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Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #201
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 201

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Put It There, Pal," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty calls Archie in a panic because she has scratched her father's new car. "Home Sweet Home," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie's offer to get Mr. Weatherbee's jacket cleaned leads to all sorts of embarrassment for the Principal. "Leaf Relief," script and art by Joe Edwards; When Jinx breaks her rake helping her father rake leaves, she improvises. Veronica Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Teased Hair," pencils by Al Hartley; The girls get their hair done, then go fishing for compliments. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #202
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 202

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Missed Kiss," art by Al Hartley; Archie tries to kiss Veronica good night without waking her father. "Spell of Trouble," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Moose is avoiding Midge because he doesn't have the money to take her out. "Poll Cat," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx believes polling is an easy way to money. "Talk Balk," script by George Gladir, art by Al Hartley; Archie is called into the principal's office. "The Trouble Bubble," script and art by Al Hartley; Archie's resolution to be more aware of people and his surroundings in order to avoid causing trouble ends up causing trouble. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #203
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 203
    • Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Red Knight," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Veronica becomes obsessed with knights and chivalry, so Archie gets himself a horse and a suit of armor. "Car-Runch," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; While watching the prized car of a neighbor, Archie takes the vehicle out for an unauthorized drive. Afterward, he notices the dent in the trunk. "A Draw Snore," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx falls asleep and dreams she's in the studio of a cartoonist. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. "Archie-it is," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee's physician recommends he avoid things that give him stress; But try as he might, he just can't avoid Archie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #204
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 204

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Teenese Terror," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie finds out about reverse psychology and it ends up messing with his head. "Face Lift," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead tricks Reggie into believing that his car is falling apart and that Archie is a master mechanic. "What a Card," script and art by Joe Edwards; One Valentine's Day card leads to four black eyes. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Eye Cried for You," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Al Hartley (page 1) and Jon D'Agostino (pages 2-6); Archie as student health monitor is just one of Mr. Weatherbee's problems. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #205
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 205

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "The Cam-Pain," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; To beat Reggie in the election for class president, Jughead gets Archie to promise to get everyone who votes for him a date. Bendix brakes ad with Archie. "Puck Luck," script by George Gladir, art by Bob Bolling; While trying to help Archie make the Riverdale hockey team, Jughead displays enough aptitude himself that Coach Kleats makes him the team goalie. "Some Bunk," script and art by Joe Edwards; While playing hide and seek, Jinx finds a hiding place so good that no one can find her. Betty Pin-Up by Dan DeCarlo. "How to Make a Dizzy Blonde or The Umbrella Went to Her Head," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Betty is hired to demonstrate a new hair spray for a television commercial. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #206
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 206
    • Cover detached.

    "Solar System"; Archie uses the school ham radio for a report, but Reggie fixes it so he talks to Archie pretending to be Solar from the planet Mars. Archie Pin Up. Veronica Pin Up. "A Lesson in Learning"; Reggie wants to be able to talk to Midge without incurring Moose's wrath; Jughead shows him how it's done. "The Cut Up," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is driving her parents crazy by cutting things out of the newspaper. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. "Late Date"; Betty insists on Archie fulfilling an old promise to take her to the beach, even though the weather is cold and snowy; Jughead tries to put a stop to it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #207
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 207
  • Issue #208
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 208
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached.

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Lucky Me"; Students and teachers spruce up Riverdale High School for an inspection by the Board of Education, but Veronica panics when she misses her diamond clip. "The Grown-Up"; Archie is high-spirited, but Veronica complains that he's acting immaturely; He cleans up his act, but she throws a tantrum when her father requires her to stay home and finish homework. Archie Annual # 20 ad. "Weather or Not"; Li'l Jinx and Greg have been told to save their money for a rainy day. Archie Groovy Stationery Kit ad. Archie Club News. "Two Please"; Veronica wants Archie to take her to the football game, but Reggie buys the last two tickets. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #209
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 209
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Champ of Camp," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to help Mr. Lodge with his new "pop art" acquisitions, but only helps in ruining them. "Sky High," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to win a hang gliding contest to win passes for Veronica, even though he's never been hang gliding. "Friendly Enemies," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Gaga have a fight, but it's Greg who ends up in the middle. Veronica Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Million Dollar Movie," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie takes Betty to a movie, hoping to put the moves on her in the dark. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #210
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 210
    • 1 1/4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Can't Be Trusted," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways. "Auto-Magic," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to pass his car off as a classic antique rather than a wreck. "Feather Brain," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap buys Jinx a parakeet and teaches it to talk. "Two's Company," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; In order to get Archie to herself, Veronica strands Betty on a remote island in the channel. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #211
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 211
    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation. Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Cool It, Dad," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Fred's search for a cool spot on a warm day keeps getting foiled by Veronica and/or Betty. "Private Line," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When Veronica's phone privileges are suspended, Archie decides to string a phone line from his house to hers. "Get the Message," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is having problems taking phone messages. Bendix brakes ad. "The Perks of Unemployment," art by Dan DeCarlo; Betty asks Archie why he didn't apply for the lifeguard position on the beach. "Come Clean," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; A sudden burst of activism from Archie may squelch a business deal Mr. Lodge is working on. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #212
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 212

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Signed Sealed and Delivered," art by Bob Bolling; Archie agrees to deliver a pair of trained seals; On the way, he stops by the Lodge mansion to visit Veronica; Chaos ensues. "A Moving Experience," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When word gets out that Mr. Lodge might move his corporate headquarters and his home to another city, Archie, Betty and Jughead stage a sit-in to protest the move. "Reading & 'Righting'", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx tries to read a book, but her lack of word comprehension begins to get on her father's nerves. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. Jughead Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "A Splitting Headache," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; A blow to the head gives Moose a mild-mannered personality, a situation Reggie begins to exploit. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #213
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 213

    "Research," pencils by Harry Lucey; When Archie hears that Mr. Weatherbee is looking for him, he goes to great lengths to avoid being found. "The Dreamer," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie imagines revenge after Veronica and Reggie treat him as a social inferior. Archie's Christmas Stocking #158 ad. "Get the Picture!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Greg can't find a movie to go to that isn't for mature audiences only. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. Betty Pin Up. "Titan of the Tie World"; Reggie has a new business idea--hand-painted ties with test answers hidden in the pictures. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #214
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 214

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "All In the Mind," art by Bob Bolling; Dilton invents a spray that grants people temporary telepathy; But Riverdale High is not ready for this much truth. "The Jughead," script by Jeff Barry, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead dances alongside the lyrics to the song "The Jughead Shuffle," from the "Archie" animated television series. Betty Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty's dressed like a Native American and she's got an arrow for anyone who laughs at her. "The Tryout," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie feigns a knee injury to get out of trying out for the football team. Veronica Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Remind-Her," script and art by Joe Edwards; An overdue library book starts Jinx on an entrepreneurial enterprise. "Something Special," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Lodge invests in a special antennae to improve reception in the mansion. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #215
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 215

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Ode to Santa," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Mr. Lodge and the Archies disagree on whether modern rock Christmas carols capture the Christmas spirit. Miss Grundy's Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Veronica Pin Up," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "In a Pickle," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Dilton draws the assignment to play Santa for the kids at the orphanage and he's determined to do it despite his small stature. "Bowled Over!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap has to forego his bowling night to help Jinx build snowmen. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. "Jolly St. Nick," script and art by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie uses the time Moose is stuck playing Santa to move in on Midge. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #216
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 216

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Tune," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Mr. Weatherbee decries the sudden popularity of The Archies. The lyrics to the song "Everything's Archie" (from the CBS animated series of the same name), accompanied by a picture of the group performing the song, art by Joe Edwards. "Do Blondes Have More Fun?", pencils by Al Hartley (layouts) and Jon D'Agostino (finished art), inks by Jon D'Agostino; As a prank, Jughead puts hair dye in Reggie's football helmet and Reggie ends up blonde. "Boxed In," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap shows Jinx how to solve a crossword puzzle. Archie Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "If I Had My Way," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Jughead daydream in class about how the world would look if they could reshape its reality. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #217
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 217
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Perfect Costumes," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie has to figure out a way to be in three different places at once so as not to disappoint Veronica, Betty or his dad. Reggie Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Pop Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Winter Blues," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Pop laments the lack of activity in his shop during school days. "It's Catching," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap becomes a mother hen when he learns Jinx has been exposed to the Chicken Pox virus at school. "Nobody There," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie keeps getting plunked with a snowball and he can't figure out who his assailant is. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #218
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 218

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "The Magic of Love," art by Al Hartley; Moose is standing along the road when Dilton rushes by saying that he's finally found "her"; Just what he's been looking for; A real doll; Moose of course assumes that Dilton has finally found a girlfriend, and goes to tell Jughead and Archie. Betty and Veronica pinup by Dan DeCarlo. "Jog Jag," art by Al Hartley; Archie and Jughead are sitting on a large rock and see Mr. Lodge jogging by, with Smithers close behind him; Before long, Smithers falls down from exhaustion; Jughead doesn't seem interested in Jogging, but Archie convinces him to come jogging with him and Smithers. Archie Giant Series ad. "Party Smarty," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's dad yells for her saying Greg is on the phone; When she doesn't answer, he goes upstairs and bangs on her door; She opens the door and she asks if he was calling her, as music blasts from her room. Archie Club News. "Better Things," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie decides Jughead isn't doing a good job training Hot Dog and that Veronica would be a better trainer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #219
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 219

    Last 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Drum Beat," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; While searching for Jughead's missing drum, the group is warned that they are fated for misfortune. "Batter Up or There's a Pancake Stuck on the Ceiling, script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Weatherbee's secretary enlists the school staff's help to keep him on his diet. "A Golf Lesson," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx breaks her father's driver while playing with it. Li'l Jinx ad. Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "First Bloom," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Weatherbee tries unsuccessfully to catch the boys goofing off in school. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #220
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 220
    • Staple rust.

    First 15-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Break Up," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Samm Schwartz; The neighborhood is up in arms because Midge has broken up with Moose and everyone fears Moose's wrath for anyone Midge takes an interest in. "Twin Trouble," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dick Malmgren (layouts) and Jon D'Agostino, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Jughead has a warning for Archie. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "A Fantastic Basketball Shot," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When he sees Jughead make a 95 foot basketball shot, Coach Kleats puts on a full court press to recruit him for the team. "Right of Way," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx goes on strike to protest her living conditions. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. "Getting Ready," art by Samm Schwartz; Archie is practicing gymnastics in the hall and it's disturbing Mr. Weatherbee. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #221
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 221
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Wheeler-Dealer," art by Al Hartley; Jughead is forced to get Archie's car back when Jughead sells it without Archie's permission. "Midnight Madness," script and art by Al Hartley; Veronica's father thinks Veronica has run away with Archie and Archie's father believes that Archie has run off with Veronica. Betty and Veronica house ad. "Now Hear This...," script and art by Joe Edwards; With her mother's cake burning, Li'l Jinx tries to get the attention of her parents, with no success. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals. "The Exception," art by Al Hartley; Archie tells Moose that humans only use ten percent of their brain; however, it appears that Moose may prove to be the exception. "Loud and Clear," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Using modern communication methods (phones) Veronica has Archie call her every ten minutes so she can keep tabs on Archie; Betty has other ideas and communicates the old-fashioned way with Archie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #222
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 222
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Hero Business," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie makes a big show of being the beach life guard until he actually has to rescue someone. "It's a Gasser," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie decides to apply for a credit card to help solve his money woes but can't afford the $1.00 application fee. "It's a Ball!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx wants a new ball but she and her dad cannot find the perfect one; Later Hap gives her a doll; Her friend wants to know where he got it so she can tell her dad. Little Jinx Pen Pals. Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Little Girl Lost," script by George Gladir, art by Al Hartley; When a little lost girl finds Archie on the beach he takes care of her while looking for her people; He is rewarded. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #223
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 223

    "Going to the Dogs"; Archie takes a temporary weekend job at Karter's Kennels to be able to afford to take Veronica to the prom. "The Paws That Refreshes" with That Wilkin Boy; Rebel starts howling while the guys are practicing at the beach, so Teddy tries to get rid of him. "Shoo Fly," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx lets a fly in the house and then tries to get rid of it. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. Betty and Veronica Pin Up. "Club Date," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When two boys who are visiting Riverdale ask about a private club they can join short-term, Veronica pretends that her backyard is the "Lodge Pool and Cabana Club." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #224
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 224

    "Sic Pic"; When Veronica cancels a date with Archie, he tries to prove to Fred she is really sick by photographing her in bed. "The Protector"; Rebel claims to be the unsung hero who enables Bingo and Samantha to carry on their romance while foiling any attempt by her father Samson to break them up; Meanwhile Teddy tries to photograph Rebel displaying undog-like behavior but Rebel prevents that too. "The Door Belle!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx rings the doorbell so many times that Hap finally loses his patience and yells, but this time it isn't her. Li'l Jinx Pen Pals, art by Joe Edwards. Big Ethel Pin Up. Archie house ad. "The King and I"; Reggie's attempts to meet a new girl are all wrecked by unfortunate accidents. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #225
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 225

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Second Best," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; The gang argues over which of them are the best teenagers in town. Archie Club News. "Strangers in the Day," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Veronica pretends that she doesn't know who Archie is. "Film Fest," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx convinces her father to give her money so that she can go to the movies. "Kill or Cure," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The gang tries to straighten out Archie's bad back. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.