(May 1979)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
132 ?
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Barcode:
0271000699705
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

non standard barcode


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Spin Out (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
All the boys are crazy over baton twirlers, so Betty and Veronica decide to teach themselves how to "kick and twirl".
Reprints:

The Peacemaker (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
At Coach Kleats' request, Archie trains Moose to control his temper.
Reprints:

["Where's Jughead?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Jughead was corridor monitor, but now is missing.

Master Plan (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Jughead is learning how he can be forceful to Ethel.

Ah-Chew (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
The teacher called Charley a beaver.
Reprints:

Super Star (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
The Riverdale High School Basketball Team is undefeated due to their Most Valuable Player.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
basketball; cheerleaders

Archie's New Grouping Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

["How you'd make out with your physical?"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Mr. Svensen; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr Svensen went to the doctor.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint

Confidence Game (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Sabrina; Harvey
Synopsis:
Sabrina tries to get Harvey to be more assertive and confident.
Reprints:

The Small Toreador (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children

["And I hear our new teacher was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Reluctant Referee (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
When Veronica breaks up with Archie, Betty is prepared to pounce and get him on the rebound. But Dilton insists that her duty as a friend is to try and bring them back together.
Reprints:

Cool Water (Table of Contents)

Super Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Super Duck is thirsty and decides to get some water from a well.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Mail Call (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Lil Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wants mail.

Signs Out Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Josie / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Indexer Notes

only art consists of small head shot of Josie, which appears to be a stat taken from a mid 1960s Josie story.

["I'm the principal!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weaterbee's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr Weatherbee has to wear a hard hat to look at the school's new construction.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper strip reprint.

Playtime (Table of Contents)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy's students are playing with toys: Saucy Saucer and a Crazy Ball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Toys based on Wham-o's Frisbee and Super Ball.

Early Morning Blues (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Mr. Andrews is awaken at 6 AM by a phone call for his son.

["I feel blah ...and my eyesight is blurry!"] (Table of Contents)

Coach Kleats Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Coach Kleats is feeling ill.

Indexer Notes

Archie daily newspaper reprint.

Power Shortage (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Valerie; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Alexandra rubs a Middle Eastern flashlight and out pops Omar, a funky, groovy, finger-snappin' magic genie who does Alexandra's bidding... until he falls in love with Valerie.
Reprints:

Fiddler's Choice (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman; Tough Teddy; Rebel
Synopsis:
Mr. Smythe and Teddy try to prove that Uncle Herman is lying about having been a professional baseball player.
Reprints:

Taster's Choice (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Miss Beazly wants to quit, so Mr. Weatherbee gets Jughead to help.
Reprints:

["Excuse my glove!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Beazley; Mr Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Miss Beazley only has one glove.

Indexer Notes

reprinted from Archie daily newspaper strip

Candid Camera (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Bagly
Synopsis:
Reggie tries to get Little Archie into trouble, but everything he tries seems to wind up making Little Archie more popular with the teachers.
Reprints:

Wave Length (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Sabrina; Archie Andrews; Della The Head Witch; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Sabrina goes to Della for help in controlling her unintentional spell-casting.
Reprints:

Ring of Ruin! (Table of Contents)

Reggie as Evilheart / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
superhero; humor; teen
Characters:
Evilheart [Reggie Mantle III]; Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; The Rotter; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Arty Smarty! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Lil Jinx; Roz
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and Roz examine modern sculpture.

Statement Of Ownership, Mangement, And Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

credited editors: John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
listed owner of Close-Up, Inc.: Archie Enterprises, Inc
12 month total paid circulation: 142,192

["Miss Haggly, teaching is your life!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Haggly
Synopsis:
Miss Haggly is considering leaving teaching to become an organic farmer.

Indexer Notes

reprinted from the Archie daily newspaper strip

Testing 1 ... 2 ... (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Greg Davis
Synopsis:
Veronica is hysterical about a big guy who refused to let her pass. Reggie and Archie agree to take care of him.

Indexer Notes

Greg Davis is Veronica's cousin.

Paper Caper (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Tom Keith
Synopsis:
As school paper editor, Veronica assigns Betty to cover a foreign teenager named "Boris Finkelheimer," which turns out to be an alias for rock star Tom Keith.
Reprints:

["Betty wants to see the strange plant I bought you at the flower show."] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

repinted Archie daily newspaper strip

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Spin Out
    Betty And Veronica
  3. 2. The Peacemaker
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Where's Jughead?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Master Plan
    Jughead
  6. 5. Ah-Chew
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Super Star
    Reggie
  8. 7. Archie's New Grouping Puzzle
  9. 8. ["How you'd make out with your physical?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  10. 9. Confidence Game
    Sabrina
  11. 10. The Small Toreador
    Little Archie
  12. 11. ["And I hear our new teacher was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  13. 12. Reluctant Referee
    Betty And Veronica
  14. 13. Cool Water
    Super Duck
  15. 14. Mail Call
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Signs Out Puzzle
    Josie
  17. 16. ["I'm the principal!"]
    Mr. Weaterbee's Gag Bag
  18. 17. Playtime
    Miss Grundy
  19. 18. Early Morning Blues
    Archie
  20. 19. ["I feel blah ...and my eyesight is blurry!"]
    Coach Kleats Gag Bag
  21. 20. Power Shortage
    Josie
  22. 21. Fiddler's Choice
    That Wilkin Boy
  23. 22. Taster's Choice
    Jughead
  24. 23. ["Excuse my glove!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  25. 24. Candid Camera
    Little Archie
  26. 25. Wave Length
    Sabrina
  27. 26. Ring of Ruin!
    Reggie as Evilheart
  28. 27. Arty Smarty!
    Li'l Jinx
  29. 28. Statement Of Ownership, Mangement, And Circulation
  30. 29. ["Miss Haggly, teaching is your life!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  31. 30. Testing 1 ... 2 ...
    Reggie
  32. 31. Paper Caper
    Betty And Veronica
  33. 32. ["Betty wants to see the strange plant I bought you at the flower show."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne