Archie #196
(December 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
Richard 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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, have you ever been so uptight you'd want to go into outer space?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
Apollo 11

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie... Archie Andrews Where Are You? Comics Digest Magazine #8.

Scent of Success (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've heard she can do it, Arch, but I don't believe it!...I just don't believe it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Cricket O'Dell; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie discovers that Cricket O'Dell doesn't only have the power to smell money, but to trace the scent of anyone who is rich. He asks Cricket to lead him to Veronica, over the objections of Dilton, who wants to make a scientific study of Cricket's powers instead of using them for cheap romantic gain.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Archie, I think your show is just groovy.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jeff Miller (1st prize), Deborah A. Phillips (2nd prize), Gail Gallant (3rd prize), Annette Grimes (4th prize), and Harriet Diane Crosby (5th prize), plus instructions on joining the Archie Club.

The Image (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just don't understand you, Veronica Lodge! How can you go out with a klutz like that?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Fearing that Reggie will spread the rumor that he's a "klutz," Archie tries to improve his relationship with Reggie, but his attempts to make amends just cause Reggie serious pain.
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Cruel World (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world is full of thieves!...Knaves, cut-purses, highwaymen and common, run-of-the-mill crooks!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; un-named kids; Miss Quote
Synopsis
Archie rails against the untrustworthy world after he loses his library card.
Reprints

Don't Call Me (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
Stop this fighting!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Hap breaks up a fight between Jinx and Greg.
Reprints

The Magic Garden (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Jug! Guess where ol' Arch is going this aft?...To an exclusive, high class top drawer garden party at Veronica's!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica won't invite Jughead to her garden party, so Archie sneaks him in disguised as the entertainer "Mysto, the Magnificent Master of Mystery and Magic."

Indexer Notes

As in most stories drawn by Lucey, the name plate on the Lodge estate reads "J.P. Lodge." He was not officially re-named "Hiram" until several years later.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, have you ever been so uptight you'd want to go into outer space?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Scent of Success
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Dear Archie, I think your show is just groovy."]
    Archie Club News
  4. 3. The Image
    Archie
  5. 4. Cruel World
    Archie
  6. 5. Don't Call Me
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. The Magic Garden
    Archie
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