Archie #126
(March 1962)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I, for one, Mr. Andrews, do not dig your new loverboy love seat!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
furniture; love seats

Big Mouth (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; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; World's Smallest Monster
Synopsis
The world's smallest monster, a tiny creature with a very loud voice, helps Archie get revenge on Reggie.
Keywords
hockey stick; magnifying glass; monster

No Smoking (Table of Contents: 2)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis
After hearing his friend read about a dragon in a story, Shrimpy wonders if it was old enough to smoke.
Keywords
dragon; reading; smoking

The End (Table of Contents: 3)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis
Shrimpy says fairy tales aren't original, because every one ends "...and they lived happily ever after."
Keywords
fairy tales; reading

Indexer Notes

Continuation of previous Shrimpy story.

Speed to Spare (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie, Archie, and Jughead go bobsledding, but Reggie loses Archie and Jughead on the first curve.
Reprints
Keywords
bobsledding; winter

Go, Man, Go! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Reggie's state-of-the-art go-kart annoys Archie but impresses Veronica, who asks Reggie to let her drive it.
Keywords
go-kart; traffic

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

It Ghost To Show You (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The gang inspects a haunted house, and they all assume that the ghosts are just tricks the others rigged up to scare them.
Keywords
ghosts; haunted house

[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

First prize of $5.00 to Shan Evans (Bala, Cynwyd, Pa.) for article about the Earth. Second prize of $3.00 to Joan Smith (Herkimer, N.Y.) for article about the United State Weather Bureau. Third prize of $2.00 to Nancy Jamieson (Weston, Ontario, Canada) for article about the Barracuda. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Shirley Kunishi (Papikou, Ha.) for four jokes. Also clip art head shots of Jughead, Archie, and Reggie.

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

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

Follow the Bouncing Ball (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
An accident involving a nuclear testing lab leaves Archie with a radioactive charge that causes a basketball to be magnetically attracted to his hands. This serves him well in the big game that night.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; magnetism; nuclear energy; radioactivity

Indexer Notes

The lab is called "Doyle Nuclear Testing Laboratory," a reference to writer Frank Doyle.

This story, which has Archie gaining a special power from nuclear radiation, appeared several months before the debut of Spider-Man.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Well, I, for one, Mr. Andrews, do not dig your new loverboy love seat!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Big Mouth
    Archie
  3. 2. No Smoking
    Shrimpy
  4. 3. The End
    Shrimpy
  5. 4. Speed to Spare
    Archie
  6. 5. Go, Man, Go!
    Archie
  7. 6. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. It Ghost To Show You
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Follow the Bouncing Ball
    Archie
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