([January] 1960)

Archie, 1953 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1960-01-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 14, Part 1, Number 1, Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals, January-June 1960. Copyright registration number A436126. Copyright given to Close-Up, Inc. Also listed as a part of the Archie Giant Series in the catalog.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
Victor Gorelick
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Target for tonight!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Sweet Sorrow (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Veronica shows Betty a new dress she bought, Betty becomes despondent because Veronica has so much more than she does.
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The Kiss-Off (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Betty has won a prize of ten kisses from Archie, which she can collect one at a time at any time she wants. Every time she collects a kiss, she turns into a drooling moron, so that some of her teachers think she's smart and others think she's stupid. This complicates matters when she's selected to represent Riverdale High in an inter-school debate.
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Indexer Notes

A later digest reprint deleted Mr. Weatherbee's line "Professor Flutesnoot has been sniffing too many chemicals."

Cleaned Up! (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Li'l Jinx washes up.

Cooking Caper (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Victor Gorelick
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica overhear Archie and Jughead making nasty remarks about their cooking, and are determined to prove them wrong.

Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty is as bad a cook as Veronica. The idea that Betty was a great cook, while it had occasionally appeared, did not take permanent hold until several years later.

Puttin' On the Dog! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica try to get an invitation to the home of Calvin Colcash, a man even richer than Mr. Lodge. They think they've found a way in when they find a dog that the Colcash butler lost.

Father Pays Best (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty makes a catty remark when Archie says that Veronica knows how to dress.

Show Biz (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has promised to take Betty anywhere she wants for her birthday, but when she wants to go to the carnival, he says no, driving her into despair over his broken promise.
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Star of the Month: James Garner (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica presents / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Article on the star of TV's "Maverick."

The Conquest (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both go to extremes trying to chase after a handsome new boy.
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Sorry, Right Number (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
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Secretly Speaking (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty thinks Veronica blabbed a secret to Midge.
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Great Skate (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tries to break up Archie and Veronica's skating date on the frozen pond by causing them to skate over thin ice.
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Price War (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop Tate announces that he's going out of business because of rising costs. Betty and Veronica advise him to raise his prices, but he refuses. So the girls come up with a different way to lower Pop's costs.
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Big Mouth (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Gigi; Merry Holliday
Synopsis
An argument is raging over whether Li'l Jinx is a "big mouth."

Music Makers (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Victor Gorelick
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Professor Fluteweed
Synopsis
Veronica joins the school orchestra to be closer to Archie, so Betty joins too, even though she can't play an instrument.
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The Passer-By! (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Martha Jones
Synopsis
Jughead makes a trek across town using every form of public transit.

A Choice Choice (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
To take his mother out on her birthday, Archie has to break a date with Veronica. Afraid to break the date, Archie tells Ronnie he's sick. When Veronica finds out, she's angry that Archie thought she wouldn't understand, so she decides to teach him a lesson.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Target for tonight!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Sweet Sorrow
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. The Kiss-Off
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Cleaned Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Cooking Caper
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Puttin' On the Dog!
    Archie
  7. 6. Father Pays Best
    Betty
  8. 7. Show Biz
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Star of the Month: James Garner
    Betty and Veronica presents
  10. 9. The Conquest
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Sorry, Right Number
    Archie
  12. 11. Secretly Speaking
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Great Skate
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Price War
    Betty and Veronica
  15. 14. Big Mouth
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Music Makers
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. The Passer-By!
    Jughead
  18. 17. A Choice Choice
    Archie
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