(October 1963)

Archie, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope they don't recognize me in this disguise!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; The Boss; Waldo U. Fink
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Re-colored version of the splash page from part 4 of the issue's main story.

Sweater Girls Chapter I (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; The Boss; Waldo U. Fink; un-named cop
Synopsis
Melody buys a sweater that, unknown to her, has real diamonds sewn into it as part of a smuggling operation. The smugglers follow the girls up to Alex's beach house to steal the sweater back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script identifiable as Doyle by his style and DeCarlo's statement that Doyle did "all the writing" for early Josie comics.

Bad Sort Chapter II (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; The Boss; Waldo U. Fink
Synopsis
The Boss sends his incompetent underling, Waldo, over to the Cabot beach house to steal back the diamond-covered sweater.
Reprints

Native Nuisance Chapter III (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; The Boss; Waldo U. Fink
Synopsis
Alex comes up with a plan to lure the smugglers out into the open and capture them at the annual Beach Comber's Ball.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The manifesto Alex recites ("Breathes there a man with soul so dead who hasn't heard of Alexander Cabot III?") is a mangled version of a passage from Sir Walter Scott's poem "The Lay of the Last Minstrel."

Brian Hyland, the Bashful Blond (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
music

Sweet Talk! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Reprints

Force Feed Chapter IV (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; The Boss; Waldo U. Fink; Ernie Watiko
Synopsis
The smugglers see Pepper wearing the diamonds in her hair and force her to give them up.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I hope they don't recognize me in this disguise!"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Sweater Girls Chapter I
    Josie
  3. 2. Bad Sort Chapter II
    Josie
  4. 3. Native Nuisance Chapter III
    Josie
  5. 4. Brian Hyland, the Bashful Blond
  6. 5. Sweet Talk!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Force Feed Chapter IV
    Josie
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