(June 1980)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.40 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; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000695906
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm trying to get the attention of those girl skaters!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews

Shopping Spree (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Keen Scene (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Oh, daddy! Just look at the clean air!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica thinks there isn't a single pollutant at the resort.
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Kite Delight (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dig the size of Archie's kite!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's large home-made kite lifts him off the ground.
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Rug Rig (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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Hey, guys! Dig the nice carpet Mr. Lodge donated to our clubhouse!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose solves the problem of how to keep the carpet in the clubhouse clean.
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View Stew (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Tsk! Tsk! Reruns in the morning! Reruns in the evening!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead complain about reruns.
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Eat Beat (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I hear Archie is the team captain!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is the captain of his team at the ballpark.
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Flivver Quiver (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie, let's get some exercise!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's date wants some exercise, while he wants to ride.
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Big Gig (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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My ambition is to be a huge success in education!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee's ambition is to be a huge success in education.
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Club Rub (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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My feet are killing me, Sabrina! I can't walk another step! How are we going to get home?
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda's feet are too tired to walk home so Sabrina goes to the golf driving range.
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Hubba Bubba / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Step on It (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's raining!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Merry Holiday; Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
It's raining so Li'l Jinx's mom puts out the welcome mat.
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Indexer Notes

Fashion designs submitted by Paige Sloan and Todd Foster.

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Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Knock over the milk bottle and win a teddy bear for the lady!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tries to win a carnival game.
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  • from Archie daily 19xx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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When I get through tutoring you, you'll have an "A" in English!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty asks Archie to use the word fascinate in a sentence.
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  • from Archie daily 19xx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Free Spree (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Daddy! I'm throwing a party and it'll cost us nothing!
Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is throwing a party for free.
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Dream Theme (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I thought you'd like a soda, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The teachers are treating Archie special.

Split Bit (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Oh, darn! I split my seam!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty splits the seam in her pants bowling.

Rain Refrain (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Boy, Archie! You sure make a big fuss over a little rain!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead makes fun of Archie for how bundled up he is for the rain.
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Luck Struck (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What's with the rabbit feet?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are bringing lucky charms to school for the algebra test.
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Keywords
horseshoe; rabbit's foot

Clean Scene (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Sabrina, clean your room! It's a mess!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Aunt Hilda; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda wants Sabrina's floor spotless.
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Rope Trick (Table of Contents: 25)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Jug, let's play rodeo!
Genre
humor
Characters
Leroy; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Leroy wants to play rodeo with Jughead.
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Chase Case (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Archie! You shouldn't spend all your time chasing after girls!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge (picture); Betty Cooper (picture); Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes up jogging.
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Scat Chat (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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Archie! Here's a going away present!
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gives Archie a going away present.
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Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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I wish I could leave my job right now!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wishes he could leave his job.
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Boo-bology (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Moose, you've got to watch your punctuation!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Miss Grundy thinks Moose should watch his punctuation.

Spare Flare (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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In bowling, spares are very important!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
In bowling, spares are very important.

Start Art (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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On your mark --- get set ---
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie almost uses the starter gun for track meets instead of swim meets.
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Mail-Away, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Archie's Time Machine (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention, Archie Club reporters: special assignment!
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

A special assignment for readers to write about which time period they would like to live in.

Moose Riddlers (Table of Contents: 34)

Moose / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Here are some of my favorite riddles!
Characters
Moose Mason
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Indexer Notes

Fill in the numbered squares to answer Moose's riddles. The first riddle is "What do you call a man who drives a car perfectly?"

The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac' (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tops In Swaps (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Mrs. Jones, this was a clever idea of yours to have simultaneous garage sales to get rid of our sons' useless trash!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Mrs. Jones; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead's mothers hope to sell their sons' useless junk.
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Swat Plot (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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George Gladir
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jug hits best under pressure!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie has a way to get maximum effort from Jughead.
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Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original.

Prize Size (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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Ronnie, I hear you're dating a basketball player!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's new boyfriend is a basketball player.
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Lesson Messin' (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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How is your class doing?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Miss Grundy is letting her class progress at their own speed.
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Chart Upstart (Table of Contents: 40)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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As long as the cost of living keeps pointing up, we'll have inflation!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina does something about the cost of living pointing up.
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Weight Watching (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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Oh, I don't know what to order, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't decide what to order because of her diet.
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The 100 Doll Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm trying to get the attention of those girl skaters!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Shopping Spree
    Josie; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Keen Scene
    Veronica
  4. 3. Kite Delight
    Archie
  5. 4. Rug Rig
    Big Moose
  6. 5. View Stew
    Archie
  7. 6. Eat Beat
    Archie
  8. 7. Flivver Quiver
    Archie
  9. 8. Big Gig
    Reggie
  10. 9. Club Rub
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  11. 10. ["Gumfighting do's and don'ts."]
    Hubba Bubba
  12. 11. Step on It
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. ["Knock over the milk bottle and win a teddy bear for the lady!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. ["When I get through tutoring you, you'll have an "A" in English!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  15. 14. ["You won't stop laughing either when you read the latest Joke Book Comics Digest Annual #6!"]
  16. 15. ["Strong arms make all the difference!"]
    Mike Marvel
  17. 16. ["Reward $3,000.00 for this penny!"]
    Best Values Co.
  18. 17. Free Spree
    Mr. Lodge
  19. 18. Dream Theme
    Archie
  20. 19. Split Bit
    Betty
  21. 20. Rain Refrain
    Archie
  22. 21. Luck Struck
    Archie
  23. 22. Clean Scene
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  24. 23. ["It's a mountain of laughs when you order Jughead With Archie Comics Digest #39"]
  25. 24. ["Here's your Archie 3 for $1.00 checklist!"]
  26. 25. Rope Trick
    Leroy
  27. 26. Chase Case
    Archie
  28. 27. Scat Chat
    Mr. Lodge
  29. 28. Wishful Thinking
    Archie
  30. 29. Boo-bology
    Big Moose
  31. 30. Spare Flare
    Big Moose
  32. 31. Start Art
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Poster spectacular #68"]
    Mail-Away, Inc.
  34. 33. Archie's Time Machine
    Archie Club News
  35. 34. Moose Riddlers
    Moose
  36. 35. The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac'
    Charles Atlas
  37. 36. Tops In Swaps
    Archie
  38. 37. Swat Plot
    Archie
  39. 38. Prize Size
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Lesson Messin'
    Mr. Weatherbee
  41. 40. Chart Upstart
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  42. 41. Weight Watching
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. ["100 little dolls all for $5.00"]
    The 100 Doll Co.
  44. 43. ["Get the newest number yum! Wild Cherry Bubble Yum bubble gum"]
    Bubble Yum Bubble Gum
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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