(August 1968)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
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

["Look, guys, I know we sound terrible"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason

Indexer Notes

The Archies here consist of Archie, Reggie, Jughead and Moose; Betty and Veronica aren't yet in the group.

It's Ornamental (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
After Mr. Lodge kicks him out, Archie sneaks back in and hides in Mr. Lodge's precious artifacts just as people from the museum are coming over to inspect them.

Hurts Aid! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

Re-Group and Attack! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Word gets out that Mr. Weatherbee is planning to retire. While Miss Grundy recalls his past as an air force aviator and an athlete, the kids decide to be nice to him until he retires, but they inadvertently make him angry at being treated like a "doddering old man."

["What are you doing in the fish pond?"] (Table of Contents)

Reggie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

The Flame Game (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Beetty tries to make flaming shashlik for the gang.

Future Bet (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica tells Archie that he can get on her father's good side by talking about his plans for the future.

Ethel Sees Plenty (or ESP Can Do For You What It Did For Big Ethel, So Lookout!) (Table of Contents)

Big Ethel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Ethel Muggs; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
While working at Pop Tate's, a bump on the head gives Ethel E.S.P.

A Sticky Subject! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg

It Doesn't Pay to Keep It To Yourself (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie announces that he has no homework today.

["You're trying on bikinis now?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica tests out a skimpy bikini even though it's only spring.

Man of the Year (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie shows up just as Mr. Lodge is preparing to be photographed for a men's fashion magazine.

The Surprise (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
The kids try to prepare a birthday surprise for Mr. Weatherbee.

To the Rescue (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get tough with a bully on the beach.

How Sweet It Is (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Violet Sweetditch
Synopsis:
A new girl makes a play for Jughead.

Gasser (or "He Got His Lumps By the Pumps") (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Feely Pincher
Synopsis:
Archie goes to pick up the object of Mr. Lodge's latest merger attempt, the wealthy miser Feely Pincher. Meanwhile, Mr. Lodge has to take Archie's place as an attendant at a Dreggs gas station.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas station

Indexer Notes

First appearance of "Dreggs," the chain of "low-quality gas stations" owned by Mr. Lodge. They would recur in many subsequent Bob Bolling stories.

The credits printed in Archie & Friends Double Digest #15 list D'Agostino (presumable on inks) and Grossman on colors.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Look, guys, I know we sound terrible"]
    Archie
  2. 1. It's Ornamental
    Archie
  3. 2. Hurts Aid!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Re-Group and Attack!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  5. 4. ["What are you doing in the fish pond?"]
    Reggie Pin Up
  6. 5. The Flame Game
    Betty
  7. 6. Future Bet
    Archie
  8. 7. Ethel Sees Plenty (or ESP Can Do For You What It Did For Big Ethel, So Lookout!)
    Big Ethel
  9. 8. A Sticky Subject!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. It Doesn't Pay to Keep It To Yourself
    Archie
  11. 10. ["You're trying on bikinis now?"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin Up
  12. 11. Man of the Year
    Archie
  13. 12. The Surprise
    Archie
  14. 13. To the Rescue
    Archie
  15. 14. How Sweet It Is
    Jughead
  16. 15. Gasser (or "He Got His Lumps By the Pumps")
    Archie
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