(September 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

["Man! Those jets get faster all the time!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo; Harry Lucey (figures of Archie, Betty, and Veronica at the top of the cover)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
beachballs; beaches; jet aircraft; swimsuits

["Life Size Pin-Up..."] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Heat Rave (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Ed Diamond
Synopsis:
The kids are playing with hoses to cool themselves off during a two month old heat wave. But when Archie grabs the hoses away from the girls, Mr. Lodge sees the water falling like rain and believes the drought is over. He then calls a neighbor to claim a bet between the two men that the drought is over.
Reprints:

["Hey kids!"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Fast Ball (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; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg invites Li'l Jinx to a game of baseball, but she has to clean her room first.

The Green Scene (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie exchange gardening insults.

["Here's comes the most swingin' super heroine ever to rock comicdom!"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

["Treasure Chest of Fun"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Here's your passport to all the fun and adventure in the newest Archie Giant Series magazine!"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Mechanic (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Patty (Archie's niece)
Synopsis:
Reggie demands satisfaction after Archie insults him and steals Veronica from him. So Reggie rigs Archie's car with a kit that makes the car backfire.

Board Game (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Determined to beat Reggie and win back the girls, Archie decides to teach himself how to use a surfboard. When that flops, he comes up several ideas to keep on the surfboard, but none of them work.
Reprints:

Archie Brakes Up an Argument! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Play guitar in 7 days"] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana ? (Archie images on a club press card and a club button)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Letters by Don Osborne, Raquel Ann Gibbs, Stephen Ciber, and Laura Zamzow. Includes a statement on the Comics Code Seal of Approval. Includes a promo for Archie Club.

["What's new pussycats???"] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["100 Little Dolls"] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Power Packed (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge hires Archie to mow his lawn when the gardener is drafted. But Archie is distracted by Veronica a number of times and loses control of the lawn mower.

Indexer Notes

At the end of the story is a mixing truck with the name "Doyle Concrete." This may be a clue as to the scripter's identity, hence the credit above.

["Personalized identification rings"] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Secret spy camera"] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Do you need extra money?"] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Man! Those jets get faster all the time!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Life Size Pin-Up..."]
  3. 2. Heat Rave
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Hey kids!"]
  5. 4. A Fast Ball
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. The Green Scene
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Here's comes the most swingin' super heroine ever to rock comicdom!"]
  8. 7. ["Treasure Chest of Fun"]
  9. 8. ["Here's your passport to all the fun and adventure in the newest Archie Giant Series magazine!"]
  10. 9. The Mechanic
    Archie
  11. 10. Board Game
    Archie
  12. 11. Archie Brakes Up an Argument!
  13. 12. ["Play guitar in 7 days"]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  15. 14. ["What's new pussycats???"]
  16. 15. ["100 Little Dolls"]
  17. 16. Power Packed
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Personalized identification rings"]
  19. 18. ["Secret spy camera"]
  20. 19. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
  21. 20. ["Do you need extra money?"]
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