Archie #138
(July 1963)

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
Are you still using that greasy kid stuff?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Greasy Kid Stuff; oil cans; Vitalis

The House That Lodge Built (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
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
In a story mostly told in narrative captions, Archie gets a chance to redeem himself in Mr. Lodge's eyes when he notices a fire in the Lodge mansion.
Reprints

Billy Wins with Bendix (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stop, Book and Listen! (Table of Contents: 3)

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 ignores Jinx while reading the book "How to Raise a Happy Child."
Reprints
Keywords
book

Double-Takes (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Two-panel gags with Archie and the gang.
Keywords
fad; kissing; sweaters

Card Caper! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mr. Cooper
Synopsis
On their latest report cards, Archie and Veronica have better grades in Latin but worse in math. Miss Grundy explains the dating shenanigans behind the grades.
Keywords
concrete; fourth wall; homework; latin; math; report cards; sidewalk

Indexer Notes

Miss Grundy talks to the readers throughout the story. There is a running gag of characters absent-mindedly walking through a freshly-poured concrete sidewalk.

Order This! Get This Free! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Muscle Tussle (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie can beat anyone at finger-wrestling, except Moose.
Keywords
finger-wrestling; hackling

It's Later Than You Think (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy explains that mankind is a relative latecomer in the history of the world. Archie uses this as an excuse for being late for class.
Keywords
history

Oodles of Charoodles (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica play a charades game called "Charoodles."
Keywords
charades

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Betty J. Goss (Birmingham, Ala.) for article on the office of President of the United States. Second prize of $3.00 to Janice Graman (Cincinnati, Ohio) for article on poodles' distinctive haircut. Third prize of $2.00 to Jean Boyer (Baltimore, Md.) for article on volcanos.

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

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

Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Hard Sell (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie wants to convince the girls to give him the lead part in the school play, he asks Jughead to be his agent.
Keywords
actor; agent; casting; school play
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Are you still using that greasy kid stuff?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The House That Lodge Built
    Archie
  3. 2. Billy Wins with Bendix
    Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. Stop, Book and Listen!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Double-Takes
    Archie
  6. 5. Card Caper!
    Archie
  7. 6. Order This! Get This Free!
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Muscle Tussle
    Archie
  9. 8. It's Later Than You Think
    Archie
  10. 9. Oodles of Charoodles
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. Announcing the "Popsicle" Safety Awards!
    Popsicle Kids; Popsicle
  14. 13. The Hard Sell
    Archie
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