(June 1960)

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
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)

Issue Notes

Previously, Harry Shorten was credited here, with editing this issue, but he was gone from Archie before 1959.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I trust Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sally (Archie's cousin)
Synopsis
Archie is walking a pretty girl around and Veronica isn't upset in the least.

Indexer Notes

The cover is the splash page from the first interior story. The background has been modified slightly and the drawing has been added on at the bottom. There are no word balloons in the splash panel.

"I Trust Him!" (As Far As I Can Throw Him!) (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie's Girls 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; Sally (Archie's cousin); Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
To the disbelief of everyone, Archie is escorting a beautiful young woman around Riverdale and Veronica isn't the least bit concerned.
Keywords
cousin; family tree; Fourth Wall

Indexer Notes

Both Betty and Jughead break "the fourth wall" and address the readers directly during the story. Veronica has detailed files on Archie's relatives and his family tree.

The War of 1812 (Table of Contents: 2)

American Hertitage / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Synopsis
A brief overview of the War of 1812 between the United States and England.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Curfew Blues (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie objects to Mr. Lodge's curfew demands concerning Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
curfew; time clock

Indexer Notes

The Archie faces in this story may be production paste-ups by a different artist.

A Woman's Intuition (Table of Contents: 4)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Moose can't figure out how Midge knows he's following her.
Reprints
Keywords
newspaper

Winner Take All (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie's Girls 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; Hiram Lodge; Gloria; Sally; unidentified Riverdale co-eds
Synopsis
In order to raise funds for the United Sororities Fund, Veronica donates a date to prom with Archie as a prize for a raffle.
Keywords
prom; raffle; sorority

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

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

Chris-Crossed (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to keep Veronica away from a handsome new boy at Pop's, not knowing that the boy is Veronica's cousin Chris.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday; cousin

Fite Fright (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie trains for a boxing match against Moose.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Draw Flaw! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx is disappointed by the abstract picture she's painting, confusing her father.
Reprints
Keywords
abstract painting

Baseballitis (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is disappointed with Archie's dedication to baseball.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; telephone

Double Play (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob White ?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; unidentified spectators
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie commiserate about the high school baseball team being short-handed.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; peanut vendors

Glad To Be Bad (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Girls 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; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The Riverdale faculty are at wits end over the distraction Veronica is causing among the male students. Betty is depressed because no one is distracted by her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo caricatures himself as one of the students getting into a violent argument over Betty on page 5. The other "students" may be caricatures of other Archie Comics staffers.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I trust Archie!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. "I Trust Him!" (As Far As I Can Throw Him!)
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The War of 1812
    American Hertitage
  4. 3. Curfew Blues
    Archie
  5. 4. A Woman's Intuition
    Moose
  6. 5. Winner Take All
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. ["They Said It Couldn't Be Done!"]
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Chris-Crossed
    Betty
  9. 8. Fite Fright
    Reggie
  10. 9. Draw Flaw!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Baseballitis
    Archie
  12. 11. Double Play
    Archie
  13. 12. Glad To Be Bad
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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