Archie #124
(December 1961)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 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

Issue Notes

Starting with this issue, the price of the title was raised to 12 cents.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeeagh!
Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; extraterrestrials; flying saucers

Dog's Best Friend (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; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Professor; Assistant; un-named dog
Synopsis
Archie accidentally gets an experimental chemical spilled on him, which causes him to switch bodies with a dog.
Reprints
Keywords
chemicals; dog bite; fourth wall; kissing; personalities; transformation

Indexer Notes

The fourth wall is broken on pages two and three, when the transformed Archie and dog comment on the word balloons and physically grab one.

[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)

Big Fight Tonight (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie act as judges at the state high school boxing championships, while professing scorn for the "barbaric" sport.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; judges

Use Your Head! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead gets a "bean-bouncer," a balloon attached to a headband and elastic, which allows the user to bounce the balloon against his head. Both Archie and Reggie get the same idea for a prank to play involving the device.
Reprints
Keywords
balloon; bean-bouncer; cement; yo-yos

Good Shot! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Li'l Jinx plays golf in her back yard.
Keywords
golf; hole-in-one

Tops on Your Christmas List! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

To Bee or Not to Bee! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
After an explosion in the chemistry lab while mixing a witchcraft potion, Jughead thinks he's turned Archie into a bee.
Reprints
Keywords
bee; chemistry; potion; witchcraft

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Head shots of Archie, Jughead, and Reggie. May be previously-published art. First prize of $5.00 to John Davidson (Glens Falls, N.Y.) for article on the Girl Scouts. Second prize of $3.00 to Marsha Arrington (Apple Grove, W. Va.) for article debunking common beliefs (no lead in a lead pencil, etc.). Third prize of $2.00 to Darlene Nowlan (Lively, Ontario, Canada) for article on the Taj Mahal. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Joey Bliley (St. Joseph, Mo.) for brief history of the U. S. Navy.

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

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

The Joke (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; un-named old lady
Synopsis
Every time Archie says "Did you call me" followed by the person's name, that person responds with the same moldy old joke.
Reprints
Keywords
joke
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Eeeagh!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Dog's Best Friend
    Archie
  3. 2. ["These U.S. Royal tires really make my bike sail!"]
    Roy & Al - The U.S. Royal Twins; U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  4. 3. Big Fight Tonight
    Archie
  5. 4. Use Your Head!
    Archie
  6. 5. Good Shot!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Tops on Your Christmas List!
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  8. 7. To Bee or Not to Bee!
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Joke
    Archie
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