(1961-1962)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1961-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lucey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie!" "Veronica!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Two Little Words (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The story of Archie and Veronica's breakup, Betty and Reggie's attempt to move in on them, and their reconciliation, all told using only two words of dialogue: "Archie" and "Veronica."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story seems to be partly inspired by Stan Freberg's popular comedy record "John and Marsha," which also used the idea of a complete story told with only two first names as dialogue.

Mail Male! (Table of Contents: 2)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee goes to see the doctor about a funny taste in his mouth.
Reprints

Apple Turnover (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge offers to pay the boys to pick the apples in his orchard, but Reggie convinces them that they should turn down the offer and sneak back at night to pick the apples for themselves, in the tradition of mischievous American kids.
Reprints

Hose Down! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

The Brainy Bruiser (Table of Contents: 5)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose tells us that he's not as dumb as people think he is.
Reprints

Jughead's Sign and Dandy (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Examples of funny or ironic signs.
Reprints

Something of Value! (Table of Contents: 7)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Reggie; Jughead; Big Moose; Midge
Synopsis
Reggie gets the mistaken impression that Moose has put up Midge as collateral for a loan from Jughead.
Reprints

Dialing is Delightful (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie brings a phone to the beach.

That's the Way the Ball Bounces (Table of Contents: 9)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Moose practices dribbling using Reggie's head as a basketball.

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie stares at Veronica even though she sits behind him.
Reprints

Proof Positive! (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie warns a new kid about Jughead's mooching.
Reprints

On the Beam! (Table of Contents: 12)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
Joe Harold
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne; Brando
Synopsis
Daphne authoritatively gives Brando wrong information about the planets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Shrimpy" was Archie's attempt to imitate "Peanuts," and this strip is a copy of the "Peanuts" strips where Lucy filled Linus's head with inaccurate information.

In a Class By Himself! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie shocks his lazy friends by saying he intends to go to summer school, but his announcement inspires them to sign up for summer school themselves.
Reprints

Angel of Mercy (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article on the nursing profession.

Boxing Boo-Boo (Table of Contents: 15)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Moose accidentally knocks out the referee.
Reprints

Suspicions Confirmed (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Jughead has been feeding vitamin pills to the canary.
Reprints

Finger Folly (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie tries to put the "whammy" on Archie after being beaten out for a date with Veronica. Archie and Betty get together and try to see if the "whammy" gesture actually works.

Riddle-Dee-Diddles! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The reader has to follow the dotted line to connect the setup to the punchline.
Reprints

Sporty Spender (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie takes Betty to a very expensive restaurant.
Reprints

Something Hue! (Table of Contents: 20)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
Joe Harold
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy
Synopsis
Shrimpy watches a show in "compatible color."
Reprints

No Place Like Home! (Table of Contents: 21)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
Joe Harold
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis
The boys stand in the snow.
Reprints

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go up to the mountains to visit Mr. Lodge at his lodge, where they interfere with his attempts at bird-watching.
Reprints
Keywords
bird watching

Alone With the Phone! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie always wants to be alone when he talks on the telephone.
Reprints

Fishing Story! (Table of Contents: 24)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie isn't paying attention to Betty on their date.
Reprints

Cautious Cutie (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie makes sure to run out of gas when he and his date are in a romantic spot.
Reprints

Landslide Victory (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie lose an election bet to Jughead.
Reprints

Tropical Heat Rave (Table of Contents: 27)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
On a hot day, Reggie annoys Archie by asking "hot enough for you?" and then gets the other kids to say the same tired old phrase to the sweltering Archie.
Reprints

Playback (Table of Contents: 28)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica uses a pre-recorded tape so she can sneak out for a date with Reggie without Archie knowing about it. Reggie tries to use the same technique to get a date with Midge without Moose knowing.
Reprints

Secret Love (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A crossword puzzle that reveals Jughead's "secret love" (it's "hamburgers," of course).

Words Wis-dumb! (Table of Contents: 30)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose tries to give a lecture.
Reprints

Mister Practical (Table of Contents: 31)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose gets a lot of tools so he can build a box.
Reprints

Misunderstood (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie tells us he's not the heel everybody thinks he is.
Reprints

Last Chance! (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Archie and Jughead each have a dollar, Reggie cons them into voluntarily using the money to pay off his tab at Pop's.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie!" "Veronica!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Two Little Words
    Archie
  3. 2. Mail Male!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  4. 3. Apple Turnover
    Archie
  5. 4. Hose Down!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. The Brainy Bruiser
    Moose
  7. 6. Jughead's Sign and Dandy
    Jughead
  8. 7. Something of Value!
    Reggie
  9. 8. Dialing is Delightful
    Reggie
  10. 9. That's the Way the Ball Bounces
    Moose
  11. 10. The Eyes Have It!
    Archie
  12. 11. Proof Positive!
    Jughead
  13. 12. On the Beam!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. In a Class By Himself!
    Archie
  15. 14. Angel of Mercy
  16. 15. Boxing Boo-Boo
    Moose
  17. 16. Suspicions Confirmed
    Jughead
  18. 17. Finger Folly
    Archie
  19. 18. Riddle-Dee-Diddles!
    Archie
  20. 19. Sporty Spender
    Reggie
  21. 20. Something Hue!
    Shrimpy
  22. 21. No Place Like Home!
    Shrimpy
  23. 22. Birds of a Feather
    Archie
  24. 23. Alone With the Phone!
    Archie
  25. 24. Fishing Story!
    Reggie
  26. 25. Cautious Cutie
    Reggie
  27. 26. Landslide Victory
    Jughead
  28. 27. Tropical Heat Rave
    Reggie
  29. 28. Playback
    Reggie
  30. 29. Secret Love
    Jughead
  31. 30. Words Wis-dumb!
    Moose
  32. 31. Mister Practical
    Moose
  33. 32. Misunderstood
    Reggie
  34. 33. Last Chance!
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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