Archie #129
(July 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 (uncredited)
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
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How are we supposed to butter up these TV teachers?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
classrooms; distance eduction; televisions

Money Talks (Too Much) (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge [Hiram]; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie shows off his new jacket to Jughead at Pop's. Reggie comes in doing the same thing, but his jacket is obviously more expensive. Archie buys some flowers for Veronica, and Reggie does too, only bigger and better ones. Feeling outclassed, Archie gives up. But Reggie's ego gets the better of him at Veronica's house.
Reprints
Keywords
chess; conceit; flowers; sports jacket; status; telephone

My Un-fair Lady (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica asks Archie to go to a fashion show with her, and needs a Yes or Yes answer from him.

Indexer Notes

Appears on the same page as the next two sequences.

Ladies Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie discusses his first memory of girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears on the same page as the previous sequence and the next sequence.

Quiz Quazy (Table of Contents: 4)

Moose / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Moose Mason; Miss Grundy [Geraldine]; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Moose takes a first aid quiz.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears on the same page as the previous two sequences.

Read and Right! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis
One of Shrimpy's friends learns two words that helps him finish reading any book.
Keywords
reading

Fun with the Popsicle Kids (Table of Contents: 6)

Popsicle Kids; Popsicle / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Popsicle Kids
Synopsis
The kids show off the baseball glove and gold chain necklace that they received by sending in Popsicle wrappers.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Popsicle frozen treats.

Killjoy (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee [Waldo; the Bee]; Miss Grundy [Geraldine]; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee decides that passive-resistance is the best way to handle the boys breaking the school rules. Since getting the Bee upset was half the fun, the boys give up their antics and attend class.
Keywords
handball; hockey; psychology; roller skates

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! How can you possible be in love with Betty and Veronica?
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie Annual #14, with mail-in coupon. Premium is free 1963 Archie Pin-up calendar. Cover to annual and calendar are depicted, along with an interior panel from the annual.

Push-Button Peace (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey (see notes)
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews [Mary]; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Big Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead has a spray that kills anything that bugs him. He tests it on Reggie with spectacular results. Archie decides to test it on Moose by hugging Midge. Again it works well, but Archie forgets to use it on a jealous Veronica, who catches Archie and Midge kissing.
Reprints
Keywords
aerosol spray; jealousy; kissing; tranquilizer

Indexer Notes

A few of Midge's faces in this story appear to be redrawn by Dan DeCarlo. Jughead's spray is called a "wild animal tranquilizer."

Special Assignment for Archie Club Reporters (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Request for stories of 100 words or less on "Why My Bike is Important to Me." The 12 best will each receive a new bicycle.

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

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 Little Black Book (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee [Waldo]
Synopsis
Everyone thinks that Archie is writing about them in his little black book, and conspire to get it from him.
Keywords
Black Book; blackmail; pranks; sabotage; suspicion

Indexer Notes

The last panel advises us to "Watch for more ..." about Archie's Black Book. There are at least two sequels: "The Black Book Returns" in Archie #132 (November 1962) and "Black Book Bluff" in Laugh Comics #149 (August 1963).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How are we supposed to butter up these TV teachers?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Money Talks (Too Much)
    Archie
  3. 2. My Un-fair Lady
    Veronica
  4. 3. Ladies Man
    Archie
  5. 4. Quiz Quazy
    Moose
  6. 5. Read and Right!
    Shrimpy
  7. 6. Fun with the Popsicle Kids
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  8. 7. Killjoy
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Archie! How can you possible be in love with Betty and Veronica?"]
    Archie Annual
  10. 9. Push-Button Peace
    Archie
  11. 10. Special Assignment for Archie Club Reporters
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. The Little Black Book
    Archie
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