(1961-1962)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint

["Archie!" "Veronica!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

Two Little Words (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The story of Archie and Veronica's breakup, Betty and Reggie's attempt to move in on them, and their reconciliation, all told using only two words of dialogue: "Archie" and "Veronica."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story seems to be partly inspired by Stan Freberg's popular comedy record "John and Marsha," which also used the idea of a complete story told with only two first names as dialogue.

Mail Male! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee goes to see the doctor about a funny taste in his mouth.

Apple Turnover (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge offers to pay the boys to pick the apples in his orchard, but Reggie convinces them that they should turn down the offer and sneak back at night to pick the apples for themselves, in the tradition of mischievous American kids.

Hose Down! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

The Brainy Bruiser (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose tells us that he's not as dumb as people think he is.
Reprints:

Jughead's Sign and Dandy (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Examples of funny or ironic signs.

Something of Value! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead; Big Moose; Midge
Synopsis:
Reggie gets the mistaken impression that Moose has put up Midge as collateral for a loan from Jughead.
Reprints:

Dialing is Delightful (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie brings a phone to the beach.

That's the Way the Ball Bounces (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Moose practices dribbling using Reggie's head as a basketball.

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie stares at Veronica even though she sits behind him.

Proof Positive! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie warns a new kid about Jughead's mooching.

On the Beam! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Daphne; Brando
Synopsis:
Daphne authoritatively gives Brando wrong information about the planets.

Indexer Notes

"Shrimpy" was Archie's attempt to imitate "Peanuts," and this strip is a copy of the "Peanuts" strips where Lucy filled Linus's head with inaccurate information.

In a Class By Himself! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie shocks his lazy friends by saying he intends to go to summer school, but his announcement inspires them to sign up for summer school themselves.
Reprints:

Angel of Mercy (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren
Inks:
Ken Hultgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on the nursing profession.

Boxing Boo-Boo (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Moose accidentally knocks out the referee.

Suspicions Confirmed (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead has been feeding vitamin pills to the canary.

Finger Folly (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to put the "whammy" on Archie after being beaten out for a date with Veronica. Archie and Betty get together and try to see if the "whammy" gesture actually works.

Riddle-Dee-Diddles! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The reader has to follow the dotted line to connect the setup to the punchline.

Sporty Spender (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie takes Betty to a very expensive restaurant.

Something Hue! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy watches a show in "compatible color."

No Place Like Home! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
The boys stand in the snow.

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go up to the mountains to visit Mr. Lodge at his lodge, where they interfere with his attempts at bird-watching.

Alone With the Phone! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie always wants to be alone when he talks on the telephone.

Fishing Story! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie isn't paying attention to Betty on their date.

Cautious Cutie (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie makes sure to run out of gas when he and his date are in a romantic spot.

Landslide Victory (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie lose an election bet to Jughead.

Tropical Heat Rave (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
On a hot day, Reggie annoys Archie by asking "hot enough for you?" and then gets the other kids to say the same tired old phrase to the sweltering Archie.
Reprints:

Playback (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Veronica uses a pre-recorded tape so she can sneak out for a date with Reggie without Archie knowing about it. Reggie tries to use the same technique to get a date with Midge without Moose knowing.

Secret Love (Table of Contents)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
A crossword puzzle that reveals Jughead's "secret love" (it's "hamburgers," of course).

Words Wis-dumb! (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose tries to give a lecture.

Mister Practical (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Moose gets a lot of tools so he can build a box.

Misunderstood (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie tells us he's not the heel everybody thinks he is.

Last Chance! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
When Archie and Jughead each have a dollar, Reggie cons them into voluntarily using the money to pay off his tab at Pop's.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie!" "Veronica!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Two Little Words
    Archie
  3. 2. Mail Male!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  4. 3. Apple Turnover
    Archie
  5. 4. Hose Down!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. The Brainy Bruiser
    Moose
  7. 6. Jughead's Sign and Dandy
    Jughead
  8. 7. Something of Value!
    Reggie
  9. 8. Dialing is Delightful
    Reggie
  10. 9. That's the Way the Ball Bounces
    Moose
  11. 10. The Eyes Have It!
    Archie
  12. 11. Proof Positive!
    Jughead
  13. 12. On the Beam!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. In a Class By Himself!
    Archie
  15. 14. Angel of Mercy
  16. 15. Boxing Boo-Boo
    Moose
  17. 16. Suspicions Confirmed
    Jughead
  18. 17. Finger Folly
    Archie
  19. 18. Riddle-Dee-Diddles!
    Archie
  20. 19. Sporty Spender
    Reggie
  21. 20. Something Hue!
    Shrimpy
  22. 21. No Place Like Home!
    Shrimpy
  23. 22. Birds of a Feather
    Archie
  24. 23. Alone With the Phone!
    Archie
  25. 24. Fishing Story!
    Reggie
  26. 25. Cautious Cutie
    Reggie
  27. 26. Landslide Victory
    Jughead
  28. 27. Tropical Heat Rave
    Reggie
  29. 28. Playback
    Reggie
  30. 29. Secret Love
    Jughead
  31. 30. Words Wis-dumb!
    Moose
  32. 31. Mister Practical
    Moose
  33. 32. Misunderstood
    Reggie
  34. 33. Last Chance!
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pat Conolly
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jaime Weinman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer