Archie #122
(September 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
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Archie! Which one of us do you love?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
lie detectors; polygraphs

Spare That Strike (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Sally Peters
Synopsis
After the boys suggest that bowling is a great way to get in shape, the girls decide to come along to the bowling alley and take up the game themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling; camera

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bob Hope; Jimmy; Jane

Indexer Notes

Ad for Popsicle water sports contest, with half the page in comic form featuring Bob Hope explaining the contest. Also a plug for Hope's new movie, "Bachelor in Paradise."

Capricious Caper (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls chide the boys for lying around all day doing nothing, and insist on going to the beach.
Keywords
beach

To the Winner-- (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Wanting to be fought over in an old-fashioned competition, Veronica offers a date to whichever boy wins an obstacle race. Reggie proves better than Archie at getting past the obstacles, but the biggest obstacle Archie faces is Betty with a sexy new outfit and hairdo.
Reprints
Keywords
log rolling; obstacle course

The World of Jughead Is Out of This World! (Table of Contents: 5)

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Promo for The World of Jughead #9 with mail-in coupon. Cover is depicted, along with original art with an outer space theme.

Daredevil Daffy (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The guys discuss the harrowing, risky experiences they had at the beach today. Only Reggie is unimpressed.
Keywords
beach; fishing; moray eel; skin diving; surfing

Do Not Disturb! (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Hap has just settled down to watch the prize fight on TV and is upset when Jinx wants to watch something else.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; television

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With these new U.S. Royal Nobbys I can ride on anything!
Characters
U. S. Royal Twins [Roy; Al]
Synopsis
The twins have no problem riding through a wet cement sidewalk.

Indexer Notes

Ad for U. S. Royal bicycle tires illustrated with a cartoon. United States Rubber, Indianapolis 6, Ind.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Joyce Henderson (Detroit, Mich.) for article about police dogs. Second prize of $3.00 to Ronald M. Westman (Lindsborg, Kan.) for article about geologists. Third prize of $2.00 to Debbie Oliver (Indianapolis, Ind.) for article about the Battle of Gettysburg. Fourth Prize of $1.00 to Louis Sarno (Medford, Mass.) for article on electric eels.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for memberships in the Archie Club with mail-in coupon. Cost is 15 cents.

The Cool One (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie sees Reggie with Veronica he astonishes everyone by playing it cool and not losing his temper. When no one's looking, though, he takes out his anger on inanimate objects.
Keywords
garbage can; golf club; temper
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["All right, Archie! Which one of us do you love?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Spare That Strike
    Archie
  3. 2. Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane
    Popsicle
  4. 3. Capricious Caper
    Archie
  5. 4. To the Winner--
    Archie
  6. 5. The World of Jughead Is Out of This World!
    The World of Jughead
  7. 6. Daredevil Daffy
    Archie
  8. 7. Do Not Disturb!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["With these new U.S. Royal Nobbys I can ride on anything!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. The Cool One
    Archie
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