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(July 1964)

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

["Aren't those Beatle haircuts just adorable on the boys?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
Beatle haircuts; sheep dog

The Bitter End (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Everything goes wrong with Archie's jalopy when he tries to get to a date with Veronica.
Keywords:
black cat; fan belt; flat tire; gas; groceries; spark plug

["Is that your bicycle?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fad Fare (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty introduces Veronica to the latest fad, "Wish strings."
Keywords:
fad; string

["Archie's cutting the grass again?!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is always out mowing the lawn so he can ogle the beautiful, scantily-clad neighbor.
Keywords:
lawn-mowing; sun-bathing

Photo Finish (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Pepper
Synopsis:
Josie, Melody and Pepper risk life and limb to get spectacular pictures for a "most unusual photo" contest.
Keywords:
camera; flagpole; helicopter; manhole; train

Indexer Notes

The final panel of Melody appears to have been drawn by a different artist, possibly Bob White.

Liven Up Your Laughin' (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Costume Bawl (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg; GaGa
Synopsis:
Daddy objects to Li'l Jinx's scary costume and makes her a nicer one.
Reprints:
Keywords:
butterfly; costume party

["There are so many girls and boys just waiting to meet you!!!"] (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 49 persons (ages 7 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Jamaica, Northern Ireland, and Canada.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Philippa Boucher (Fort Edward, N.Y.), for article on road runners. Second prize of $3.00 to Valerie Warren (La Mesa, Calif.) for article on sea otters. Third prize of $2.00 to Andrea Goodman (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) for article on herself.

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

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

Shell Shock (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
After Reggie pulls a prank on him, Archie gets revenge with the help of his new organization ARPA (Anti-Reggie Protective Association).
Reprints:
Keywords:
ARPA; eggs; juggling; practical joke; wrist radios

Indexer Notes

An early example of the '60s spy-story craze working its way into Archie Comics.

Get My New Lucky Piece...Free (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Aren't those Beatle haircuts just adorable on the boys?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Bitter End
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Is that your bicycle?"]
    Bendix
  4. 3. Fad Fare
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Archie's cutting the grass again?!"]
    Archie's Pin-Up
  6. 5. Photo Finish
    Josie
  7. 6. Liven Up Your Laughin'
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  8. 7. Costume Bawl
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["There are so many girls and boys just waiting to meet you!!!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. Shell Shock
    Archie
  13. 12. Get My New Lucky Piece...Free
    Archie Comics
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