(Summer 1964)

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:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
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

[Happy Times Beach] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
beach; guitars; transistor radio

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #38. Inset panel is for the first interior story "Beetlemania."

Beetlemania (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
In order to get the attention of the girls away from The Beatles and back onto them, Archie, Reggie, Jughead and Moose don Beatle wigs and Beatle-style suits and play at the dance. But their act catches on, rocketing the boys to more fame and demand than they're equipped to handle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Beatles; disguise; dream; drums; guitars; rain; rock music; sheep; television; television broadcast; wigs

Indexer Notes

Caricature of Ed Sullivan (as Ed Sulliman) on page 10.

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

It's a Match (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:
Jinx changes a shoelace her way.
Keywords:
shoelaces

Get My New Lucky Piece...Free (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Tie Score (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Jughead lends Veronica his bow tie so she can close a too-daring blouse. Even though she hates the look personally, Veronica unwittingly launches a fashion trend in Riverdale.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bow tie; fad

Indexer Notes

Mention is made of the hula hoop and Beatles wig fads.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Linda Baggett (Nunnelly, Tenn.) for article on spring. Second price of $3.00 to Mike Hamlett (El Paso, Texas) for article on the Golden Palomino horse. Third prize of $2.00 to Debra Di Padua (Worcester, Mass.) for three jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Break (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
Synopsis:
Jinx breaks the string on her mother's pearl necklace, then tries to cover up the accident.
Reprints:
Keywords:
necklace; pearls

Summer Shorts (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go fishing in a boat with an outboard motor they're ill-equipped to handle.
Keywords:
fishing; outboard motor; salmon

Indexer Notes

Two two-panel jokes.

Who Is Sylvia? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Sylvia Carter; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie makes the mistake of guessing another girl's name when Veronica plays peek-a-boo with him. But her jealousy really ratchets up when a girl actually named Sylvia shows up looking for Archie.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jealousy; peek-a-boo

Indexer Notes

Includes a joke about then-French President Charles de Gaulle.

The Culprit (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie sets up an elaborate ruse to wangle a date with Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dancing; movie theater; taxi

["You called for a piano tuner?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Miss-Taken (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
When Betty finds out Archie wants her to bring her grill over to his house so he can barbecue for Veronica, she loads it with fuel from Archie's car.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbecue; grill; sabotage

["Say Andy, it says on TV we can win a trip by Trailways "Silver Eagle" to the N. Y. World's Fair."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spellbound (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers (butler)
Synopsis:
Veronica goes through a closet-full of outfits trying to dress for a date with Archie, because fate won't let her get out the door without soiling each one.
Keywords:
bad luck; cologne; garden hose; hair-dryer; ladder; paint; rake

["Good Shot, Betty"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty gets a hole-in-one the hard way.
Keywords:
golf; hole-in-one

Indexer Notes

This same gag was repeated for the cover of Betty And Veronica (1987 series) #67.

A Girls Guide To Lifeguards (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis:
Series of one and two panel gags involving lifeguards.
Keywords:
beach; lifeguards

Indexer Notes

Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge do not appear in this story, only as head shots in the title panel.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Happy Times Beach]
    Archie
  2. 1. Beetlemania
    Archie
  3. 2. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  4. 3. It's a Match
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Get My New Lucky Piece...Free
    Archie Comics
  6. 5. Tie Score
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  9. 8. The Break
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Summer Shorts
    Archie
  11. 10. Who Is Sylvia?
    Archie
  12. 11. The Culprit
    Reggie
  13. 12. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  14. 13. Miss-Taken
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Say Andy, it says on TV we can win a trip by Trailways "Silver Eagle" to the N. Y. World's Fair."]
    The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle
  16. 15. Spellbound
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["Good Shot, Betty"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  18. 17. A Girls Guide To Lifeguards
    Betty and Veronica
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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