(October 1974)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.25 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

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Archie’s Jokebook Magazine.


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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, would you like to be my plant manager?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Double Digest Magazine #12.

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Stroke Poke (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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My forehand has improved! It's very powerful now!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica shows Archie her powerful forehand.
Keywords
tennis

Inflation Deflation (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Jon D'Agostino
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Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They raised the rate on our utilities!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are victims of the economy in different ways.
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Lip Slip (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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This must be the guy who had the accident!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
A man is injured because of Moose's accident.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Start Art (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, where's your starter's gun for the race?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are running a swimming competition without a starter's gun.
Keywords
pool; swimsuits

Blank Crank (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Betty, you got a blank postcard from Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Betty gets a blank postcard from Veronica.

Bright Sprite (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I dig female lifeguards!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie digs female lifeguards.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Tape Jape (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Man! It's tough to unwind after an all-night gig!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones]
Synopsis
Archie has trouble getting to sleep after an all-night gig, but Reggie has a trick.

Glue Stew (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What's with the glue, Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
To win a surfing competition, Archie puts glue on his board.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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[Honor House Prod. Corp.] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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Date Strait (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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How will I spot our dates in this mob?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie doesn't know how he and Archie will find their blind dates in the crowd.
Keywords
beach; swimsuit

Plug Lug (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Your new canoe is beautiful, Midge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie sold Moose an electric canoe paddle.
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Keywords
canoe

Wonder Word (Table of Contents: 15)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about this swimsuit, Miss Lodge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica has to make a choice about buying a swimsuit.

Steer Jeer (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Look, daddy, Archie brought our boat right into the marina!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie drives Mr. Lodge's boat to the wrong marina.
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Divine Canine (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Dig the new blonde chick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Archie and Hot Dog both like blondes.
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Beach Botch (Table of Contents: 18)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Dilton, you guys play just like the Beatles!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Diltons [Moose Mason; Dilton Doily]; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie thinks the Diltons play just like the Beatles.
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Mellow Fellow (Table of Contents: 19)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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When I play the guitar I just don't know when to stop!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Dilton starts playing the guitar he doesn't know when to stop.

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Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just read a story in your comic book.
Characters
Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Letters from Lori Nelson, and Conrad Felber.

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

Shaggy Gag (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica, I noticed Jughead wears his hair very long!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants Jughead to wear a bathing cap in the pool because of his long hair.
Keywords
swimsuits

Betty & Veronica's Famous Women Word Puzzle (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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In the puzzle below you'll find the names of famous women who made their mark in history, politics, science, literature, etc.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Nag Gag (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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Since I'm a beginner can you do me a favor? Bzzz! Bzzz!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
As a beginning horse rider, Ethel wants a special type of horse.
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Downside Up (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I'm taking my time because I don't want anything to go wrong!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is taking his time painting a name on his rowboat.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Palm Balm (Table of Contents: 26)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Veronica, can you read palms?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead has Veronica read his palm.

Tee Glee (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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That's a nasty water trap up ahead, daddy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is coming up on a nasty water trap on the golf course.

Score Flaw (Table of Contents: 28)

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
How did you bowl today, Li'l Jinx?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Roz; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx got a score of 270 bowling.

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[Personalized Metal Social Security Plates] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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Out Bout (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose, where's Reggie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie wonders where Reggie is and Moose says he's out.

Summer Fun (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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The lifeguard says I have charm and wit!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel comics.

Delightful Sightful (Table of Contents: 35)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Wow! Dig the gorgeous chick next door!
Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Leroy
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie get in a fight over the gorgeous new girl next door.

Decision Division (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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Oh, boy, a nice, new, plump mailman!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Hot Dog plans to scare the plump new mailman.
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Mr. Lodge Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Juggie --- why does Mr. Lodge keep yelling fore??
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty doesn't know why Mr. Lodge is yelling fore while playing golf.
Reprints

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, would you like to be my plant manager?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
  3. 2. Stroke Poke
    Archie
  4. 3. Inflation Deflation
    Betty
  5. 4. Lip Slip
    Archie
  6. 5. Start Art
    Archie
  7. 6. Blank Crank
    Betty
  8. 7. Bright Sprite
    Reggie
  9. 8. Tape Jape
    Reggie
  10. 9. Glue Stew
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Meet Snoopy my new pencil pal!"]
  12. 11. ["Shazam! It's socko Saturday on CBS"]
  13. 12. [Honor House Prod. Corp.]
  14. 13. Date Strait
    Archie
  15. 14. Plug Lug
    Big Moose
  16. 15. Wonder Word
    Veronica
  17. 16. Steer Jeer
    Archie
  18. 17. Divine Canine
    Hot Dog
  19. 18. Beach Botch
    Dilton
  20. 19. Mellow Fellow
    Dilton
  21. 20. ["I just read a story in your comic book."]
    Archie Club News
  22. 21. ["You're a winner when you subscribe to the Archie series comics listed below!"]
  23. 22. Shaggy Gag
    Mr. Lodge
  24. 23. Betty & Veronica's Famous Women Word Puzzle
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. Nag Gag
    Big Ethel
  26. 25. Downside Up
    Archie
  27. 26. Palm Balm
    Veronica
  28. 27. Tee Glee
    Mr. Lodge
  29. 28. Score Flaw
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. ["Super t-shirts"]
  31. 30. ["Free album of fast selling personalized Christmas cards to show how easy it is to make money and earn prizes!"]
  32. 31. ["Here's love spray perfume"]
  33. 32. [Personalized Metal Social Security Plates]
  34. 33. Out Bout
    Big Moose
  35. 34. Summer Fun
    Archie and the Gang
  36. 35. Delightful Sightful
    Leroy
  37. 36. Decision Division
    Hot Dog
  38. 37. ["Juggie --- why does Mr. Lodge keep yelling fore??"]
    Mr. Lodge Pin Up
  39. 38. ["100 decals free!"]
  40. 39. ["Hey, kids! Stay in the groove with Archie Series Comics!"]
  41. 40. ["The Winner. Built by Converse. Just for Sears."]
  42. 41. ["Do you need extra money?"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Stevenson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Tom Sager
  • Max Capp
  • Michael Eshom
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer