(1962-1963)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
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:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Archie, tell us who you think are more attractive!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Other Archie titles of the time advertised this cover and claimed that this was the issue where "Archie makes his choice!" But, as usual, he doesn't; the cover doesn't even correspond to any story in the issue.

Image Scrimmage (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie's reflection decides to step out of the mirror and see what it's like to live Archie's real life.
Keywords:
fourth wall; jealousy

Green Thumbs (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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie try to plant a tree in Mr. Lodge's backyard.
Keywords:
oil tank; pickaxe; tree-planting

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Ronald Cohen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for article about the FBI. Second prize of $3.00 to Mary Helen Autin (Raceland, La.) for article about birds. Third prize of $2.00 to E. Nashak (Glendale, N.Y.) for article about elephants. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Wanda Day (Valdez, Alaska) for article about Siamese cats. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Ronni Light (Los Angeles, Calif.) for three jokes.

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

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

Party Wise (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; un-named kid
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's younger friend has been invited to his first party and Shrimpy tries to prepare him for it.
Keywords:
birthday; party; song

Past 'n' Present (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Betty; Little Veronica
Synopsis:
While waiting for Archie and Reggie to arrive to take them out for a date, Betty and Veronica remember the first time the boys came to pick them up to take them to a dance: they stopped to play follow-the-leader with the boys, and wound up at Ronnie's house late and muddy. In the present, the same thing happens to Archie and Reggie, but for a different reason.
Keywords:
cart; creek; dance; mudhole; rocks

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling's first story combining the Little Archie and "big" Archie universes. (Another story in this vein, by Dexter Taylor, had already appeared in Archie Giant Series #18.)

["Yep! Everybody's reading and coloring Little Archie for free"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hot and Cold (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; dark-haired girl
Synopsis:
One of Shrimpy's friends sells the breeze from a deflating balloon as "air conditioning."
Keywords:
advertising; air conditioning; balloon

The Write Time (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis:
While sitting in an inflatable swimming pool, Shrimpy starts writing his letter to Santa Claus.
Keywords:
Christmas; letter; Santa Claus; swimming pool

Grundy On the Brain (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy has cotton in her ears and keeps mis-hearing everything people say.
Keywords:
chickens; cotton; eggs; hearing

Romantically Yours (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty asks Archie if he objects to kissing.
Keywords:
kissing

The Escort (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; Moose Mason; Dumbo; Dumbo's mom
Synopsis:
Moose befriends a monster named Dumbo and walks home with him.
Keywords:
monster; shadow

Moon Madness (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moon girls
Synopsis:
Two girls from the moon go out on dates with Archie and Reggie.
Keywords:
aliens; dates; flying saucer; jet packs; Moon; movie theater

Note the Difference (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo); Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie puts a note in a textbook, thinking it's Veronica's. But it's Betty's book and she thinks Archie meant to invite her to the dance. Betty is thrilled, but Veronica isn't. Archie tries to think of a way out.
Keywords:
dance; jealousy; kissing; note; phone booth; telephone

Dirty Pool (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; Eileen; Rita
Synopsis:
Reggie wanted Rita for a steady, but she played hard to get.
Keywords:
dating

A La Carte (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:
While eating with Betty at Pop's, Reggie has other things on his mind.
Keywords:
girl-watching; menu

My Puzzling Pal (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead wonders why Archie is in strenuous training.
Keywords:
cycling; dancing; massage; running; steam bath; The Twist; weight-lifting

United Notions (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee assigns Archie and Reggie to be study mates, hoping that they'll be forced to work together and get over their rivalry. Instead, they just turn fighting into a method of studying.
Keywords:
fighting; studying

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Did You Know This-"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie; U. S. Royal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, tell us who you think are more attractive!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Image Scrimmage
    Archie
  3. 2. Green Thumbs
    Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  6. 5. Party Wise
    Shrimpy
  7. 6. Past 'n' Present
    Little Archie
  8. 7. ["Yep! Everybody's reading and coloring Little Archie for free"]
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Hot and Cold
    Shrimpy
  10. 9. The Write Time
    Shrimpy
  11. 10. Grundy On the Brain
    Archie
  12. 11. Romantically Yours
    Archie
  13. 12. The Escort
    Archie
  14. 13. Moon Madness
    Archie
  15. 14. Note the Difference
    Archie
  16. 15. Dirty Pool
    Reggie
  17. 16. A La Carte
    Reggie
  18. 17. My Puzzling Pal
    Jughead
  19. 18. United Notions
    Archie
  20. 19. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  21. 20. ["Did You Know This-"]
    Archie; U. S. Royal
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer