Archie #155
(June 1965)

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

[Teaching Machines] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Big Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
computers

A House Is a Home (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Veronica makes plans to stop by the Andrews house, Archie goes into a cleaning frenzy and gets his parents to change into more formal attire.
Reprints
Keywords
hair curlers; house cleaning; telephone; tuxedo; vacuum cleaner

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Archie; Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Bernadine Richardson (APO 324 New York, N.Y.) for article about life in Turkey. Second prize of $3.00 to Ruby Dowdy (Newman, Ill.) for article about her trip to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Third prize of $2.00 to Sharon Sakson (Trenton, N.J.) for a poem about life seen through a horse's eyes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964 (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 484,704. Single issue nearest to filing date was 586,315.

Tho Be It (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Despite his best schemes, Reggie is continually thwarted in breaking up Archie and Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
bobby pins; fire hydrant; jalopy; rock musicians; shower

Indexer Notes

Reggie speaks in a stilted, formal manner in the early pages, with the word "thwarted" the subject of a joke. In an out-of-character moment, Veronica is able to fix Archie's jalopy with a couple of bobby pins. Usually it is Betty who is mechanically-inclined.

The Giant of Them All is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Green Thumb (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee adds some "Jiffy-Gro" to his rubber plant, hoping it will grow. But when Archie accidentally destroys the plant, he sends Moose to the flower shop to get a replacement. Moose does so, but the one he gets is twice the size of the original, and Mr. Weatherbee believes the "Jiffy-Gro" plant food really works wonders.
Keywords
algebra; greenhouse; plant food; rubber plant

A Bad Spell (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Gigi
Synopsis
The girls work on their spelling skills.
Keywords
dunce cap; spelling

Light Work (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Wilson; a gang of boys; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has several misadventures when he brings a new lamp post from the store back home for his dad.
Reprints
Keywords
clothesline; gang; lamp post
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Teaching Machines]
    Archie
  2. 1. A House Is a Home
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Dig this, gang!"]
    Archie; Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964
  7. 6. Tho Be It
    Archie
  8. 7. The Giant of Them All is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics!
    Archie Annual
  9. 8. Green Thumb
    Archie
  10. 9. A Bad Spell
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Light Work
    Archie
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