Archie #143
(February 1964)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
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
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Outside of brains, looks and money, what's he got that I haven't got?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
automobiles

Strike Up the Band (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
The students protest Mr. Weatherbee's cancellation of the school dance class.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Christmas Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So who can fill a stocking better than Veronica?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

To Her Credit! (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

The Kisser Strikes! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A mysterious unseen person is jumping out of the shadows and kissing all the girls. Archie and Reggie try to find out the identity of the Kisser by sending a girl out in the dark as bait. But the mystery deepens when Archie himself is kissed by the Kisser, and realizes that the Kisser might actually be a girl.
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Indexer Notes

The infamous "kissing bandit" story. When told about the story and its twist ending in his interview in the Comics Journal, a shocked Dan DeCarlo said: "I didn't draw _that_, did I!?" (He didn't; it was Harry Lucey, who was dead by the time that interview was conducted.)

The story is divided into two chapters; Chapter 2 is called "Strike One Kisser!"

The Lecture (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie lectures Veronica for her jealousy, even as he's hitting on another cute girl.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Outside of brains, looks and money, what's he got that I haven't got?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Strike Up the Band
    Archie
  3. 2. ["So who can fill a stocking better than Veronica?"]
    Christmas Pin-Up
  4. 3. To Her Credit!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. The Kisser Strikes!
    Archie
  6. 5. The Lecture
    Archie
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