(August 1967)

Archie, 1965 Series
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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 US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The stories in this issue signal another shift in tone for the comic, toward a more topical late '60s approach with more references to hippies and other far-out fads of the era.


["Why won't you join our fan club for the Monkees?"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper
Synopsis:
Josie has her room decorated with Herman's Hermits memorabilia, and now there's a new pop group sensation to get into.

Indexer Notes

Includes the credit "By Dan n' Dick," referring to creator Dan DeCarlo and editor Richard Goldwater.

Shoe, Shoe, Baby (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Mr. Tuttle; Mr. Jones
Synopsis:
Josie, Melody and Pepper all take up the new fad of walking around barefoot, shocking the hidebound Albert. Finally Mr. Tuttle orders them to cease this kind of exposure, so they go back to the more modest fashion of wearing shoes with miniskirts.
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Stolen Melody (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II
Synopsis:
Declaring that his money and power give him the ability to get anything he wants, Alex grabs Melody and tries to get her all to himself, but her beauty attracts other men from all around. So Alex pays the other boys to get away from Melody and brings her to his home, where Josie and Pepper try to save their friend from that cad's clutches.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo makes a cameo as one of the boys chasing Melody, the third boy from the left at the top of page 4.

"Is this what's called the new wave?" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Bathing-suited Betty and Veronica promote "Betty and Veronica Summer Fun."

The Photographers (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Josie and Alexandra compete against each other in a photography contest, and Alexandra has the clear advantage because of her state-of-the-art thousand-dollar camera, while Josie only has an old-fashioned square box camera.
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Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eda Edwards [as Josie]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
Josie gives advice to readers.

Indexer Notes

The first appearance of this feature, which became a regular part of this title. Eda Edwards, wife of veteran Archie artist Joe Edwards, explained in Alter Ego magazine in January 2009 that she answered the reader mail in the voice of the characters for this and other features like "Dear Betty and Veronica." She wrote: "I became the Dear Abby of the Archie world, answering letters from kids all over the globe. I went through the tons of mail that was sent to us by Archie Comics and answered as many as the page permitted. Joe did the lettering."

"Albert, everyone's staring at you" (Table of Contents)

Josie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Albert
Synopsis:
Josie wishes Albert would dress in a less mod manner.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Why won't you join our fan club for the Monkees?"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Shoe, Shoe, Baby
    Josie
  3. 2. Stolen Melody
    Josie
  4. 3. "Is this what's called the new wave?"
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  5. 4. The Photographers
    Josie
  6. 5. Dear Josie
    Josie
  7. 6. "Albert, everyone's staring at you"
    Josie Pin-Up
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tom Sager