Archie #186
(November 1968)

Archie, 1959 Series
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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
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch, what's the most difficult thing about the sitar?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
beaches; dancing; guitars; music; sitars; swimsuits

Trouble (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Folks, you got trouble! Trouble in Riverdale City!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In a parody of "Trouble" from THE MUSIC MAN, the narrator explains that Archie has got trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Pool -- that is, the pool in Veronica's house, which tempts Archie to try and live a life of luxury he can't afford.
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Indexer Notes

At one point the narrator gets mixed up and says "She'll nurse him, rehearse him, and give out the news that the Southland gave birth to the blues!" This ("sorry, wrong song") is a quote from the song "Birth of the Blues."

Inker credit changed to match the credits listed in Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Teresa Myers (1st prize) and Susan Acampora (2nd prize), a one-page hand-lettered note from Archie about the new Archie cartoon show and the Archies musical group, plus instructions for joining the Archie Club.

Paint by Number (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie's Pop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ask not what the establishment's done for you!...Ask what you have done for the establishment!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Fred makes Archie paint the house, the girls rush over to help Archie, and they mostly succeed in doing physical harm to Fred.
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Lest You Forget (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet you're doing homework with Veronica today! Yesterday Betty was in this frame!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has images of Betty and Veronica on everything, including a reversible picture that allows him to display either one of them depending on who's there. Meanwhile, Betty has pictures of Archie all over the house, including an Archie tie, an Archie coffee cup, and an Archie pin-up calendar.
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On the Spot (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy, I found a good spot!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
At the beach, Jinx is most interested in the snack bar.

Root of Evil (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigh! It's a long, hot summer when you're broke!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is despondent about being broke. Knowing that he's too proud to accept money from her, Veronica arranges for him to find a lot of money "accidentally." But his new-found wealth turns him into a miser.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Arch, what's the most difficult thing about the sitar?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Trouble
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  4. 3. Paint by Number
    Archie's Pop
  5. 4. Lest You Forget
    Archie
  6. 5. On the Spot
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Root of Evil
    Archie
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