Archie #103
(August 1959)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)

Issue Notes

Harry Shorten had been listed as editor of this issue; however he left Archie prior to any 1959 issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on in, Archie! You're missing all the fun!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
kissing; lipstick; lovers' hearts

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from Laugh Comics #62.
Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #19

Pool Sharks (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead keep causing Mr. Lodge to have accidents around the pool.
Reprints
Keywords
bird bath; diving board; painting; swimming pool

"Lil" Bit of Knowledge (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's four-year-old cousin can already spell her name forwards and backwards.

Fancy Finance (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Jughead auctions off his allowance to have more money to buy hamburgers.
Keywords
allowance; auction; hamburgers

Double Trouble Cross! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie spoils Moose's surprise party by telling Moose that he's seen Midge with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday; cake; jealousy; surprise party

Indexer Notes

credits taken from reprint

Two Bees or Lots of Bees! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
When he sees a beehive, Moose tries to figure out which one is the queen bee
Keywords
bees

Snakes Alive! (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie picks up a stick to hit a snake, but the stick turns out to be a snake.
Keywords
snake

Top Value in Comics (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Price Is Right! (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Synopsis
Jinx thinks she should only pay half-price for viewing the moon through a telescope because it was only a half-moon.
Reprints
Keywords
moon; telescope

Bound to Agree (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie lends Archie five dollars on the condition that Archie won't ask Veronica out until he's repaid the loan.
Reprints
Keywords
loan; rope

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Phil Chappell (Orange, Va.) who is handicapped and has an audio link to his school room. Second prize of $3.00 to Phyllis Hill (Agana, Guam) for article on Guam. Third prize of $2.00 to Kay Wilson (Clarion, Pa.) for three jokes. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Lorraine Bova (Elmhurst, L. I., N.Y.) for article on first postage stamps. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Beverly Butterfield (Vineyard Town, Jamaica) for article on elephants.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Memory Lame (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie forgets that he has a date with Veronica, even though she specifically tells him not to forget. He fakes amnesia to cover up his goof.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; memory
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Come on in, Archie! You're missing all the fun!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Pool Sharks
    Archie
  3. 2. "Lil" Bit of Knowledge
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Fancy Finance
    Jughead
  5. 4. Double Trouble Cross!
    Archie
  6. 5. Two Bees or Lots of Bees!
    Archie
  7. 6. Snakes Alive!
    Reggie
  8. 7. Top Value in Comics
    Archie Annual
  9. 8. The Price Is Right!
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Bound to Agree
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. Memory Lame
    Archie
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