Archie #119
(June 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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swell picture, huh, Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
cinemas; lovers' hearts; movies; popcorn

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #21 and later redrawn for the cover of Jughead with Archie Digest #16

Bowl Game (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; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Archie brings a bowling ball to school, and it keeps getting away from him and causing destruction.
Reprints
Keywords
ball and chain; bowling ball; cafeteria; dishes

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

Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Keeping In Touch! (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Ga Ga
Synopsis
Jinx and her friend sit in silence on Jinx's front step, but after Ga Ga leaves, Jinx phones her to ask what's new.
Keywords
telephone

Principal's Principle (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wonders why the students are afraid of him.

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
A stiff neck leaves Archie unable to hold his head up straight. His friends try to help, but their help is no help at all.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall; stiff neck

Indexer Notes

Archie's back trouble is cured when a blonde with shapely legs walks by and he snaps straight up with a "twang" sound effect, effectively mimicking the sexual imagery often seen in Tex Avery animated cartoons.

Here Are Six Reasons Why I Know You'll Enjoy the Big, New Archie Annual #13 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Painful Proxy (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Moose will be disqualified from the big game unless he passes a test, so Archie disguises himself as Moose to take the test in his place.
Reprints
Keywords
disguise; football; math test; toothache

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Paul R. Prescott (Carnegie, Pa.) for article on the Liberty Bell. Second prize of $3.00 to Julie Ann Dadson (Cincinnati, Ohio) for article on changes in automobiles. Third prize of $2.00 to David Achelis (New York, N.Y.) for article on the Sun. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Laura Luther (York, Pa.) for article on the human eye. Fifth prize to Marjorie Raschdorf (Adams, Mass.) for article on Uakaris monkeys.

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

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

The Fly (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
A pesky fly gets Archie in trouble in Miss Grundy's class, but then gets him out of trouble with Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints
Keywords
eyeglasses; fly; fourth wall; ink; ruler

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in the story. Captions in the first and last panels open and close the story. On page five, a caption points out the set-up for a gag on the next page.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Swell picture, huh, Archie?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bowl Game
    Archie
  3. 2. ["With these U.S. Royals it's like riding on a cloud!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  4. 3. Keeping In Touch!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Principal's Principle
    Mr. Weatherbee
  6. 5. A New Twist
    Archie
  7. 6. Here Are Six Reasons Why I Know You'll Enjoy the Big, New Archie Annual #13
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Painful Proxy
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Fly
    Archie
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