Archie #109
(April 1960)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December
On-sale Date
1960-02-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard H. Goldwater (credited as Richard Goldwater) (managing editor); John L. Goldwater (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Editor credits from the Statement of Ownership in this issue. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

[A. Andrews, Disc Jockey You Pay... ...I Play] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A portrayal of the theme of the first story in the issue, "Payola."
Keywords
currency; disk jockeys; microphones; music; payola; phonograph players

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Payola (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That about wraps it up, cats!... This is A.A., you school D.J. flipping the switch on another after school gym jamboree.
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie becomes the DJ on the school P.A. system, picking songs written and recorded by students. To get their records on his show, Archie's friends start offering him bribes, and pretty soon his policy becomes "no pay, no play." It's up to Archie's dad to give him the payment he deserves for his corruption.
Reprints
Keywords
disc jockey; spanking

Indexer Notes

A takeoff on the then-recent payola scandals in the record and radio business.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Rembrandt Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Split Decision (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a very serious decision to make, honey bun! --But I think it's a wise one!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica decide to break up and see other people, but even when they date other people, they act as if they're still dating each other.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Water Boy! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holliday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants a glass of water in the middle of the night.

Indexer Notes

This story uses unusual color design, with the characters in black and white against solid color backgrounds, and with the square speech balloons in color as well.

Arch Rival (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahh! Here's old Carrot-Top himself!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang informs Archie that Veronica has a new male friend named "Dicky."

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Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Recently in school I learned that snow is very mysterious.

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Mary Kay Remley (Trumansburg, N.Y.) for article on snow. Second prize of $3.00 to David Hammond (Saint Cloud (S & O), France) for article on a trip to the D-Day landing beaches at Normandy. Third prize of $2.00 to Ilse Levi (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) for article on good posture. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Margaret Bozek (Buffalo, N.Y.) for three jokes.

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

[Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1959] (Table of Contents: 15)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (credited) (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1959. No circulation figures given since, as per the statement of ownership, 'this information is required from daily, weekly, semiweekly, and triweekly newspapers only.'

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Colorfoto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Griffin Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Golden Roll (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course I know what they are! They're roller skates!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
When Mr. Weatherbee tries on his roller skates for the school's upcoming skating party, the boys try to provoke him into skating through the halls after them.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Winners (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Chicago Roller Skates / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)