(May 1964)

Archie, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
five times a year in February, May, August, October, and November
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pepper! Josie! Look!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; August September
Synopsis
The cover consists of the splash page from the issue, with a new drawing of one of the villains added in a box on the right-hand corner.

Indexer Notes

No credits; but art is by DeCarlo.

Tower of Trouble (Chapter One) (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
The girls notice that there's a light on in an old abandoned mansion. They go to investigate and find that the place is inhabited by two middle-aged people, June July and August "Augie" September. June knocks the girls out with drugged sodas and has Augie lock them in the tower room.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part, issue-length story.

Script identifiable as Doyle by his distinctive style as well as DeCarlo's statement that Doyle did "all the writing" for the early Josie issues (http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=1645).

Pipe Dream (Chapter Two) (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
The girls discover that there's a network of secret passages and hidden entrances in the house. They escape from the tower room and discover that June and Augie are looking for the jewels stolen by June's late husband, the gangster Johnny July. Pepper comes up with a way to scare the crooks by convincing them that Johnny has come back from the dead.
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Indexer Notes

Part two of a four-part, issue-length story.

Oh, Johnny, Oh! (Chapter Three) (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September
Synopsis
Using the secret passages, the girls make June and Augie believe that Johnny July has come back as a ghost.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part, issue-length story.

Teen-age Career Guide -- Airline Hostess (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Growing Pains! (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
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx doesn't agree that childhood is a happy time.
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September Song (Chapter Four) (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; June July; August September; un-named cop
Synopsis
After Melody gives away their scheme, the girls have to split up to try and escape from June and Augie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part four of a four-part, issue-length story.

Pepper says that the only law June and Augie broke was trespassing, which isn't true (drugging people and kidnapping them is also a crime).

Melody's Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

Melody / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper
Synopsis
Josie, Melody and Pepper each wear a different costume for the school play.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Pepper! Josie! Look!"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Tower of Trouble (Chapter One)
    Josie
  3. 2. Pipe Dream (Chapter Two)
    Josie
  4. 3. Oh, Johnny, Oh! (Chapter Three)
    Josie
  5. 4. Teen-age Career Guide -- Airline Hostess
  6. 5. Growing Pains!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. September Song (Chapter Four)
    Josie
  8. 7. Melody's Pin-Up
    Melody
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