(Summer 1964)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
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
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
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Happy Times Beach] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Keywords
beach; guitars; transistor radio

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #38. Inset panel is for the first interior story "Beetlemania."

Beetlemania (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee; Hiram Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
In order to get the attention of the girls away from The Beatles and back onto them, Archie, Reggie, Jughead and Moose don Beatle wigs and Beatle-style suits and play at the dance. But their act catches on, rocketing the boys to more fame and demand than they're equipped to handle.
Reprints
Keywords
Beatles; disguise; dream; drums; guitars; rain; rock music; sheep; television; television broadcast; wigs

Indexer Notes

Caricature of Ed Sullivan (as Ed Sulliman) on page 10.

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

It's a Match (Table of Contents: 3)

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 changes a shoelace her way.
Keywords
shoelaces

Get My New Lucky Piece...Free (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Tie Score (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead lends Veronica his bow tie so she can close a too-daring blouse. Even though she hates the look personally, Veronica unwittingly launches a fashion trend in Riverdale.
Reprints
Keywords
bow tie; fad

Indexer Notes

Mention is made of the hula hoop and Beatles wig fads.

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

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Linda Baggett (Nunnelly, Tenn.) for article on spring. Second price of $3.00 to Mike Hamlett (El Paso, Texas) for article on the Golden Palomino horse. Third prize of $2.00 to Debra Di Padua (Worcester, Mass.) for three jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Break (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
Synopsis
Jinx breaks the string on her mother's pearl necklace, then tries to cover up the accident.
Reprints
Keywords
necklace; pearls

Summer Shorts (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go fishing in a boat with an outboard motor they're ill-equipped to handle.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; outboard motor; salmon

Indexer Notes

Two two-panel jokes.

Who Is Sylvia? (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Sylvia Carter; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie makes the mistake of guessing another girl's name when Veronica plays peek-a-boo with him. But her jealousy really ratchets up when a girl actually named Sylvia shows up looking for Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
jealousy; peek-a-boo

Indexer Notes

Includes a joke about then-French President Charles de Gaulle.

The Culprit (Table of Contents: 11)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie sets up an elaborate ruse to wangle a date with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; movie theater; taxi

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Miss-Taken (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Betty finds out Archie wants her to bring her grill over to his house so he can barbecue for Veronica, she loads it with fuel from Archie's car.
Reprints
Keywords
barbecue; grill; sabotage

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

The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spellbound (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Hiram Lodge; Smithers (butler)
Synopsis
Veronica goes through a closet-full of outfits trying to dress for a date with Archie, because fate won't let her get out the door without soiling each one.
Keywords
bad luck; cologne; garden hose; hair-dryer; ladder; paint; rake

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

Betty and Veronica Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good shot, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty gets a hole-in-one the hard way.
Reprints
Keywords
golf; hole-in-one

Indexer Notes

This same gag was repeated for the cover of Betty And Veronica (1987 series) #67.

A Girls Guide To Lifeguards (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Series of one and two panel gags involving lifeguards.
Keywords
beach; lifeguards

Indexer Notes

Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge do not appear in this story, only as head shots in the title panel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Happy Times Beach]
    Archie
  2. 1. Beetlemania
    Archie
  3. 2. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  4. 3. It's a Match
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Get My New Lucky Piece...Free
    Archie Comics
  6. 5. Tie Score
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  9. 8. The Break
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. Summer Shorts
    Archie
  11. 10. Who Is Sylvia?
    Archie
  12. 11. The Culprit
    Reggie
  13. 12. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  14. 13. Miss-Taken
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Say Andy, it says on TV we can win a trip by Trailways "Silver Eagle" to the N. Y. World's Fair."]
    The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle
  16. 15. Spellbound
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["Good shot, Betty!"]
    Betty and Veronica Pin-Up
  18. 17. A Girls Guide To Lifeguards
    Betty and Veronica
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