Archie #409 [Direct Edition]
(March 1993)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["Hah! I knew I could make it to the Bee's office..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Keywords:
books; wet floor

Wipe the Smile Off This Face! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Faceball 2000; Bullet-Proof Software / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Just Yolking Around (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie goes to the market to get some eggs. He avoids breaking the eggs despite a number of chances for an accident along the way and back.
Keywords:
bicycle; eggs; ice; supermarket

Archie's Discount Subscription Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Archie's Photo Contest Winners (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

We Love Archie Photo / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Two Guys Talkin' (Table of Contents)

Archie's Friend Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie try to make comparisons to Jughead being in a fast food restaurant.
Keywords:
fast food; hamburgers

Don't Miss a Date! Order My New Archie 1993 Calendar! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie's imagination runs wild as he becomes Admiral Peary, Robinson Crusoe, Romeo, and Lassie's Timmy. He goes too far when he gives Rhett Butler's classic response to a request by Veronica.
Keywords:
Admiral Peary; Gone with the Wind; Gunga Din; Lassie; Rhett Butler; Robinson Crusoe; Romeo

Indexer Notes

Arctic explorer Admiral Peary's name is misspelled as Admiral Perry. Archie's response as Rhett Butler is paraphrased as "Frankly my dear, I don't give a darn!"

The Big Touch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to borrow money from Archie.
Keywords:
loan

["Well, here we go again...the start of another New Year."] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
861

Indexer Notes

Gorelick asks for New Year's resolutions and promotes the Great Eastern Comic Convention January 22-24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

Running in Circles (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sonic the Hedgehog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Peace Negotiator (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo); Cousin Jerry
Keywords:
baseball cards; diplomacy; feud; reunion; snowman
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hah! I knew I could make it to the Bee's office..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. Wipe the Smile Off This Face!
    Faceball 2000; Bullet-Proof Software
  3. 2. Just Yolking Around
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie's Discount Subscription Offer!
    Archie Comics
  5. 4. Archie's Photo Contest Winners
    We Love Archie Photo
  6. 5. Two Guys Talkin'
    Archie's Friend Jughead
  7. 6. Don't Miss a Date! Order My New Archie 1993 Calendar!
    Archie
  8. 7. Just Imagine!
    Archie
  9. 8. The Big Touch
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Well, here we go again...the start of another New Year."]
    Editor's Notebook
  11. 10. Running in Circles
    Sonic the Hedgehog
  12. 11. The Peace Negotiator
    Archie
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