Archie #174
(July 1967)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 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
Richard H. 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)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man! I could dance like this forever!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Keywords
dancing; minidresses; miniskirts; music

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the covers of Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #273 and Laugh Comics Digest #71.

[Treasure Chest of Fun] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Racket Romance (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tennis? Sure, Betty, that's a great idea!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie causes great pain to Archie during a game of mixed doubles tennis.
Reprints

Choice Advice From Jughead (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Jughead / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Low Cost Overhead! (Table of Contents: 5)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This looks like a good spot for my art show!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx decides to hold an art show along the sidewalk in the neighborhood. She sets up her paintings and puts up a sign saying "Genuine original paintings by Li'l Jinx", with prices above each of the four paintings. After a while, she notices raindrops, picks up her paintings and runs home, using one of the paintings as an umbrella of sorts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew You dance with Betty now... I'm going to put more money in the juke box!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Archie are dancing at a local restaurant. Veronica tells Archie to dance with Betty now while she goes to put more money in the jukebox. Archie, exhausted from all the dancing, says that he didn't realize he made dates with both of them for the same night. Betty says "You made it, so make the best of it! Keep dancing!"

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

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Safe Unsound (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddykins, you look terrible! Are you still worried about prowlers?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; J. P. Lodge [Hiram Lodge]; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to help Mr. Lodge improve the security system in his house.

Indexer Notes

In this comic, Mr. Lodge is known as "J.P." (as evidenced by the plaque outside his house saying "J.P. Lodge Estate"). At some point he officially became known as Hiram, but he was commonly known as J.P. in earlier Archie comics.

[The Fun One!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Sign (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie is a ratfink
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to find out who wrote "Reggie is a Ratfink" on the school wall. Was it Archie, who is removing the sign? Did Reggie do it to frame Archie? And what's with this new sign, "Betty Has Bleached Hair?"
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Dollar Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Walter Shamkin; Judy Taylor; Dave Sundin; Charles A. Wintermeyer, Jr.
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I would like to tell you and all who read Archie Comics about a very unusual hobby of mine.
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

First page contains the First- and Second-prize articles, and half of the Third-prize article. The second page contains the second half of the Third-prize article, the Fourth-prize article and an offer to join the Archie Club for 20 cents.

The regular feature that showcases winning articles from Archie Club Members. This month's winners are Walter Shamkin from Jackson Heights, NY [$5 First Prize for his article about his hobby of collecting autographs from football and baseball players]; Judy Taylor of Westminster, CO [$4 Second Prize for her article about the time she and a friend explored a deserted house]; Dave Sundin from Woodville, TX [$2 Third Prize for his article about his trips to Big Bend National Park, Austin and Odessa] and Charles A. Wintermeyer Jr from the US Air Force base in Wiesbaden, Germany (APO New York) [$1 Fourth Prize for his article on his travels as the son of a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Big Spender (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Ruth ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's see now,... we had malteds and two burgers... that's a buck fifty... twenty cents tip.. your half comes to...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; un-named insurance saleswoman
Synopsis
Veronica demands Archie get a job, and then thinks he's getting revenge for her harsh words by two-timing her with another girl.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Go Go Tail / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Man! I could dance like this forever!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Treasure Chest of Fun]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Racket Romance
    Archie
  4. 3. Choice Advice From Jughead
    Jughead
  5. 4. ["239 stamps 25ยข"]
    Zenith Company
  6. 5. Low Cost Overhead!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ["Whew You dance with Betty now... I'm going to put more money in the juke box!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  8. 7. ["Magic Art Reproducer"]
    Norton Products
  9. 8. Safe Unsound
    Archie
  10. 9. [The Fun One!]
    Archie
  11. 10. The Sign
    Archie
  12. 11. ["Order by mail specials"]
    Dollar Bargains
  13. 12. ["Polaris nuclear sub"]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  14. 13. ["I would like to tell you and all who read Archie Comics about a very unusual hobby of mine."]
    Archie Club News
  15. 14. ["Hi-Power Binoculars"]
  16. 15. ["Career girl guides"]
  17. 16. The Big Spender
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Haunted house mystery bank"]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  19. 18. ["6 hairpieces-in-one!"]
    Go Go Tail
  20. 19. ["If you missed this get this"]
    International Correspondence Schools
  21. 20. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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