Archie #142
(December 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
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lucey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the toughest initiation we've ever given anybody!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Keywords
bondage; Delta Phi Pi; fraternities; hazing; paddles; television commercials; televisions

Trouble Spot (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; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Resenting the teachers' belief that accidents naturally happen when he's around, Archie tries to prove that trouble can happen when he's not around.
Reprints
Keywords
bulletin board; cafeteria; varnish

Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Archie; U. S. Royal / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Double Takes! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You girls ever play golf before?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Two-panel gags with Archie, Betty and Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
golf; scale; sweater

No Match! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Jinx knew the right answers, but the teacher didn't ask the right questions.
Keywords
tests

Gloom Chaser (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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Everything Archie does brings a little more hilarity into Mr. Lodge's life.
Reprints
Keywords
ice cream; rain; umbrella

Open Before Christmas (and Long After) (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Get the Message! (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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie bends down to read a message on the sidewalk, only to discover that it's part of another Reggie prank.
Reprints
Keywords
practical jokes; tomatoes

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

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

Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Sandra Jadlowski (Oklahoma City, Okla.) for article about herself. Second prize of $3.00 to Gayland Jones (Galena Park, Texas) for article about his friend Shelby. Third prize of $2.00 to Michelle Rosenthal (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for eight jokes. Fourth prize of $1.00 to James Summers (Evanston, Ill.) for article about his dog.

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

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

Fly-Over Chicane (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gilbert Auto-Rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hate Affair (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie isn't too worried when Reggie takes Veronica out driving; she appreciates him more after a date with Reggie.
Reprints
Keywords
broken axle; puddle; sports car

Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Archie Comic Book Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's the toughest initiation we've ever given anybody!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Trouble Spot
    Archie
  3. 2. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength
    Archie; U. S. Royal
  4. 3. ["You girls ever play golf before?"]
    Double Takes!
  5. 4. No Match!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Gloom Chaser
    Archie
  7. 6. Open Before Christmas (and Long After)
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  8. 7. Get the Message!
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Fly-Over Chicane
    Gilbert Auto-Rama
  12. 11. Hate Affair
    Archie
  13. 12. Get a Lucky Piece...Free When You Join the Archie Comic Book Club
    Archie Comic Book Club
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