(1972-73)

Archie, 1950 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! A loser is only supposed to shake hands!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets a little too energetic on the tennis court to suit Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the covers of Archie Comics Digest #56 and #165.

[Stop Short Nails!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Millot, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Champion (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's ol' Tanglefoot up to?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
A concussed Archie suddenly starts acting like a track and field superstar because Reggie told him he was.
Reprints

Popsicle Wants You! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Popsicle Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spring Tonic (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, man! That first warm glow after a long, hard, cold winter! You know what I feel, Betty? Love! I'm in love!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie's joyous pronouncements over the arrival of spring manage to hurt Betty's feelings.
Reprints

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Sales Unlimited / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

National Diamond Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hike For Charity (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All over the nation teens are walking for worthwhile causes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs

Indexer Notes

A series of two-panel gags revolving around the theme of racing for charity.

50 Little Dolls with Clothes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palmer Jones Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

16 Posters / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Late Fate (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up, son! You have to catch the school bus before it pulls out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is in such a hurry to catch the bus for school that he forgets an important item.

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

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Tough Tiff (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This last spat of ours lasted two days - a new record!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Smooth operator Archie gets in trouble with Veronica again.

Dizzy Tizzy (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something wrong with Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is acting stranger than usual.

[The Venus Fly Trap] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mirobar Sales Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Dollar Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dan Wegner, Gerald Lavacca; Barry King; Jonathan D. Reinhold.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Seagate Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Steal Deal (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the used car lot where I got my jalopy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie relates how he acquired his car.

Gas Sass (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like Archie wants five!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie stops to gas up his jalopy.

[Summertime and the Chicks are Real Groovy!] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Summer Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Silent Partner (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, there she is, partners!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The lawn care service Archie launches with Jughead and Moose is soon sabotaged by poor planning.
Reprints

[1000 Day Glo Decals] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Mirobar Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fore (Table of Contents: 25)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley's umpiring brings a strong reaction from the crowd.

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

M.D. Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plumber's Friend (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, this is Mr. Plungely, our plumber! He's here to adjust our faulty water pressure! However his assistant has come down with the flu!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Plungely; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The plumber's assistant is out sick, so Mr. Weatherbee makes the colossal mistake of asking Archie to help him out.
Reprints

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

Strat-O-Matic Game Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac' (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie! A loser is only supposed to shake hands!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Stop Short Nails!]
    Charles Millot, Inc.
  3. 2. The Champion
    Archie
  4. 3. Popsicle Wants You!
    Popsicle Industries
  5. 4. ["Reward for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  6. 5. Spring Tonic
    Archie
  7. 6. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sales Unlimited
  8. 7. ["Magic brain calculator"]
    American Circle Corp.
  9. 8. ["Miliary men... She deserves genuine diamonds... from National Diamond Sales"]
    National Diamond Sales
  10. 9. Hike For Charity
    Archie
  11. 10. 50 Little Dolls with Clothes
    Palmer Jones Co.
  12. 11. ["16 miniature posters"]
    16 Posters
  13. 12. Late Fate
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Any 14 of these hit records for only $2.86"]
    Columbia Record Club
  15. 14. Tough Tiff
    Archie
  16. 15. Dizzy Tizzy
    Archie
  17. 16. [The Venus Fly Trap]
    Mirobar Sales Corp.
  18. 17. ["Order by mail specials"]
    Dollar Bargains
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  20. 19. ["Doctor develops home treatment that rinses away blackheards, helps dry up acne pimples"]
    Seagate Sales Corp.
  21. 20. Steal Deal
    Archie
  22. 21. Gas Sass
    Archie
  23. 22. [Summertime and the Chicks are Real Groovy!]
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  24. 23. Silent Partner
    Archie
  25. 24. [1000 Day Glo Decals]
    Mirobar Sales Corp.
  26. 25. Fore
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. ["$60,000 bankruptcy stock wig sale!"]
    M.D. Industries
  28. 27. The Plumber's Friend
    Archie
  29. 28. ["You can manage in the Majors with Strat-o-Matic Baseball"]
    Strat-O-Matic Game Co., Inc.
  30. 29. The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac'
    Charles Atlas
  31. 30. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
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