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(August 1963)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Of course it's Archie!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Keywords:
water-skiing

Black Book Bluff (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica threatens to break up with Archie unless he shows the gang the little black book where he's been writing down all their secrets. After sending another black book ("The Wobbsey Twins At Haunted Lodge") as a decoy, he finally gives in and is about to read the mysterious book to them, until he plays on his friends' fears of having their guilty secrets come out.
Keywords:
secrets

Indexer Notes

This is part of a storyline that began in "The Little Black Book" (Archie #129) and continued in "The Black Book Returns" (Archie #132)

The Big Black & Blue Belt (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get his black belt in karate, but his efforts at self-defense don't have much impact on Moose.
Reprints:
Keywords:
karate; self-defense

Moon, June, Ruin! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is writing a song, which leads to his friends trying to figure out who he's writing it for, not to mention a lot of puns and mockery of his songwriting skills.
Reprints:
Keywords:
song-writing

Indexer Notes

The song Reggie and Jughead sing is "You Always Hurt the One You Love," which writer Frank Doyle quoted in many stories well into the '80s.

Order This! Get This Free! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hikes and Likes! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Ga Ga; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
After the President calls for the youth of America to be more physically active, Li'l Jinx prepares to go on a fifty mile hike, which she thinks would be six times around the block.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hike; snacks

Indexer Notes

One of many Archie stories from 1962-63 based on President Kennedy's call for kids to exercise more.

["Wouldn't you like to get mail from new friends?"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 38 persons (ages 8 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, Jamaica, England, East Pakistan, Australia, Kenya, West Pakistan, and India are represented.

Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Popsicle Kids; Popsicle / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Dear Archie Club members:"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Archie Andrews]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First page is "letter" from Archie requesting members write to him about themselves and their lives. Second page is the usual winners. First prize of $5.00 to Roberta Mackie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) for article about playing cards. Second prize of $3.00 to Wyatt Cushing (Belmont, N.H.) for two jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Daddy's Girl (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Mr. Jones; Albert; Pepper
Synopsis:
Josie accuses her father of raising her as a tomboy because he always wanted a boy. She decides she's going to be sickeningly feminine from now on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; football; shopping; tomboy
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Of course it's Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Black Book Bluff
    Archie
  3. 2. The Big Black & Blue Belt
    Archie
  4. 3. Moon, June, Ruin!
    Archie
  5. 4. Order This! Get This Free!
    Archie Annual
  6. 5. Hikes and Likes!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ["Wouldn't you like to get mail from new friends?"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  8. 7. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength
    U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  9. 8. Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards!
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  10. 9. ["Dear Archie Club members:"]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. Daddy's Girl
    Josie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Terry Watkins
  • Merlin Haas
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Michael Eshom
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Rowe