(January 1965)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1964
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (some Squarebound?)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Keywords:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Betty; Veronica; Reggie; Dilton; movie theater manager; ticket seller
Synopsis:
A western movie is getting no traffic, but the theater manager attracts hordes of teens by adding "adults only" to the poster.
Keywords:
movies; teen

["Monster fans"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for x-ray glasses from Ellbar Dist.
Keywords:
x-ray glasses

Deep Sleep (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Archie can't sleep, so he gets up to read, then falls asleep in his chair over his math book.
Keywords:
insomnia

Pip of a Tip (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Big Ethel
Synopsis:
Betty wonders how to keep her youth. Ethel suggests that she not introduce him to any other girls.
Keywords:
Chok'lit Shop

Special Spot (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; Mr Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee asks Jughead to hang a sign where all students will see it. He posts it under the classroom clock.
Keywords:
high school

Chatter Patter (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; Archie
Synopsis:
Jughead insists that he thinks of many varied things, but thought balloons show that they all relate to food.
Keywords:
Chok'lit Shop

Farewell Farce (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Mr Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie begs Veronica to say something as Mr Lodge throws him out. She says goodbye.

Cube Boob (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose; Veronica; Dilton; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Most students hear thought-provoking themes in the music of the symphony. Moose hears violins.
Keywords:
high school; music

Paint Patter (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Reggie gloats that he has duped Jughead into painting a kitchen floor. Jughead paints himself into a corner and empties the refrigerator.

Spite Spat (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis:
Betty is so angry, she's no longer speaking to Archie. She runs right over to his house to tell him so.

Mad Dad (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Mr Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Andrews warns Archie that a prospective allowance increase will not become effective until Archie becomes effective.

["An amazing invention -- 'Magic Art Reproducer'"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for Magic Art Reproducer from Norton Producs
Keywords:
art

In the Nose (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l jinx's dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx went to a crowded movie matinee, but no one sat around her. Her winter coat still smells of camphor.
Keywords:
movies; winter

["This is such a pretty outfit!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis:
Betty has a dress with a loose flyaway skirt; she only wears it on windy days.
Keywords:
autumn; fashion

["Grow 2 living monsters"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, wih order coupon, for "hair-Raising Monsters" from Ellbarr Dist.
Keywords:
monster

["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for Guide to Hypnotism from Palmer-Jones Books
Keywords:
hypnosis; hypnotism; hypnotist; mesmerism

All's Well that Ends Well (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead; pizza chef (dream character)
Synopsis:
Jughead dreams that he can't buy a pizza because he's out of money. He wakes up, takes some money from his pocket, and dreams again, this time with success.
Keywords:
chef; dream; pizza

Indexer Notes

mime story

Is everybody Happy? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Mr Andrews; Moose; Reggie; Betty
Synopsis:
Different members of the gang have different definitions of happiness.

Wheeler Dealer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie
Synopsis:
Reggie is impressed that Archie is "cleaning up" at the stock brokerage, but all he's doing is cleaning the office.
Keywords:
stock market

Fan Fare (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis:
Betty pretends she doesn't care about the singing group "The Beagles," but actually has her room filled with their memorabilia.
Keywords:
The Beatles

Talk Talk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Archie makes a speech fiercely condemning allowances, dating, and summer vacation; he's winning a trophy at the Liar's Club.

Pin Pun (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose; Archie; Midge
Synopsis:
Archie suggests that Moose ask Midge to wear his pin. Moose gets a bowling pin.
Keywords:
bowling

Slide Ride (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Last time Jughead stayed over, he hurt himself getting out of the upper bunk. Now Archie has installed a slide.

Cool Pool (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Mr Lodge
Synopsis:
An angry Mr. Lodge will not tolerate gambling at work, but the pool Archie has set up is a children's wading pool.
Keywords:
gambling

"For holidays merry and sparkling with laughter" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for Archie's Christmas Stocking (Archie Giant Series # 31)
Keywords:
Christmas; holiday; reindeer; Santa Claus

A Girl's Conception of Baseball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; baseball players
Synopsis:
Baseball jargon, as interpreted by Veronica
Keywords:
baseball; sports

Mister Fix-It (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Mr Andrews; Mrs Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie fixed the toaster. Now the toaster pops up, instead of the toast.
Keywords:
breakfast

A Hare-y Story (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children; teen
Characters:
Moose; Midge; Peter
Synopsis:
Midge thinks Moose is going to read a bedtime story for this little nephew Peter. Actually, Peter is reading to Moose.
Keywords:
bedtime story; Peter Rabbit

Sign Savy (Table of Contents)

Mr Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr Lodge; Veronica; Jughead
Synopsis:
Mr Lodge notices that many restaurants are closed on Mondays. He closes his refrigerator on Mondays to keep the teens out.
Keywords:
restaurant

Indexer Notes

mime story

Wheeler Dealer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; head waiter
Synopsis:
An elegantly-dressed Archie and Veronica arrive at a fancy restaurant. Archie orders a pizza to go.
Keywords:
pizza; restaurant

Archie's Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Big Ethel; Veronica; Reggie
Synopsis:
Four single-panel cartoons featuring Archie and the gang.
Keywords:
movies; restaurant

Mental Exercise (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Mr Swenson
Synopsis:
Archie is struggling over his schoolwork. Mr Swenson posts a "think" sign, and Archie turns his thoughts to girls.

["Treasure chest of fun"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Fourteen small ads, with order coupon, for novelty products from Honor House Products Corp.
Keywords:
joy buzzer; martial arts; wrist radio; x-ray spectacles

["All the news that fits we print"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leon Morgan Jr; Greg Hack; Richard L Brown; Linda Love
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Reports from members

Indexer Notes

Spot illustrations of membership card and button, bearing Archie's image

[Jet "rocket" space ship!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for six-foot play space ship
Keywords:
rocket; space ship

Choice Channel (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Jughead
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy introduces learning by television. Jughead would like to major in westerns.
Keywords:
high school; television; TV

Heavy Problem (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica
Synopsis:
Betty is exercising because she has a split personality (banana splits).
Keywords:
exercise

Odd Ball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead
Synopsis:
Reggie slips an off-center ball to Archie's golf partner, but it gives him a hole-in-one.
Keywords:
golf; sports

The Hot Shot (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; toll collector
Synopsis:
Archie brags about his basketball game, but can't hit the basket at the toll booth.

It's a Gasser! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Veronica; Moose; Big Ethel; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Gag meanings for auto terms
Keywords:
car

Double Takes (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Veronica; Mr Lodge
Synopsis:
Set of two-panel gag strips

Along the Video Trail (Table of Contents)

Mad Ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Veronica; Mr Lodge
Synopsis:
Set of two-panel gag strips featuring television commercials
Keywords:
Ads; advertising; commercials; television; TV

["100 Little Dolls"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for rubber and plastic dolls from The 100 Doll Co.
Keywords:
doll

"Personalized identification rings" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for engraved rings from Empire
Keywords:
jewelry

["Me?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for information from International Correspondence Schools

["Watch 'em go!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy/matic multi-action toys from Daisy Manufacturing Company
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Monster fans"]
  3. 2. Deep Sleep
    Archie
  4. 3. Pip of a Tip
    Betty
  5. 4. Special Spot
    Jughead
  6. 5. Chatter Patter
    Jughead
  7. 6. Farewell Farce
    Archie
  8. 7. Cube Boob
    Big Moose
  9. 8. Paint Patter
    Jughead
  10. 9. Spite Spat
    Betty
  11. 10. Mad Dad
    Archie
  12. 11. ["An amazing invention -- 'Magic Art Reproducer'"]
  13. 12. In the Nose
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. ["This is such a pretty outfit!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  15. 14. ["Grow 2 living monsters"]
  16. 15. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
  17. 16. All's Well that Ends Well
    Jughead
  18. 17. Is everybody Happy?
    Archie
  19. 18. Wheeler Dealer
    Archie
  20. 19. Fan Fare
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Talk Talk
    Archie
  22. 21. Pin Pun
    Big Moose
  23. 22. Slide Ride
    Jughead
  24. 23. Cool Pool
    Archie
  25. 24. "For holidays merry and sparkling with laughter"
    Archie
  26. 25. A Girl's Conception of Baseball
    Archie
  27. 26. Mister Fix-It
    Archie
  28. 27. A Hare-y Story
    Big Moose
  29. 28. Sign Savy
    Mr Lodge
  30. 29. Wheeler Dealer
    Archie
  31. 30. Archie's Gag Bag
    Archie
  32. 31. Mental Exercise
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
  34. 33. ["All the news that fits we print"]
    Archie Club News
  35. 34. [Jet "rocket" space ship!]
  36. 35. Choice Channel
    Jughead
  37. 36. Heavy Problem
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Odd Ball
    Archie
  39. 38. The Hot Shot
    Archie
  40. 39. It's a Gasser!
    Archie
  41. 40. Double Takes
    Archie
  42. 41. Along the Video Trail
    Mad Ads
  43. 42. ["100 Little Dolls"]
  44. 43. "Personalized identification rings"
  45. 44. ["Me?"]
  46. 45. ["Watch 'em go!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Tom Sager
  • Max Capp
  • Michael Eshom
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