(October 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I'm tired of pedaling!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints

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

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

Caught... Short (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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You don't mind going for a stroll, do you, Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is glad Betty is happy going for a walk with him.

Dive Jive (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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How do you like it, Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica shows off her new skin-diving suit.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Walk Balk (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Inside! Ball four! Take your base, Moose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose got four walks in baseball.

Flaw Galore (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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That's it, Archie! Your backhand is perfect!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A tennis instructor has helped Archie with his backhand.

Yank Prank (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Hey, Jughead! I hear your dumb mutt is famous for a trick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Reggie wonders what Hot Dog's famous trick is.

Shark Lark (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I hear your diving club bought a fiberglass shark for training purposes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie finds out Jughead's diving club bought a fiberglass shark.

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Converse; Sears / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Double Talk (Table of Contents: 9)

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
You'd better watch yourself, Li'l Jinx!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
If Li'l Jinx says one more thing, Charley will make her eat her words.

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Sunshine Art Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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TTP Turbo Tower of Power / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sea Spree (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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They say the sea life at this point is gorgeous!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Dilton and Archie go scuba diving to look at beauty underwater.
Keywords
swimsuits

Trust Bust (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Debbie, I don't think your dad trusts me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Debbie; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't think Debbie's dad trusts him.
Keywords
beach; swimsuit

Yap Flap (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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That's all right, Mrs. King!--- Jug and I volunteer to paint your fence for nothing!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mrs. King; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie volunteers himself and Jughead to paint her fence for nothing.

Ask Task (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Archie, how do I ask a girl to kiss me?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton asks Archie how to ask a girl to kiss him.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Bread Breed (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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Man does not live by bread alone!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton quotes the saying, "Man does not live by bread alone" and Archie agrees.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Frank Plank (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Nobody can hot dog like me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Hodge
Synopsis
Ol' Man Hodge's hot dog stand is going out of business.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Miscue Crew (Table of Contents: 18)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Klunk!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Coach laments three errors on one play.
Keywords
baseball

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Youth Opportunity Sales Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Dizzy Tizzy (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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They say Dilton is very absent-minded!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Beatrice; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Dilton is a little absent-minded at the beach when the surf is up.
Keywords
swimsuits

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Archie Double Takes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Butterflies like to nestle near pretty flowers!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel comics.

Boon Tune (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Do you kids know you have the whole houseboat shaking and rocking!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
The gang has the whole Lodge houseboat shaking and rocking with their music and dancing.

Quail Trail (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Psst! Archie! Is Big Moose around?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose has Reggie acting like a chicken.
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Keywords
ski jump

Tease Wheeze (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Shhh!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie plays guess who with Veronica, but she wants more information.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

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Sears, Roebuck and Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
$100.00 in cash prizes will be divided among the first 20 winners drawn in my new Archie montage contest!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Sabrina Spellman; Mr. Weatherbee

Indexer Notes

The first page has the announcement of a new contest, the second page has letters from readers Cary Greenleaf, and Kirk MacGregor.

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Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Twine Sign (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie, we'll never find the gang in this crowd!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty doesn't think she and Archie will find the gang at the crowded beach.
Keywords
swimsuits

Meow (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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There goes that gossipy Joanie, the gab!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Joanie; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica talk about what a big tongue Joanie the gab has.

Wild Wile (Table of Contents: 31)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I'm interested in wildlife!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel takes Dilton to some wildlife.
Keywords
swimsuit

Pitch Hitch (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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Remember, Jug! You promised to hold hands after I fed you dinner!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead promised to hold hands with Ethel after dinner.

Slice of Advice (Table of Contents: 33)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, you know a lot about handling girls! --- Could you give me some advice?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells Dilton there are two ways to handle girls.

Laff Gaff (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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We're sneaking out of camp to buy candy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Moose has to keep a lookout for Mr. Weatherbee while Jughead and Reggie sneak out of camp to buy candy.

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

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She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

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International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Whew! I'm tired of pedaling!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales Club
  3. 2. Caught... Short
    Archie
  4. 3. Dive Jive
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Walk Balk
    Big Moose
  6. 5. Flaw Galore
    Archie
  7. 6. Yank Prank
    Hot Dog
  8. 7. Shark Lark
    Archie
  9. 8. ["We were 20 points down with 2 minutes to go... and my winners were still missing"]
    Converse; Sears
  10. 9. Double Talk
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. ["Pass this test and you may earn $300."]
    Sunshine Art Studios
  12. 11. ["Daredevil stunts - wild action!"]
    TTP Turbo Tower of Power
  13. 12. Sea Spree
    Archie
  14. 13. Trust Bust
    Archie
  15. 14. Yap Flap
    Archie
  16. 15. Ask Task
    Dilton Doiley
  17. 16. Bread Breed
    Dilton Doiley
  18. 17. Frank Plank
    Archie
  19. 18. Miscue Crew
    Coach Kleats
  20. 19. ["Make money and earn prizes!"]
    Youth Opportunity Sales Club
  21. 20. Dizzy Tizzy
    Dilton Doiley
  22. 21. ["Butterflies like to nestle near pretty flowers!"]
    Archie Double Takes
  23. 22. Boon Tune
    Mr. Lodge
  24. 23. Quail Trail
    Archie
  25. 24. Tease Wheeze
    Archie
  26. 25. ["The Free Spirit. Spyder."]
    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  27. 26. ["$100.00 in cash prizes will be divided among the first 20 winners drawn in my new Archie montage contest!"]
    Archie Club News
  28. 27. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  29. 28. ["Enter the wonderful world of amazing live sea-monkeys"]
  30. 29. Twine Sign
    Archie
  31. 30. Meow
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. Wild Wile
    Dilton
  33. 32. Pitch Hitch
    Big Ethel
  34. 33. Slice of Advice
    Dilton
  35. 34. Laff Gaff
    Big Moose
  36. 35. ["She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  37. 36. ["14 ways to help you earn more money"]
    International Correspondence Schools
  38. 37. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful House
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Joey Beretta
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tom Sager
  • Max Capp
  • Michael Eshom
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Donald Dale Milne
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