(October 1961)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
eight times a year in February, April, June, July, August, September, October, and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched (some Squarebound?)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Monster's Return] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
movie theater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Treasure chest of fun

Big Mouth (Table of Contents: 2)

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I'm going to show you guys how to play the outfield!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't think Reggie can win the baseball game with his big mouth.
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The Big Stall (Table of Contents: 3)

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Ronnie, I just heard a doctor say teen-agers don't get enough exercise!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has heard teen-agers don't get enough exercise.
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Sign Signal (Table of Contents: 4)

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Where's your dad, Doris? I haven't seen him all evening!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Doris
Synopsis
Doris' dad is upstairs with a sprained ankle.
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Date Daffy (Table of Contents: 5)

Dilton Doily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Wasn't this a delightful way to spend an evening, Janice? Listening to my poetry?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Janice
Synopsis
Dilton reads poetry to Janice on their date.
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T.V. Classroom (Table of Contents: 6)

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I'm sorry, Miss Grundy! I didn't hear the question!
Genre
humor
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Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Miss Grundy thinks the class would pay attention to her if she were on TV.

Astro-nuts (Table of Contents: 7)

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All this talk about men from Mars makes me nervous!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is concerned about reports about men from Mars.

Teacher's Pet (Table of Contents: 8)

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Eeeee! Look what Betty has!
Genre
humor
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Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty has an autographed photo of Fabrian.

["I'm sure glad we have these U.S. Royals!] (Table of Contents: 9)

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Roy; Al

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Amazing new invention! Bendix automatic transmission and power brake... makes you the leader

Milady's Fur (Table of Contents: 11)

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Many a woman's most cherished possessions are her furs.
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information on fur coats and the fur trade.

Net Results (Table of Contents: 12)

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Moose! It's tennis where the winner jumps over the net! Not badminton!
Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel cartoons about sports that involve nets.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Wallet size photos
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Mary Jones (photo)

Court of Last Retort (Table of Contents: 14)

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Good game, Arch! You won!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to jump the tennis net and slips on a banana peel.

Questionable Question (Table of Contents: 15)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Gee, Reggie.... sometimes I wonder what you see in me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The girl Reggie is with wonders what Reggie sees in her.

Optical Delusion (Table of Contents: 16)

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I wonder how I'd look with glasses
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ophelia
Synopsis
Betty wonders how she would look with glasses.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 17)

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I wonder what he plans to do with that?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie makes a mask of his face.

Better Late Than Never (Table of Contents: 18)

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Ha ha ha!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose suddenly starts laughing and Archie and Jughead are puzzled about why.
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Cheatin' Eatin (Table of Contents: 19)

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Wow! Look at all those pies!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead is going up against Moose in a pie eating contest.

Money Man (Table of Contents: 20)

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Look, Reg! There goes Bruce Van Spruce... the richest kid in Riverdale!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Bruce Van Spruce; Gloria
Synopsis
Bruce Van Spruce, the richest kid in Riverdale, is trying to win away Reggie's girl, Gloria.
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We're giving away free copies of Archie's Gals 'n' Pals!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

A subscription form for a year's worth of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, plus a bonus issue.

Lover Up (Table of Contents: 22)

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How about a kiss, Midge?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Midge feels guilty kissing Reggie in front of Moose's picture.
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Open Sesame (Table of Contents: 23)

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Gee, Moose! With your arms in a cast, getting around must be difficult!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie wonders how Moose can open doors with his arms in a cast.
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Haul Or Nothing At All (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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All right! I need two boys with strong backs!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Miss Grundy picks Reggie and Moose to carry the wardrobe trunk to the stage.

Old Saws With New Teeth (Table of Contents: 25)

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Follow the straight and narrow paths.. the others are usually toll roads!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel cartoons using old sayings with additions.

Smart Art (Table of Contents: 26)

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...and so I said to her.. yaketty.. yak.. yak.. yak.. any fellows who...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Abigail; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica's cousin, Abigail, go to an art exhibit.

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Archie Whose Views / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Nail
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

How girls and boys view the words Nail, Mail, Scale, and Trail.

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Insect collecting kit only $1.00

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Reward $2,000.00 for this coin!

Guessing Game (Table of Contents: 30)

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This is a sure cool party, eh, Tommy?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Tommy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A girl puts her hand over Archie's eyes and says, "Guess who?"
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Tilted Till (Table of Contents: 31)

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Putting a malted bar in your basement was a keen idea, Reg!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie put a malted bar in his basement.
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A Lot of Bull (Table of Contents: 32)

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Reggie! That bull looks harmless! I'm going down!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Marie
Synopsis
Reggie and Marie are stuck in a tree.
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204 Revolutionary War soldiers only $1.98

Capital Idea! (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Yes sir! My little cousin, Souphead is sure clever all right!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Souphead; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead bets Reggie that Souphead can name the capital of all the states in less than ten seconds.

Short Subject (Table of Contents: 35)

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I've decided to deliver another of my speeches at assembly, Miss Grundy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Miss Grundy what his speech should be about.

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Archie's Rhymelets / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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A miss...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica get distracted in chemistry class.

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The principal thought for today
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Synopsis
Funny things posted on the bulletin board.

Disc-Appointment! (Table of Contents: 38)

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Miss Grundy's right! We teenagers should take a greater interest in world affairs!
Genre
humor; teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty has decided to work on an international project.

Proof Positive (Table of Contents: 39)

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G-gawrsh!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie bets Moose he can't pick up a girl.
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How Dry I Am (Table of Contents: 40)

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D-uh! Gawsh, Jug! Lookit that rain come down!
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humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
It's raining outside, but Moose only has goulashes and Jughead only has an umbrella.
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If you know just 20 people...

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Magic art reproducer

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Free! Zodiac ring

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Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Monster's Return]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
  3. 2. Big Mouth
    Archie
  4. 3. The Big Stall
    Archie
  5. 4. Sign Signal
    Reggie
  6. 5. Date Daffy
    Dilton Doily
  7. 6. T.V. Classroom
    Miss Grundy
  8. 7. Astro-nuts
    Mr. Weatherbee
  9. 8. Teacher's Pet
    Miss Grundy
  10. 9. ["I'm sure glad we have these U.S. Royals!]
  11. 10. ["Amazing new invention! Bendix automatic transmission and power brake... makes you the leader"]
  12. 11. Milady's Fur
  13. 12. Net Results
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Wallet size photos"]
  15. 14. Court of Last Retort
    Archie
  16. 15. Questionable Question
    Reggie
  17. 16. Optical Delusion
    Ophelia
  18. 17. Double Trouble
    Archie
  19. 18. Better Late Than Never
    Moose
  20. 19. Cheatin' Eatin
    Jughead
  21. 20. Money Man
    Reggie
  22. 21. ["We're giving away free copies of Archie's Gals 'n' Pals!"]
  23. 22. Lover Up
    Reggie
  24. 23. Open Sesame
    Moose
  25. 24. Haul Or Nothing At All
    Reggie
  26. 25. Old Saws With New Teeth
  27. 26. Smart Art
    Archie
  28. 27. ["Nail"]
    Archie Whose Views
  29. 28. ["Insect collecting kit only $1.00"]
  30. 29. ["Reward $2,000.00 for this coin!"]
  31. 30. Guessing Game
    Archie
  32. 31. Tilted Till
    Reggie
  33. 32. A Lot of Bull
    Reggie
  34. 33. ["204 Revolutionary War soldiers only $1.98"]
  35. 34. Capital Idea!
    Jughead
  36. 35. Short Subject
    Miss Grundy
  37. 36. ["A miss..."]
    Archie's Rhymelets
  38. 37. ["The principal thought for today"]
    Riverdale High Bulletin Board
  39. 38. Disc-Appointment!
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Proof Positive
    Moose
  41. 40. How Dry I Am
    Jughead
  42. 41. ["If you know just 20 people..."]
  43. 42. ["Magic art reproducer"]
  44. 43. ["Free! Zodiac ring"]
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