(1956-1957)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; then Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Who am I going to invite to the prom? Betty or Veronica?
Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Student Wince! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
George Frese
Inks:
George Frese
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Letters:
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Archie!! How could you possibly get a zero in this test?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Mrs. Phyfe; Mr. Doozy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie is doing so poorly in school that they call in his father to speak to all of the teachers. Fred is about to ban Archie from watching TV or going on dates until his grades improve but Archie actually suggests the same thing and becomes very good in school as a result.
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Fan-Dangle (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Harry Lucey
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Harry Lucey
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'm sorry, Archie! Not this afternoon...
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Danny Downbeat; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Veronica is the president of the Danny Downbeat fan club and it's taking up all of her time so Archie makes her quit and Betty takes over as president. When Veronica hears about the fan club's plan to send the president of the club to meet him she changes her mind and becomes president again.
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Buss Ride (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
George Frese
Inks:
George Frese
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Letters:
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There's a swell moon tonight, Angel!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie makes a deal with Veronica that every time a car with one headlight passes by he would get to kiss her.
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Popular Poll (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Sit down, Archie, I've been waiting for you!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Ophelia Glutenschnable; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Archie agrees to take out whoever is voted as as the most popular girl in school.
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Be a Leader! Ride the Leader! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Big Moose / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well! If it isn't "Giggles" Andrews and "Chuckles" Mantle!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Superintendent Smith
Synopsis:
Moose in ineligible to play sports because he got a minus five on his English exam. Mr. Weatherbee convinced Superintendent Smith to give him another chance.
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Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Can you identify these nationally known television programs?

Meddle of Honor (Table of Contents: 9)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Bill Vigoda
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
T-this is related to Betty?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Uncle John
Synopsis:
When Jughead shows Veronica a picture of a handsome war hero who's staying with Betty Veronica demands to take him to the dance.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
So your cousin is an artist?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie's cousin is an artist.
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Native Dancer (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The guys tries to convince Jughead he's a good dancer so he'll agree to take them all out that night.
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Terp-Sick-Ory (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica dances with Jughead.
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Operation..Perfection (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Coach Kleats; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Haggly
Synopsis:
Mr.Weatherbee assigns teachers their duties for the winter prom.

Zenith's Big Bargain Offer for Stamp Collectors (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gallant Fox (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
After hearing Archie talking about what he would do if someone made a pass at Veronica she falsely claims that big Moose whistled at her. Archie pretends to confront Moose.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I can't eat today! Prices are too high!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead had a 25 cent meal.

Be the First in Your Crowd to Wear Your Favorite Movie-T.V. And Singing Star Bracelet! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

House of Jewelry / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Cover Charge (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica gets a new outfit but it's the same pattern as Archie's new seat covers.

Everything's Oak! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie's Rival Reggie / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
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Bill Vigoda
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Terry Szenics
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Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Reggie is taking care of Mr.Lodge's plants when Archie comes along with an oak tree sapling in a pot. Reggie pours weed killer on it to kill it. Jughead and Archie play a trick by replacing it with a larger sapling to pretend it made it grow.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Bill Vigoda
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Terry Szenics
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Letters:
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
They're having a one cent sale downtown today!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Buy one dress and get the second for one cent.

Make This Miniature Golf Course! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie Do-it-yourself Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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The Big Charade (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Szenics
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Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
The gang play charades.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Terry Szenics
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Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Darn! A flat tire!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie gets a flat tire.

Daze-y Chain (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go out to find daisy plants because he thinks that's Veronica's favorite flower.

Hurry! Hurry! Don't Be Late for Your Copy of Archie Annual #8 (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Footloose and Fancy (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle ?
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Bill Vigoda
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie and Jughead are varnishing the gym floor when Reggie deliberately paint Jughead into a corner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Frank Doyle ?
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Bill Vigoda
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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Know What I like most about you, Reggie?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead tells Reggie that he likes the fact that he's not conceited.

The Rose Achoo (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Tom Moore
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Tom Moore
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Tom Moore

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
You have a date with Archie tonight, Betty?
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie invites Betty to the festival of roses because Veronica is allergic to them. Veronica makes Archie miss his date with Betty so Betty gets back at her by having roses delivered to her house.
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Archie Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Snob Appeal! (Table of Contents: 30)

Reggie / comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Gloria Giltedge
Synopsis:
Reggie wants Jughead to introduce him to a posh girl.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Jughead, name a type of period furniture!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy

Now in One Book Baseball's Funniest Stories (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

The Complete Baseball Joke Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sly-chology (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie explains to Mr. Lodge how he uses psychology on Veronica to show a willingness to take her to expensive places knowing that she wouldn't be able to make it.

Omission of Guilt (Table of Contents: 34)

Moose / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to date a willing Midge without an unwilling Moose finding out.

Betty and Veronica Puzzle Fun (Table of Contents: 35)

Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Kickoff (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Skull Smith
Synopsis:
Reggie asks for Jughead's help in avoiding being beat up by the boyfriend of a girl he dated.

Tracked Down! (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie makes a bet that he can take down Moose and devises a way to make it look like Moose is running away from him.

Don't Wait for Santa! (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

What the Heckle (Table of Contents: 39)

Reggie / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
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Letters:
Harry Lucey ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Jughead acts as M.C. at Pop Tate's to try and draw in a crowd.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Bill Vigoda
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Harry Lucey ?
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Harry Lucey ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Reg, I don't think Miss Grundy appreciated your humor!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie thinks a water moccasin is a wet shoe.

Once A-pond a Time (Table of Contents: 41)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
George Frese
Inks:
George Frese
Colors:
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Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy relays her suspicions about Archie planning to skip school the next day to go fishing so Mr. Weatherbee goes to the pond the next day to watch for him.

Archie Fun Page (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Hopping Mad (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie's Coach / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Coach Kleats tried to show the proper way to catch a ground ball but Jughead brought in a trick ball.

Label Fable (Table of Contents: 44)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick; Joe Edwards
Colors:
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Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty buys a dress that's an genuine copy of an original by Pierre of Paris. Veronica comes out wearing the same dress but tells her that her's is original but it's really just a copy with a fake label.

Indexer Notes

Joe Edwards redrew some faces on page 5.

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Jughead / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey Reg! Did you lose a five dollar bill?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Jughead goes around asking random people if they lost money.

Check the Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until... (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

U. S. Royals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Who am I going to invite to the prom? Betty or Veronica?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Don't Miss Any of These New King-size Quarter Comics!
  3. 2. The Student Wince!
    Archie
  4. 3. Fan-Dangle
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Buss Ride
    Archie
  6. 5. Popular Poll
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Be a Leader! Ride the Leader!
    Columbia Bicycles
  8. 7. ["Well! If it isn't "Giggles" Andrews and "Chuckles" Mantle!"]
    Big Moose
  9. 8. Archie Fun Page
    Archie Fun Page
  10. 9. Meddle of Honor
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. ["So your cousin is an artist?"]
    Jughead
  12. 11. Native Dancer
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  13. 12. Terp-Sick-Ory
    Archie
  14. 13. Operation..Perfection
    Archie
  15. 14. Zenith's Big Bargain Offer for Stamp Collectors
    Zenith Co.
  16. 15. Gallant Fox
    Archie
  17. 16. ["I can't eat today! Prices are too high!"]
    Archie
  18. 17. Be the First in Your Crowd to Wear Your Favorite Movie-T.V. And Singing Star Bracelet!
    House of Jewelry
  19. 18. Cover Charge
    Archie
  20. 19. Everything's Oak!
    Archie's Rival Reggie
  21. 20. ["They're having a one cent sale downtown today!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. Make This Miniature Golf Course!
    Archie Do-it-yourself Page
  23. 22. The Big Charade
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. ["Darn! A flat tire!"]
    Archie
  25. 24. Daze-y Chain
    Archie
  26. 25. Hurry! Hurry! Don't Be Late for Your Copy of Archie Annual #8
    Archie Annual
  27. 26. Footloose and Fancy
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  28. 27. ["Know What I like most about you, Reggie?"]
    Reggie
  29. 28. The Rose Achoo
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Archie Puzzle Page
    Archie Puzzle Page
  31. 30. Snob Appeal!
    Reggie
  32. 31. ["Jughead, name a type of period furniture!"]
    Jughead
  33. 32. Now in One Book Baseball's Funniest Stories
    The Complete Baseball Joke Book
  34. 33. Sly-chology
    Archie
  35. 34. Omission of Guilt
    Moose
  36. 35. Betty and Veronica Puzzle Fun
    Puzzles
  37. 36. Kickoff
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  38. 37. Tracked Down!
    Archie
  39. 38. Don't Wait for Santa!
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  40. 39. What the Heckle
    Reggie
  41. 40. ["Reg, I don't think Miss Grundy appreciated your humor!"]
    Archie
  42. 41. Once A-pond a Time
    Mr. Weatherbee
  43. 42. Archie Fun Page
    Archie Fun Page
  44. 43. Hopping Mad
    Archie's Coach
  45. 44. Label Fable
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. ["Hey Reg! Did you lose a five dollar bill?"]
    Jughead
  47. 46. Check the Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
  48. 47. Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until...
    U. S. Royals
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