Archie #156
(July 1965)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year, 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
?
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; Harry Lucey (figures of Betty and Archie at the top of the cover)
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This model auto is so authentic it behaves like a real car!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
plastic models

Woman Scorned (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; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie breaks a date with Betty again, she snaps and decides to murder him. After Betty makes several attempts on Archie's life, involving falling trees and wagons full of bricks, Jughead suggests that Archie try to pacify her.
Reprints
Keywords
boomerang; goldfish bowl; iron; ironing board

Getting Arty! (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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx practices her art by adding facial features to both posters around town and pictures in the museum.
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti; modern art; museum; posters

Hip Quips (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Big Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Gag 1: Big Ethel and her date go to Lover's Lane. Gag 2: Archie and Reggie love watching Veronica bowl. Gag 3: Archie tells Veronica he's not good enough for her and she agrees.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling; lovers lane

Indexer Notes

This page is a series of 3 two-panel gags.

Bully For You (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Big Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Coach Kleats gets Big Moose to let Archie throw him a few times in wrestling to help boost Archie's confidence in the sport. Flush with his success, Archie goes around the school throwing everyone he meets. Then it's up to the Coach and Moose to take Archie down a peg.
Reprints
Keywords
bullying; wrestling

The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Couch Coach (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Dr. Olof R. Ocker (a psychiatrist); Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge's psychiatrist wants to meet the root of his frustrations, namely Archie. But when they meet, Archie ends up helping Dr. Ocker with some childhood issues.
Reprints
Keywords
psychiatry

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Patsy Merchant (Pittsburgh, Pa.) for article on living in different places due to her father being in the Navy. Second prize of $3.00 to Mona Rusk (Richmond, Calif.) for article on her European vacation. Third prize of $2.00 to Jerry Perry (Rosepine, La.) for article on diving. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Dene Johnson (Houston, Texas) for a poem.

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

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

Who Me? (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Both Archie and Veronica try to figure out what she sees in him without success.
Reprints
Keywords
dandelion; mirror; tennis; vanity
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This model auto is so authentic it behaves like a real car!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Woman Scorned
    Archie
  3. 2. Getting Arty!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Hip Quips
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. Bully For You
    Archie
  6. 5. The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics!
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. Couch Coach
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  10. 9. Who Me?
    Archie
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