(December 2001)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Every four weeks, twice in July
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Barcode:
009128467474 15
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["I'll lay the world at your feet!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie will lay the world at her feet, but Veronica already has too much stuff.

["Visit Archie and all his friends in Riverdale."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Time for Change (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Victor Gorelick

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Stemwinder; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead drive themselves crazy, resetting dozens of clocks off of Daylight Saving Time.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Clock; high school

["I can't get enough Archie stuff!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page."] (Table of Contents)

A-Files / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Lauralynn Renn and Crystal Fink.

["Uncle Freddie says... check off the issues you need to complete your collection!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Big Turnaround (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Coach Kleats; Coach Clayton; Central High football team
Synopsis:
Riverdale is losing the football game because Moose is too distracted by cheerleader Midge. Archie gets her to pose with the other team, and Moose's anger turns into an unstoppable force on the field.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cheerleader; football; high school

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 224 credits inks to Mike Esposito, colors to Barry Grossman, and letters to Bill Yoshida.

["I'm bananas for Archie Comics!"] (Table of Contents)

The I Love Archie Photo Contest / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Laura Bryson (photo); Katie and Kyle (photo)
Inks:
Laura Bryson (photo); Katie and Kyle (photo)
Colors:
Laura Bryson (photo); Katie and Kyle (photo)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Laura Bryson; Katie; Kyle; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
Fan art

Indexer Notes

Photos by fans

["Dear Archie Readers"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Archie's Subscription Offer of the Century!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Full Service (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited) [as Goldberg]
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited) [as Milgrom]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to annoy Archie, who's working at a gas station. Archie wants Reggie to remove his hat and have his oil checked.
Reprints:

Bird Brainer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Polly [Goldie]; Mr. Rock; Mr. Rogers; Jena
Synopsis:
Archie is working at a pet store. The talking parrot keeps getting him into trouble, until it helps him get a date with a pretty girl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Parrot; pet store

Indexer Notes

The parrot's name unaccountably changes half-way through the story. GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 232 credits inks to Mike Esposito, colors to Barry Grossman, and letters to Bill Yoshida.

["When the game of softball was invented in 1887, it was called indoor softball because the game was played indoors!"] (Table of Contents)

Moose's Odd and Amazing Sports Reports / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited) [as Pellowski]
Pencils:
Rex Lindsey (credited) [as Lindsey]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Charlotte Dod; Janet Guthrie; Georgeann Wells
Synopsis:
Odd-ball sports facts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
auto racing; basketball; golf; softball; tennis

["Five-issue digest subscriptions"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Who Are These People? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie can't understand why everyone's avoiding him. It's because they're planning his surprise birthday party.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Birthday party

Indexer Notes

According to GCD record, Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #33 also credits Bob Smith (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

["Archie Americana Series Best Of The Eighties is here!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Get caught up in the magic..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Kellog's Frosted Flakes"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I'll lay the world at your feet!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Visit Archie and all his friends in Riverdale."]
  3. 2. A Time for Change
  4. 3. ["I can't get enough Archie stuff!"]
  5. 4. ["Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Uncle Freddie says... check off the issues you need to complete your collection!"]
  7. 6. The Big Turnaround
    Archie
  8. 7. ["I'm bananas for Archie Comics!"]
    The I Love Archie Photo Contest
  9. 8. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  10. 9. ["Archie's Subscription Offer of the Century!"]
  11. 10. Full Service
    Archie
  12. 11. Bird Brainer
    Archie
  13. 12. ["When the game of softball was invented in 1887, it was called indoor softball because the game was played indoors!"]
    Moose's Odd and Amazing Sports Reports
  14. 13. ["Five-issue digest subscriptions"]
  15. 14. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6"]
  16. 15. Who Are These People?
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Archie Americana Series Best Of The Eighties is here!"]
  18. 17. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
  19. 18. ["Kellog's Frosted Flakes"]
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