(Fall 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

["Renting the grocery store for a party was a terrific idea, Veronica!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The gang hold a dance in a local grocery after closing.
Keywords:
dance; grocery store; ice cream; record player; the Twist

Don't Knock Knees (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The boys are going to judge the prettiest girl at the clambake by who has the prettiest knees and Veronica begins to obsess that her knees aren't more glamorous than everyone else's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; beauty contest; knees

Water On the Brain (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie receives an African rain god totem as a gift, and suddenly he can't avoid getting wet.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flood; garden hose; rain god; water fountain

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

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

Don't Quote Me (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Chauncey Bildgewrat; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Veronica is swept off of her feet by an older man who plies her with fancy literary quotes. So to fight back, Archie begins trying to memorize the classics.
Reprints:
Keywords:
library; quotes

Indexer Notes

Quotes by Rudyard Kipling and William Shakespeare are credited in the story.

Testing (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; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx gets a high mark . . . in something.
Keywords:
grades; tests

Aggressively Yours (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty tries psychology on Moose to stop him from beating up all the boys.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jealousy; psychology

For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Home Wrecker (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; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Archie brings a bird's nest to school for his science project, then is mercilessly pursued by the bird who was living in it.
Keywords:
bird's nest

Slanguage Barrier (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred tries to have a heart-to-heart talk with Archie, but soon realizes that they don't really speak the same language.
Keywords:
newspaper; slang

Simple Arithmetic (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Moose has to answer a math problem out loud.

Snore Chore! (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 has to don a Beatle wig to get Jinx to go to sleep.
Keywords:
Beatle wig; lulabye

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Carol Frakes (Covington, Ky.) for a poem about pet dogs. Second prize of $3.00 to Francis Bollinger (Houma, La.) for article on apes. Third prize of $2.00 to Meg Montanaro (West Port, Conn.) for a poem about mothers.

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

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

["If Archie keeps standing you up, why do you keep making dates with him?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica inquires as to why Betty is such a glutton for Archie's punishment.

Indexer Notes

Among the names written on the base of the seat on Betty's side of the booth are Vince [DeCarlo], Dan [DeCarlo], Vic [Victor Gorelick], Dick [Richard Goldwater], Sam [Schwartz], Rudy [Lapick], Tom [Moore?]; Josie [DeCarlo], and Gil [?].

Mighty Like a Rose (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose is on the warpath because somebody sent Midge a rose.
Keywords:
flowers; jealousy; rose; rumors

Indexer Notes

The title comes from that of a popular song, originally titled "Mighty Lak' a Rose" when it was written in 1901.

Reformed (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Warned ahead of time that Reggie is in a pranking mood, the gang manage to get Reggie's pranks to backfire on him.
Keywords:
fish; playground; practical jokes

Archie's Guide To Fishy Fishing (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Series of fishing-related one and two panel gags.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cameras; fishing; game wardens

Indexer Notes

Archie Andrews only appears on the title panel.

Caddy On (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica's planned alone time with Archie on the golf course is foiled when Archie asks Jughead to caddy for him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
caddy; golf; jigsaw puzzle; rain

Gas Guess (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred asks Archie to estimate his jalopy's miles-per-gallon.
Reprints:

Double Takes (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Sam Muggs; Mrs. Muggs
Synopsis:
Betty counts her pennies closely. Jughead trains his dog. Ethel has her parents concerned.
Keywords:
adding machine; bathtub; grocery store

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel jokes.

["...But on the beach at 3 o'clock in the morning!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica has a logical explanation for her illogical behavior.
Keywords:
beach; bikini

["Oh Archie! Isn't the fair just wonderful!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
While Veronica is admiring the majestic scenery of the New York World's Fair, Archie is picking up the counter girl at the refreshment stand.
Keywords:
New York World's Fair; Unisphere
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Renting the grocery store for a party was a terrific idea, Veronica!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Don't Knock Knees
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Water On the Brain
    Archie
  4. 3. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  5. 4. Don't Quote Me
    Archie
  6. 5. Testing
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Aggressively Yours
    Moose
  8. 7. For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  9. 8. Home Wrecker
    Archie
  10. 9. Slanguage Barrier
    Archie
  11. 10. Simple Arithmetic
    Moose
  12. 11. Snore Chore!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  15. 14. ["If Archie keeps standing you up, why do you keep making dates with him?"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  16. 15. Mighty Like a Rose
    Archie
  17. 16. Reformed
    Reggie
  18. 17. Archie's Guide To Fishy Fishing
    Archie
  19. 18. Caddy On
    Veronica
  20. 19. Gas Guess
    Archie
  21. 20. Double Takes
    Archie
  22. 21. ["...But on the beach at 3 o'clock in the morning!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  23. 22. ["Oh Archie! Isn't the fair just wonderful!!"]
    Veronica's Pin-Up
This issue was most recently modified by:
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