(September 2004)

Archie, 2003 Series
Price:
0.00 Free
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
2004-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Keywords:
Free Comic Book Day; Free Comic Book Day 2004

I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton

I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part One) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Capp (a comic book shop owner); Cameos: Joe Field (of Flying Colors Comics); Buddy Saunders (of Lonestar Comics); Bill Libowitz (of Golden Apple Comics)
Synopsis:
When Archie and Betty go to Capp's Comics Cubbyhole, they meet other comic shop owners. When Capp realizes he doesn't have any comics pros visiting the shop as the others do, he hastily shows off Chuck as an up and coming comics pro. Archie then offers to write the script for Chuck's comic, which Capp will carry exclusively.

Indexer Notes

6 vignettes on the splash page show Archie as Black Spy (from Mad's Spy vs. Spy), as Thor, as Sonic the Hedgehog, as Batman, and as Tweety Bird from Looney Tunes. The other comic shop owners on pages 3 and 4 are based on real people. Page 5 includes 4 unidentified vignettes of comic book professionals -- possibly the creators of this story.

I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Two) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Geraldine Grundy; Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
Archie is unable to think of any good ideas for Chuck's comic.

Indexer Notes

The last panel on page 11 and the next five panels on page 12 are done in a black and white, manga style of artwork. This is a parody of Sonic the Hedgehog, with Archie as Sonic, Jughead as Tails, and Reggie as Knuckles (identified by Gabriel Whitmore, age 7.)

Archie and the Guys Fashions (Table of Contents)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton

Indexer Notes

Fans suggestions for the guys' fashions.

I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Three) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Bethany; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cameos: The Infestation of Super-Heroes [Smarty Pantys-7 [Dilton Doiley parodying Brainiac Five in a Cosmic Boy/Lightning Lad costume]; Voracious Boy [Jughead Jones parodying Matter-Eater Lad]; Rebound Kid [Archie Andrews]; Insufferable Lad [Reggie Mantle, in a Silver Age Element Lad costume] unnamed [Betty Cooper in a Silver Age Saturn Girl costume]; unnamed [Veronica Lodge in a Silver Age Duo Damsel costume sans cape]]; The Snoozing [with Jughead as Morpheus]; The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. (Really Impressive Vast Enterprise for Routing Dangerous Adversaries, Louts, Etc.)
Synopsis:
Chuck watches Archie and the gang to come up with ideas for the comic, but his aren't much better than Archie's. Archie also makes a date with a new girl named Bethany, who has an outrageous hairstyle.

Indexer Notes

Includes parodies of the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Dreaming [with Sandman / Morpheus], and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The costume colors of the Infestation of Super-Heroes are different from the original Silver Age ones.

I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Four) (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Bethany; Mr. Dalyrimple (Bethany's father); Smithers; Cameos: Capp; Dilton Doiley; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
When Archie realizes that Bethany is at Veronica's house, he plans to still meet her there. Bethany's father is a wig maker and Bethany's rad hair style is just a wig. Mr. Dalyrimple then gives copies of the wig to Betty, Veronica and Mr. Lodge to wear. Thinking that each is Bethany, Archie tries to court all of them except Bethany, with humorous results. Chuck then gets his inspiration: a comic starring Archie and his comedic escapades.

Indexer Notes

The opening panel shows Archie as Dracula, Garfield the Cat (with Jughead as Odie), The Incredible Hulk, as the star of a romance book (done in a realistic art style with Betty Cooper as his love interest), and as a science fiction hero, complete with ray gun, rocket pack and glass oxygen helmet.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character!
    Archie
  2. 1. I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part One)
    Archie
  3. 2. I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Two)
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie and the Guys Fashions
    Archie
  5. 4. I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Three)
    Archie
  6. 5. I Was A Teen Age Comic Book Character! (Part Four)
    Archie
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