(April 1987)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
02710006962104
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Last issue of Laugh Comics. Series continues on regular schedule simply as Laugh (Archie, 1987 series). Josie and the Pussycats return in this issue to gear up for their appearance in the new series.


["400 Laughs And Counting!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Sabrina Spellman; Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Melody; Valerie]
Synopsis:
Veronica thinks her Laugh 400 party is a bust because none of the neighbors have complained.

Meeting The Girls (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
When the guys go skiing, Dilton attracts the most girls due to his injury.

["You don't need drugs..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Nancy; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Reasons to stay away from drugs.

Shopping?...It's For The Birds! (Table of Contents)

Archie's Dad / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Unscramble the letters to see what items Mr. Andrews didn't have enough money for at the supermarket.

Watch Out (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie becomes part of the neighborhood watch so he can watch his new neighbor.

Study Buddy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot assigns studying the moon as homework.

Odd Girl Out (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Melody; Valerie]; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alexandra joins the group and decides to take over, using the fact that her father financially backs the group to prevent resistance. Melody uses her stupidity to get Alexandra to leave the group.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Cabot's decision to finacially back the group was featured in an issue-length story in Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #540.

You Know You're In Love When (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
How to tell when you're in love.

Indexer Notes

Bonkers are shown on page 2, a then-sponsor of Archie comics.

The Rules (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Reggie, Jughead, and Dilton have a snowball fight.
Reprints:

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents)

Archie's Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Dexter Taylor (drawings); typeset (letters)

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Features two reports on the Bulletin Board System and acid rain.

Archie's Trivia (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Trivia related to Archie featuring when he first appeared (1941), his first artist (Bob Montana), and his first comic book (Pep).

400 Laughs...And Counting! (Table of Contents)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Svenson; Miss Grundy; Ms. Beazly; Hot Dog; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Ethel; Sabrina Spellman; Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis:
Archie has good news to share, but he can't remember it. Meanwhile, the number 400 seems to surround him wherever he goes. Finally, he goes to Pop's where he arrives just in time for the Laugh Comics 400 party.

Indexer Notes

The story ends with the following message: "You've got the last laugh...but don't misss the all new Laugh #1 (Volume II) on sale in April! This special collectors' issue will be exploding with all the wild and crazy fun my pals and I have delivered in the past and more, more, more!!!"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["400 Laughs And Counting!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Meeting The Girls
    Archie
  3. 2. ["You don't need drugs..."]
    Archie
  4. 3. Shopping?...It's For The Birds!
    Archie's Dad
  5. 4. Watch Out
    Archie
  6. 5. Study Buddy
    Archie
  7. 6. Odd Girl Out
    Josie and the Pussycats
  8. 7. You Know You're In Love When
    Betty
  9. 8. The Rules
    Reggie
  10. 9. Archie's Club News
    Archie's Club News
  11. 10. Archie's Trivia
    Archie
  12. 11. 400 Laughs...And Counting!
    Archie and the Gang
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  • Lou Mazzella
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