(May 1967)

Archie, 1967 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

With this issue the Pureheart series changes the name of the title character from "Pureheart the Powerful" to "Captain Pureheart," though the original name is occasionally used in the stories. This one issue alone, the indicia title is Captain Purehart.


[Don't dare miss this double-action, double-daring double feature] (Table of Contents)

Archie as Captain Pureheart / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Sal Contrera
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen; humor; superhero
Characters:
Archie Andrews [as Captain Pureheart]; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

The issue is credited to "Dick, Vic, Bob and Bill," possibly referring to Richard Goldwater (editor), Victor Gorelick (art director), Bob White (original artist of Pureheart), and Bill Vigoda (artist of this issue). Frank Doyle, the writer of all the Pureheart stories, is not credited.

Knack of Time (Table of Contents)

Archie as Captain Pureheart / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Sal Contrera
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen; humor; superhero
Characters:
Archie Andrews [as Captain Pureheart]; Reggie Mantle [as Evilheart]; Veronica Lodge; Time Wizard
Synopsis:
Pureheart, Evilheart and Veronica take a trip through time with the dastardly but incompetent Time Wizard, whose time-travel box keeps sending them all to the wrong era in history.
Reprints:

Best Regards, Captain Pureheart (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Pureheart; Veronica; Archie

Indexer Notes

"signed" pinup.

Eye See (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children; superhero
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has mighty eyes, and can see through things.

The Rattle of the Reptile (Table of Contents)

Archie as Captain Pureheart / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Sal Contrera
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
teen; humor; superhero
Characters:
Archie Andrews [as Captain Pureheart]; Reggie Mantle [as Evilheart]; Veronica Lodge; the Reptile; Bubbles Galore
Synopsis:
Pureheart fights an inept battle against the villain known as the Reptile and his latest scheme to blackmail Mr. Lodge by kidnapping Veronica.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The stories in this issue move Pureheart more towards pure comedy, as the character starts to become as klutzy and inept as Archie himself.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reports and letters from Toi Denise Lupo (Phenix City, Ala.); Anna Doswell (Colorado Springs, Col.); Marv Hackenberg (Eureka, Calif.); Carol Standeven (No. Kingstown, R.I.); Raymond Elgin (Fort Devens, Mass); Betty White (Greenville, SC); Kyle Datson (Abilene, Tex)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Don't dare miss this double-action, double-daring double feature]
    Archie as Captain Pureheart
  2. 1. Knack of Time
    Archie as Captain Pureheart
  3. 2. Best Regards, Captain Pureheart
  4. 3. Eye See
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. The Rattle of the Reptile
    Archie as Captain Pureheart
  6. 5. Archie Club News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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