(October 1971)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Music Corp.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

A Summer Prayer For Peace (Table of Contents)

Everything's Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Sal Contrera
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor; drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones

Summer Prayer For Peace (Table of Contents)

The Archies / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Sal Contrera
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor; drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Clyde; Sgt. Bean
Synopsis:
The male members of The Archies get their draft notices just before their big peace rally. Their hippie friend Clyde urges them to burn their draft cards, but Archie explains that though they oppose the war, breaking the law and rioting won't bring about social change. At the peace rally, Archie delivers the message that if the new generation works together, it can solve America's problems ("bigotry, pollution, and a senseless war") without violence.
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Indexer Notes

The final caption, which says that The Archies "are still a year away from being drafted but this is the way it would have happened," leaves it ambiguous as to whether this is an "imaginary" story or not.

A rare example of Archie expressing political views, both against the Vietnam War and against violent protests.

The title of the story comes from a song released by The Archies on the album "Sunshine," one of the most serious and ambitious songs by the group. It was a hit overseas but failed to catch on in America. The final panel has the group singing the actual song, though with the word "God" changed to "got."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Summer Prayer For Peace
    Everything's Archie
  2. 1. Summer Prayer For Peace
    The Archies
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