(1957-58)

Archie, 1950 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Heh! Heh! All Archie can see is trouble!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
crystal ball; fortune-telling; swami; turban

Leaders in Laughs (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

For Betty or Worse (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie makes a date with Betty, but Betty thinks Veronica will make Archie cancel for a ride in her new car. Betty sabotages Veronica's car. After Archie and Jughead spend the afternoon fixing it, Betty hides in the trunk to surprise Archie and Veronica. But when she pops out, all she finds is Jughead who is taking the car on a test run.
Keywords:
car repair; jealousy; new car; sabotage

Scent Sore (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica has an exclusive perfume made for her, which makes Betty jealous. Jughead is trying to invent an insecticide for roses, but his concoction ends up smelling just like Veronica's perfume. Betty takes advantage of the similarity to come up with a scheme to make Archie think Veronica is playing around with other boys.
Keywords:
insecticide; perfume; roses

Past Performance! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica and her parents are spending the summer in a rented cabin. They find a trunk of turn of the century women's clothes that was left in the cabin. When the rest of the gang arrives for a visit, Veronica plays a nasty trick on Betty by hiding her suitcase and forcing her to wear the out-dated clothes in the trunk. However, the antique clothes attract the attention of a handsome young man, ruining Veronica's plan.
Keywords:
antique; cabin; jealousy; summer theater; summer vacation; swimsuit

Slap Happy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to convince Archie that women like to be treated roughly. Archie and Veronica decide to trick Reggie with a stunt where Archie pretends to slap Veronica and Veronica claps her hands behind her back to provide a sound effect. They perform the stunt twice, knowing Reggie is hiding and watching. Reggie thinks that Archie did hit Veronica and decks Archie, thinking that will get him in good with her. Instead, Veronica decks him. Reggie now believes that girls do like the rough stuff, so when he sees Betty, he casually gives her a backhand slap. She responds with a fist to his face.
Keywords:
abuse; caveman; punch; slap; stunt

Indexer Notes

While Archie hitting Veronica is faked, Reggie does actually hit Betty (off-panel).

["The new 100 page edition is on sale now!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Little Archie's Animal Land (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Little Archie in Animal Land / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

A Loan and Blue! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie gives a lecture every time someone wants to borrow anything. After Veronica borrows Reggie's tennis racquet and accidentally ruins it, the gang is sitting through another lecture when Jughead discovers that the racquet was one that Reggie had borrowed from Veronica years before.
Keywords:
borrowing; racquet; Shakespeare; tennis

[Butterfly Crossword Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

Archie Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle laid out on the wings of a butterfly.

Voice and Girls Together (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Vilma
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie are lovesick over the new girl Vilma. Betty and Veronica try pampering the boys, but that doesn't work. Jughead ends up being the solution to the problem when Vilma flips over him.
Keywords:
lovesick

This One Has Everything! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Man's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo)
Synopsis:
Reggie torments a dog in a pet shop window. Later Veronica buys the dog and Reggie keeps tormenting it. Veronica, unaware of the abuse, gives the dog to Reggie for his birthday and the dog gets his revenge.
Keywords:
abuse; birthday party; dog; pet shop

Weak End (Table of Contents)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie keeps jumping to conclusions and thinks Archie is going away for the weekend and Veronica will be free to date him. It doesn't work out that way.

Gemini Crickets (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Jughead's horoscope says today will be his lucky day. Instead he gets caught up in a scheme by Midge to teach Moose not to be so jealous.
Keywords:
astrology; horoscope; kissing; lucky day

Indexer Notes

In this story, Jughead's horoscope sign is Gemini.

Fancy Pants (Table of Contents)

Archie / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

Mutual Aggravation Society (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica says she and Archie are compatible because of "true love." Betty tests the theory by sending Jughead over for the afternoon, figuring if Veronica can stand Jughead when he's a complete nuisance, it's only because he's Archie's pal.

This One Tops 'em All (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Can you find the two leaves that are exactly alike on this tree?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Find the alike leaves; riddle on parade; Veronica's lending library; add up the numbers.

Indexer Notes

Veronica's Lending Library idea from Audrey Dang (San Francisco, Calif.)

Clothing Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Every time Betty buys a new dress, Veronica buys the same style and comes up with a scheme to make Betty takes hers back. Betty finally catches on and gets her revenge.
Keywords:
dress shop; dresses; hiking

Fin-Angled! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to keep Veronica away from Reggie at the beach. He comes up with a plan where Jughead wears a fin while scuba-diving and pretends to be a shark in order to impress Veronica. After going through with the stunt, he finds that the shark was real.
Keywords:
beach; lifeguard; scuba-diving; shark; swimming; transistor radio

Mooseketeer (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Moore
Inks:
Tom Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Moore

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Jughead convinces Reggie that Moose, like all bullies, is a coward at heart. He uses padding and makeup to make Reggie look like a thug, figuring Moose will flee. However, Midge has made Moose promise not to fight anyone smaller than him, so when this large character appears on the scene; Moose thinks it's ok to demolish him.
Keywords:
bully; disguise; fighting; garbage can; makeup; promise

Tongue Blade Log Cabin (Table of Contents)

Archie Does It / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
cabin made of tongue depressors; how to use a coping saw; an aid for using a kitchen knife

Fan My Brow (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee thinks it's too hot to grade the final exams. The gang is upset when Jughead brings a window fan for Mr. Weatherbee's office, but there's a method to his madness.
Keywords:
exams; hot weather; window fan

Indexer Notes

"Fan my brow" was teen slang from the 1930s, often used in the Harold Teen newspaper strip.

Phony Pony (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie plans on attending a masquerade party as a cowboy riding a horse, but Jughead and Reggie don't want to play the part of his horse. He manages to come up with a substitute.
Keywords:
costumes; cowboy; masquerade party
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Heh! Heh! All Archie can see is trouble!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Leaders in Laughs
    Archie Giant Series
  3. 2. For Betty or Worse
    Archie
  4. 3. Scent Sore
    Archie
  5. 4. Past Performance!
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Slap Happy
    Archie
  7. 6. ["The new 100 page edition is on sale now!"]
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Little Archie's Animal Land
    Little Archie in Animal Land
  9. 8. A Loan and Blue!
    Reggie
  10. 9. [Butterfly Crossword Puzzle]
    Archie Fun Page
  11. 10. Voice and Girls Together
    Archie
  12. 11. This One Has Everything!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  13. 12. Man's Best Friend
    Reggie
  14. 13. Weak End
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Gemini Crickets
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  16. 15. Fancy Pants
    Archie
  17. 16. Mutual Aggravation Society
    Archie
  18. 17. This One Tops 'em All
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  19. 18. ["Can you find the two leaves that are exactly alike on this tree?"]
    Archie Fun Page
  20. 19. Clothing Dummy
    Archie
  21. 20. Fin-Angled!
    Archie
  22. 21. Mooseketeer
    Reggie
  23. 22. Tongue Blade Log Cabin
    Archie Does It
  24. 23. Fan My Brow
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  25. 24. Phony Pony
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer