(1952-1953)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Pages
116
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once a year
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You think you can get into trouble with three on a match?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later used as the basis for later covers Betty and Veronica Spectacular #51, Jughead's Double Digest #74, and Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine #216.

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Once a Pond a Time (Table of Contents: 2)

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Oh, Archiekins -- it's such a glorious day! Wouldn't it be nice to get to get the gang all together and go picnicing at the lake?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie plans to go skinny dipping at the pond so Reggie plays a trick on him.

Indexer Notes

"To get" is repeated in the first line.

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Battery Will Get You Nowhere (Table of Contents: 4)

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It'll start now, we just put a brand new battery in it for you! That'll be $17.50!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Joe; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs $17.50 for a new battery for his car.

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Archie Puzzle Fun / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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See how neatly you can draw in the girl's face.

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Hits and Misses (Table of Contents: 7)

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What's the idea of that get-up, Betty?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie finds out that Betty and Veronica have started a girl baseball team and he offers to teach them to play.

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Archie Fun Page / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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Tie a loop of fairly stout twine to the end of a pencil, as shown in figure 1.

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The Unsung Hero (Table of Contents: 10)

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B-but, Weatherbee! You can't do this to me-----
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Lottie
Synopsis
Moose beat up Jughead for talking to Lottie, but he needs Jughead to help him pass a test so he can play football.

There Is Nothing Like a Dame! (Table of Contents: 11)

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Even Archie's freckles looked pale, he was so sunk in gloom.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is in a slump because Veronica felt he was immature, unlike the 20 year old she's now dating.

The Finishing Touch (Table of Contents: 12)

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Have you seen Archie, Betty? He was looking all over for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty hears Archie is looking for her and he has an idea for a moonlight dinner.

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The Urn Turns (Table of Contents: 14)

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...and Fred... if you get a chance this evening I wish you and Archie would clean out the attic!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mr. Cheeter; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead clean the attic and try to sell an urn for a few dollars.

Strenuos Strategy (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Hi, Betty! What are you doing in that study stable? Cramming for a quiz program?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty uses the book "How To Get Your Man" by Ima Spinster to try and win Archie.

Indexer Notes

Title is misspelled, as above.

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Dog Daze (Table of Contents: 18)

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Did you hurt yourself, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Oscar (Jughead's dog); Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Franky
Synopsis
Jughead hypnotizes Archie to prove to Veronica he can do it.

Out of This Whirl (Table of Contents: 19)

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You'll do it - or else!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and the gang create a planetarium using golf balls, balloons and basketballs.

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The Bottle Baby (Table of Contents: 21)

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No more sodas on credit for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is taking some returnable bottles in a baby carriage.

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First cut out the entire picture around the outline.

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Flash In the Pan (Table of Contents: 24)

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Archie! Have you done anything about Weatherbee's lecture?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Sam; Snake-Eyes Monahan; Horace; Cuthboit; Joe
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee's picture is accidentally put on wanted posters.

Queen of the May (Table of Contents: 25)

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Let me carry your books and we'll talk about the spring festival this afternoon, Veronica--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is under pressure from parents to pick their daughter as the Queen of the May.

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New Leaf (Table of Contents: 27)

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I hear you're in trouble again, Reggie! What did you do this time - and who caught you doing it?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie decides to turn over a new leaf and give up practical jokes.

Oh, Baby! (Table of Contents: 28)

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(Sigh) I was just thinking about our grandchildren, Arch!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Carol Ann
Synopsis
Archie has to watch Veronica's kid cousin, Carol Ann, while she goes out.

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Passing the Buck! (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie's Pal, Jughead / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Look, Jughead! We won't be able to get to class this way! The man has blocked the passage!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead tells Miss Grundy that a workman is a counter-fitter and she misunderstands.

Indexer Notes

Originally written as a Ginger story in layout script format, with Doyle's name and address. Story identified by Jim Davidson on 26 May 2018 from the story layout placed online by Sean Clancy from the Frese estate.

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Hi, gang! I've got good news for you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Lodge; Priscilla; Reggie De Puyster De Puyster
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Jughead go to a ritzy party with upper crust snobs.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You think you can get into trouble with three on a match?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["It isn't raining rain yuh know, it's raining Archie comics!"]
  3. 2. Once a Pond a Time
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Join the big parade to our brand new comic magazine, Archie's Pals 'n' Gals starring Archie Jughead, Betty and Veronica, and Reggie!"]
  5. 4. Battery Will Get You Nowhere
    Archie
  6. 5. ["See how neatly you can draw in the girl's face."]
    Archie Puzzle Fun
  7. 6. ["Pep comics is clean fun for the whole family!"]
  8. 7. Hits and Misses
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Tie a loop of fairly stout twine to the end of a pencil, as shown in figure 1."]
    Archie Fun Page
  10. 9. ["Don't say "good" or "better" say "best".. say "Super Duck""]
  11. 10. The Unsung Hero
    Archie
  12. 11. There Is Nothing Like a Dame!
    Archie
  13. 12. The Finishing Touch
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Popsicle prize of the year!"]
    Popsicle
  15. 14. The Urn Turns
    Archie
  16. 15. Strenuos Strategy
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. ["Today we're going to have a contest! Winner gets the grand prize!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  18. 17. ["She's Ginger n' spice and everything nice!"]
  19. 18. Dog Daze
    Archie
  20. 19. Out of This Whirl
    Archie
  21. 20. ["It's a tug-o-war!"]
  22. 21. The Bottle Baby
    Jughead
  23. 22. ["First cut out the entire picture around the outline."]
    Archie Puzzle Fun
  24. 23. ["A is for Archie"]
  25. 24. Flash In the Pan
    Archie
  26. 25. Queen of the May
    Archie
  27. 26. ["More fun than a barrel full of monkeys!"]
  28. 27. New Leaf
    Reggie
  29. 28. Oh, Baby!
    Archie
  30. 29. ["This never happened to your bike before! The all new U. S. Royal Rider"]
    U. S. Royal
  31. 30. Passing the Buck!
    Archie's Pal, Jughead
  32. 31. Boast of the Town
    Archie
  33. 32. ["Gee what a build! Didn't it take a long time to get those muscles?"]
    Charles Atlas
  34. 33. ["A carnival of Columbia built 75th anniversary models jumbo features"]
    Columbia
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