(February 2002)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Every four weeks, twice in July
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Barcode:
762816467476 51711
Editing:
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

["Let's face it, Archie!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; waiters
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica have varying tastes in food.
Keywords:
Restaurant

["Get caught up in the magic..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Santa's Helper Part One (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Betty; Veronica; manager; bratty kids; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Archie has a job playing Santa at the mall, but keeps making a mess of things. When he sees a more experienced (and successful) Santa at a downtown store, he asks for advice.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; holiday

["Dear Archie Readers"] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
1032

Characters:
Victor Gorelick

Indexer Notes

Words to patriotic songs, following the September 11, 2001 terrorist atacks

["Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page."] (Table of Contents)

A-Files / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Kid; aliens

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Charles Travers and Eleni Stephanie

["Archie's Subscription Offer"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Subscribe today!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Santa's Helper Part Two (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Reggie; Moose; happy kids; second manager
Synopsis:
The older Santa tells Archie that he must project warmth and show the children that he really cares about them. To help him remember, Santa gives Archie a token marked "care." After that Archie does a wonderful job with the children, but when he visits the downtown store to see his older friend, he learns that the store hasn't had a Santa Claus, or a toy department, for many years. The manager assures him, though, that there's a wonderful Santa at the mall.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; holiday

["I can't get enough Archie stuff!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Music Appreciation (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited) [as Ruiz]
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited) [as Milgrom]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Andrews likes Archie's music CD, so Archie takes it back to the store.

Fan Art (Table of Contents)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Inks:
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Colors:
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Archie
Keywords:
Fan art

That's the Breaks (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Reggie; Jughead; Dilton; Chuck; pretty girls
Synopsis:
Since the guys are going on a ski trip, Archie and Reggie bring fake casts. That way they can hang around in the lodge and meet pretty girls. When the girls find out, Archie and Reggie get injured for real.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Skiing

Indexer Notes

Grossman and Yoshida credits from GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 226.

Talk That Talk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited) [as Gladir]
Pencils:
? Kennedy (credited) [as Kennedy]
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie; Jughead; Chuck; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie says he should do his homework, but hopes someone will talk him out of it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
High school

["Betty? Veronica?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Real Meal Deal (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie
Synopsis:
Archie creates a mess making breakfast for his parents, then finds out that they've gone out to eat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 225 credits George Gladir (story), Stan Goldberg (pencils), John Lowe (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

["Archie Americana Series, now including Best of the Eighties!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Pikmin"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["And what did you get for your birthday?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Let's face it, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  3. 2. Santa's Helper Part One
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  5. 4. ["Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Archie's Subscription Offer"]
  7. 6. ["Subscribe today!"]
  8. 7. Santa's Helper Part Two
    Archie
  9. 8. ["I can't get enough Archie stuff!"]
  10. 9. Music Appreciation
    Archie
  11. 10. Fan Art
    Fan Art
  12. 11. That's the Breaks
    Archie
  13. 12. Talk That Talk
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Betty? Veronica?"]
  15. 14. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6"]
  16. 15. The Real Meal Deal
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Archie Americana Series, now including Best of the Eighties!"]
  18. 17. ["Pikmin"]
  19. 18. ["And what did you get for your birthday?"]
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