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Archie Giant Series (1954) comic books 1969

  • Issue #158
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 158

    Archie's Christmas Stocking. "When You Gotta Glow," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Veronica offers Archie some Christmas lights that her family isn't using any more, but they turn out to be more trouble then they're worth. "Christmas Present?", script by George Gladir, pencils by Samm Schwartz, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The boys don't want to sing the same old Christmas carols with the girls, so they go off on their own, but the people of Riverdale don't respond well to their modern lyrics. "The Tree"; Veronica brings home a scrawny Christmas tree as a joke, but her father decides that he likes it better and doesn't want a nicer one. "A Good Year!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Season of Magic," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White; Jingles, the brownie from Santa's Workshop, returns to make mischief in Riverdale, but he's scared into leaving when he encounters multiple Santas. "The Present"; Midge wants Archie's help in choosing a gift for Moose, which gets Archie in trouble with both Moose and Veronica. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #159
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 159

    Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Protector," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Trying to prove that he's not just a "delinquent brownie," Jingles tells Betty and Veronica that he will protect them from all harm. "If the Shoe Fits" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. Christmas Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Merry Misery," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica becomes sick of the conformist Christmas spirit, and along with Reggie, she hatches a plan to prove that greed is stronger than sickening sweetness. "The Show Up," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica decides to get Betty a very expensive gift to make her gift look even cheaper by comparison. "No Waiting," art by Stan Goldberg; Veronica gets a package and refuses to wait until Christmas to open it. "Takes Up Light Housekeeping, or, His Business Went On the Rocks," script and art by Bob Bolling; Archie goes up in a plane to help deliver supplies to the lighthouse keepers on Mr. Lodge's property. "The Archie Doll," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica literally gives Archie to Betty for Christmas as a "real live Archie doll." 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #160
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 160
    • 3/4" cumulative spine split.

    World of Archie. "Waltz Faults"; To help Archie win a dance contest Jughead paints dance steps on the floor that can only be seen with special glasses, however Reggie sabotages the dance steps. "Follow the Bouncing Ball," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; An accident involving a nuclear testing lab leaves Archie with a radioactive charge that causes a basketball to be magnetically attracted to his hands. "Unbalanced," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie's superhuman ability to balance things causes other people to panic, snatch the things away, and break them. "His Own Worst Enemy," script by Frank Doyle, art by Harry Lucey; When Archie runs into a tree, he starts having a conversation with a ghostly twin. "Lend an Air" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx needs someone to blow up their football. "Help Wanted," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; With Smithers on vacation, Mr. Lodge hires a hideous-looking temporary replacement to scare Archie away. "Heads Up," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; A combination of a strange chemical solution and radiation from a machine causes Archie's hand to become invisible. "Cliff Hanger," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; When Archie sees Veronica with a date, he casually swears off girls forever. He shares his new-found joy with Jughead and Reggie, much to their dismay. "Takes Two to Tangle," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; In a fight between Archie and Reggie, the teachers get differing impressions of who punched out who. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #161
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 161
    • 1" Spine split from top.

    World of Jughead. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Merchant Princes," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Upon finding Jughead severely distraught because Pop's is closed due to Pop being sick, Archie and Reggie decide to do something about it. "Super Jug," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; A strange rock falls from space during a rainstorm. "Time Is Money," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead runs off rather than lend Reggie money, but then secretly gives Archie some money to lend to Reggie. "Grin and Bear It," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead believes the old saying "smile and the world smiles with you," but his grin is so hideous that it makes everyone angry at him. "Forget-Me-Not" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "False Lead," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; When the Chamber of Commerce sponsors a boy-girl treasure hunt, Jughead teams up with the girl who's guaranteed to win the contest: Cricket O'Dell, the girl who can smell money. "A Loan and Blue," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie asks Jughead to lend him a dollar; Jughead responds by acting out an elaborate scenario to prove that lending Archie a dollar would lead to disaster. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #162
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 162

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    Betty and Veronica Spectacular. "Change of Heart"; Betty and Veronica like the new guy in town, Denny George. "A Go-Go Tail"; Betty gets a hip hugger hairdo that's down to her waist and the attention she gets makes Veronica jealous so she goes to the store and buys hair extensions. "Rumor Has It"; Betty accidentally starts a rumor about Reggie and Midge. "The Collection"; Veronica has paintings made of Archie in the style of the Mona Lisa and Blue Boy. Statement of Ownership; Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months 441,789; Single Issue Nearest To Filing Date: 489,645. "Betty Takes the Cake"; Betty throws a masquerade themed surprise party for Archie and two crooks show up. "All That Jazz"; Mr. Lodge has a secret life as a jazz drummer. "Play It Dumb"; Veronica tells Betty that girls don't need to be smart. She ends up with a really dumb guy. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #163
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 163

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    Archie's Jokes Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #164
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 164

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    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Bikini Beat," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Annoyed that Archie and Reggie are ogling other girls, Betty and Veronica decide to wear something different to get their attention-but are beaten to it by a fully-clothed girl on the beach. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "The Name of the Game Is Yipe!", pencils by Al Hartley; Veronica is angry that Betty treats Archie instead of Archie treating her. "Unhappy Talk," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Fed up with her talking on the phone, Mr. Lodge promises Veronica a dress if she can keep quiet for three hours. "Job Hunting" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Beach Peaches"; Betty tries to get attention from the bikini-dazed Archie. "Brain Waves," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty tries to use auto suggestion to get Archie to forget who Veronica is. "Sweet Smell of Success," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie takes Betty and Veronica fishing. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #165
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 165

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    The World of Archie. "Troubled Waters," pencils by Al Harley; Archie gets Mr. Lodge's new cruiser ready for the season but launches it without a line. "Sky Pictures" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; As Li'l Jinx cloud watches, she sees one shaped like a faucet as it begins to rain. "The Ingrate," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Aquaviva; Leaving behind a big mess, Archie and Jughead take off on Mrs. Andrews' birthday; Mr. Andrews go looking for them but in the meantime a cleaning service ordered and paid for by Archie shows up to clean their house. "Language Barrier," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Aquaviva; Set in prehistoric times, cavemen Archie and Reggie are losing to a dinosaur; Cavewomen Betty and Veronica rescue them with one word. "Stripe Gripe," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Aquaviva; Archie dawns a ridiculous outfit thinking he will make people laugh. Archie Club News. "Book Banter," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Aquaviva; While in the library, Archie and Jughead come across a book of spells. "The Quitter," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Smithers decides to leave the Lodge employment citing too many incidences with Archie. "Medical Madness," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie concocts a potion that turns him into Reggie; He wreaks havoc with the real Reggie taking the heat. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #166
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 166

    World of Jughead. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Sky Is Falling," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead can't believe it when Hot Dog starts talking to him. "The Wheeler Dealer" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Lil Jinx marvels over Greg's new bike. "Swing Session," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead's attempt to build a tire swing means nothing but trouble for Archie. "Glow Worm," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Samm Schwartz, inks by Mario Acquaviva; A lab accident causes Jughead to glow in the dark. "Pizza Pirates," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead teaches Archie and Reggie a lesson for stealing his pizza. "Jester," art by Samm Schwartz; Reggie nearly kills himself trying to get Jughead to laugh. "Roll Out the Barrel," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead brings a barrel to school and immediately gets on Mr. Weatherbee's bad side. "The Idol's Eye," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Reggie defies Jughead's warning and opens a box Jughead claims has a cursed item. "Hats Off," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; A windy day blows Jughead's hat into a women's hat boutique, where a trend-setting matron wants to buy it. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.