Archie #184
(August 1968)

Archie, 1959 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year: In February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have Betty and Veronica right in the palm of my hand!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
beaches; comic books; reading; sunbathing; sunglasses; suntan lotion; swimsuits

Hard Choice (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie considers himself a "dumb, stupid, ignorant, wishy-washy excuse for a man" because of his inability to decide between Betty and Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Veronica is carrying a box from "DeCarlo Men's Wear," a reference to Dan DeCarlo.

When reprinted in Jughead Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #197, letters are credited to Harry Lucey.

Soap Opera (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
The thrilling story of Archie and Reggie's rivalry over Veronica is constantly interrupted by commercials.

Indexer Notes

This story contains references to many TV commercials and slogans of the era, including "I came back... to Brylcreem" (here "Kilcream") and the Scope commercial where a man tells his boss "You may fire me, but you have bad breath!"

Tickets To Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Everyone tries to stop Jughead from picking up a pair of theatre tickets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One of the signs reads "Gorelick Lumber," a reference to Archie colorist and assistant editor Victor Gorelick.

Down and Out! (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Hap Holliday

Dog Daze (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie vehemently denies that he lets Veronica treat him "like a pet poodle," but obeys whenever he hears her say "sit."
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I have Betty and Veronica right in the palm of my hand!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Hard Choice
    Archie
  3. 2. Soap Opera
    Archie
  4. 3. Tickets To Trouble
    Archie
  5. 4. Down and Out!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Dog Daze
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jaime Weinman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Jason Aydelotte
  • Terry Watkins
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • James Yung
  • Michael Eshom
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Brian Saner Lamken
  • Steven Rowe
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen