(1990)

Archie, 1990 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.00 CAD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1990
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Barcode:
071896469615 01
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

Issue Notes

Adaptation of the NBC-TV movie that aired on May 6, 1990. Based on the teleplay by Evan Katz. Story has many flashback sequences and features two styles of art: the adult years done in realistic style by Gene Colan and the flashbacks done in "Archie" style by Stan Goldberg and Mike Esposito. This is a similar approach to the way the art was done in the "Archie Meets Punisher" cross-over. This is a more sophisticated Archie book and the styles work well together. Features no advertisements except on the back cover. Additional index information by Gregg Whitmore.

Keywords:
TV adaptation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed); Rex Lindsey (cover design)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
Rex Lindsey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Pop Tate; Jordan Jones (Jughead's son); Mr. Lodge's chauffeur
Keywords:
soap opera

[Credit Page] (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan ?
Inks:
Gene Colan ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Pop Tate

Indexer Notes

This appears on the inside front cover.

Chapter 1: Home Town Boy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan (pages 3-19); Stan Goldberg (flashbacks, pages 1-2, 21)
Inks:
Gene Colan (pages 3-19); Mike Esposito (flashbacks, pages 1-2, 21)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews (a lawyer); Betty Cooper (a school teacher and writer); Veronica Lodge (a jet-setter); Dr. Forsythe P. Jones [Jughead Jones] (a psychiatrist); Reggie Mantle (a local business owner); Pop Tate; Mr. and Mrs. Argyle; Pam (Archie's fiancee); Waldo Weatherbee; Moose and Midge Mason (chiropractors); Charles (Veronica's butler); Robert (Betty's fiancee); Wallace (a client of Archie's); Jordan Jones; Hiram Lodge's chauffeur; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Riverdale is getting ready for a class reunion, and its alumni gather from all parts of the globe.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Three flashback pages in this chapter: pages 1-2 and page 21.

Chapter 2: The Eternal Triangle (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan (pages 22-32); Stan Goldberg (flashbacks, page 33)
Inks:
Gene Colan (pages 22-32); Mike Esposito (flashbacks, page 33)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jordan Jones; Veronica Lodge; Robert; Moose Mason; Midge Mason; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie, Betty, Reggie, Jughead and Veronica renew their friendships at a reunion picnic, and Archie learns that Reggie is preparing to evict Pop Tate and tear down the Chocklit Shoppe.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

One flashback page (page 32).

Chapter 3: The Straight and Narrow (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan (pages 34-39); Stan Goldberg (flashback, page 40)
Inks:
Gene Colan (pages 34-39); Mike Esposito (flashback, page 40)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Lodge's chauffeur; Jordan Jones; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie shoos Veronica away in order to remain faithful to Pam, and he and Betty look in the local library for a legal loophole to stop Reggie. Also, Mr. Lodge's chauffeur sabotages Archie's car brakes.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

One flashback page (page 40).

Chapter 4: Their Day in Court (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan (pages 41-45); Stan Goldberg (flashback, page 46)
Inks:
Gene Colan (pages 41-45); Mike Esposito (flashback, page 46)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Schwartz; Judge Brown; Jordan Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Smithers (flashback only)
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie meet in court as a judge decides what to do about Pop's eviction notice.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

One flashback page (page 46).

Chapter 5: All's Fair (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan (pages 47-53); Stan Goldberg (flashback, page 54)
Inks:
Gene Colan (pages 47-53); Mike Esposito (flashback, page 54)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Judge Brown; Jordan Jones; Reggie Mantle; Robert; Midge Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Pam
Synopsis:
The court decides in favor of Reggie, Betty breaks up with Robert, and Betty, Veronica and Pam all come to see Archie at the same time.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

One flashback page (page 54).

Chapter 6: The Moment of Truth (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pam; Jughead Jones; Jordan Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Ethel Muggs (an international fashion model); Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge's chauffeur; Robert; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
As the gang meets for their reunion, Pop Tate stands up to the bulldozers and is soon joined by Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead. Archie breaks up with Pam, and Veronica tells off her father, who then uses his controlling influence to stop the bulldozers. Unfortunately, his chauffeur has placed a bomb at the site, and it takes Archie and Reggie working together to get rid of it. Finally, despite all their changes, the gang decides to stay in Riverdale.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

No flashback pages in this chapter. The final picture of the gang on the last page is laid out the same as the first page of this book.

To Riverdale and Back Again (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Credit Page]
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Home Town Boy
    Archie
  4. 3. Chapter 2: The Eternal Triangle
    Archie
  5. 4. Chapter 3: The Straight and Narrow
    Archie
  6. 5. Chapter 4: Their Day in Court
    Archie
  7. 6. Chapter 5: All's Fair
    Archie
  8. 7. Chapter 6: The Moment of Truth
    Archie
  9. 8. To Riverdale and Back Again
    Archie
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