Archie #166
(August 1966)

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)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop rattling so much, Veronica... I can't hear the band!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; jewelry; music

The Printed Word (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Grundy
Synopsis
Betty receives a wedding invitation for Archie and Veronica. The year's top athletes list is posted and Reggie isn't on it, but Dilton is lettering in football. Mr. Lodge receives a notice that his property has been condemned to make way for a super highway. Reporters question Mr. Weatherbee about a notice they received about his upcoming retirement and his idea to turn the school administration over to a select group of students. Ms. Grundy thanks Mr. Weatherbee for offering to give teachers a raise out of his pocket per a notice on the bulletin board. But where is Archie during all of this?
Keywords
crying; invitation; printing press; protest; reporters; telephone

Do's & Don'ts (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; Li'l Jinx's father [Hap Holliday]
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx asks to go out to play when someone accuses her of being scared.
Keywords
argument; telephone

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

Archie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, did you know that dancers run in my family?
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The kids are at a dance.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; guitar; rock music

The Perfect Fool (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Reggie claims he's perfect, Archie and the gang put him to the test.
Reprints
Keywords
conceit; football; jealousy

Two Giants (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie Annual #18 with mail-in coupon. Cost is 25 cents with premium of free poster of Archie as The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. Cover of annual and poster are depicted, along with original art.

Sport Report (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie is determined to win the school's outstanding athlete award at any cost.
Keywords
baseball; cement; football; pole vault; sabotage; track and field; trophy

Archie Brakes Up an Argument! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty, Jughead, and Veronica argue over which Bendix product is best.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic form for Bendix bicycle brakes. Bendix Corporation, Eclipse Machine Division, Elmira, N.Y.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Jimmie Bucci (N. Tarrytown, N.Y.) for article on a trip to Ireland. Second prize of $3.00 to Dean Brownfield (Le Roy, Kan.) for article on his dogs. Third prize of $2.00 to Linda Geddie (Gustina, Calif.) for account of getting caught in the rain after buying Archie comics. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Debbie Knight (Sherboro, Mass.) for article on herself.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for memberships in the Archie Club with mail-in coupon. Cost is 15 cents.

Moving Target (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie accidently causes physical pain to everyone while remaining unscathed himself.
Reprints
Keywords
broken hand; spiked fence; vase

Indexer Notes

In a departure from the usual slapstick violence, the pain caused here is depicted more realistically.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Stop rattling so much, Veronica... I can't hear the band!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Printed Word
    Archie
  3. 2. Do's & Don'ts
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["Ronnie, did you know that dancers run in my family?"]
    Archie Pin-Up
  5. 4. The Perfect Fool
    Archie
  6. 5. Two Giants
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. Sport Report
    Archie
  8. 7. Archie Brakes Up an Argument!
    Archie; Bendix Corporation
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. Moving Target
    Archie
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