(October 1968)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)
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)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going boating is fun, Ronnie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Josie; Dilton Doiley

The Hard Way (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie comes up with an elaborate Rube Goldberg plan to prevent Veronica from going to a party with Reggie.
Reprints

Dead Ringer (or If It Weren't For the Folks That Know You, You'd Be a Total Stranger) (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Flo Freely; Throbb Temple; O.O. Wellenmellen; Bruce Baby
Synopsis
Betty uses her resemblance to movie star Flo Freely to sneak into the Flim Flam Film studio.

Game Shame (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Every game Archie plays with Veronica winds up causing harm to Smithers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #282.

Dinner Date (or What Are You Going To Do With All That Butter When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder?) (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
After Mr. Lodge calls Archie "a bumbling teenage bumpkin" who doesn't enhance Veronica's position in society, Betty trains Archie to be a sophisticated society type.
Reprints

Archie Club News (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Archie Andrews]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Archie tells about the new cartoon show, and the new Archies musical group.

Indexer Notes

has spot art from cartoon and previous issues.
includes reports by Gail Fogg (Amesbury, Mass), and Erin Potter (Stockton, Calif.)

Piece Meal! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Li'l Jinx is looking at modern sculpture.

Great Balls of Fire (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead discover a pirates' chest on Mr. Lodge's property.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate chest; treasure chest

Indexer Notes

Dick Malmgren may have pencilled this story or his script layouts may have been closely followed by the penciller.

When reprinted in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #21, pencils are credited to Dick Malmgren and inks to Joe D'Agostino.

Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink) (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Professor Zag
Synopsis
Archie goes to the airport to pick up a scientist who is trying to prove that his orangoutang is the missing link between primates and man. The orangoutang escapes and winds up proving who the real missing link is.
Reprints
Keywords
missing link; orangutan

Indexer Notes

Contains clock sequence inspired by Harold Lloyd's movie "Safety Last"

Swing King (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica watch Archie play tennis.
Reprints

Keen Machine (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily: Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty uses Dilton's computer to get advice on how to get Archie.

It's E-Z! (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Merry Holliday
Synopsis
Dinner is alphabet soup.

For Whom the Poll Tolls (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge
Synopsis
Archie tries to campaign for both Betty and Veronica in the "Most Popular Teen Girl In Riverdale" contest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Midge is called "Midge Collins" in this story.
Previous indexer thought Stan Goldberg might be the inker.
First panel DJ seems to be re-inked or corrected.

Script, Inks and Letters credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Going boating is fun, Ronnie!"]
    Archie's Pals n' Gals
  2. 1. The Hard Way
    Archie
  3. 2. Dead Ringer (or If It Weren't For the Folks That Know You, You'd Be a Total Stranger)
    Betty
  4. 3. Game Shame
    Archie
  5. 4. Dinner Date (or What Are You Going To Do With All That Butter When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder?)
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie Club News
  7. 6. Piece Meal!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Great Balls of Fire
    Archie
  9. 8. Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink)
    Archie
  10. 9. Swing King
    Archie
  11. 10. Keen Machine
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. It's E-Z!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. For Whom the Poll Tolls
    Archie
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