Archie #131
(September 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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, if only Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey could help me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Keywords
first aid; injuries; swimming; swimming pools; swimsuits; television

The Lazy Ones (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie does push-ups to try and obey President Kennedy's call for the youth of America to exercise more, but it turns out that the gang actually gets more exercise when they're just having fun.
Keywords
badminton; beach; dancing; pushups; record player; swimming

Indexer Notes

One of several stories in Archie comics that reference JFK's then-recent push for physical fitness.

A Jet Bet (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx pretends to be a pony and Greg pretends to be a jet. The two have a race.
Keywords
imagination; race

Wayward Whirl (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries the hammer throw, but he's the one who gets thrown.
Reprints
Keywords
hammer throw; track and field

The Avenger (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie makes up an elaborate scenario to argue that when he brought a baseball glove to a date with Veronica, it was actually for her own protection.
Keywords
baseball; baseball glove

Wanted (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Start To Finish (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead and Betty discuss the fact that whenever Archie starts well, he finishes badly. Then Jughead points out to Betty that the reverse is also true.
Keywords
boxing; diving; hurdles; movie theater; swimming pool

Fun with the Popsicle Kids (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Mike Smith (Garden Grove, Calif.) for article on Tahiti. Second prize of $3.00 to Violet Cruz (New York, N.Y.) for article about dinosaurs. Third prize of $2.00 to Nattia Lo Scalzo (Raytown, Mo.) for article on the Fennec. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Diane Jeffries (Washington, D.C.) for article on nursing. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Ronnie Hall (Richmond, Va.) for two jokes.

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

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

Prisoner of Love (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie dreams he's on a planet where robots are terrorized by gorgeous Amazon "monster" women. He's captured and taken to meet their Queen, who prepares to give Archie her kiss of death.
Keywords
aliens; dream; kissing; snare; spaceship
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh, if only Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey could help me!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Lazy Ones
    Archie
  3. 2. A Jet Bet
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Wayward Whirl
    Archie
  5. 4. The Avenger
    Archie
  6. 5. Wanted
    The World of Jughead
  7. 6. Start To Finish
    Archie
  8. 7. Fun with the Popsicle Kids
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Prisoner of Love
    Archie
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