Archie #121
(August 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
On-sale Date
1961-06-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fishing boat-- a beautiful day-- what else could you ask for, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
daydreaming; fishing; lovers' hearts; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #52

The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Smith
Inks
Samm Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Smith

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie can't figure out how Veronica knows his every move, until he realizes he's being followed by a "shadow" who appears to be everywhere Archie goes.
Reprints
Keywords
disguise; spies

Indexer Notes

The "Shadow" in the title is drawn in the logo style of some of the Shadow pulp magazines.
Credits from reprint in Archie Double Digest #251.

Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Party Time! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump (as Delilah); Reggie Mantle (as Don Juan); Big Moose Mason (as Samson); Archie Andrews (as Romeo); Veronica Lodge (as Juliet); Betty Cooper [as Juliet); Jughead Jones (as Rip van Winkle)
Synopsis
Veronica throws a costume party where the kids come dressed as historical characters.
Reprints
Keywords
costume party

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries yoga and gets himself stuck. After freeing himself, he then attempts to show Midge the same pose when he loses his balance. She catches him and Moose catches them! Then Archie finds himself in a huge human knot.
Reprints
Keywords
jealousy; yoga

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

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

Dancing Daddyo (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
The kids are having a dance party at Veronica's house, but have to keep moving the party as they are too noisy for Mr. Lodge, and Mrs. Lodge is using the terrace for her bridge club. Finally, Archie finds a place in the mansion no one is using.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; record player; swimming pool

On Second Thought (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie is bullying the freshmen of the high school, but one boy doesn't back down and challenges Reggie. The two go to the gym where the boy reveals he's a Jui-jitsu expert. Then Reggie suddenly backs down.
Reprints
Keywords
bullying; jiu-jitsu; martial arts

Surprise Invitation (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie are talking in Miss Grundy's class about how to spend their afternoon. She then solves the problem for them.

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

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

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

Archie Club News / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey (vignettes of Archie, Betty and Veronica)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
vignettes: Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Sydney Trum (Beaumont, Texas) for article about first aid. Second prize of $3.00 to Louis Deluca (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for article on the death of Abraham Lincoln. Third prize of $3.00 to Julia Zucker (Bridgeport, Conn.) for article on newspapers. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Jay Sylvester (Vineland, N.J.) for four jokes.

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

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

Jack of All Trades (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie rigs Archie's car so it won't run, then offers to rent it from Archie for the day. Unbeknownst to Reggie, Archie saw Reggie rigging the car, then rigged it himself so that it wouldn't run for Reggie.
Reprints
Keywords
auto jack; practical joke

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["A fishing boat-- a beautiful day-- what else could you ask for, Arch?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Shadow Knows
    Archie
  3. 2. Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane
    Popsicle
  4. 3. Party Time!
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. A New Twist
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Here are six reasons why I know you'll enjoy the big, new Archie Annual #13"]
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. Dancing Daddyo
    Archie
  8. 7. On Second Thought
    Reggie
  9. 8. Surprise Invitation
    Archie
  10. 9. ["With these new U.S. Royal Nobbys I can ride on anything!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. Jack of All Trades
    Archie
  14. 13. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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