(June 1961)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in February, April, June, July, August, October and December
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

["Did I keep you waiting long, Archiekins?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Guess Which One... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Guess which one tried to jump over eight barrels, hasn't had a hit record in over a year, etc.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Pictures Can Lie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Five deceiving pictures and the zoomed-out versions that explain what really happened.

Indexer Notes

Likely the only Archie story to show Coach Kleats holding a gun to his head!

The Middle Ages (Table of Contents)

Teenagers of the Past / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of gags surrounding medieval-era teens.

Deep Freeze (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Cool Cat Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at what life would be like if humans could be kept frozen for many years.

Double Trouble! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints a twin so that he can appear on TV.

Wallflower Kit! (Table of Contents)

Arthur Murray Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clyde Diddit (mentioned); Archie Andrews (as an inflatable doll)
Synopsis:
Fake advertisement for a wallflower kit containing a folding chair, a magazine rag, a potted palm disguise, and a pair of plastic smiling lips.

["My boyfriend is an archery fan and I like him very much."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aunt Juggie [Jughead Jones] (host)

If Song Titles Came True! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Another edition of literal interpretations of song titles.

Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester? (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chester Square (introduction); Lester Cool (introduction); Mr. Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis:
A look at the cool and uncool ways of doing things.

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Chester Square and Lester Cool, who would go on to be the hosts of the "Teenage Section" of the magazine when the Archie gang was dropped from the series.

Space (Table of Contents)

Science Corner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Nonuttin (introduction); Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Professor Nonuttin discusses the problem of parking cars and suggests some solutions.

If Travel Posters Told the Truth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of honest travel posters for Berlin, Monte Carlo, London, the Soviet Union, and other destinations.

Madhouse Gift Certificates (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host); Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Collections of gift certificates for things such as a nose job at the Clyde Diddit School of Plastic Surgery, three years of psychoanalysis at the Riverdale Clinic, and ten cases of tranquilizer pills.

Archie's Ancestors in School (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews [as Arrr; Archeops; Archimedes; Arcaesar; Archibald]; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats

Word Pix (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Grundy (host); Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Illustrated versions of words (for example, "mirror" is written as a reflection.)

The Discovery of Sleep! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Dr. Hatrack J. Mattress; Lemuel K. Action; Frank T. Everything; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee recounts the story of how Hatrack J. Mattress, a shepherd, discovered sleep while counting his sheep jumping over his fence.
Reprints:

["Make a Date..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Which One... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Veronica asks us to guess which one sat on the wrong side of the field, likes to start the fads, will be head cheerleader, and is suddenly going to need instruction.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Here They Are! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Did I keep you waiting long, Archiekins?"]
  2. 1. Guess Which One...
    Veronica Asks
  3. 2. Pictures Can Lie
  4. 3. The Middle Ages
    Teenagers of the Past
  5. 4. Deep Freeze
    Madhouse Cool Cat Dept.
  6. 5. Double Trouble!
    Dipsy Doodles
  7. 6. Wallflower Kit!
    Arthur Murray Dept.
  8. 7. ["My boyfriend is an archery fan and I like him very much."]
    Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn
  9. 8. If Song Titles Came True!
  10. 9. Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester?
    Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept.
  11. 10. Space
    Science Corner
  12. 11. If Travel Posters Told the Truth
  13. 12. Madhouse Gift Certificates
    Jughead Says
  14. 13. Archie's Ancestors in School
    Archie Says
  15. 14. Word Pix
    Miss Grundy Says
  16. 15. The Discovery of Sleep!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  17. 16. ["Make a Date..."]
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  18. 17. Guess Which One...
    Veronica Asks
  19. 18. Here They Are!
    Archie Giant Series
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen