(December 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
Archie, I'll have the Super Sundae!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate

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Movie Buys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Male Travail (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Just look at that careless girl driver!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets splashed by a driver he thinks is a girl.

Guess Mess (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Guess the exact number and you win a prize!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Ethel is giving a prize to boys who guess the number of marbles in a bowl.
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Inflation Deflation (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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There's only one trouble with saving a little money!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel comics about money.

Lag Gag (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, why must you always be late?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie claims he's not always late, half the time he's early.

Putt Nut (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Mr. Lodge figured out the perfect way to sink putts!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has figured out the perfect way to sink putts.

Big Gig (Table of Contents: 7)

Mister Andrews / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Son, I want you to always think big!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's dad tells him to always think big.

Act Fact (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Play dead, Hot Dog!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie wonder how Hot Dog learned to play dead so well.

Dream Drama (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie, I had a dream about you last night!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie had a dream about Archie last night.
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Columbia Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rain Brain (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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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
Missy doll dress kit
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx dresses her Missy doll up in rain gear and an umbrella because it is raining.
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Welch's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Kenner SSP / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Joke Bloke (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'm trying to decide what kind of comic I'm going to be at the masquerade party!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is trying to decide what kind of comic to dress up as for a masquerade party.

Number Bumber (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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D-uh! I wanna get ready for school, Dilton --- d'uh! Give me some math problems!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose asks Dilton to give him some math problems.
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Strange Facts About Archie 'n' the Gang! (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie and the Gang / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Miss Grundy was born in 1589
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel gags.

Doggy Days (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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It says here that girls are irresistibly attracted to men with dogs!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie learns that girls are attracted to men with dogs.
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Error Terror (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Ha! Ha! Moose made an error! Moose made an error!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie laughs at Moose not catching the baseball.

Allowance Blues (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Dilton
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Mr. Doily; Moose Mason; Mr. Mason; Jughead Jones; Forsythe Jones; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper (picture); Veronica Lodge (picture); Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Four gags showing how various members of the Archie gang ask their fathers for a raise in their allowances.

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

Putting On the Dog (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica's Mother / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Beware of Dog
Genre
humor
Characters
Mrs. Lodge; Smithers; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mrs. Lodge doesn't care for the "Beware of the dog" sign Smithers has painted.
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Boys Will Be Boys (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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All women, not just men, are created equal!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica feels all women are entitled to pursue happiness.
Keywords
planes

Rare Pair (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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What was the movie Cat Girl like?
Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead asks Archie what the movie "Cat Girl" was like.
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Muzzle Puzzle (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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If you spot a dog that isn't muzzled, take him to the pound!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Dog catchers are looking for unmuzzled dogs.
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News Blues (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Fellows, I have some good news and some bad news for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Ethel has some good news and bad news for Jughead and Reggie.

Sad Lad (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jug, why the hangdog expression?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is sad because Ethel is going to the school dance.

Cool Fool (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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That's what I call a real dreamboat! A real groovy guy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Kitty
Synopsis
Archie walks by two girls and hears them talking about the dreamboat.

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Super Values / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I would like to tell you about Washington, D.C. where my family visited last summer.
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Letters from Linda Downs, Lanna Schertter, Dino Vittoria, Dan Turner, and Denise Tapak.

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Honor House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Clod Squad (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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Archie, you've got a way with girls!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Joyce; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton asks Archie for advice to get on the good side of Joyce.

Shrink Kink (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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What's your beef?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's new sweater shrank.
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Indexer Notes

Strip printed vertically on the page.

Break Flake (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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My world has fallen apart!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie's world has fallen apart.
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Strip printed vertically.

Act Fact (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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In order to learn acting I have to watch people suffer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
To learn to act Veronica has to watch people suffer, fortunately, Betty knows of a place.

Go Woe (Table of Contents: 37)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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How fast can Archie's jalopy go?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A girl asks Veronica how fast Archie's jalopy can go.

Bout Rout (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Hold my cone for a second, Jug!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie asks Jughead to hold his ice cream cone while he's on the phone.
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International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Insult That Made a Man Out of "Mac" (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I'll have the Super Sundae!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Home movies newsreel films David Bowie - Rolling Stones - Beatles - Chuck Berry - Alice Cooper - Elvis"]
    Movie Buys
  3. 2. Male Travail
    Archie
  4. 3. Guess Mess
    Big Ethel
  5. 4. Inflation Deflation
    Archie and the Gang
  6. 5. Lag Gag
    Archie
  7. 6. Putt Nut
    Mr. Lodge
  8. 7. Big Gig
    Mister Andrews
  9. 8. Act Fact
    Hot Dog
  10. 9. Dream Drama
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Focus on Columbia"]
    Columbia Manufacturing Co.
  12. 11. Rain Brain
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. ["Hey kids! Six new Archie glasses to add to your collection!"]
    Welch's
  14. 13. ["Wow! Whatta finish!"]
    Kenner SSP
  15. 14. Joke Bloke
    Archie
  16. 15. Number Bumber
    Big Moose
  17. 16. Strange Facts About Archie 'n' the Gang!
    Archie and the Gang
  18. 17. Doggy Days
    Archie
  19. 18. Error Terror
    Big Moose
  20. 19. Allowance Blues
  21. 20. ["The Free Spirit. Spyder."]
    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  22. 21. Putting On the Dog
    Veronica's Mother
  23. 22. Boys Will Be Boys
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Rare Pair
    Hot Dog
  25. 24. Muzzle Puzzle
    Hot Dog
  26. 25. News Blues
    Big Ethel
  27. 26. Sad Lad
    Archie and the Gang
  28. 27. Cool Fool
    Archie
  29. 28. ["Wow 6 different patches free."]
    Super Values
  30. 29. ["Own a bowlfull of happiness... amazing live sea-monkeys"]
  31. 30. ["I would like to tell you about Washington, D.C. where my family visited last summer."]
    Archie Club News
  32. 31. ["Monster size monsters"]
    Honor House
  33. 32. ["Boys! Men! My secret new dynaflex method"]
    Mike Marvel
  34. 33. Clod Squad
    Dilton Doiley
  35. 34. Shrink Kink
    Archie
  36. 35. Break Flake
    Archie
  37. 36. Act Fact
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. Go Woe
    Veronica
  39. 38. Bout Rout
    Archie
  40. 39. ["How would you like to receive a free Christmas gift from Archie?"]
  41. 40. ["There must be a better way to earn a living..."]
    International Correspondence Schools
  42. 41. The Insult That Made a Man Out of "Mac"
    Charles Atlas
  43. 42. ["So, you think you know your pro basketball?"]
    Strat-O-Matic
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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
  • Gregory Fischer