(April 1970)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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
I see that the Archies sometimes go downhill musically!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]

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

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Pest (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Do you see that boy over there annoying Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ethel points out to Archie a boy who is annoying Betty.

Realism (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Wait a minute, Ronnie, I want to see the end of this science fiction flick!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is watching a science fiction TV show when the set blows up.

Is My Face Read! (Table of Contents: 4)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Hee! Hee! Hee!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose is laughing too loud in the library.

Dutch Treat (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Two specials, Pop!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie orders two specials and Betty insists it be dutch treat.

Ding A Ling (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Mr. Benson, I'd like you to meet my teen-age daughter Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Mr. Benson; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge introduces an associate to Veronica who doesn't talk.

Ace Place (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Where will we meet?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica agree to meet on the corner of cereals and beverages.

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Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dough Woe (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Lend me a dollar, Arch!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie wants to borrow a dollar from Archie.

Goof Spoof (Table of Contents: 10)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Moose, what do you know about nitrates?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Miss Grundy asks Moose about nitrates.

Borrow Sorrow (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Midge, you can borrow any item I have!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Midge can borrow any item of Betty's, with one condition.

Fright Sight (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Sorry, Mrs. Brown! I won't be able to baby-sit today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty sees TV repair removing a TV set from the Brown house.

[Honor House Prod. Corp.] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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Upset (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I don't mind telling you that I was quite upset when Archie tried to kiss me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty was upset when Archie tried to kiss her.

The Favorite (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Who are you going to vote for in the Most Popular Girl contest?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Joyce
Synopsis
Archie tells all the girls they have his vote in the Most Popular Girl contest.

Group Scoop (Table of Contents: 16)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dad, where are you and mother going tonight?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; The Archies [Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wonders where her dad is taking her mother tonight.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie, I want you to look at this book!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty shows Archie the blank pages in her diary.

Merit Badges for Teen Girls (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Allowance - Pleading
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Possible merit badges for teen girls to earn.

Flub Bub (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Happy birthday, Miss Grundy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The class has a birthday cake for Miss Grundy, but Archie keeps saying the wrong thing.

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

Money Honey (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Two burgers, salad, french fries, a milkshake, a slice of pie, and...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is trying to loosen up Archie's money.
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Sprawl Stall (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Betty Cooper will giver her speech and then Archie will deliver his!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie asks Betty to stall with her speech, so the bell will ring before Archie can give his.

Hot Rod (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Hey, Arch!... Why don't you get rid of that heap and get a good car?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie suggests Archie get rid of his heap and get a good car.

Tune Croon (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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There's a hair spray I want that I saw advertised on T.V.!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty wants a hair spray she saw on TV, but she doesn't know the name.

Brat Spat (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Phew! I don't see why they call us baby sitters?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty doesn't know why she is called a baby sitter.

Fight Right (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Humph!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Haliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's dad recommends that she try psychology on Chuck.

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Beauty Aids Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie Club News / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

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I love the Archie Show but now with it being on an hour and having Sabrina the teenage witch it's the best TV show that ever came on.
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog

Indexer Notes

Letters from Janna Bewley, Vernon Smith, Norma L. Davis, Becky Sergeant, and Ed Ratner.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 30)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

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Louis H. Silberkleit
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Indexer Notes

On the bottom of page 1 of the Archie Club News.

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Honor House Product Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Honor House Product Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Charms from Betty's Bracelet in Memory of... (Table of Contents: 33)

Betty / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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My big flame
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Various charms on Betty's bracelet.

Charms from Midge's Bracelet in Memory of... (Table of Contents: 34)

Midge / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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The first ape I ever saw in the zoo
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason

Indexer Notes

Various charms on Midge's bracelet.

No Hope Rope (Table of Contents: 35)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'll carry your books lambie pie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie fight over who carries Veronica's books.

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'm buying Archie a bowling ball for his birthday!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty buys a bowling ball for Archie's birthday.

Keen Screen (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I understand my niece, Betty Cooper, is sitting for you this Saturday!
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Betty's uncle arrives at the house where Betty will be babysitting to check out their TV set.

Indexer Notes

Betty does not appear.

Spat Chat (Table of Contents: 38)

Big Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Big Ethel will you stop repeating gossip about me!?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Ethel is repeating gossip about her.

Broke Bloke (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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We can't go anywhere, tonight! I'm flat broke!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is too broke to take Veronica out for their date.

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International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I see that the Archies sometimes go downhill musically!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash... from Olympic"]
    Olympic Sales Club
  3. 2. The Pest
    Archie
  4. 3. Realism
    Archie
  5. 4. Is My Face Read!
    Big Moose
  6. 5. Dutch Treat
    Archie
  7. 6. Ding A Ling
    Veronica
  8. 7. Ace Place
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Sorry, we hire only high school graduates"]
    Wayne School
  10. 9. Dough Woe
    Archie
  11. 10. Goof Spoof
    Moose
  12. 11. Borrow Sorrow
    Betty
  13. 12. Fright Sight
    Betty
  14. 13. [Honor House Prod. Corp.]
  15. 14. Upset
    Betty
  16. 15. The Favorite
    Archie
  17. 16. Group Scoop
    Mr. Lodge
  18. 17. ["Archie, I want you to look at this book!"]
    Betty's Diary
  19. 18. Merit Badges for Teen Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  20. 19. Flub Bub
    Archie
  21. 20. ["If it's laughter you're after, here's a giant size portion of merriment!"]
  22. 21. Money Honey
    Archie
  23. 22. Sprawl Stall
    Archie
  24. 23. Hot Rod
    Archie
  25. 24. Tune Croon
    Betty
  26. 25. Brat Spat
    Betty
  27. 26. Fight Right
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. ["10 way hairpiece!"]
    Beauty Aids Co.
  29. 28. ["Grow amazing live sea-monkeys!"]
  30. 29. ["I love the Archie Show but now with it being on an hour and having Sabrina the teenage witch it's the best TV show that ever came on."]
    Archie Club News
  31. 30. Statement of Ownership
  32. 31. ["Monster size monsters"]
    Honor House Product Corp.
  33. 32. ["Polaris nuclear sub over 7 feet long"]
    Honor House Product Corp.
  34. 33. Charms from Betty's Bracelet in Memory of...
    Betty
  35. 34. Charms from Midge's Bracelet in Memory of...
    Midge
  36. 35. No Hope Rope
    Big Ethel
  37. 36. Nifty Gifty
    Betty
  38. 37. Keen Screen
    Betty
  39. 38. Spat Chat
    Big Ethel
  40. 39. Broke Bloke
    Archie
  41. 40. ["Are you missing out on the extra pay of an I.C.S. graduate?"]
    International Correspondence Schools
  42. 41. ["Win 2 ways without cost"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  43. 42. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seed Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Tom Sager
  • Max Capp
  • Michael Eshom
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer