(1960)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Target for tonight!"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
?

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

Sweet Sorrow (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
When Veronica shows Betty a new dress she bought, Betty becomes despondent because Veronica has so much more than she does.

The Kiss-Off (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Betty has won a prize of ten kisses from Archie, which she can collect one at a time at any time she wants. Every time she collects a kiss, she turns into a drooling moron, so that some of her teachers think she's smart and others think she's stupid. This complicates matters when she's selected to represent Riverdale High in an inter-school debate.
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Indexer Notes

A later digest reprint deleted Mr. Weatherbee's line "Professor Flutesnoot has been sniffing too many chemicals."

Cleaned Up! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx washes up.

Cooking Caper (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica overhear Archie and Jughead making nasty remarks about their cooking, and are determined to prove them wrong.

Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty is as bad a cook as Veronica. The idea that Betty was a great cook, while it had occasionally appeared, did not take permanent hold until several years later.

Puttin' On the Dog! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica try to get an invitation to the home of Calvin Colcash, a man even richer than Mr. Lodge. They think they've found a way in when they find a dog that the Colcash butler lost.

Father Pays Best (Table of Contents)

Betty / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty makes a catty remark when Archie says that Veronica knows how to dress.

Show Biz (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie has promised to take Betty anywhere she wants for her birthday, but when she wants to go to the carnival, he says no, driving her into despair over his broken promise.

Star of the Month: James Garner (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica presents / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Article on the star of TV's "Maverick."

The Conquest (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica both go to extremes trying to chase after a handsome new boy.

Sorry, Right Number (Table of Contents)

Archie / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
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Secretly Speaking (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty thinks Veronica blabbed a secret to Midge.
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Great Skate (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty tries to break up Archie and Veronica's skating date on the frozen pond by causing them to skate over thin ice.

Price War (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Pop Tate announces that he's going out of business because of rising costs. Betty and Veronica advise him to raise his prices, but he refuses. So the girls come up with a different way to lower Pop's costs.
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Big Mouth (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Merry Holliday
Synopsis:
An argument is raging over whether Li'l Jinx is a "big mouth."

Music Makers (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Professor Fluteweed
Synopsis:
Veronica joins the school orchestra to be closer to Archie, so Betty joins too, even though she can't play an instrument.
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The Passer-By! (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Martha Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead makes a trek across town using every form of public transit.

A Choice Choice (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
To take his mother out on her birthday, Archie has to break a date with Veronica. Afraid to break the date, Archie tells Ronnie he's sick. When Veronica finds out, she's angry that Archie thought she wouldn't understand, so she decides to teach him a lesson.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Target for tonight!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Sweet Sorrow
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Kiss-Off
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Cleaned Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Cooking Caper
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Puttin' On the Dog!
    Archie
  7. 6. Father Pays Best
    Betty
  8. 7. Show Biz
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Star of the Month: James Garner
    Betty and Veronica presents
  10. 9. The Conquest
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Sorry, Right Number
    Archie
  12. 11. Secretly Speaking
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Great Skate
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Price War
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Big Mouth
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Music Makers
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The Passer-By!
    Jughead
  18. 17. A Choice Choice
    Archie
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