(October 1961)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
five times yearly, January, June, September, October, and December
On-sale date
1961-08-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Betty and Veronica Summer Fun (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Readers Choice (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead borrows a book from Veronica's library, and to Veronica's horror, the book is "Playing the Game," the book that taught her all her secrets for manipulating men. Betty and Veronica try to get the book away from Jughead before Archie gets a look at it.
Reprints
Keywords
book

The Pet Set (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty tries to get Archie's attention by appearing in a pet shop window with a "Take Me Home" sign.
Keywords
pet shop; puppies

Fiesta in Mexico (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica in a Mexican dress, doing a hat dance. Archie in background playing maracas and Jughead, in a sombrero, playing a guitar.
Reprints
Keywords
guitar; maracas; Mexico; sombrero

Indexer Notes

Pin-up idea by Kathy Kebhan (Yonkers, N.Y.)

The Plungers (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
The girls find the water in Veronica's pool too cold to jump into, so Archie and Jughead give them some even colder water from a hose.
Reprints
Keywords
diving board; garden hose; sun-bathing; swimming pool

[Veronica on a Tropical Island] (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica's Coloring Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Letters
? (logo only)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica sitting on a rock by a palm tree, in a two-piece flowered outfit and wearing a lei.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is in black and white.

The Mighty Mole (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie burrows like a mole to sneak up on girls at the beach.
Keywords
beach; tunnel; umbrella

Beau in Tow (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Trudy
Synopsis
Trudy makes sure she doesn't lose her boyfriend, by leading him with a chain and collar.
Keywords
chain; collar

Look of Knowledge (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Hap wants Jinx to watch an educational TV program.
Keywords
television

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series Magazines / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Seeing Is Deceiving (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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Toni Clark; Chick Benson; Sandy Smith
Synopsis
After Archie brags that he'd never be jealous, Veronica tries to test him by letting him think her old friend Toni Clark is a boy named Tony.
Keywords
jealousy

[Betty on Wakeboard] (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty's Coloring Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty in a two-piece swimsuit with vertical stripes, on a wakeboard pulled by a boat.
Reprints
Keywords
wakeboard

Indexer Notes

Idea for page from Linda Varone (New Rochelle, N.Y.). Illustration is in black and white.

[Betty in Hip Boots Catching a Fish] (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty's Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (idea)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty goes fishing in short shorts and thigh-high fishing boots.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The idea for this pin-up is credited to "James DeCarlo (Scarsdale, N.Y.)," Dan DeCarlo's son, who would later become his father's inker.

Summer Beauty (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion
Synopsis
Tips for summer skin care.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Lest We Forget (Table of Contents: 14)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie chides Veronica for constantly forgetting things: her shoes, words, and -- apparently -- her purse.
Reprints
Keywords
department store; memory; purse

High Hope$! [High Hopes] (Table of Contents: 15)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy
Synopsis
Shrimpy finds a dollar, but gives it back to the boy who lost it, who just happens to be going to the candy store.

[Betty on a Burro] (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica riding a burro at a dude ranch, while Betty watches.

Indexer Notes

Idea suggested by Lois C. Tinelli (Viareggio, Lucca, Italy).

Sound Off (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The crowd at Pop's is so loud that Betty and Veronica go to adjoining phone booths to gossip by phone.
Keywords
gossip; telephone; telephone booths

Age Before Beauty (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty is upset when Veronica makes fun of her reproduction of an 18th century writing desk. Jughead decides to fool Veronica by making Betty's desk look like a real antique.
Reprints
Keywords
antiques

Indexer Notes

Writer, Inker, Colorist and Letterer credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #61.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty's Fashion Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Paper doll of Betty with two outfits--a green dress with matching purse and a patterned skirt with a white top.
Keywords
paper doll

Betty Models Paris Fashions (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty's Fashion Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Betty Cooper; Napoleon (dog); Josephine (dog)
Synopsis
Paper doll of Betty and two poodles with three outfits-red, blue, and purple dresses.

Indexer Notes

Pose and poodles suggested by Josie Dumont (Scarsdale, N.Y.). Dress designs by Sal Zerela (Waterbury, Conn.), Jean Hogan (Sacramento, Calif.), and Victor Gorelick (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Josie Dumont is Dan DeCarlo's wife's maiden name. Victor Gorelick was a member of the Archie production staff at this time.

Get in the Swim (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fashion
Synopsis
Article on the current styles of swimsuits.

Indexer Notes

Text article with 1/3 page illustration.

The False Friend (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Susan
Synopsis
Betty offers to break her date with Archie and let Veronica go out with him, and Veronica refuses, convinced that this is some conspiracy against her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A rare goof from DeCarlo in the last panel of page 2 and the third panel of page 3, as Betty reverts to her other hairstyle after sporting the ponytail for the rest of the story.

All by Herself (Table of Contents: 23)

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; Merry Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx's parents go out looking for her. Meanwhile, Jinx has come home to watch television.
Keywords
television

Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie jumps into the bleachers to catch a fly ball, Veronica has to remind Betty that she can only keep the baseball, not the baseball player.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Jigsaw Jokes (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Five jokes, with the setups in puzzle piece-shaped boxes at the top to be matched with the same shape at the bottom of the page, which contains the punchline.

The World of Jughead Is Out of This World! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Foul Bawl (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Bert Cook
Synopsis
A crying, inconsolable Veronica sees Archie off at the train station, then immediately goes to the beach with a handsome new boy. When the train breaks down, Archie comes back and goes looking for Ronnie, worried that she's heartbroken over his departure.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; crying; ice cream; lifeguard; train

Kiss-Proof (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty buys lipstick advertised as "irresistible," but Archie finds it easy to resist.
Reprints
Keywords
advertising; grandfather clock; kissing; lipstick; television

Indexer Notes

No words, aside from advertising sign.

Fore-Warned (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica hits her golf ball into the woods. Betty warns her to be alert when Reggie goes to help her find it.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Rough Sailing (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie promises Betty a day on his pleasure craft, but the boat turns out to be a raft.
Keywords
raft; sailing

Indexer Notes

Reggie's last name is misspelled "Mantel."

Love in Bloom (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
The new boy next door brings Betty a huge bouquet of flowers.
Keywords
flowers

Here's Health (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica gets a date with a handsome lifeguard, but he turns out to be a health nut.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; exercise; health foods; lifeguard
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Readers Choice
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Pet Set
    Betty
  4. 3. Fiesta in Mexico
    Veronica
  5. 4. The Plungers
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. [Veronica on a Tropical Island]
    Veronica's Coloring Page
  7. 6. The Mighty Mole
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Beau in Tow
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Look of Knowledge
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. ["Follow the star-studded trail of the biggest buy in comics!"]
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  11. 10. Seeing Is Deceiving
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [Betty on Wakeboard]
    Betty's Coloring Page
  13. 12. [Betty in Hip Boots Catching a Fish]
    Betty's Pin-Up Page
  14. 13. Summer Beauty
  15. 14. Lest We Forget
    Veronica
  16. 15. High Hope$! [High Hopes]
    Shrimpy
  17. 16. [Betty on a Burro]
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica Pin-Up Page
  18. 17. Sound Off
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Age Before Beauty
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Fashion Page
  21. 20. Betty Models Paris Fashions
    Betty's Fashion Page
  22. 21. Get in the Swim
  23. 22. The False Friend
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. All by Herself
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Cool Rule
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Jigsaw Jokes
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. The World of Jughead Is Out of This World!
    The World of Jughead
  28. 27. Foul Bawl
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Kiss-Proof
    Betty
  30. 29. Fore-Warned
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Rough Sailing
    Betty
  32. 31. Love in Bloom
    Betty
  33. 32. Here's Health
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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