Binky’s Buddies

    (DC, 1969-1970)
™ and © DC Comics

DC’s answer to Archie features similar characters and an artist that eventually became the featured artist on the main Archie title, Stan Goldberg. This title was a spin-off of the long-running Leave it to Binky, which started life as a not-so-similar teen title as Archie.

But when Archie started achieving tremendous success on the pop charts (“Sugar, Sugar”) and on television (“Everything’s Archie”), both Marvel and DC expanded their teen title lines to reflect this newfound popularity, and changed their character design to emulate the “Archie” style. Unfortunately, the popularity did not rub off very much and these titles were all canceled within the next couple of years.

— Mark Arnold

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#1

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $20.00
No copies available
   

#2

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $54.00
1 copy available for $15.00
Mar-Apr issue; Reprint from Buzzy #48 (Mar-Apr 1953) Bob Oksner

#3

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $28.00
1 copy available for $2.50
   

#4

  8/1/1969
  $0.15
  $26.00
2 copies available from $9.00
Reprints from Leave It To Binky #38 (Mar 1954), Buzzy #75 (Jan-Feb 1957), and Here’s Howie #2 (Mar-Apr 1952); Jul-Aug issue Mort Meskin

#5

  10/1/1969
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  $31.00
1 copy available for $2.99
Sep-Oct issue Win Mortimer

#6

  12/1/1969
  $0.15
  $39.00
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#7

  2/1/1970
  $0.15
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#8

  4/1/1970
  $0.15
  $25.00
2 copies available from $3.50
   

#9

  6/1/1970
  $0.15
  $47.00
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#10

  8/1/1970
  $0.15
  $14.00
1 copy available for $2.75
  Henry Scarpelli

#11

  10/1/1970
  $0.15
  $27.00
1 copy available for $9.99
  Henry Scarpelli

#12

  12/1/1970
  $0.15
  $32.00
1 copy available for $6.99