(November 1955)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1955-08-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1955, page 186, registration number B551798.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, will you lend me your new dress - the one that Archie likes? I have a date with him tonight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica pretends to not hear Betty on the the telephone.
Reprints
Keywords
telephone

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. courses / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Language Barrier (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Did you hear?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; unnamed brunette from record store
Synopsis
Archie is failing French and the girls conspire to keep him from being tutored by some lovely senior class student.
Reprints
Keywords
French language

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

Reggie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You ought to see that crazy puppy Jughead has!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie describes Jughead's new puppy.
Reprints

Swell Smell (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like some perfume, please!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; perfume salesman; army soldiers
Synopsis
Betty has a close encounter with a squad of soldiers.
Keywords
perfume

Sensational New Fire-Arrow (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weaker Sex (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Archie! Hi, Veronica, are you ready?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica being a weak little girl is all in Archie's head, and she aims to keep it that way.
Keywords
gym classes

Finale Blow! (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Why are you calling me at this hour?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty makes a late night phone call to Veronica.
Keywords
The Late Show

Loan Rider! (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Reggie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie decides he's going to outwit Reggie's attempt to borrow something.
Keywords
bicycle

The Long Count (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait for me Archie... I won't be long!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica makes Archie wait while she changes.
Keywords
bricks

Food for Thought (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just terrible!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; boys at a dance
Synopsis
Betty complains to Jughead about being leered at.
Keywords
food

[Tru-matic Machine Gun] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tru-matic Machine Gun / advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Fun Page / activity / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's where you can have some pencil fun!
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper

Date Bait (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, that was a wonderful movie!
Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to get lunkhead Archie to kiss her.
Reprints

The Nose Knows (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's here.. that expensive perfume I ordered from Paris...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys an expensive new perfume to impress Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
black eye; Paris

Late Date (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Archie... I'm sorry I'm late...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tries to convince Archie that she was late for their date when actually he was.
Reprints

Set the Pace for Your Bike Buddies (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Our Obligation to Parents (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / comics-form advertising / 0.25 page (report information)

Hope Opera (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And so we leave "poor plain Phoebe" with pounding pulse and...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty begins comparing Archie to the character on her favorite radio soap opera and Archie isn't measuring up.
Keywords
radio

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty and Veronica / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just that I don't feel like dating Archie or...
Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Dr. James Wellington
Synopsis
Veronica is smitten with an older man, a friend of her father, and no longer has time for Archie or Reggie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two comics panels plus text.

Space Rockets Are Fun (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Complete Space Rocketeer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tough Guy (Table of Contents: 22)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, hombre! Who's the toughest - -
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; 3 children
Synopsis
Pat runs into a kid who isn't intimidated by Pat's cowboy outfit.

Look Kids! I've Got a New Bendix Power Brake! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Heaven Bent! (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a night! What a moon! What music!
Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wrecks his car while touring lover's lane with Veronica.

Taken for a Ride! (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Veronica, I'm running out of gas...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a specific reason for asking Archie for a ride in his car.

Loony Tune (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you do, miss? I'm the piano tuner!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; piano tuner; two neighbors
Synopsis
The neighbors call a piano tuner for Betty after hearing her play.
Reprints

Hobby (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want a hobby to interest me for years to come!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica searches for a hobby while Betty moons over Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
bathing suits; beach

Stay It Isn't So (Table of Contents: 29)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er- did you call me, daddy?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge feels Archie has overstayed his welcome.
Reprints

Quick Chick (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pull over to the side!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; motorcycle policeman
Synopsis
Veronica gets stopped for speeding.
Reprints

Money Talks (Table of Contents: 31)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy, you always say money talks loud!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica hits her dad up for more money.

Cook Before You Leap! (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel like cooking, Ronnie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty comes up with a way to shop for dinner and still be surprised.

One of the Crowd (Table of Contents: 33)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, isn't this where the new kid lives?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Wilbur's friend; Bob (new kid)
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to make a new student feel welcome.

The Luck Lass (Table of Contents: 34)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeek! Archie! sob What will I do?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to cure Betty's superstitious nature.
Keywords
broken mirror

Indexer Notes

Archie is reading an issue of Pep Comics in panel 3.

[Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #4] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

An Eye for Beauty (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead! -- What's the last thing in the...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica tries to sabotage Betty's chances with Archie using her new designer eyeliner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't ask me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie can't smell Betty's bouquet of flowers.
Keywords
flowers

On the Prowl (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Look at the dreamboat that moved next door!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; unnamed man (dreamboat)
Synopsis
Betty tries to impress a handsome neighbor.

Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Need Extra Spending Money? Here's $50 (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Stuart Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica, will you lend me your new dress - the one that Archie likes? I have a date with him tonight!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc. courses
  3. 2. Language Barrier
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. ["You ought to see that crazy puppy Jughead has!"]
    Reggie
  5. 4. Swell Smell
    Betty
  6. 5. Sensational New Fire-Arrow
    Columbia Bicycles
  7. 6. The Weaker Sex
    Veronica
  8. 7. Finale Blow!
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Loan Rider!
    Reggie
  10. 9. The Long Count
    Veronica
  11. 10. Food for Thought
    Betty
  12. 11. [Tru-matic Machine Gun]
    Tru-matic Machine Gun
  13. 12. ["Here's where you can have some pencil fun!"]
    Fun Page
  14. 13. Date Bait
    Betty
  15. 14. The Nose Knows
    Veronica
  16. 15. Late Date
    Betty
  17. 16. Set the Pace for Your Bike Buddies
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometer
  18. 17. Our Obligation to Parents
  19. 18. ["Gangway, Fosdick! We're bustin' out!!"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. Hope Opera
    Betty
  21. 20. Mind Over Matter
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Space Rockets Are Fun
    Complete Space Rocketeer
  23. 22. Tough Guy
    Pat the Brat
  24. 23. Look Kids! I've Got a New Bendix Power Brake!
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  25. 24. Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps
    Garcelon Stamps
  26. 25. Heaven Bent!
    Veronica
  27. 26. Taken for a Ride!
    Veronica
  28. 27. Loony Tune
    Betty
  29. 28. Hobby
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Stay It Isn't So
    Veronica
  31. 30. Quick Chick
    Veronica
  32. 31. Money Talks
    Veronica
  33. 32. Cook Before You Leap!
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. One of the Crowd
    Wilbur
  35. 34. The Luck Lass
    Betty
  36. 35. [Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #4]
  37. 36. An Eye for Beauty
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. ["Don't ask me!"]
    Betty
  39. 38. On the Prowl
    Betty
  40. 39. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla!
    Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve
  41. 40. Need Extra Spending Money? Here's $50
    Stuart Greeting Cards
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bill Devine
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen