(August 1964)

Archie, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
five times a year in January, May, August, September, and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you think Albert will guess that his birthday present is a guitar?
Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper

Indexer Notes

The cover is the same as the comic's splash page, re-colored and re-lettered.

Second String (Chapter One) (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Albert's father
Synopsis
Josie gives Albert a guitar for his birthday. He immediately spends all his time making up songs, playing and singing, and cares more for the guitar than for her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part one of a four-part story.

No credits, but the art appears to be by DeCarlo.

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

Music For Millionaires (Chapter Two) (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Jerkly
Synopsis
Alex tries to show Josie that he can play the guitar and sing better than Albert. Meanwhile, his sister Alexandra, who has a crush on Albert, decides to make a play for that "penniless waif."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Alexandra Cabot.

Moist Minstrel (Chapter Three) (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alexandra tries to get Albert away from Josie by buying him a Beatles-style wardrobe and hairdo, and launching him as a potential folk singing star.
Reprints

Mighty Midgets (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Soup-er Duper! (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
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg

The Song Is Ended (Chapter Four) (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; un-named thugs
Synopsis
Josie is in despair because Albert still cares more about his guitar than her, but then she discovers that his guitar can be helpful to her, too.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Do you think Albert will guess that his birthday present is a guitar?"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Second String (Chapter One)
    Josie
  3. 2. Music For Millionaires (Chapter Two)
    Josie
  4. 3. Moist Minstrel (Chapter Three)
    Josie
  5. 4. Mighty Midgets
  6. 5. Soup-er Duper!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. The Song Is Ended (Chapter Four)
    Josie
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