(1965-1966)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish we'd gone fishing
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Keywords
beach; swimsuits

How I Learned to Draw Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Directors' Course / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rumor Has It (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie breaks up Archie's date with Veronica by revealing that Archie has been kissing Betty. But before Reggie can take Veronica out, he gets the impression that she's been stepping out with every man in sight.
Reprints
Keywords
kissing; telephone

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

The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Funny Honey (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is uninterested in doing anything with Archie, until Betty shows up.
Keywords
beach; Civil War cap; picnic basket

Clothes Conscious (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty goes over to Veronica's house to flaunt her new dress in front of Archie. Veronica retaliates by changing into one skimpy new outfit after another, but Archie, preoccupied with a jigsaw puzzle, doesn't notice any of them.
Reprints
Keywords
dresses; jigsaw puzzle

Look No Hands (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Synopsis
Jinx figures out a way to eat dinner without washing her hands.
Keywords
gloves; sandbox

Keep Cool (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When Fred decides to invest in a room air conditioner, Archie convinces him to get a second-hand unit so they can use the left-over money to buy a color TV.
Keywords
air-conditioner; color television; junkyard

The Experiment (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries an experiment: teaching a class via video monitor. The kids take advantage of the fact that Weatherbee isn't physically there.
Reprints
Keywords
closed-circuit TV

Tough Talk (Table of Contents: 9)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Harriet
Synopsis
The father of Reggie's date tells Reggie to stand up for himself.
Keywords
apron; dish-washing

The Rejected (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica try to ditch their friends so they can get some time alone together, but they're disappointed to realize that no one actually wants to spend time with them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A billboard on page two says "Read Laugh Comics."

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Jennifer Dion (Hershey, Pa.) for article on Yankee Doodle. Second prize of $3.00 to Gladys Godiner (Chicago, Ill.) for article on the peccary. Third prize of $2.00 to Mary Barron (Lakewood, N.J.) for article on a puppet show she and her friends performed. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Shelley Samier (Johnson City, Tenn.) for article on popcorn. Fifth prize of $1.00 to Andrew B. Howard (Plainview, N.Y.) for two jokes.

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

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

False Alarm! (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Synopsis
Jinx cleans up when her father calls her, but all he wanted to know is where she was.
Keywords
mud; washing

Rescue Work (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie tricks Archie into climbing up into a tree to rescue a cat that belongs not to a girl, but to Reggie. He tries the trick on Moose, but the outcome is a bit different.
Keywords
cat; practical joke; tree-climbing

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

Archie's Jokes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pass the Word (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
When Archie and Veronica aren't speaking, Archie asks Betty to give a message to Ronnie for him, consisting only of the words "You, too!" This leads to an endless chain of angry messages until finally none of the kids are speaking to each other.
Reprints
Keywords
insults

Beach Party (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Everyone except Jughead is having fun at the beach party.
Keywords
beach; beach ball; dancing; inner tube; transistor radio

The Gentlemen (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie fight over whose umbrella will shelter Veronica in the rain.
Keywords
umbrella

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

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

Boy Joy (Table of Contents: 20)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ethel explains her criteria for choosing a boy.

Blow Hot Blow Cool (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate's new air conditioner makes the Chok'lit Shoppe so cold that everyone has to bundle up and buy hot chocolate instead of ice cream.
Reprints
Keywords
air conditioner
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I wish we'd gone fishing"]
    Archie
  2. 1. How I Learned to Draw Comics
    Art Directors' Course
  3. 2. Rumor Has It
    Archie
  4. 3. ["What gift are you going to get this time, Andy?"]
    The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle
  5. 4. Funny Honey
    Archie
  6. 5. Clothes Conscious
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Look No Hands
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Keep Cool
    Archie
  9. 8. The Experiment
    Archie
  10. 9. Tough Talk
    Reggie
  11. 10. The Rejected
    Archie
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  14. 13. False Alarm!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Rescue Work
    Archie
  16. 15. ["If you've been waiting for the biggest laugh bargain in comics..."]
    Archie's Jokes
  17. 16. Pass the Word
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Beach Party
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. The Gentlemen
    Archie
  20. 19. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  21. 20. Boy Joy
    Big Ethel
  22. 21. Blow Hot Blow Cool
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer