(Spring 1961)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry I'm late, Archie! Hope you didn't get bored waiting!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Laugh Comics #25

The Commuter (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp ?
Colors
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Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets into a familiar jam, arranging dates with Betty and Veronica for the same night. This time he has to keep running back and forth from Betty's house to Veronica's house (and vice versa) to try to keep up the charade.
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Kid Stuff (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty tricks Archie into coming with her on a picnic as a "Big Sister" with the Riverdale Boy Sprouts. When it starts to rain, Betty finds the competition indoors for Archie from the other "Big Sisters" is more than she can take.
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Keywords
camp; leg snare; picnic

Hat's the Stuff (Table of Contents: 3)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
In a fancy restaurant, Moose gives a checkroom girl a big tip when she gives him a fancy hat (that's not his.)
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Keywords
hat; restaurant

Tell-Tale Test (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis
After observing the reaction of her students, Mr. Weatherbee tells Miss Grundy she must have given them a tough test.
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Make a Date (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ladies Man (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Dan DeCarlo
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica says that the most attractive thing about Archie is that the other girls want him, too. Betty sees if she can take advantage of this situation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Paper-doll fashions by Steffie Kendall, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Fashions (Table of Contents: 8)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Paper-doll fashion page designed by Audrey Zelvin, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Lesson Learned (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
After Miss Grundy takes her class to a TV studio where they see the announcer using cue cards, Archie decides he should use cue cards for his classroom speech.
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Keywords
cue cards; TV broadcasting

The Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Bill Vigoda ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Full of love for his fellow man, Archie decides he will do everything he can to help Mr. Weatherbee. The result is the usual disaster.
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Day and Night! (Table of Contents: 11)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy
Synopsis
Shrimpy wonders which came first: night or day?
Keywords
philosophy; stars

Reading Tree Leaves! (Table of Contents: 12)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy
Synopsis
After watching a leaf fall, Shrimpy makes a philosophical comment.
Keywords
leaves

The Heritage of Man (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1.75 pages (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article on the origins of man.
Keywords
cavemen; Cro-Magnon; Neanderthal

Indexer Notes

One-third page illustration on first page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1960. Average number of copies in the past 12 months distributed through mail subscriptions was 270,213.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead's Daffy-nitions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Anatomy...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead (cameo)
Synopsis
Definitions of anatomy, desk, coach, and bachelor girl.
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The Critic (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead heckles a juggler.
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We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Le Left Jabbe (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead insult Reggie in French. Unfortunately, they are unaware that Dilton is translating it all for Reggie.
Reprints
Keywords
French; translation

Model Child! (Table of Contents: 19)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Merry Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx's mother has her balance a book on her head to keep her from running around the house.
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The Angry Young Man (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Bill Vigoda ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Danny Dean
Synopsis
Veronica is hanging around with a new boy and Archie keeps trying to work up the courage to fight him, egged on by Jughead and Reggie.

Sign of the Time (Table of Contents: 21)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Gladys
Synopsis
Gladys' father sends Reggie a message via some toy soldiers.
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Keywords
toys

Big Game Hunter (Table of Contents: 22)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
LeRoy; Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica are snuggling and Leroy is outside the window with a tape-recorder, looking for some blackmail material.
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Keywords
tape-recorder

Holding the Bag (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis
Veronica has Archie carry her purse while she is shopping and Archie gets teased unmercifully.
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All Aboard (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Knowing the school gives toys to orphanages, a company gives Mr. Weatherbee some to test, provoking a surprised reaction from Miss Grundy.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Archie, with love. Betty
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty in slacks, sitting on the side of a set of brick steps.

[Betty the Cow-Girl] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty in a cow-girl outfit with pop-guns.

Indexer Notes

Pose by Doris Frutcher, Brooklyn, N.Y.

A Day to Remember (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica posts a lot of hints about her birthday.
Keywords
birthday

Frat Brat (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie participates in a silly fraternity initiation, while making fun of the practice.
Keywords
initiation

Bad Break (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Jughead; Archie Andrews (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Jughead how the Egyptians built the pyramids without modern tools.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead's Daffy-nitions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Luxury
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Definitions of luxury, winter resort, bunkhouse, and vacation.
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Indexer Notes

Definitions are portrayed by anthropomorphic insects.

The Play is the Thing (Table of Contents: 31)

Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley (as Dilton Doyle)
Synopsis
Dilton makes the football team because he's the only one who can understand the coach's plays.
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Dilton is called "Dilton Doyle" in this story.

Music Appreciation (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Reggie likes opera on television, as long as the singer is young and shapely.
Keywords
opera; television

Vicious Cycle (Table of Contents: 33)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose tries to get a round-trip ticket at a train station, but won't tell the clerk where he wants to go.
Reprints
Keywords
railroad

Redskin Ritual (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie father brings him to an Indian reservation to study different cultures, but Archie and an Indian girl end up dancing to modern records instead.
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Keywords
dancing; Indian reservation; record player

Business Methods! (Table of Contents: 35)

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 thinks his wife should make two pies--one for her club and one for him.
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Cornered (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Perky
Synopsis
On a cold day, Veronica leaves Archie standing on the corner for a long time. After Archie has left, Veronica calls from home and pretends to have arrived later. Archie rushes over to apologize.
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Loafer Laugher (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie complains that Jughead is taking a coffee break, even though he doesn't have a job.
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Good Skate (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is trying to learn how to ice-skate.
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Fill 'er Up (Table of Contents: 39)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (in disquise)
Synopsis
At a masquerade party, Jughead, disguised as a horse, is drinking all the punch.
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A Matter of Opinion (Table of Contents: 40)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes with Veronica to the Lodges' ski lodge, but quickly ends up on the couch with a cast on broken leg.
Reprints
Keywords
cast; skiing

Guess Who (Table of Contents: 41)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle (disguised); Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica gives a costume party where everyone is supposed to represent a holiday.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sorry I'm late, Archie! Hope you didn't get bored waiting!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  2. 1. The Commuter
    Archie
  3. 2. Kid Stuff
    Archie
  4. 3. Hat's the Stuff
    Moose
  5. 4. Tell-Tale Test
    Mr. Weatherbee
  6. 5. Make a Date
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  7. 6. Ladies Man
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Veronica's Fashion Page
  9. 8. Fashions
    Veronica
  10. 9. Lesson Learned
    Archie
  11. 10. The Helping Hand
    Archie
  12. 11. Day and Night!
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. Reading Tree Leaves!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. The Heritage of Man
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["Anatomy..."]
    Jughead's Daffy-nitions
  17. 16. The Critic
    Jughead
  18. 17. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  19. 18. Le Left Jabbe
    Archie
  20. 19. Model Child!
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. The Angry Young Man
    Archie
  22. 21. Sign of the Time
    Reggie
  23. 22. Big Game Hunter
    Leroy
  24. 23. Holding the Bag
    Archie
  25. 24. All Aboard
    Archie
  26. 25. ["To Archie, with love. Betty"]
    Betty's Pin-Up Page
  27. 26. [Betty the Cow-Girl]
    Betty's Pin-Up
  28. 27. A Day to Remember
    Archie
  29. 28. Frat Brat
    Reggie
  30. 29. Bad Break
    Jughead
  31. 30. ["Luxury"]
    Jughead's Daffy-nitions
  32. 31. The Play is the Thing
    Dilton Doily [Dilton Doiley]
  33. 32. Music Appreciation
    Reggie
  34. 33. Vicious Cycle
    Moose
  35. 34. Redskin Ritual
    Archie
  36. 35. Business Methods!
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Cornered
    Archie
  38. 37. Loafer Laugher
    Archie
  39. 38. Good Skate
    Archie
  40. 39. Fill 'er Up
    Veronica
  41. 40. A Matter of Opinion
    Veronica
  42. 41. Guess Who
    Veronica
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