Blondie #157
(May 1963)

Harvey, 1960 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year in Februrary, May, August, September, October, November, and December.
On-sale Date
1963-02-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Giant Size Harvey Comics [Jack-in-the-box]
Editing
Alfred Harvey (vice-president and editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blondie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chic Young
Inks
Chic Young
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead

[Here are the Giant Harvey Comics now on sale!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Surprise (Table of Contents: 2)

Blondie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
La-la-la-dee-da
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mayor
Synopsis
Blondie bakes a cake with Dagwood's help.

Indexer Notes

This is the first part of a multi-part story.

Queen for 3 Days! (Table of Contents: 3)

Blondie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations! How does it feel to be the husband of a queen?
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mayor
Synopsis
Blondie gets ready for a trip to Hollywood.

Indexer Notes

This is the second part of a multi-part story.

Love That Queen! (Table of Contents: 4)

Blondie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I still say I should be going with you!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Daisy; Don Wand
Synopsis
Blondie leaves for Hollywood and Dagwood can't take it.

Indexer Notes

This is the last part of a multi-part story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Blondie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yoo-hoo, Cookie--it's me
Genre
humor
Characters
Elmo Tuttle; Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Cookie teaches Elmo some manners. Blondie punishes Elmo for saying a naughty word. Dagwood hears about the new neighbors and is reminded to do something. Elmo gives Dagwood a cupcake.

Indexer Notes

These are four, four panel gags.

Rude Awakening! (Table of Contents: 6)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dagwood--wake up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Daisy; Mr. Julius Caesar Dithers
Synopsis
Blondie waked Dagwood up to check if there are burglars downstairs and afterwords Dagwood has a hard time getting up in the morning for work.

How to Succeed! (Table of Contents: 7)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, Dagwood -- remember this is the big day.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Julius Caesar Dithers
Synopsis
Dagwood's big day to ask for a raise. Mr. Dithers might just give it to him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon me, but youse looks like a kindhearted, generous soul.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
A pan-handler needs help. Dagwood makes a new friend.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dagwood / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Dithers-- this is Blondie--
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Julius Caesar Dithers
Synopsis
Dagwood forgets to kiss Blondie and Mr. Dithers gets involved. Blondie thinks there are girls in Dagwood's office. Dagwood finds things perfect at home. Blondie wants to know about the new secretary at the office.

Indexer Notes

These are four, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Blondie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now will you hold up the chair so I can vacuum under it?
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
Four gags with Blondie and Dagwood on house cleaning.

Indexer Notes

These are four, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This must be the wrong house.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
Two gags about Dagwood taking a bath.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, let's see what kind of meat did my wife say she wanted?
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
Dagwood goes to the butcher. Dagwood runs into someone.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

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

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's see-- now, where did I put my scissors?
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Two gags on Blondie looking for her scissors.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

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

Dagwood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah-- look at the nice, fresh hamburger.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Two gags on Dagwood making himself something to eat.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dagwood can I borrow ten dollars?
Genre
humor
Characters
Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Blondie wants to some money from Dagwood.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm knitting you a sweater.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
Blondie is trying to knit Dagwood a sweater.

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Goodyear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Winner Takes All (Table of Contents: 18)

Blondie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A picture is worth ten thousand words!
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Herb Woodley; Daisy; Cookie Bumstead
Synopsis
Dagwood wants to win the photo contest but needs Herb's camera to do it.
Reprints

The Runaway (Table of Contents: 19)

Blondie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blondie --- I think we can at last afford a mink coat for you.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Elmo Tuttle; Daisy
Synopsis
Dagwood is going to get Blondie a mink coat one way or another.
Reprints

Neighbor Baby (Table of Contents: 20)

Blondie / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young
Pencils
Chic Young
Inks
Chic Young
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I'm bored my Daddy tells me stories.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cookie Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead
Synopsis
Cookie and her friend want Dagwood to tell them stories. It gets Dagwood remembering when Cookie was first bought home from the hospital.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No artist credit, but Chic Young identified by his signed "The End."

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 21)

Blondie / statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies per month: 223,322. Sworn to by Ruth J. Heneneld, signed by Robert B. Harvey.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Casper the Friendly Ghost and Company (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Casper / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Stumbo the Giant (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Stumbo the Giant / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Hot Stuff] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

False Alarm (Table of Contents: 29)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dagwood I'm sure you'd feel better if you didn't eat before going to bed.
Genre
humor
Characters
Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Blondie is worried that Dagwood's night time eating cause his sleep issues. Daisy helps the family when the alarm doesn't go off.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel Potterby; Duchess; sailer
Synopsis
Day at the beach finds the Colonel not paying attention to the Duchess.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Colonel Potterby and the Duchess / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two for todays matinee.
Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel Potterby; Duchess; sailor
Synopsis
Colonel Potterby gets tickets to a show and flowers for the Duchess. She takes what she wants and throws the rest out.

Sleigh Ride (Table of Contents: 32)

Blondie and Dagwood / text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Dagwood did you call the man about the s-l-e-i-g-h?" asked Blondie.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; sleigh driver
Synopsis
Dagwood rents a sleigh and horses for a family outing.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Richie Rich / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

A Plan for Father (Table of Contents: 34)

Blondie and Dagwood / text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, Blondie, I'm just going to have to break down and buy a shirt.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Peters; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead
Synopsis
Blondie and the children each have the same plan to learn what gifts Dagwood might like for Father's Day.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Sad Sack / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Caught Napping (Table of Contents: 36)

Blondie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sleepy today--- I think i'll take a nice nap.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Herb Woodley; Toosie Woodley; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Blondie and Toosie think their husbands nap too much and keep getting them up to do things.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Dagwood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (signed)
Pencils
Chic Young (signed)
Inks
Chic Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chic Young (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll take home one of those boxes of chocolates for Blondie.
Genre
humor
Characters
Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
Dagwood gets chocolates for Blondie and enjoys being king of his castle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

These are two, four panel gags.

Boys Here's a Swell Way to Make $1 to $5 Weekly (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Giant Collection Free! British Empire Stamps (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

147 Famous Automobiles (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bike Bonanza of Big Buys (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Wrist Radio (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blondie
  2. 1. [Here are the Giant Harvey Comics now on sale!]
  3. 2. Surprise
    Blondie
  4. 3. Queen for 3 Days!
    Blondie
  5. 4. Love That Queen!
    Blondie
  6. 5. ["Yoo-hoo, Cookie--it's me"]
    Blondie
  7. 6. Rude Awakening!
    Blondie
  8. 7. How to Succeed!
    Blondie
  9. 8. ["Pardon me, but youse looks like a kindhearted, generous soul."]
    Blondie
  10. 9. ["Mr. Dithers-- this is Blondie--"]
    Dagwood
  11. 10. ["Now will you hold up the chair so I can vacuum under it?"]
    Blondie
  12. 11. ["This must be the wrong house."]
    Blondie
  13. 12. ["Now, let's see what kind of meat did my wife say she wanted?"]
    Blondie
  14. 13. ["Let's see-- now, where did I put my scissors?"]
    Blondie
  15. 14. ["Ah-- look at the nice, fresh hamburger."]
    Dagwood
  16. 15. ["Dagwood can I borrow ten dollars?"]
    Blondie
  17. 16. ["I'm knitting you a sweater."]
    Blondie
  18. 17. ["Morning or evening, it's good to have Goodyears"]
    Goodyear
  19. 18. Winner Takes All
    Blondie
  20. 19. The Runaway
    Blondie
  21. 20. Neighbor Baby
    Blondie
  22. 21. Statement of Ownership
    Blondie
  23. 22. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
  24. 23. Casper the Friendly Ghost and Company
    Casper
  25. 24. Stumbo the Giant
    Stumbo the Giant
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Harvey Comics
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. [Hot Stuff]
    Hot Stuff
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. False Alarm
    Blondie
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
  32. 31. ["Two for todays matinee."]
    Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
  33. 32. Sleigh Ride
    Blondie and Dagwood
  34. 33. ["I have a big problem- I'm making too much money-"]
    Richie Rich
  35. 34. A Plan for Father
    Blondie and Dagwood
  36. 35. ["I'm loaded with work!"]
    Sad Sack
  37. 36. Caught Napping
    Blondie
  38. 37. ["I think I'll take home one of those boxes of chocolates for Blondie."]
    Dagwood
  39. 38. Boys Here's a Swell Way to Make $1 to $5 Weekly
    Grit
  40. 39. Giant Collection Free! British Empire Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  41. 40. 147 Famous Automobiles
  42. 41. Bike Bonanza of Big Buys
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  43. 42. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  44. 43. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Warren Zeigler
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Steve Coates
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ron Sadowski
  • Jim Stangas