Archie #383 [Canadian and UK price variant]
(December 1990)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.20 CAD; 0.75 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #383 [Direct Edition].


["I don't like to brag, Carla, but I know what's in and what's out!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Keywords:
garbage; telephones; wastebaskets

Indexer Notes

"Archie salutes 'Writer of the Month' Stephanie Prater."

Adventures (Table of Contents)

Disney Adventures / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for Disney Adventures magazine featuring photo and art montage, but no Disney characters. "Call 1-800-338-2525 for your own subscription."

Help Not Wanted! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Archie's attempts to be helpful always backfire.
Keywords:
auto repairs; computer; house painting; lawn mower

["Yow! Moose is after me!!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Pencils:
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Inks:
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ron Ollerenshaw

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with the answer revealed by crossing out certain letters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Pencils:
? [as Joe Pep] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Joe Pep] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Victor Gorelick answers letters from Kristin Harding (Boise, Idaho) and Jennifer Fowler (Chesnee, S. C.).

["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie Fan Club. Note pad, membership card, 4-color button and pen that writes in three colors for $3.00.

Sound Bytes Bite Back (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead make a video of a day at Riverdale High School. Reggie tries to sabotage their project by over-dubbing insulting sound effects, but is too smart for his own good.
Keywords:
over-dubbing; sound effects; video

["Riverdale High #3 has been sighted!"] (Table of Contents)

Riverdale High / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Riverdale High #3, "on sale in October," with cover depicted.

Archie! (Table of Contents)

Archie 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie 3000; Mr. Weatherbee 3000

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie 3000 #13, "on sale in October," with cover depicted.

Finishing Furniture (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Smith
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie tries to make a table for Veronica, but his ineptitude in wood-working causes problems.
Keywords:
dollhouse; lumber; wood-working

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Club News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ellen Leonforte [as El] (signed)
Inks:
Ellen Leonforte [as El] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $10.00 to Vera Conrad (Elk Grove, Calif.) for article on stamp collecting. Second prize of $5.00 to Donald Thorson (Grasston, Minn.) for article on pigs.

It's the Sign of the Times! (Table of Contents)

Say No to Drugs / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Part of Say No to Drugs campaign.

Better Never than Late (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Archie has a nightmare about being late for school. He wakes up early, but at the last minute remembers he has to be at school early for a field trip.
Keywords:
detention; nightmare

The Taste of Adventure (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty explore an undersea wreck, but are scared away by a swordfish.
Keywords:
scuba-diving; swordfish; treasure

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Capri Sun fruit drinks. Part two of three parts.

The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cap'n Crunch

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Contest to find Peanut Butter Crunch Bird, Crunchberry Bush, and three cereal boxes in a complex drawing, color them, and send the page to Clinton, Iowa to receive an (unnamed) surprise.

Bad Guys Beware! (Table of Contents)

Captain Planet and the Planeteers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Planet; the Planeteers

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Captain Planet and the Planeteers TV series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I don't like to brag, Carla, but I know what's in and what's out!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Adventures
    Disney Adventures
  3. 2. Help Not Wanted!
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Yow! Moose is after me!!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  6. 5. ["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"]
    Archie Fan Club
  7. 6. Sound Bytes Bite Back
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Riverdale High #3 has been sighted!"]
    Riverdale High
  9. 8. Archie!
    Archie 3000
  10. 9. Finishing Furniture
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Club News
  12. 11. It's the Sign of the Times!
    Say No to Drugs
  13. 12. Better Never than Late
    Archie
  14. 13. The Taste of Adventure (Part 2)
    Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun
  15. 14. The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper
    Cap'n Crunch
  16. 15. Bad Guys Beware!
    Captain Planet and the Planeteers
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