(August 2010)

Archie, 1962 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A
Barcode:
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Editing:
Victor Gorelick (Editor / Editor-In-Chief); Mike Pellerito (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. Part 1 of 4 (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Pena (signed)

Genre:
teen; humor; adventure
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sharry, the Spy Girl

The Blackest (And Bluest) Day (Table of Contents)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Tom Chu
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
teen; humor; adventure
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Mr. Andrews [Fred Andrews]; Andy Andrews (Archie's older cousin); Mrs. Andrews [Mary Andrews]; Sharry, the Spy Girl (a C.R.U.S.H. operative); Crammer; Cranston; P.O.P. [Protect Our Planet (a spy organization)]; C.R.U.S.H. [Criminal Recruits United to Spread Havok [sic] (a criminal organization)]; Mad Doctor Doom; The Blond Man [Chester]

Cameos: Popular Old Paperbacks (a bookstore, a front for P.O.P.); Falcon 7; John Steed; Nick Fury (?); the Men in Black; Norman's Taxidermy; Mr. Lodge [Hiram Lodge] (picture on a poster); mindless zombies [Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Raj Patel] (as images in Mad Doctor Doom's mind); Cosmo the Merry Martian
Synopsis:
Archie's older, lookalike cousin Andy comes to visit the Andrews. Andy's visit is two-fold however, as Riverdale has hidden bases for both P.O.P. and C.R.U.S.H., two rival spy organizations. Archie follows Andy into a storefront and finds out Andy's latest assignment is stopping Mad Doctor Doom, whom Archie has met and defeated before. Chester gets the mad Doctor the last ingredient needed for a zombie-like formula. Crammer and Cranston kidnap Pop Tate, thinking he's an agent of P.O.P. Betty and Veronica witness the kidnapping and follow the two hoods, falling into a cell in Mad Doctor Doom's hidden base. The girls and Pop will be the test subjects for the Mad Doctor's formula. Learning of the girls’ and Pop's disappearance, Archie goes into action.

Indexer Notes

Many of the cameos appear on page 9 when Archie stumbles into the hidden base of P.O.P. On that page is a obscured picture of a male with an eye patch over his left eye, tenatively identified as Nick Fury. Page 12 shows a store named "Norman's Taxidermy", a reference to Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Psycho". Mad Doctor Doom and Chester first appeared in Adventures of Little Archie (Archie, 1957 series) #24.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. Part 1 of 4
    Archie
  2. 1. The Blackest (And Bluest) Day
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
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