Archie #117
(March 1961)

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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I ask you...what more could a guy ask for in a gal?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
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Indexer Notes

This was the last "Archie" cover for many years to be directly related to the subject of a story inside the comic. The title would go back to stand-alone gag covers after this.

I Should've Been Twins (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
In a mixture of poetry and prose, Archie explains to us why he can't choose between Betty and Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, Inks and Lettering is credited to Marty Epp.

Walking the Dog! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx has a job walking the neighbor's dog. When she's sick, her father has to take over.
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Brain Strain (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Moose is driven crazy by a sign in Miss Grundy's classroom.
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Pizza Panic (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Grimaldi
Synopsis
Pop's soda shop is being driven out of business by the new teenage craze for pizza parlors. Archie convinces Pop to sell pizzas at the Chok'lit Shoppe, but Pop is completely inept at spinning pizzas.
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Here They Are! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

A Bout Face (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie prepares to fight Reggie in a boxing match, claiming that he has a secret punch that will lay Reggie low.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Cameo clip art headshots of Archie, Betty, and Veronica. First prize of $5.00 to Wayne Scott (Washington, D.C.) for article on Alaska. Second prize of $3.00 to Richard Paige Jr. (Cleveland, Ohio) for article on the Mexican Hairless dog. Third prize of $2.00 to Marion Zapolin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for essay on brotherhood. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Norman Jerald Savage (Sharon, Mass.) for article on Siamese Fighting Fish. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Marie Consalo (Cambridge, Mass.) for three jokes.

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

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

Stolen Sweets (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is on his way to Veronica's house with a box of chocolates, but all his friends help themselves to some of them.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Now I ask you...what more could a guy ask for in a gal?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. I Should've Been Twins
    Archie
  3. 2. Walking the Dog!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Brain Strain
    Big Moose
  5. 4. Pizza Panic
    Archie
  6. 5. Here They Are!
    Archie Giant Series
  7. 6. A Bout Face
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. Stolen Sweets
    Archie
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