(1959-60)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["I'm flipping a coin, Jug! ...Heads I take Veronica to the dance... tails I take Betty!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

A Star Is Born (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Michael Angelo; Tom
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge's friend swindles him out of $2,000 with a worthless painting. Later the friend overhears Archie and Veronica talking about the Lodge's gardener Michael Angelo and jumps to the conclusion that Mr. Lodge has acquired a real Michelangelo and offers to buy it.
Keywords:
gardening; immigrant; Italy; painting; practical joke; swimming pool

Date Deflate (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Helen
Synopsis:
Betty's new friend sees Archie and Veronica together and wants an introduction. Betty stalls because she doesn't want her gorgeous friend to catch Archie. She talks to Archie, who conceitedly agrees to meet the new girl in the park so Veronica won't know about it. Reggie overhears the conversation and rushes to tell Veronica. So the park meeting has an extra attendee, but also an unexpected conclusion.
Keywords:
conceit; friendship

Martians, Go Home! (Table of Contents)

Cosmo, the Merry Martian / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cosmo, the Merry Martian; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thimk; The Moonlings; The Gillywump

Indexer Notes

Original art promo for the Cosmo, the Merry Martian #5. Cover is not depicted.

So's Your Aunt Mathilda (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty can't get her handsome new neighbor to notice her. She tells Jughead her problem and he suggests that she write to "Aunt Mathilda's Advice to the Lovelorn" column.
Reprints:
Keywords:
advice column; black eye; crush; lawn sprinkler; neighbor; newspaper; rake; tree-climbing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the reprint in Archie's Comic Digest #41 (April 1980).

Un-faithfully Yours (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica is out of town, so Archie decides to ask Betty to the dance. He brags that Betty won't go anywhere without him, but gets deflated by her way of accepting his invitation.
Keywords:
dance; phone booth; telephone

What's the Pitch? (Table of Contents)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Elmer Gangle
Synopsis:
No one on the baseball team can pitch. Coach Kleats wanders the hallways and finds a tall boy who is great throwing an apple core. Coach hustles him to baseball practice where he proves to be just as good with a baseball. Unfortunately, when Monday comes, the pitching phenom is not around.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alaska; apple core; baseball; dog sled; igloo; pitching; water pitcher

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (2010 series) #51 (August 2015).

Wake Up to the Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Scalp-Treatment! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
All the boys are wearing Mohawk-style wigs as a fad. Archie shows up with a Mohawk, too; but nobody told him about the wigs.
Keywords:
haircut; Mohawk; wigs

Cold Comfort (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose
Synopsis:
Moose has a cold and the doctor tells him to drink a glass of lemonade after a hot bath. Moose gets the instructions confused.
Keywords:
cold; doctor; lemonade

Archie's Nine (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)

Indexer Notes

A baseball board game. Mostly text with small head shots of the characters.

Sheep Ahoy! (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose has insomnia. Archie makes some suggestions, but Moose has already tried them.
Keywords:
insomnia

Some Plumbing (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Jughead is using his hands to plug a hole in the water pipe in the school hallway.
Keywords:
pipe; plumbing

Calm and Collected (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead wants Reggie to help him clean out a garage for half of $10. Reggie refuses, saying he needs to rest up for the party he's hosting that evening. At the party, Jughead suggests a scavenger hunt, and just happens to give party-goers clues for finding items in a certain garage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dancing; garage; party; scavenger hunt

The Giant Hunters (Table of Contents)

American Hertitage / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about whale-hunting.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Hole in One (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Harold (credited)
Inks:
Joe Harold (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy [George Smith]; Peggy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy wants Peggy to watch the hole he's been digging, while he goes home. She wonders if someone is going to steal it.
Keywords:
hole; shovel

Indexer Notes

Shrimpy responds to his mother calling "George Smith." The dark-haired girl with the ponytail is called Peggy.

The Whole Truth (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Harold (credited)
Inks:
Joe Harold (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Peggy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy says he's not digging a hole, he's making a hill.

Indexer Notes

A follow-up to the previous sequence.

Stars and Gripes (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie wins a contest and gets a date with movie star Jane Bustle. He doesn't know who she is, but Mr. Weatherbee does, and says she was quite a beauty--after World War I. Since there is food involved, Archie is able to palm off the prize to Jughead, who ends up getting escorted by some lovely young ladies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
contest; dinner; movie star; World War I

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index for the reprint in Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #41 (April 1980).

An Ear for Music! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Tuffy
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to pull a mean trick on the new kid, Tuffy, when he thinks Jughead told him Tuffy was "stone deaf." What Jughead really said was "tone-deaf," meaning he couldn't tell one musical note from another.
Keywords:
boxing; bullying; deaf

Art for Moose Sake! (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose tries to paint a portrait of Midge, but has to stop when he runs out of paint.
Keywords:
painting; portrait

Help Wanted (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's father decides to stay overnight on a business trip. Later he feels guilty about leaving his wife and Archie alone and takes a midnight plane back home. When he gets home, he finds they are perfectly able to take care of themselves.
Keywords:
airplane; business trip; hotel; taxi; telephone

You'll Laugh Like the Dickens! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Batter Up! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
When none of Jinx's friends can help her with batting practice, she results to using a pop-up toaster and toast as a substitute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; toaster

Imagine That (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Jughead pulls a gag on Archie and Reggie by running a yelling that Biff Bolsen is coming! After Archie and Reggie panic, they realize that there is no Biff Bolsen. To get even, they go to the seedy part of town and hire a thug to chase them and tell everyone that he's Biff Bolsen. The revenge gag almost works, except that "Biff" decides to insult Moose.
Keywords:
insult; practical joke; revenge

John Brown (Table of Contents)

American Hertitage / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
John Brown
Synopsis:
Brief biography of John Brown as the leader of the anti-slavery movement in Kansas and as the leader of the attack at Harper's Ferry in 1859.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Archie Said It Couldn't Be Done!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Madhouse / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Diet Riot (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is ordered to go on a diet, with Miss Grundy in charge of seeing he stays on it. Mr. Weatherbee eventually becomes so obsessed with food that he steals items off the student's trays in the cafeteria at lunch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cafeteria; diet; doctor; hamburgers; knight's helmet; movie theater

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the reprint in Archie Comics Digest (1973 series) #41 (April 1980).

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Thousand Times 'Know'! (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Moose comes up with some fractured logic to justify not studying for his exams.
Keywords:
exams

No Help Wanted (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie's father gets two tickets to the boxing match. Archie already has a date with Veronica for that night. Jughead tries to help, but after unsuccessfully talking to Veronica, goes to Archie's father and explains the situation. HIs father decides to give the tickets to Jughead. Meanwhile, Veronica has had a change of heart and decides to let Archie go to the fights. Jughead and Veronica then meet and decide that the only thing to do is use the tickets themselves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
boxing; date; television
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I'm flipping a coin, Jug! ...Heads I take Veronica to the dance... tails I take Betty!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. A Star Is Born
    Archie
  3. 2. Date Deflate
    Archie
  4. 3. Martians, Go Home!
    Cosmo, the Merry Martian
  5. 4. So's Your Aunt Mathilda
    Betty
  6. 5. Un-faithfully Yours
    Archie
  7. 6. What's the Pitch?
    Coach Kleats
  8. 7. Wake Up to the Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
  9. 8. Scalp-Treatment!
    Archie
  10. 9. Cold Comfort
    Moose
  11. 10. Archie's Nine
  12. 11. Sheep Ahoy!
    Moose
  13. 12. Some Plumbing
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  14. 13. Calm and Collected
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  15. 14. The Giant Hunters
    American Hertitage
  16. 15. Hole in One
    Shrimpy
  17. 16. The Whole Truth
    Shrimpy
  18. 17. Stars and Gripes
    Archie
  19. 18. An Ear for Music!
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  20. 19. Art for Moose Sake!
    Moose
  21. 20. Help Wanted
    Archie's Dad
  22. 21. You'll Laugh Like the Dickens!
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  23. 22. Batter Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Imagine That
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  25. 24. John Brown
    American Hertitage
  26. 25. Archie Said It Couldn't Be Done!!
    Archie's Madhouse
  27. 26. Diet Riot
    Mr. Weatherbee
  28. 27. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  29. 28. A Thousand Times 'Know'!
    Moose
  30. 29. No Help Wanted
    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