(1959)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
Annual
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Martin Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The "Sack", or Chemise is the style note today!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

The Sad Sack (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk! Now isn't that simply screamingly hideous?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Betty agrees to wear a sack dress to school to help increase sales at a store in exchange for her choice of dress. She gets laughed at by everyone at school but a fashion photographer snaps her picture and puts it in a magazine. The sack dresses that everyone laughed at become popular.
Reprints

Open Secret (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica Lodge, you are a crazy, mad, gullible fool!!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty wants to prove to Veronica that Archie can't be trusted around other women so she writes an anonymous note to him as a secret admirer to see if he'll respond. The note ends up being read by dozens of different boys.

Come to Grips (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Tonight is the dance! Who wins the piece of luggage for selling the most tickets?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie wins a suitcase for selling the most tickets but he thinks Jughead won and decides to get Jughead beaten up.
Reprints

Signs of the Times (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Fish or Foul (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say we start this afternoon! They bite like crazy at sundown!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie won't invite Betty and Veronica on their fishing trip because they think the girls are too prim and proper to be around them on a men's fishing party.
Reprints

Merrily Yours (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deck the halls with boughs of holly!
Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee starts his day full of the Christmas spirit but gets hit with a snowball, trampled by shoppers, slips on the ice and breaks a gift he bought and then gets fined for littering because of the broken gift. His spirits rise again after receiving a gift of a book of Christmas carols.
Reprints

Brain Washed (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Betty! All set to go with me on the hayride tonight?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty has a date for the hayride with Archie but Veronica tricks her into canceling the date.
Reprints

Pleasant Schemes (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He'll ask me...he'll ask me not...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead devises a scheme to get Betty a date with Archie for the school dance.

Till Debt Do Us Part (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Dan DeCarlo; George Frese
Inks
?; Rudy Lapick; George Frese
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie puts his health in danger to acquire five dollars desperately needed by Jughead.
Reprints

Stage Fright! (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
T-the enemy is at the gates!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica keeps tripping over things at the play because of her false eyelashes.

Pigskin Happy (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie's Coach / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sniff Sniff! Nice tang in the air! Perfect weather for the start of football practice!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats has a terrible team except for Archie and Reggie but one new player shows a lot of skills. That player turns out to be female.
Keywords
football

Dis-Miss (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys haven't taken us to the Choklit Shop a single afternoon this week!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

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

Veronica / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you think Betty's chasing Archie, eh?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is tired of Betty chasing after Archie.

Irresistibly Yours (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg ?
Pencils
Dave Berg ?
Inks
Dave Berg ?
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Berg ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Toujours Allure! Hmm..will it really make me irresistible?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty buys a new perfume to attract Archie.
Reprints

The Scheme of Things (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy! Tell me the truth now! What do you really think of my Archiekins?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's mother interferes in Veronica and Archie's relationship and tries to run schemes to make Veronica look less available.

Some Total (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I could find someone to invest $200 in this invention of mine I could make lots of money!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

On Borrowed Time (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, Jug! I can't lend you any money!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is reading a book on how to get rich.

Play No Favorites (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Miss Grundy!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy is wary of students trying to butter her up when an exam is upcoming.

Photo Finish (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Where did you get this? It's just what I've been looking for!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty's tired of always taking second place to Veronica in Archie‘s eyes. Thankfully, Jughead is determined to show Archie the error of his ways... over and over again, by plastering Betty’s photo everywhere!
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The "Sack", or Chemise is the style note today!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. The Sad Sack
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Open Secret
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Come to Grips
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Signs of the Times
    Veronica
  6. 5. Fish or Foul
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Merrily Yours
    Mr. Weatherbee
  8. 7. Brain Washed
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Pleasant Schemes
    Betty
  10. 9. Till Debt Do Us Part
    Jughead
  11. 10. Stage Fright!
    Veronica
  12. 11. Pigskin Happy
    Archie's Coach
  13. 12. Dis-Miss
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. ["So you think Betty's chasing Archie, eh?"]
    Veronica
  15. 14. Irresistibly Yours
    Betty
  16. 15. The Scheme of Things
    Archie
  17. 16. Some Total
    Jughead
  18. 17. On Borrowed Time
    Jughead
  19. 18. Play No Favorites
    Archie
  20. 19. Photo Finish
    Betty
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