(1978)

Archie, 1978 Series
 
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
148
Indicia frequency:
twice a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Barcode:
0271000691283
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest size
Binding:
Squarebound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Pureheart; Superteen; Captain Hero; Evilheart; The Fly; The Web; The Black Hood; The Jaguar

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back covers are blank.

The Nightmare World of the Skull (Table of Contents)

The Black Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The PH factor (Table of Contents)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie discovers that by calling on his own PH Factor he can become Pureheart the Powerful. Unfortunately, the PH factor is so strong that it makes everyone forget they saw Pureheart or recognize him as Archie.
Reprints:

It All Began... (Table of Contents)

Superteen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Origin of Betty Cooper in her superhero identity as Superteen.
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The Monster Mouse (Table of Contents)

The Jaguar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Rosenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jaguar
Reprints:

The Plight of the Bumblebee! (Table of Contents)

Evilheart / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; The Bee; Mr. Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Divided into Part 1 and Part 2.

Marco's Eyes (Table of Contents)

The Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fly; Marco (villain)
Reprints:

Quick Justice (Table of Contents)

Sorcery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

The Ultimate Cure (Table of Contents)

Sorcery / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sabrina (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Sabrina is host in intro in splash panel.

Pureheart the Powerful in the Center Ring (Table of Contents)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Veronica Lodge; the Madman Clown (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is in two parts.

Black Fog (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
T. Casey Brennan
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Meet Lancelot Strong, the Man with the Double Life (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Simon & Kirby version of the Shield- 1959

The Double Life of Private Strong (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Shield. Lancelot Strong only appears as a small child.

Spawn of the X-World (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of The Shield, part 2.

Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage (Table of Contents)

The Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Note: the preceding Shield stories make up the first 17 pages of the Double Life of Private Strong #1 with introduction and origin.

The Decidedly Decent Demon (Table of Contents)

Captain Hero / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Captain Hero [Jughead Jones]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Decent Demon (villain)
Synopsis:
The Decent Demon politely robs all of Riverdale until Captain Hero can find a way to stop him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #29.

Maid of Mischief (Table of Contents)

Superteen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Captain Hero [Jughead Jones]; Magnet-Girl (villain)
Reprints:

Familiars (Table of Contents)

Essays in the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Seuling (credited)
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (credited)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Web versus the Flipper (Table of Contents)

The Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Web; The Flipper (villain)
Reprints:

The Werewolf (Table of Contents)

Essays in the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Channing (credited)
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (credited)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe! (Table of Contents)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Mad Doctor Doom (villain); Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is told in two parts.

[Pureheart Pin-Up] (Table of Contents)

Pureheart the Powerful / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Looking for something different?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie; Betty

Indexer Notes

Promo for "Archie...Archie Andrews Where Are You? Comics Digest #9."

["Stories, puzzles, jokes. Pages of fun and laughter in full color!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for "Archie Comics Digest #34."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. The Nightmare World of the Skull
    The Black Hood
  4. 3. The PH factor
    Pureheart the Powerful
  5. 4. It All Began...
    Superteen
  6. 5. The Monster Mouse
    The Jaguar
  7. 6. The Plight of the Bumblebee!
    Evilheart
  8. 7. Marco's Eyes
    The Fly
  9. 8. Quick Justice
    Sorcery
  10. 9. The Ultimate Cure
    Sorcery
  11. 10. Pureheart the Powerful in the Center Ring
    Pureheart the Powerful
  12. 11. Black Fog
  13. 12. Meet Lancelot Strong, the Man with the Double Life
    The Shield
  14. 13. The Double Life of Private Strong
    The Shield
  15. 14. Spawn of the X-World
    The Shield
  16. 15. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    The Shield
  17. 16. The Decidedly Decent Demon
    Captain Hero
  18. 17. Maid of Mischief
    Superteen
  19. 18. Familiars
    Essays in the Supernatural
  20. 19. The Web versus the Flipper
    The Web
  21. 20. The Werewolf
    Essays in the Supernatural
  22. 21. Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe!
    Pureheart the Powerful
  23. 22. [Pureheart Pin-Up]
    Pureheart the Powerful
  24. 23. ["Looking for something different?"]
  25. 24. ["Stories, puzzles, jokes. Pages of fun and laughter in full color!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Roy Lyons
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