(September 1968)

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

["Look at Clyde Didit Go!"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Clyde Didit

Indexer Notes

The cover includes the words "by Dan n' Dick," referring to Dan DeCarlo (creator of Josie and the artist for this issue) and Richard Goldwater (editor).

Sock It To Who?... (Whom?) (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Clyde Didit; Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis:
Meet Clyde Didit (also known as "Orbit"), a guitar-playing musician with sunglasses and hideous fashion sense. He starts to make advances to Josie, encouraged by Josie and discouraged by Pepper. But every time Clyde or anyone else sings his signature song "Sock It To Me," someone socks it to him.
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Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part, issue-length story.

As of this issue, Albert has been dropped from the comic. Clyde Didit, a re-designed version of a character who originally appeared in "Archie's Mad House," is here introduced to take his place as the resident musician and the object of affection for both Josie and Alexandra.

This issue is full of references and homages to the then-popular TV series "Laugh-In," including the catchphrase "Sock It To Me."

Script identifiable as Frank Doyle by his distinctive jokes and dialogue.

Bottoms Up (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Clyde Didit; Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); undertaker; man with watches; un-named hearse thief
Synopsis:
Alexandra kicks her brother in the behind; Melody arrives with a message for Alex, written down in a place she can't forget; Josie and Alex get into a taxi and chase a stolen hearse; Archie and Jughead, in a cameo, don't care for Clyde Didit's singing.
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Indexer Notes

The writing on Melody's body is another "Laugh-In" reference; on that show, Goldie Hawn had messages painted on her body.

["What's happening where the girls are?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Bikini-clad Betty and Veronica pitch the latest issue of "Betty and Veronica Summer Fun."

Endsville (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Clyde Didit; Sock; Miss Primrose; un-named watch salesman; un-named religious fanatic
Synopsis:
Melody sees a religious fanatic's sign and becomes convinced that the world will come to an end soon; Pepper is upset that Sock doesn't take her seriously as a woman.
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Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
Josie answers reader mail.

No Starch (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; Greg; Hap Holliday

On Wings of a Song (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Clyde Didit; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Josie convinces Melody that the world isn't coming to an end; Clyde Didit borrows Alex's rocket belt so he can sing his song without being clobbered.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Look at Clyde Didit Go!"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Sock It To Who?... (Whom?)
    Josie
  3. 2. Bottoms Up
    Josie
  4. 3. ["What's happening where the girls are?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Endsville
    Josie
  6. 5. Dear Josie
    Josie
  7. 6. No Starch
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. On Wings of a Song
    Josie
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