(January 1960)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Clyde Diddit. Who He? (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
A distorted Archie and Veronica look at their normal reflection in a fun house mirror.

Indexer Notes

First mention of Clyde Diddit, who was the (initially) unseen Madhouse version of Mad's Alfred E. Neuman. Different versions of the Diddit character would appear later in this title (both in gags and as a member of the Madhouse Glads) and Josie.

Fancy Garbage Kit (Table of Contents)

Veronica Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Ad selling higher class garbage which you can disperse into your own garbage and make people think you're more well off than you are.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Previously thought to be Samm Schwartz art, but pencils match White, who was working on this title at the time.

If Teen-agers Ran Television (Table of Contents)

Jughead Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews [as John Cameron Swayback]; Veronica Lodge; Alph Redwards [Ralph Edwards]
Synopsis:
Examples of how television would be changed to appeal specifically to a teenage audience, including replacing newsman John Cameron Swayze with hip-talking John Cameron Swayback, renaming "Playhouse 90" to "Playhouse Under 20," and having Archie appear on "This is Your Life."

Indexer Notes

Previously thought to be Samm Schwartz art, but pencils match White, who was working on this title at the time.

Hair Styles of the Future (Table of Contents)

Betty Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Yul Brynner; Monsieur Sheldon De La Broadbeam [Sheldon Broadbeam] (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Examples of futuristic hairstyles styled by Monsieur Sheldon De La Broadbeam, including the "Atomic Bob," the "Ike," and the "Tailfin" Wave.

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Dan and Vincent DeCarlo.

Archie in Limerick Land (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Midge
Synopsis:
Humorous limericks illustrated with the Archie characters.

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Samm Schwartz.

Archie in Shakespeare Land (Table of Contents)

Betty Says / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Hoping to sabotage Archie's chances with Veronica, Reggie sabotages a box of tarts Archie plans to take to her. And the dialogue is spoken in a faux-Elizabethan style.

Instant Crabgrass (Table of Contents)

Jughead Says / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Satirical ad for crabgrass turf rolls.

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Samm Schwartz.

The Art of Phrenology (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily Presents / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Sheldon Broadbeam
Synopsis:
Satirical look at phrenology.

Indexer Notes

Dilton's last name still spelled as "Doily" here.

Madhouse Proverbs (Table of Contents)

Jughead Says / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Series of satirical framed proverbs.

Tongue Toppers For Cool Cats (Table of Contents)

Reggie Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Sheldon Broadbeam
Synopsis:
Humorous definitions of words illustrated by the Archie characters.

Indexer Notes

Story ends with note asking readers to send in suggestions for tongue toppers.

Madhouse Pennants (Table of Contents)

Archie Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)

Indexer Notes

Sheldon Broadbeam is mentioned as the mascot of the Broadbeam Institute of Advanced Pretzel Bending.

A Slight Missteak (Table of Contents)

Jughead Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints a steak and adds some medium rare paint to make it taste better.

Indexer Notes

Previously thought to be Joe Edwards art, but pencils match DeCarlo, who was working on this feature at the time.

Jughead's Daffy-nitions (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Humorous definitions of words accompanied by humorous illustrations of said definition.

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Joe Edwards.

Famous Menus (Table of Contents)

Archie Says / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Menus that would be appropriate for different historical events.

["My husband came home with lipstick on his collar."] (Table of Contents)

Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Aunt Juggie [Jughead Jones]
Synopsis:
Satire of lovelorn advice columns.

Madhouse Non-ventions (Table of Contents)

Moose Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Szenics ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics ?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Examples of inventions that perform no function for people who didn't like that function anyway.

Laff It Up (Table of Contents)

Archie & Co. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jenkins the butler; Midge
Synopsis:
Archie is quizzed in school. Jughead describes Reggie's character. Betty asks Moose a question. Veronica reprimands her butler. Moose has some news.

Indexer Notes

Previously thought to be Tom Moore art, but pencils match White, who was working on this title at the time.

Cool Classics (Table of Contents)

Archie Says / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Classic novels are given "hep" new titles, such as "The Hepcat of Notre Dame," "The Decline and the Fallout of the Roman Empire," and "Daddy-O and Juliet."

Yes, My Darling Daughter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Six illustrated examples of one-line gags of the "She was only..." genre.
Reprints:

Discovery of Feet (Table of Contents)

Professor Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics ?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Lemuel Columbus
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the life of Lemuel Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered feet.

Indexer Notes

Art previously attributed to Joe Edwards.

Last Laff (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Presents Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Illustrated one-line gags starring Jughead.
Reprints:

["We've been shooting for giant, fun-filled books that we know you'll like!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jughead Annual; Betty and Veronica Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Daffy-Nitions (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead presents a series of satirical definitions to the words "vacuum", "congress", "hot dog", and "rabbit."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

As You Like It (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doily's Grammar Lesson / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Series of illustrated similes.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Dilton's last name still spelled as Doily here.

["You'll laugh like the dickens!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Clyde Diddit. Who He?
    Archie
  2. 1. Fancy Garbage Kit
    Veronica Says
  3. 2. If Teen-agers Ran Television
    Jughead Says
  4. 3. Hair Styles of the Future
    Betty Says
  5. 4. Archie in Limerick Land
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie in Shakespeare Land
    Betty Says
  7. 6. Instant Crabgrass
    Jughead Says
  8. 7. The Art of Phrenology
    Dilton Doily Presents
  9. 8. Madhouse Proverbs
    Jughead Says
  10. 9. Tongue Toppers For Cool Cats
    Reggie Says
  11. 10. Madhouse Pennants
    Archie Says
  12. 11. A Slight Missteak
    Jughead Dipsy Doodles
  13. 12. Jughead's Daffy-nitions
    Jughead
  14. 13. Famous Menus
    Archie Says
  15. 14. ["My husband came home with lipstick on his collar."]
    Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn
  16. 15. Madhouse Non-ventions
    Moose Says
  17. 16. Laff It Up
    Archie & Co.
  18. 17. Cool Classics
    Archie Says
  19. 18. Yes, My Darling Daughter
  20. 19. Discovery of Feet
    Professor Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  21. 20. Last Laff
    Madhouse Presents Jughead
  22. 21. ["We've been shooting for giant, fun-filled books that we know you'll like!"]
    Jughead Annual; Betty and Veronica Annual
  23. 22. Daffy-Nitions
    Jughead
  24. 23. As You Like It
    Dilton Doily's Grammar Lesson
  25. 24. ["You'll laugh like the dickens!"]
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
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