Archie #193
(August 1969)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.15 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
?
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crowds are a drag! Let’s look for some privacy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
beach balls; beaches; sunglasses; surfboards; swimsuits

The Big Hit (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tony; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica brags about going to a ball with her date Tony and rubs it in that Archie and Betty can't come.
Reprints

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

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

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee (all vignettes)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Patricia Tarmey, Alicia Davis, Susan Woods, Linda Woyt, Mary Hall, Margaret Matassa, and Gail Cohen

Stamp Out Archie (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
When Archie gets Veronica a stamp for a letter, he grabs a rare stamp valued at a $1000. The stamp was part of Mr. Lodge's collection and was sitting on his desk.
Reprints
Keywords
stamp collecting

Indexer Notes

The first and last line of this story, "What we have here is a failure to communicate," is a quote from the then-recent movie "Cool Hand Luke."

A Mouthful (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 gives L'il Jinx a dozen packs of bubblegum. Then, when she has several pieces in her mouth and can't talk or scream, he gives her the bad news about a radio he borrowed from her.

Who Is the Stranger in Town (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; the stranger [The Spoiler]
Synopsis
A stranger comes to Riverdale, but Archie and the gang refuse to let him introduce himself, as doing so would invalidate the story title.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Crowds are a drag! Let’s look for some privacy!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Big Hit
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  4. 3. Stamp Out Archie
    Archie
  5. 4. A Mouthful
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Who Is the Stranger in Town
    Archie
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