(August 1959)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Starting with this issue, this title is published monthly. It would remain a monthly until the early '80s.


["Doesn't the last day of school make you feel sort of sad ?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Laugh Comics Digest #6

School Daze (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
With the end of term impending, Betty and Veronica go around the school browbeating the other students into not thinking it's a good thing as a favor to Miss Grundy.

Elvis Presley (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Presents the Star of the Month / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Short biography of singer Elvis Presley.

A Pat Hand (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks Reggie is double-jointed.
Reprints:

Subject to Failing (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The good news is that Veronica didn't fail Algebra.
Reprints:

Sheep Skinned (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead and the other boys accuse the girls of being "sheep" because they always start wearing the latest fashions, whether or not the boys find those new fashions appealing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story incorporates many fashion trends of the late '50s. Betty and Veronica begin the story wearing a combination of short pleated skirts and thick stockings, which were advertised in magazines of the period as a style for college girls. Bermuda shorts and Italian suits for men are among other styles referred to.

Designing Woman (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
When Betty shows off the dress she made herself, and it turns out to be a duplicate of the dress Veronica just bought from Paris, Veronica decides to make sure that Betty never wears that dress.
Reprints:

Third-Class Male (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead gets a little revenge for having to stand in a postal line behind two gossiping women.

All Cracked Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Inks:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]

Genre:
children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Jenkins
Synopsis:
Shrimpy has a unique way to clean up spills.

Time Out (Table of Contents: 9)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Inks:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards [as Joe Harold]

Genre:
children
Characters:
Jenkins
Synopsis:
Jenkins has an appointment to keep.

One Big Pane (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica attempt to convince Archie that an empty window frame actually contains a pane of glass.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Doesn't the last day of school make you feel sort of sad ?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. School Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Elvis Presley
    Betty Presents the Star of the Month
  4. 3. A Pat Hand
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Subject to Failing
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Sheep Skinned
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Designing Woman
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Third-Class Male
    Jughead
  9. 8. All Cracked Up
    Shrimpy
  10. 9. Time Out
    Shrimpy
  11. 10. One Big Pane
    Betty and Veronica
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