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Life with Archie (1958) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #1
    Life with Archie (1958) 1
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached and cover detached at one staple.
    Auction opens October 5
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1994172016

    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. Life With Archie, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Harry Lucey, Samm Schwartz, and Bob White; A day in the life of Archie and the gang, which includes a field trip to the United Nations. The pilot issue for the series. While less adventure-oriented than the title eventually became, it introduced the idea of doing longer-than-usual Archie stories, and the U.N. trip provided the basis for the many stories where the gang takes a trip to some real location. The issue is divided into the following chapters: "Rise and Shine," "Please Be Seated," "Mummy Knows Best," "Water Boy," "U.N. Antics," "By Hook Or Cook," "And So To Bed." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Life with Archie (1958) 3

    Cover art by Bob White. Adventure, Ahoy!, script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Archie and the gang go for a cruise on Mr. Lodge's yacht; Caught in a hurricane, they are forced to abandon ship and wind up stranded on a desert island. Barracuda Terror Of Deep text article. Part-Time Help! starring Li'l Jinx humor page by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Life with Archie (1958) 5
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Bob White. A-Haunting We Will Go, script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; As part of an initiation, the boys make Moose spend the night in the local haunted house and try to make him think the place is actually haunted; But when an actual ghost seems to appear in the house, Archie and Jughead go back to solve the mystery of who--or what--is behind these scary spooks. Easy Street! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Superstition text article, art by Ken Hultgren. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Life with Archie (1958) 9
    • Cover detached at original staples, anchored with extra staples (not manufacturing).
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Writing within interior.

    Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story in four chapters: "Robby the Robot," "Robby Joins the Gang," "Trapped in the Ravine!," and "Robby to the Rescue!", script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Dilton unveils his greatest invention to date: Robby, a huge metal robot who can do anything, including communicate by beeping once for "yes" and twice for "no"; But when Reggie loses Robby's control mechanism, the robot is free to do what he wants--and what he wants is to act like a typical teen-ager. Bowling text article. Surprise Wise! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Life with Archie (1958) 11

    Last 10-cent cover price issue. Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story in four chapters: "The Invaders," "Universal Language," "Out of This World!," and "Bongo's in the Blue!", script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Aliens from the planet Virus come to earth to investigate in preparation for a possible invasion; Mistakenly getting the impression that teenagers are the leaders of the planet, they abduct Archie and his friends, who manage to infect the teenagers of Virus with habits like teen slang and rock n' roll. Summer Stock text article, art by Ken Hultgren. The Missing Link one-pager starring Shrimpy, script and art by Joe Harold. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Life with Archie (1958) 15

    Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story divided into four chapters: "On With the Dance," "Disguise the Limit," "Make Mine Trouble," and "A Lesson For Archie," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; When Archie is forbidden to go to the big prom, he decides to go disguised as Veronica's previously-unknown cousin from out of town, Marmaduke Schlepp; But when Mr. Weatherbee gives him permission to go to the prom after all, he has to spend the night going between his two identities as Archie and Marmaduke. Woman's View Point! half-pager starring Shrimpy, script and art by Joe Harold. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #16
    Life with Archie (1958) 16
    • Centerfold is detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob White. Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers!, script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Archie and Reggie go scuba-diving and are sucked down a tube into the secret underwater kingdom of Neptunia, where visitors from the outside world are fed to a giant clam; The boys have to find a way back to the surface before they become clam food. A Mouthful one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #19
    Life with Archie (1958) 19

    Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story in four chapters: "Rockets Away," "Enter Gussie," "The Search Begins" and "A Slap-Happy Ending," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; When Dilton creates a special fuel for the school rocket, Jughead adds some random chemicals to it, and the new formula causes the rocket to literally go into orbit; Dilton and Jughead work to find out what he added to the formula, and when they write down the secret ingredients, they're confronted by international spies who want to steal this amazing new rocket fuel; To keep the spies from getting it, Jughead throws the formula out the window and it's eaten by the school mascot, Gussie the Goat, who is promptly kidnapped by the spies and taken to their hideout; It's up to Archie, Jughead and Dilton to save Gussie and the formula. Dues n' Don'ts one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #20
    Life with Archie (1958) 20
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story in four chapters: "Tough Competition," "Karate Kapers," "Call Me Expert" and "Hail the Hero, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Faced with competition from Larry Larue, a new guy in town who can do anything he can do but better, Archie signs up for martial arts lessons so he can impress the girls. Not Welcome! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #23
    Life with Archie (1958) 23

    Cover art by Bob White. A Very Lodge Problem, script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; TV host Hink Brinkley proclaims Archie Andrews "America's most lovable teen-ager"; Mr. Lodge recalls some reasons why he doesn't think Archie is lovable, and then reveals his own personal alternative to a bomb shelter: an underground "Archie shelter." Cry Babies one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #26
    Life with Archie (1958) 26
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob White. The Great Carnival Mystery!, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; At the Winter Carnival, Betty and Veronica argue over who will be the Carnival Queen, Coach Kleats is driven crazy by the ineptitude of his athletes, and Archie's competitor in the slalom race, Ratfink Rosie, tries to sabotage him. Warning one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #28
    Life with Archie (1958) 28

    Cover pencils by Bob White and Harry Lucey. The Riverdale Hillbillies, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Mr. Lodge's company has suffered a series of bad breaks and is about to go bankrupt unless he can raise several hundred thousand dollars fast; His only hope is his Southern cousin Clem Lodge, the richest man in Sassafras County; But when Clem arrives with his family--his handsome son Mildew, his twin daughters Lulu and Lily Lodge, and his cantankerous Grampaw Gooley--he doesn't seem to have many assets available to help his cousin. A take-off on the hit TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies." Ad for Archie Annual #16. Engine-uity one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie Club News. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #29
    Life with Archie (1958) 29

    Cover pencils by Bob White. Beauty and the Judge!, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Archie is a judge in the Miss Riverdale contest; not only are Betty and Veronica both in the contest, but Moose will beat him up if he doesn't pick Midge, and a con man tries to have him beaten up for not picking his protegee, Diana Petticote. For the Records, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Fred tells Archie to clear all the junk out of the attic. The Pleasant Man, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Archie resolves to be pleasant to everyone, with unpleasant consequences. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #30
    Life with Archie (1958) 30
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Samm Schwartz. Power Play, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; After Betty and Veronica tease him about his skinny build, Archie tries to prove he's the equal of the muscle-bound jocks on the beach. Look Out! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Oh Poi, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Archie tries to combine a Hawaiian Luau with a New England clambake. Arrivederci Archie, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Mr. Lodge and Smithers dance for joy when they learn that Archie is moving South. The Untouchable, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Archie has a bad sunburn and feels excruciating pain when anybody touches him. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #32
    Life with Archie (1958) 32

    Cover pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp. Venice the Menace, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Mr. Lodge takes the kids to Venice, where, to his horror, they wind up Americanizing the entire city. Money Happy Returns!, script by Sy Reit, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; After Archie asks for an allowance increase, Fred agrees to tag along with him for a week to see how much more expensive dating is than when he was Archie's age. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #33
    Life with Archie (1958) 33
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    A Christmas Tale; In the spirit of giving, the boys decide to cut down a huge Christmas tree to be filled with presents for the needy. Veronica promises a whole month of exclusive dates to the boy who cuts down the largest tree. Me Tarpan, You Jane (part 1), art by Dan DeCarlo; From high in the trees, Tarpan--an uncoordinated and uneducated jungle man--and his girlfriend Jane watch as Bwana Betty and her guide set up camp in the jungle. Archie Club News. Me Tarpan, You Jane (part 2), art by Dan DeCarlo; Tarpan tries to gather food for Jane, Bwana Betty and her guide, but they end up having hamburgers cooked by the guide. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #34
    Life with Archie (1958) 34
    • Cover detached. Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Bob White. The Beatnik Caper!, script and pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; After deciding Archie is too mercenary, Veronica falls for George Reale, an unkempt bearded beatnik whose lack of proper grooming horrifies Mr. Lodge and whose deadly karate chops pulverize Archie. The Case In Brief, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; Mr. Lodge has two armed guards over at his house to help him guard a briefcase with $500,000 in it; Archie arrives at the house carrying his school books in an identical briefcase. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #35
    Life with Archie (1958) 35

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Archie and the gang see a UFO. They find a giant spaceman which is protecting a tiny spacecraft. The aliens fire a ray that temporarily makes Archie and Jughead so small, they are in danger from a frog in "It's a Small World"! Plus: Archie gets into big business in a big way in "Plane and Fancy"! Also: Li'l Jinx in 1-page story "Good Timing"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #37
    Life with Archie (1958) 37
    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Bob White. Plane Crazy!, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; When a burglar cracks Mr. Lodge's safe and flees with the money, Archie and the gang pursue him, ending up aboard a small plane that they have to land themselves. House ad for Archie Giant Series #32 (Betty and Veronica Spectacular), pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva. Multiplication Fable, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Mr. Lodge gets excited when more Chinese good luck statuettes turn up to go with his original set of three, but he doesn't realize that it's just the same three being passed around among the kids. Advertisement for Bendix bicycles featuring the Archie gang. Archie Club News. Statement of ownership; average number of copies sold in preceding 12 months: 311,944. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #38
    Life with Archie (1958) 38
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Samm Schwartz. The Bear Hug!, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Marty Epp; The gang encounters a bear in the woods; luckily for them, Veronica has spilled honey all over herself, and the bear gets to like her. Miss Spell! one-pager featuring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. The Poet, art by Bob Bolling; Moose forces Archie to help him write a poem for Midge; In return, Moose writes a poem from Archie to Veronica. The Truant, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie plays hooky from school to avoid making a speech, but Betty and Veronica think he's skipped school to make time with the notorious man-eater Zsa Zsa Laverne. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Life with Archie (1958) 39
    • Water damage.

    Archie Meets The Kreeps; Archie saves Wendy from being hit by a car, and she then falls for her red-headed knight; She drops a love potion in Archie's soda, and he falls for her. Seek-Eek! featuring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Taking Up Space, pencils by Bob Bolling; Mr. Weatherbee is convinced that Archie's science experiment--a self-made rocket--will destroy the school. A Bad Sign; Reggie tries to get Archie in trouble with Moose by writing romantic signs all over about Archie and Midge being in love. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #40
    Life with Archie (1958) 40

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. The girls go around with stamps "branding" their boyfriends in "Brand X (Part 1)"! Then, Jughead ends up getting "branded" by several girls in "Round-Up Time (Part 2)"! Also featuring "The White Mustang"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #42
    Life with Archie (1958) 42

    Cover pencils by Bob White. Cold Cash!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Pureheart battles Ice Cube, who is after Lodge's millions! Dessert Special, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White; When Pop Tate injures himself doing a new dance, Archie volunteers to keep the shop running; Reggie then replaces all the vanilla ice cream with instant potatoes. The taste is so bad that all the customers desert the Choklit Shop. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43
    Life with Archie (1958) 43

    Cover pencils by Bob White and Harry Lucey. Button, Button, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Veronica becomes jealous when Archie raves too much over Betty's sewing abilities, so Archie pretends that he needs Veronica to sew on some buttons for him. Easy Does It, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; After seeing how much time Jughead saves by skateboarding everywhere, Archie decides to take up skateboarding too. The Believer, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A visit to a gypsy fortune-teller leaves Archie completely convinced that fortune-telling is real, and when he accurately predicts that Betty and Veronica will beat him up, he decides he must have psychic powers himself. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #44
    Life with Archie (1958) 44

    Cover pencils by Bob White. Scents of Justice, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; The gang foils an attempt to rob a riverside lodge owned by Veronica's father. Played Out! featuring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. An Eye for an Eye!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Pureheart battles The Bloodshot Eye. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #46
    Life with Archie (1958) 46

    Cover pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp. The PH Factor, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Archie discovers that by calling on his own PH Fator he can become Pureheart the Powerful; Unfortunately, the PH factor is so strong that it makes everyone forget they saw Pureheart or recognize him as Archie. Merry Mayhem!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Four tough kids invade the Chok'lit Shoppe, start horsing around, and wind up breaking everything; Archie and the group try to convince their parents to help get the place back into shape in time for the Christmas rush. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #47
    Life with Archie (1958) 47
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached. Staple rust with migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages, interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Bob White, inks by Mario Acquaviva. Deadly Delivery! featuring The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; C.R.U.S.H. agents R.E.G.G.I.E. and V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. booby-trap the dry-cleaning establishment that serves as P.O.P. headquarters, hoping to stop agents A.R.C.H.I.E. and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. from getting their top-secret microfilm to their London office. The Looker, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Pureheart the Powerful battles The Looker, a gorgeous woman who has the power to turn men to stone with one glance--unless she chooses to look them directly in the eye, in which case they turn into bubbling hot chicken fat. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #48
    Life with Archie (1958) 48

    Cover pencils by Bob White, inks by Mario Acquaviva. Evilheart's Revenge!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Reggie discovers that just as Archie can transform into Pureheart the Powerful by calling on his inner goodness, he can use his inner rottenness to turn into that caped fink, Evilheart, making his first appearance. Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Mad Doctor Doom cons Evilheart into testing out a deadly world-domination device, the killer robot Computo. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #49
    Life with Archie (1958) 49
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob White. Planetary Peril!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; P.O.P.'s agents A.R.C.H.I.E. and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. battle a C.R.U.S.H. plot to brainwash an entire planet of creatures into becoming agents of evil. Treachery at the Top!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Marty Epp; V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. alerts her fellow P.O.P. agents to a C.R.U.S.H. conspiracy to take over her father's corporation. Tanks! one-pager featuring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.