Archie #221
(September 1972)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Feb., March, April, June, July, August, Sept., Nov., and Dec.
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
Archie's so romantic!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
beaches; sunbathing; surfboards; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #50

Waste Not Want Not (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
The boys are fishing on Mr. Lodge's boat while Veronica relaxes in her bikini. After he sees Jughead throw a sandwich wrapper into the water, Mr. Lodge gives the boys a lecture on the evils of water pollution and how individual acts of pollution contribute to a big problem.
Reprints

Shape Up or Ship Out (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After doing physical fitness exercises, Archie is so exhausted that he literally can't stand still without falling down.
Reprints

There's a Catch... (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Charley Hawse
Reprints

Five Page Fooler (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Perkin Warbeck
Synopsis
As Archie sits on a park bench, people keep mistaking him for someone named "Clarence" and belting him one. Then Archie meets a guy who looks exactly like him and says this is his bench... but this guy's name is "Perkin Warbeck," and he also calls Archie "Clarence." As the story ends, Archie is starting to think he might really be Clarence after all.
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Saturday's Children (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Fred encourages Archie to invite his friends over on Saturday instead of rushing off to join them, something Fred soon regrets when Archie's friends bring a whole Girl Guides troop along with them.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie's so romantic!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Waste Not Want Not
    Archie
  3. 2. Shape Up or Ship Out
    Archie
  4. 3. There's a Catch...
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. Five Page Fooler
    Archie
  6. 5. Saturday's Children
    Archie
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