(1962-1963)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale Date
1962-05-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1962 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, tell us who you think are more attractive!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Other Archie titles of the time advertised this cover and claimed that this was the issue where "Archie makes his choice!" But, as usual, he doesn't; the cover doesn't even correspond to any story in the issue.

Image Scrimmage (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie's reflection decides to step out of the mirror and see what it's like to live Archie's real life.
Keywords
fourth wall; jealousy

Green Thumbs (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to plant a tree in Mr. Lodge's backyard.
Keywords
oil tank; pickaxe; tree-planting

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Ronald Cohen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for article about the FBI. Second prize of $3.00 to Mary Helen Autin (Raceland, La.) for article about birds. Third prize of $2.00 to E. Nashak (Glendale, N.Y.) for article about elephants. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Wanda Day (Valdez, Alaska) for article about Siamese cats. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Ronni Light (Los Angeles, Calif.) for three jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Party Wise (Table of Contents: 5)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; un-named kid
Synopsis
Shrimpy's younger friend has been invited to his first party and Shrimpy tries to prepare him for it.
Keywords
birthday; party; song

Past 'n' Present (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Betty; Little Veronica
Synopsis
While waiting for Archie and Reggie to arrive to take them out for a date, Betty and Veronica remember the first time the boys came to pick them up to take them to a dance: they stopped to play follow-the-leader with the boys, and wound up at Ronnie's house late and muddy. In the present, the same thing happens to Archie and Reggie, but for a different reason.
Keywords
cart; creek; dance; mudhole; rocks

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling's first story combining the Little Archie and "big" Archie universes. (Another story in this vein, by Dexter Taylor, had already appeared in Archie Giant Series #18.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Hot and Cold (Table of Contents: 8)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; dark-haired girl
Synopsis
One of Shrimpy's friends sells the breeze from a deflating balloon as "air conditioning."
Keywords
advertising; air conditioning; balloon

The Write Time (Table of Contents: 9)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne
Synopsis
While sitting in an inflatable swimming pool, Shrimpy starts writing his letter to Santa Claus.
Keywords
Christmas; letter; Santa Claus; swimming pool

Grundy On the Brain (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy has cotton in her ears and keeps mis-hearing everything people say.
Keywords
chickens; cotton; eggs; hearing

Romantically Yours (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty asks Archie if he objects to kissing.
Keywords
kissing

The Escort (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Moose Mason; Dumbo; Dumbo's mom
Synopsis
Moose befriends a monster named Dumbo and walks home with him.
Keywords
monster; shadow

Moon Madness (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moon girls
Synopsis
Two girls from the moon go out on dates with Archie and Reggie.
Keywords
aliens; dates; flying saucer; jet packs; Moon; movie theater

Note the Difference (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo); Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie puts a note in a textbook, thinking it's Veronica's. But it's Betty's book and she thinks Archie meant to invite her to the dance. Betty is thrilled, but Veronica isn't. Archie tries to think of a way out.
Keywords
dance; jealousy; kissing; note; phone booth; telephone

Dirty Pool (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Eileen; Rita
Synopsis
Reggie wanted Rita for a steady, but she played hard to get.
Keywords
dating

A La Carte (Table of Contents: 16)

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
While eating with Betty at Pop's, Reggie has other things on his mind.
Keywords
girl-watching; menu

My Puzzling Pal (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead wonders why Archie is in strenuous training.
Keywords
cycling; dancing; massage; running; steam bath; The Twist; weight-lifting

United Notions (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee assigns Archie and Reggie to be study mates, hoping that they'll be forced to work together and get over their rivalry. Instead, they just turn fighting into a method of studying.
Keywords
fighting; studying

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Archie; U. S. Royal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, tell us who you think are more attractive!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Image Scrimmage
    Archie
  3. 2. Green Thumbs
    Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  6. 5. Party Wise
    Shrimpy
  7. 6. Past 'n' Present
    Little Archie
  8. 7. ["Yep! Everybody's reading and coloring Little Archie for free"]
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Hot and Cold
    Shrimpy
  10. 9. The Write Time
    Shrimpy
  11. 10. Grundy On the Brain
    Archie
  12. 11. Romantically Yours
    Archie
  13. 12. The Escort
    Archie
  14. 13. Moon Madness
    Archie
  15. 14. Note the Difference
    Archie
  16. 15. Dirty Pool
    Reggie
  17. 16. A La Carte
    Reggie
  18. 17. My Puzzling Pal
    Jughead
  19. 18. United Notions
    Archie
  20. 19. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  21. 20. ["Did You Know This-"]
    Archie; U. S. Royal
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