(August 1964)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.12 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

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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's some chaperone you picked for our beach party, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

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It's for the Birds (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie won't be able to play today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie is unable to play ball because his bird-watching group has an outing.

Sun Fun (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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That sun looks vicious!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to keep from getting a sunburn at the beach.
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Keywords
swimsuits

Channel Chatter (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Veronica, it's time to go to bed!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge hears the TV and thinks Veronica is still up.
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Shop Talk (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Betty, you must be out of your mind!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty bought a bunch of stuff she didn't need because it was on sale.
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Vain Swain (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Admiring yourself, Reg?
Genre
humor; teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is suffering from an inferiority complex.

Candid Comment (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Sir, will you give us your candid opinion of our cereal?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is interviewed for his candid opinion of X-O cereal.

Phone Fun (Table of Contents: 8)

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Veronica can certainly talk herself out of anything.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel comics about talking on the phone.

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Gosh! Wasn't it nice of my godmother to lend us her convertible?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Beatrice; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Beatrice's godmother lent them her car for the date, but it must be back by midnight.

Getting the Bird! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I thought only the 3 o'clock dismissal bell could get Archie to run like that!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Polly
Synopsis
Archie made a date on the phone with a bird called Polly.

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Double Takes / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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I looked Moose square in the eye and I said, "You'll break whose arm?!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily

Indexer Notes

Two two-panel comics.

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advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Brawl Ball (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Oh, boy! Ronnie invited me to her ritzy country club dance!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty buys a fancy dress for a ball that Veronica said to wear any ol' rag for.
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Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Lucky Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Keen Machine (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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This vending machine age is amazing! I've just had a complete meal!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie just had a complete meal thanks to the vending machines.

Digital Dexterity (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Hi there!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica remembers a girl's phone number and address, but not her name.

Devine Line (Table of Contents: 19)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Gosh! I'd give anything to be able to take Selma to the dance, Saturday!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Selma
Synopsis
Archie gives Dilton some advice about 'accidentally' running into Selma and casually asking her for a date.
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Dear Archie: Archie Answers Your Teenage Problems (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dear Archie: There's this boy that has taken me to the football dance for the past three years.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Wondering; Dubious; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie gives advice to girls with dating problems.
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The Stamp Vamp (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I had these photo stamps made up with my picture on them!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty had some photo stamps made up to paste on Archie.

Hairy Story (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Do you remember how messy the boys used to look?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica asks Betty if she remembers how messy the boys hair was before they lectured them.

Mad Fad (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I'd like to give a party, daddy! Can I borrow your yacht?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica asks to borrow the yacht for a party.
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Indexer Notes

Betty does not appear in this comic.

Teen Tan (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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This is the 5th beach we've been to, and they're all overcrowded!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
All the beaches are crowded, but Veronica finds a way to get a tan while traveling down the road.
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Keywords
swimsuit

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Nosey Rosie (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Be careful of what you say, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Rosie
Synopsis
Someone is listening to Veronica and Archie.

Heavy Accent (Table of Contents: 27)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Hi, Moose! Did you meet the new girl in class?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose thinks the new southern girl at school thinks he's fat.

Share Pair (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie! Dig the new togetherness fad!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Because of the new togetherness fad, Veronica wants something she and Archie can share.

Gown of Renown (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jug! Why the graduation get-up?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is dressed in a cap and gown and waiting for the mail.

Slick Trick (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Looks like the car needs washing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica knows how to get people to wash her dad's car.

Charm Chatter (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Our prize student will now demonstrate the dignified way to stoop and bend!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Richards; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is Miss Richards' prize pupil in a charm class, until she sees Archie.
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Give Her Credit! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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Oh, what a nice little girl! Here's a lollipop!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
The pharmacist gives Li'l Jinx a lollipop.

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The Adventures of Patty and Andy the "Popsicle" Twins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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Pen-pals

Indexer Notes

Letters from Betty Juanita Goss, Eleanor Hoyt, and Bettina Johnson.

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Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Cousin Betty, how do you discourage a boy from becoming fresh?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty's cousin asks her how to discourage a boy from becoming fresh.

Indexer Notes

Veronica does not appear in this story.

Horsing Around (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Your horse is ready now, Miss Lodge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilson; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The heel on Veronica's riding boot came loose.

Mop-Mop (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Hey, Reg! Archie is mopping up the floor with Moose in the gym!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Jughead tells Reggie that Archie is mopping up the floor with Moose in the gym.
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What's in a Name? (Table of Contents: 39)

Souphead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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What's your father's name, Souphead?
Genre
humor; children
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Souphead; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Souphead for his father's name.
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Strange Strategy (Table of Contents: 40)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Girls are real whackie!
Genre
humor
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Leroy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Leroy is confused about girls working to reduce their weight.

Tops in Pops (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What's up, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
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Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Peggy
Synopsis
The girls have agreed not to talk to the boys, and if they do, they must give the boy a ribbon.

Shy Sharon (Table of Contents: 42)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Sharon, how do you expect to meet boys unless you get over your shyness?
Genre
humor; teen
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Veronica Lodge; Sharon; Rudy
Synopsis
Veronica wonders how Sharon will meet boys if she doesn't get over her shyness.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["That's some chaperone you picked for our beach party, Betty!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Do you need extra money?"]
  3. 2. It's for the Birds
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. Sun Fun
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Channel Chatter
    Archie
  6. 5. Shop Talk
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Vain Swain
    Reggie
  8. 7. Candid Comment
    Archie
  9. 8. Phone Fun
  10. 9. Tragic Magic
    Archie
  11. 10. Getting the Bird!
    Archie
  12. 11. ["New world beaters from Columbia"]
  13. 12. ["I looked Moose square in the eye and I said, "You'll break whose arm?!""]
    Double Takes
  14. 13. ["208 different world wide stamps"]
  15. 14. Brawl Ball
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix
  17. 16. ["100 pc. toy soldiers set $1.25"]
    Lucky Products Co.
  18. 17. Keen Machine
    Archie
  19. 18. Digital Dexterity
    Veronica
  20. 19. Devine Line
    Dilton
  21. 20. Dear Archie: Archie Answers Your Teenage Problems
    Archie
  22. 21. The Stamp Vamp
    Betty
  23. 22. Hairy Story
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Mad Fad
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Teen Tan
    Veronica
  26. 25. ["Tired? (of the Brand X product?)"]
  27. 26. Nosey Rosie
    Archie
  28. 27. Heavy Accent
    Moose
  29. 28. Share Pair
    Archie
  30. 29. Gown of Renown
    Jughead
  31. 30. Slick Trick
    Veronica
  32. 31. Charm Chatter
    Betty
  33. 32. Give Her Credit!
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. ["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 and Andy the "Popsicle" Twins
  35. 34. ["Pen-pals"]
    Archie Club News
  36. 35. ["Boys! Men! My secret new dynaflex method"]
  37. 36. Cool Rule
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Horsing Around
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Mop-Mop
    Archie
  40. 39. What's in a Name?
    Souphead
  41. 40. Strange Strategy
    Leroy
  42. 41. Tops in Pops
    Archie
  43. 42. Shy Sharon
    Veronica
  44. 43. ["New Daisy model 26 combines BB gun fun with the looks of a .22"]
  45. 44. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  46. 45. ["Draw any person in one minute!"]
    Magic Art Reproducer
This issue was most recently modified by:
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