(1960-61)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge

It's a Snap (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
After watching a concert featuring Frankie Babylon and the Fabulous Flab, Archie falls asleep in the concert hall and dreams of becoming a teen idol. His appeal is his finger-snapping, and when that fails, so does his popularity.
Keywords:
dream; finger-snapping; teen idol

Indexer Notes

While auditioning, Archie sings a line from Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife." The story is a send-up of the then-current wave of manufactured teen idols.

Heavy on the History (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; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty tricks Archie into studying for his history test by reading his entire history book. When it comes time for the exam, Archie is so tired he sleeps through the exam.
Keywords:
exam; history; studying

The Champ (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose is mad at Archie for telling Midge he's dumb. Archie gets revenge by taking advantage of Moose's fear of ghosts.
Keywords:
firewood; ghost; jealousy; picnic; revenge

Higher Education (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Daphne; Bridget
Synopsis:
One of Shrimpy's friends wonders what there is left to learn after first grade.
Keywords:
education

The Missing Date (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
Shrimpy wonders why there isn't a "Children's Day" holiday.

It's a Man's World (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie takes Veronica to an amusement park, where she proceeds to best him at every carnival game.
Keywords:
amusement park; roller coaster

Here They Are! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie needs an advance on his allowance but is one step behind his father all day. He finally catches up to him at the eye doctor.
Keywords:
allowance; eye chart; telephone

Call Me Catty! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
When Veronica brags about her beauty, Betty makes a catty remark.
Keywords:
conceit; insult

["There is a Santa Claus!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

That's the Ticket (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Tommy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie is in charge of the dance committee. Moose wants to be on the committee, so Reggie and Archie decide to put him on ticket sales. Moose is very successful at this, mainly by threatening any boy who won't buy a ticket, but Reggie and Archie get stuck buying all the unsold tickets.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bullying; dance; tickets

["The story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation..."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
J. Edgar Hoover
Synopsis:
The history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I) and its rise to power under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover.

Indexer Notes

Text with two 1/3 page illustrations.

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee accidentally steps on his glass and breaks them. He then embarks on a series of Mr. Magoo-style adventures before Archie brings him a replacement pair.
Keywords:
construction; eyeglasses; fish; hospital

Indexer Notes

There are two stories in this issue with "The Eyes Have It!" title.

Father's No Fool (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie's father buys his mother a fur coat. Archie thinks he should buy something for Veronica, but when he makes comments about deciding on a gift, the gang thinks he's shopping for someone other than Veronica.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fur coat; gift; rumors

Thumb Champ (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
Shrimpy is the marbles champ. He decides to pamper his thumb by resting it on a pillow while he sleeps.
Keywords:
marbles; pillow; thumb

Green! Green! Green! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's friend is upset because all the plants are green and it's monotonous.
Keywords:
bushes; monotony; trees

Down Mexico Way (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie's father, Jughead, and Betty and Veronica all try to pressure Mr. Weatherbee so that Archie can win a trip to Mexico.
Keywords:
influence; Lions Club; Mexican clothes; Mexico; politics; sombreros; trip

Guess Again (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
After making dates with two girls they met earlier in the afternoon, Reggie and Archie use a series of word gags to agitate Betty and Veronica so they won't believe them when they tell them they want to "play the field."
Keywords:
canoes; puns

Summer Spectacle (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; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gets upset when everyone interrupts him while he's talking. Veronica tells him he doesn't command people's attention, but when he tries to be more assertive, it doesn't help.
Keywords:
assertiveness; costume; interruptions

Sleep Talker (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie complains he couldn't sleep at night because Reggie's speech put him to sleep in the daytime.
Keywords:
sleep; speech

Fisherman's Luck! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge sends Archie and Jughead to pick up 300 trout. Not realizing Mr. Lodge wants live fish to stock his pond at his cabin, the boys stop at a fish market and buy some cheap (but over-ripe) fish in an attempt to impress him by saving money.
Keywords:
fish market; fishing; swimming pool; trout
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. It's a Snap
    Archie
  3. 2. Heavy on the History
    Archie
  4. 3. The Champ
    Archie
  5. 4. Higher Education
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. The Missing Date
    Shrimpy
  7. 6. It's a Man's World
    Archie
  8. 7. Here They Are!
    Archie Giant Series
  9. 8. The Eyes Have It!
    Archie
  10. 9. Call Me Catty!
    Betty
  11. 10. ["There is a Santa Claus!"]
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  12. 11. That's the Ticket
    Archie
  13. 12. ["The story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation..."]
  14. 13. The Eyes Have It!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  15. 14. Father's No Fool
    Archie
  16. 15. Thumb Champ
    Shrimpy
  17. 16. Green! Green! Green!
    Shrimpy
  18. 17. Down Mexico Way
    Archie
  19. 18. Guess Again
    Archie
  20. 19. Summer Spectacle
    Archie
  21. 20. Sleep Talker
    Archie
  22. 21. Fisherman's Luck!
    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