Archie #102
(July 1959)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

There is a blank spot in the indicia after "Archie," possibly indicating the change from "Archie Comics" was a last-minute decision.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This baby has everything! What more could I want in a new car?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
car; tail fins

Lead 'em and Weep (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Archie gets a card from a weight and fortune machine that says he's "fearless, determined, strong-willed and a born leader," he gets conceited. Reggie tries to knock him down a peg by bribing a boy to ask Archie to lead his club on a hike in the forest. The scheme backfires when the boy's hiking club consists of his sister and her friends.
Reprints
Keywords
conceit; hiking; weight and fortune machine

Indexer Notes

One of several weight and fortune machine stories that include the running joke "and it got your weight wrong, too!"

Blackboard Blues! (Table of Contents: 2)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Moose Mason
Synopsis
Miss Grundy can't get her students to pay attention in class. Mr. Weatherbee suggests that the only thing that interests teenagers is television, which gives Miss Grundy an idea to solve the problem.
Reprints
Keywords
blackboards; television

Call Me Brawny (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie hears a rumor that Jughead ordered a mail-order course in body-building.
Reprints

Well Attired (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While looking for a tire for his car in the city dump, Archie finds a box containing a pearl necklace. Embarrassed to tell Veronica that he picked up the necklace in the dump, Archie has Jughead drop the box in an expensive jewelry store, so he can tell Veronica that he picked it up there. Unfortunately for the plan, the store detective sees them and thinks they are shoplifting.
Reprints
Keywords
city dump; false arrest; jewelry store; necklace; shoplifting; spare tire; store detective

Top Value in Comics! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Gone to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie gets Jughead in trouble by hiding a rabbit in his desk. Mr. Weatherbee decides to make Reggie "game warden" of the high school to keep students from bringing pets to school and gives him a whistle. Jughead switches the whistle for an ultra-sonic dog whistle, so that when Reggie blows it, a pack of dogs invades the school.
Reprints
Keywords
cakes; dog whistle; dogs; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Possible reprint in Reggie (Archie, 1963 series) #17 (August 1965).

A Capital Joke (Table of Contents: 7)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper (cameo); Archie Andrews (cameo); Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Moose where the capital of the United States is located.
Keywords
geography

Indexer Notes

Possible reprint in Reggie (Archie, 1963 series) #17 (August 1965).

Three's a Crowd (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie's new girlfriend is too self-centered.
Keywords
conceit

Indexer Notes

Possible reprint in Reggie (Archie, 1963 series) #17 (August 1965).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Roy McClain (Ashland, Ky.) for article on her hobby of collecting old costume jewelry. Second prize of $3.00 to Karen Roth (Levitown, Pa.) for article on her pen-pal from Brazil. Third prize of $2.00 to Richard Pare (Lowell, Mass.) for three jokes. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Sandra Majndle (New Bedford, Mass.) for article on her job in the school library. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Carol Voigt (Bellmore, N.Y.) for article on her hobby of collecting post cards. Sixth prize of $1.00 to Hershy Kwinter (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) for a poem about falling snow.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Hair Pressure (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; René; Andy
Synopsis
Veronica sends Archie to pick up a package from René's Beauty Shoppe. When Reggie and Betty see him come out of the shop they razz him and he gets more grief from other students the next day at school.
Reprints
Keywords
barber; beauty shop; gender roles

Indexer Notes

René is a stereotypical "swishy" male hairdresser.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This baby has everything! What more could I want in a new car?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Lead 'em and Weep
    Archie
  3. 2. Blackboard Blues!
    Miss Grundy
  4. 3. Call Me Brawny
    Jughead
  5. 4. Well Attired
    Archie
  6. 5. Top Value in Comics!
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. Gone to the Dogs
    Reggie
  8. 7. A Capital Joke
    Moose
  9. 8. Three's a Crowd
    Reggie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. Hair Pressure
    Archie
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