(August 1973)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.20 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 [circular]
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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Camping has thousands of enthusiastic followers!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

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

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

Mat Chat (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Yuk! Yuk! Dig Mr. Lodge's welcome mat!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee has bought a welcome mat for Archie.
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Aid Charade! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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It's beginning to rain, Jug! Do something quick!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is hanging off the roof and it's beginning to rain.

Trade Escapade (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Wow! Your cousin Bill is fantastically handsome!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Bill; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica sees a picture of Betty's cousin Bill and offers to let Betty have Archie for a week if she'll introduce her to Bill.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Open the Door, Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Tree surgeon
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Dilton opens labeled doors.

Indexer Notes

Three two panel gags involving a tree surgeon, loose leaf supplies, and slide rules.

Weighty Matter! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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I'll have your Super Duper Sundae!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Ldoge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Pop's new "Think" sign causes the girls to reconsider ordering a Super Duper Sundae.

Here's Mud in Your Eye (Table of Contents: 7)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Oops! Are you okay, Chopmeat?
Genre
humor
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Hot Dog; Chopmeat
Synopsis
Chopmeat can't do anything right.

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Strat-O-Matic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Set Threat (Table of Contents: 9)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I'm making Leroy stand in a corner for breaking your guitar!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Leroy; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is making her cousin Leroy stand in the corner for breaking Reggie's guitar.

Bark Lark (Table of Contents: 10)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Fantastic! Your dog looks exactly like you, Jughead!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
A girl thinks Hot Dog looks like Jughead.

Hock Yock (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Ah-ha!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge sees a guitar in a pawn shop window.

History Mystery (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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You flunked the history exam?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose flunked the history exam because of the stupid questions.

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advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Smell Spell (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Ah-choo
Genre
humor; teen
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Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty is trying a new perfume when she finds out Archie has a cold and can't smell a thing.

Sneak Peek (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I don't know what kind of birds they are!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton can't identify some birds, so Archie puts on a tree disguise to get close enough to identify them.
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Drag Gags (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie, I could ride all night like this!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Aunt Hilda; Sabrina Spellman

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel cartoons.

Smack Knack! (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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My instructor has a black belt!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's karate instructor has a black belt.

Snooze Cruise! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Archie, come here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Archie's advice on how to keep students from falling asleep when he gives a speech.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Vacation Postcards (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dear Archie, just a few words to let you know how I miss you, especially since the boy sitting across the aisle from me on our plane looks so much like you --- he even hugs and kisses like you.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Postcards from Archie's friends.

News Cruise (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Here comes Peggy, that terrible gossip!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peggy; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't stand Peggy the gossip.

Bill Chill (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Sir, it's the bill from the gardening service!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smithers; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gets the bill from the gardening service.

Wait Fate (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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D-uh! Take a number and wait your turn!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose tells Archie to take a number for service.

Outasight Kite (Table of Contents: 24)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Your kite is flying pretty high, Leroy!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Leroy
Synopsis
Leroy wants to fly his kite as high as the moon.

Modest Mood (Table of Contents: 25)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I can't stand conceited boys like Gerald and Gary!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Gerald; Gary; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't like conceited boys.
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Bird Brain (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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Here, I'll prove it to you, Li'l Jinx!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley proves that birds are dumb by asking one.

[Sea-Monkeys] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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[American Circle Corp.] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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I am very worried about ecology.
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Letters from David Wagner, Gwenis Clark, Sharon Cazeau, and Cindy Machula.

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Brite Sprite! (Table of Contents: 32)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie, will you talk to me on the telephone line?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Leroy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Leroy hands Archie the hose and asks if Archie will talk to him on the telephone line.

Dare Flair (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'm going to trade my jalopy for this baby!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Doris
Synopsis
Archie is planning on trading in his jalopy for a car driven by a little old lady on weekends.

Gimmick Gadget! (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Jughead, why are you carrying around that silly clipboard?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead carries a clipboard so he'll look busy.
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Keywords
clipboard

Flap Raps! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Does anyone else in your family collect cards?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel comics.

Scheme Scamp (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'm your fairy aunt, Archie! You get three wishes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie dreams his fairy aunt gives him three wishes.
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Keywords
dream; wishes

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sales Leadership Club] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Camping has thousands of enthusiastic followers!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales Club
  3. 2. Mat Chat
    Archie
  4. 3. Aid Charade!
    Archie
  5. 4. Trade Escapade
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. ["Tree surgeon"]
    Open the Door, Dilton
  7. 6. Weighty Matter!
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Here's Mud in Your Eye
    Hot Dog
  9. 8. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
    Strat-O-Matic
  10. 9. Set Threat
    Leroy
  11. 10. Bark Lark
    Hot Dog
  12. 11. Hock Yock
    Mr. Lodge
  13. 12. History Mystery
    Big Moose
  14. 13. ["Any 15 records for only or any 11 tapes for only $1.97"]
  15. 14. Smell Spell
    Betty
  16. 15. Sneak Peek
    Archie
  17. 16. Drag Gags
    Archie
  18. 17. Smack Knack!
    Veronica
  19. 18. Snooze Cruise!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  20. 19. ["The sun scene is a fun scene!"]
  21. 20. Vacation Postcards
    Archie
  22. 21. News Cruise
    Veronica
  23. 22. Bill Chill
    Mr. Lodge
  24. 23. Wait Fate
    Big Moose
  25. 24. Outasight Kite
    Leroy
  26. 25. Modest Mood
    Veronica
  27. 26. Bird Brain
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. [Sea-Monkeys]
  29. 28. [American Circle Corp.]
  30. 29. ["I am very worried about ecology."]
    Archie Club News
  31. 30. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
  32. 31. ["100 little dolls all for $1.50"]
  33. 32. Brite Sprite!
    Leroy
  34. 33. Dare Flair
    Archie
  35. 34. Gimmick Gadget!
    Archie
  36. 35. Flap Raps!
    Mr. Lodge
  37. 36. Scheme Scamp
    Archie
  38. 37. ["14 ways to help you earn more money"]
  39. 38. [Sales Leadership Club]
  40. 39. ["Do you need extra money?"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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