(August 1963)

Archie, 1963 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, 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

["Why, they act like a bunch of high school kids!"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; George Fury

Footlight Follies (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Sock; George Fury; Daisy Divine
Synopsis:
A handsome drama instructor comes to Josie's high school to direct the school play. All the girls sign up, but the boys aren't interested in being in a musical -- until they get a look at the director's assistant.

Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part story.

Script identifiable as Frank Doyle by his style and DeCarlo's statement that Doyle did "all the writing" for the early Josie comics.

The Bright Side (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Sock; George Fury; Daisy Divine
Synopsis:
The girls and the boys all agree to be in the play, but their ineptitude drives George and Daisy up the wall.

Indexer Notes

Part two of a four-part story.

Show Biz Blues (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Sock; George Fury; Daisy Divine; Mr. Tuttle
Synopsis:
The rehearsals for the play get worse and worse, until George is convinced that it will destroy his career. Mr. Tuttle reassures him that "you can always change your name and go into another line of work."

Indexer Notes

Part three of a four-part story.

Gene Pitney, Man of Music (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
music

Scents-ible (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx

It's Curtain Time (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Sock; George Fury; Daisy Divine; Josie's dad; Josie's mom
Synopsis:
Convinced that the play is a disaster, George tries to run away on opening night, but Josie, Pepper and Sock force him to wait backstage.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a four-part story.

One of the few times we ever see Josie's mother (though she doesn't speak).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Why, they act like a bunch of high school kids!"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Footlight Follies
    Josie
  3. 2. The Bright Side
    Josie
  4. 3. Show Biz Blues
    Josie
  5. 4. Gene Pitney, Man of Music
  6. 5. Scents-ible
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. It's Curtain Time
    Josie
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