(October 1968)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)
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

["Going boating is fun, Ronnie!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Josie; Dilton Doily

The Hard Way (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie comes up with an elaborate Rube Goldberg plan to prevent Veronica from going to a party with Reggie.
Reprints:

Dead Ringer (or If It Weren't For the Folks That Know You, You'd Be a Total Stranger) (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Flo Freely; Throbb Temple; O.O. Wellenmellen; Bruce Baby
Synopsis:
Betty uses her resemblance to movie star Flo Freely to sneak into the Flim Flam Film studio.

Game Shame (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Every game Archie plays with Veronica winds up causing harm to Smithers.

Dinner Date (or What Are You Going To Do With All That Butter When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder?) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
After Mr. Lodge calls Archie "a bumbling teenage bumpkin" who doesn't enhance Veronica's position in society, Betty trains Archie to be a sophisticated society type.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Archie Andrews]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Archie tells about the new cartoon show, and the new Archies musical group.

Indexer Notes

has spot art from cartoon and previous issues.
includes reports by Gail Fogg (Amesbury, Mass), and Erin Potter (Stockton, Calif.)

Piece Meal! (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
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is looking at modern sculpture.

Great Balls of Fire (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead discover a pirates' chest on Mr. Lodge's property.

Indexer Notes

Dick Malmgren may have pencilled this story or his scrip layouts may have been closely followed by the penciller.

Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor; adventure
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Professor Zag
Synopsis:
Archie goes to the airport to pick up a scientist who is trying to prove that his orangoutang is the missing link between primates and man. The orangoutang escapes and winds up proving who the real missing link is.

Indexer Notes

Contains clock sequence inspired by Harold Lloyd's movie "Safety Last"

Swing King (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica watch Archie play tennis.

Keen Machine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily: Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Betty uses Dilton's computer to get advice on how to get Archie.

It's E-Z! (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; Merry Holliday
Synopsis:
Dinner is alphabet soup.

For Whom the Poll Tolls (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge
Synopsis:
Archie tries to campaign for both Betty and Veronica in the "Most Popular Teen Girl In Riverdale" contest.

Indexer Notes

Midge is called "Midge Collins" in this story.
Previous indexer thought Stan Goldberg might be the inker.
First panel DJ seems to be re-inked or corrected.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Going boating is fun, Ronnie!"]
    Archie's Pals n' Gals
  2. 1. The Hard Way
    Archie
  3. 2. Dead Ringer (or If It Weren't For the Folks That Know You, You'd Be a Total Stranger)
    Betty
  4. 3. Game Shame
    Archie
  5. 4. Dinner Date (or What Are You Going To Do With All That Butter When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder?)
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie Club News
  7. 6. Piece Meal!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Great Balls of Fire
    Archie
  9. 8. Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink)
    Archie
  10. 9. Swing King
    Archie
  11. 10. Keen Machine
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. It's E-Z!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. For Whom the Poll Tolls
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Jaime Weinman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jerry Hillegas