(1991)

Archie, 1991 Series
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Price:
8.95 USD; 10.50 CAD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie 50th Anniversary
ISBN:
1-879794-00-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978187979400951195
Editing:
Scott Fulop (Americana Series Editor); Victor Gorelick (Managing); Paul Castiglia (Assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
17.5cm x 25.5cm
Binding:
Perfect Bound

Issue Notes

A comprehensive trade paperback reprint compilation of 1940's Archie stories, from the character's first decade of "life" with an emphasis on the origins, evolutions and first appearances of the major characters from Riverdale. Up until this series most of the stories in the volume had not been published in almost half a century. First in a volume of a decade themed trade paperback series.
4th printing, December 2007, priced at $12.95 USD


[Best Of The Forties] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks:
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman

Genre:
Teen; Humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)
Inks:
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)
Colors:
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)

Genre:
teen; humor

Indexer Notes

Photograph located on inside front and inside back covers.

The Importance of Being Archie (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stephen King
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Dan Parent
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Archie Is Here (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott D. Fulop
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Just a matter of skill, that's all!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Bloom
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (first appearance); Betty Cooper (first appearance); Jughead Jones (first appearance); Mr. Andrews (first appearance); Mr. Cooper (first appearance); Gramps Andrews (first appearance)
Reprints:

["Gee, Archie, you're going awfully fast!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Andrews
Reprints:

["Gosh!! Who cares about the Stamp Act when Veronica's making history right here in school?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (first appearance); Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Reprints:

Pep Comics Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Evolution of... Pop Tate (Table of Contents)

Pop Tate / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Montage of appearances of Pop Tate with images reprinted from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #46 and Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12

["Class day! Gosh it's fun. Tonight I join the Philomathian and Saturday is the boat ride!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle (first appearance); Mr. Weatherbee (first appearance); Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

["Ho hum! It's clearing up -- guess it's going to be a nice day after all!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Reprints:

["On you marks! Get set!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge (first appearance)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge called Burton K. Lodge in this story.

Who's Who in Riverdale! (Table of Contents)

Archie / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints:

Prom Pranks (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Montana
Pencils:
Bob Montana
Inks:
Bob Montana
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. McQuiggan; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints:

Double Date (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally ends up with two dates on the same night and he tries to keep them both.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica are definitely rivals for Archie now!

No Body's Dummy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

1940's Archie Comic Book Covers (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

The Battle of the Jitterbugs (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Reprints:

Patch as Catch Can (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An early prototype of Big Ethel appears in the story, but is not mentioned by name.

The Hair Raiser (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Gill
Inks:
Ray Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Gable (intro); Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Reprints:

1940's Archie Comic Book Covers (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

The Old Home Town (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Floogle (intro)
Reprints:

The Close Shave (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Tony (intro)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie attempts his first shave!

The Dangerous Sex (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose McGee (first appearance); Lottie Little (first appearance); Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Jughead tutors Lottie, even though Moose will punch out any other boy who even LOOKS at Lottie.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Dan Parent
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Description of contents with illustration located on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Best Of The Forties]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  3. 2. The Importance of Being Archie
  4. 3. Archie Is Here
  5. 4. ["Just a matter of skill, that's all!"]
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Gee, Archie, you're going awfully fast!"]
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Gosh!! Who cares about the Stamp Act when Veronica's making history right here in school?"]
    Archie
  8. 7. Pep Comics Puzzle Page
    Archie
  9. 8. The Evolution of... Pop Tate
    Pop Tate
  10. 9. ["Class day! Gosh it's fun. Tonight I join the Philomathian and Saturday is the boat ride!"]
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Ho hum! It's clearing up -- guess it's going to be a nice day after all!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. ["On you marks! Get set!"]
    Archie
  13. 12. Who's Who in Riverdale!
    Archie
  14. 13. Prom Pranks
    Archie
  15. 14. Double Date
    Archie
  16. 15. No Body's Dummy
    Archie
  17. 16. 1940's Archie Comic Book Covers
    Archie
  18. 17. The Battle of the Jitterbugs
    Archie
  19. 18. Patch as Catch Can
    Archie
  20. 19. The Hair Raiser
    Archie
  21. 20. 1940's Archie Comic Book Covers
    Archie
  22. 21. The Old Home Town
    Archie
  23. 22. The Close Shave
    Archie
  24. 23. The Dangerous Sex
    Jughead
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Archie
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