(July 2000)

Archie, 2000 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
1.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a parody of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby Doo cartoon.


"ZOIKS!" (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Frankenstein's Monster

We're Counting On You, Archie Andrews To Stop That Strange Phenomena! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archie gang are dressed as the Scooby Doo gang on this page. They are: Archie (dressed as Freddie), Veronica (dressed as Daphne), Betty (dressed as Velma), and Jughead (dressed as Shaggy). This title is also similar to the lyrics in the Scooby Doo cartoon opening theme.

A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter I) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog; Bo and Gus; Casey
Synopsis:
Archie decides to enroll in "Bo and Gus's Paranormal Investigation Camp." In order to get the group rate, he convinces Jughead, Betty and Veronica to go with him. The gang borrows a "Mystery Mobile" van from Jughead's uncle, and Hot Dog tags along. They arrive at the camp and are getting settled in when a shadow threatening Betty scares Jughead and Hot Dog.
Reprints:

Sightings (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on Archie's Weird Mysteries #3, guest-starring the Mighty Crusaders.

A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter II) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; a hermit; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; the local sheriff; the Leaf Monster
Synopsis:
The shadow belongs to an old hermit that warns Jughead and Betty of the leaf monster. As Archie and Veronica are having some private time, Archie sees the Leaf Monster out the window. As he and Veronica give chase, the sheriff shows up and warns the teens about the crazy monsters that have shown up since the school's opening. The hermit disappears, and the gang develops some odd, new phrases like "Jinkies!" and "Zoinks!". Even Hot Dog starts to talk, saying phrases like "RUH-ROH!"
Reprints:

A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter III) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Bo and Gus; the Leaf Monster
Synopsis:
The monster gives the kids the slip and they start to attend the camp's seminars. Jughead gets hungry and decides to raid the kitchen, with Hot Dog's help. While there, they find nothing to eat but boxes of leaves and "Gooby Snax" -- a type of dog biscuit. That's when the leaf monster finds them and chases them to the lecture hall.
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Know Your Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Jaguar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Ken Penders
Inks:
Ken Penders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]

Indexer Notes

One page origin of the Jaguar.

A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter IV) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Bo and Gus; the Leaf Monster; Casey; Sheriff Merrick
Synopsis:
Veronica escapes the Leaf Monster and the kids race outside only to find 3 more leaf monsters. However, the real Sheriff shows up with a leaf blower, and the disguises of the hermit, Gus, Casey, and the fake sheriff are revealed. It was Betty who solved the mystery by putting together the clues and calling the real Sheriff.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "ZOIKS!"
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  2. 1. We're Counting On You, Archie Andrews To Stop That Strange Phenomena!
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  3. 2. A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter I)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  4. 3. Sightings
  5. 4. A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter II)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  6. 5. A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter III)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  7. 6. Know Your Heroes!
    Jaguar
  8. 7. A Familiar Old Haunt (Chapter IV)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • James Ludwig
  • Gregg Whitmore