(December 1964)

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

["Melody can't be our water boy!"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Coach

Indexer Notes

Re-colored version of the issue's splash page.

Team Spirit (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?; Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Coach
Synopsis:
The football team has elected Melody water boy, and her body is distracting all the players. In exchange for getting Melody off the team, Josie and Pepper insist that the Coach allow the klutzy Albert to play.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This issue-length story features an early appearance of the evil school Central High, which would become a regular opponent for Archie's school in later comics.

Original indexer credited Rudy Lapick as inker. The reprint in World of Archie Digest #10 credits Vincent DeCarlo.

No Help Wanted (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?; Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Jinx Molloy
Synopsis:
Melody tries to get Jinx Molloy, whose bad luck aura affects everyone except her, onto the football team. After Jinx's presence turns football practice into a disaster, the Coach makes Melody promise that she won't come near the team at tomorrow's game against Central High.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Rudy Lapick as inker. The reprint in World of Archie Digest #10 credits Vincent DeCarlo.

Sideline Stars (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?; Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Jinx Molloy
Synopsis:
Melody shocks everyone by sitting on the Central High side of the stadium at the big football game. But it turns out that both she and Jinx Molloy are there to help Melody's school by "helping" Central High.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Rudy Lapick as inker. The reprint in World of Archie Digest #10 credits Vincent DeCarlo.

The Last Man (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?; Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Jinx Molloy
Synopsis:
The presence of Jinx Molloy causes so many injuries on both sides that the Coach has only one player left to put into the game: the hapless Albert.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Rudy Lapick as inker. The reprint in World of Archie Digest #10 credits Vincent DeCarlo.

Right Or Wrong! (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Melody can't be our water boy!"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Team Spirit (Chapter 1)
    Josie
  3. 2. No Help Wanted (Chapter 2)
    Josie
  4. 3. Sideline Stars (Chapter 3)
    Josie
  5. 4. The Last Man (Chapter 4)
    Josie
  6. 5. Right Or Wrong!
    Li'l Jinx
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Steven Rowe