(April 1972)

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
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched (some Squarebound?)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's your report card, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Double Digest Quarterly Magazine #5.

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

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

Mystery Message (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
D-uh! Archie! Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Moose has a message for Archie.

Ball Call (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Betty, that's a riot!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and others are waiting to use the pay phone, but Veronica is talking to Betty on it.

Indexer Notes

We don't actually see or hear Betty in this comic.

Lip Slip (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, I dig these hot pants!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel really digs the hot pants on sale.

Cape Caper (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, why are you wearing a cape?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie wears a cape when taking Betty to the movies.

Sight Plight (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man! Dig those hot pants!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is the fifth boy to walk into a lamp post today.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Diary: Today has been one long hassle
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews (picture)
Synopsis
Betty writes in her diary the various things that went wrong today.

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Topper Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hill Spill (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was stupid of Reggie to drive his snowmobile off the hill!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go looking for where Reggie drove his snowmobile off a cliff.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #60.

Wild Child (Table of Contents: 10)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you want to be when you grow up, Leroy?
Genre
humor
Characters
Leroy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie asks Leroy what he wants to be when he grows up.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #60.

Bold Cold (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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Sniff! I don't want to make you jealous Ronnie but I caught my cold from Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty caught her cold from Archie.

Mess Distress (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't find any of my records, mom!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. Cooper; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty can't find her records in her room.

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Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Never Clever (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Aren't you afraid someone will catch you with this ping pong set?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Moose stands watching for teachers while Archie and Jughead play ping pong in the study room.

Team Esteem (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I want you to lift the teams morale with an inspirational message!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Coach wants Archie to raise the hockey team's morale with an inspirational message.

Indexer Notes

The first line is missing an apostrophe for team's.

Leave Grieve (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir! It's snowing! Can we go home early?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie asks the principal if they can go home early because of the snow.

Height Plight (Table of Contents: 17)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is that door seven feet high?
Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The Central High basketball coach wonders if the Riverdale door is seven feet tall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #60.

Heave Peeve (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't go out into the snow, son! It's very cold!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Fred is faced with a choice between his son's health and his peaceful evening.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #60.

Merit Badges for Girls (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pajama Partying
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Three badges for girls to win.

Nifty Gifty (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to get my girl a birthday gift, but I don't know what!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Carter
Synopsis
Archie asks the store's gift suggestion lady for help with a gift.

On Her Toes! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Waaaaaaa
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Haliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx fell off her bike and hurt her toe.

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

Sad Lad (Table of Contents: 23)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Why the long face on Dilton?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Dilton is sad because he no longer has the highest IQ in school.

Yelp for Help (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
D-uh - I'm sorry, Miss Grundy, I don't know the answer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy thinks Moose must have been asleep when brains were passed out.

Strange Change (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Gee, that's strange!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Ethel wonders why the boys are too shy to whistle at her when she's alone.

Action Faction (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Moose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is wondering what Moose is doing to Archie.

News Blues (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are the Archies playing here at your party tonight?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Veronica if the Archies will be playing at Veronica's party tonight.

Bad Bread (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Carol!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Carol
Synopsis
Carol wonders why Archie hasn't asked her out lately.

Sight Blight (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That new chick can't stand the sight of me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Norma; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie thinks Norma can't stand the sight of him.

Rattle Prattle (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie just finished building his miracle snowmobile!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has built the miracle snowmobile.

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Vista / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the last week of August I went for a weeks vacation with my mother and my brother, Peter.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tibor Balogh, Mike Bartley, and Jane Knight.

The letter writer spelled it "weeks" not 'week's'.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 34)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Palmer Jones Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Tact Act (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Betty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bright Sight (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie borrowed my car and look what he did to the fender!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie borrowed Mr. Lodge's car and dented a fender.

Proof Spoof (Table of Contents: 39)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
D-uh! Dilton, I need your help!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Moose needs help with a math question he did.

Class Gas (Table of Contents: 40)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Thanks to hotpants I can now make my students pay attention to the blackboard!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy uses hot pants to make the boys pay attention to the blackboard.

Jump Chump (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
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Barry Grossman
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Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well! Well! Ronnie got a new trampoline!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and a trampoline equals trouble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #60.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, dad! How do you like it? The look of the 40's! Real boss, huh?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge

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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. ["Here's your report card, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash the easy way!"]
    Olympic Sales Club
  3. 2. Mystery Message
    Archie
  4. 3. Ball Call
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Lip Slip
    Big Ethel
  6. 5. Cape Caper
    Archie
  7. 6. Sight Plight
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Dear Diary: Today has been one long hassle"]
    Betty's Diary
  9. 8. ["Hey, Ding-A-Ling!"]
    Topper Toys
  10. 9. Hill Spill
    Archie
  11. 10. Wild Child
    Leroy
  12. 11. Bold Cold
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Mess Distress
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  15. 14. Never Clever
    Archie
  16. 15. Team Esteem
    Archie
  17. 16. Leave Grieve
    Archie
  18. 17. Height Plight
    Coach Kleats
  19. 18. Heave Peeve
    Archie
  20. 19. Merit Badges for Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  21. 20. Nifty Gifty
    Archie
  22. 21. On Her Toes!
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. ["You're right on..."]
  24. 23. Sad Lad
    Dilton Doiley
  25. 24. Yelp for Help
    Big Moose
  26. 25. Strange Change
    Big Ethel
  27. 26. Action Faction
    Big Moose
  28. 27. News Blues
    Veronica
  29. 28. Bad Bread
    Archie
  30. 29. Sight Blight
    Archie
  31. 30. Rattle Prattle
    Archie
  32. 31. ["Are you ready for 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 10 speeds?"]
    Vista
  33. 32. ["These 3 big drafting kits given to you!"]
    North American School of Drafting
  34. 33. ["On the last week of August I went for a weeks vacation with my mother and my brother, Peter."]
    Archie Club News
  35. 34. Statement of Ownership
  36. 35. ["Monster size monsters"]
    Honor House Product Corp.
  37. 36. ["50 little dolls with clothes for all 50 - all for $1.00"]
    Palmer Jones Co.
  38. 37. Tact Act
    Betty
  39. 38. Bright Sight
    Veronica
  40. 39. Proof Spoof
    Dilton Doiley
  41. 40. Class Gas
    Miss Grundy
  42. 41. Jump Chump
    Archie
  43. 42. ["Hi, dad! How do you like it? The look of the 40's! Real boss, huh?"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  44. 43. ["Prepare now for a successful future!"]
    International Correspondence Schools
  45. 44. ["Pick a pack of prizes or cash at J.S.C.A."]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  46. 45. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seed Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • John DiBello
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