this back into a box with the letter D..."]
    Archie's Fun Page
  23. 22. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961
  24. 23. Love Loco
    Betty
  25. 24. Lamp Lackey
    Archie
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