Archie #234
(April 1974)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Feb., March, April, June, July, August, Sept., Nov., and Dec.
On-sale Date
1974
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Editing
John Goldwater (credited as John L. Goldwater) (editor); Richard Goldwater (credited as Richard H. Goldwater) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Price rises to 25 cents starting with this issue.
Editorial credits taken from Statement of Ownership.

[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
Why is Archie on this big physical fitness kick?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Reprints
Keywords
weightlifting

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the covers of Archie Comics Digest #39 and Archie #536.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Clubs Are Trumps (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Genuine Maori war club! The Maoris are native to New Zealand! Fierce fighters, as Captain Cook found out!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica take Archie's genuine Maori war club away from him.

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia at bottom of first page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Who's Excited (Table of Contents: 4)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Li'l Jinx! You can't take the vase to school!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holliday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx looks for something to bring to school for show and tell.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

E-C Tape Service / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Adventurers (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're not!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle (as an abominable snowman, Bornean and Brazilian Aboriginals and First Nations individuals)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead dream of becoming adventurers.
Reprints
Keywords
Abominable Snowman; aborigines; Native Americans

Indexer Notes

Includes promotional blurb for the Archie's Restaurant in Joliet, Ill. on the bottom of the first page.

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Kenmore Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Engravaplates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Answer Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yawn! It's Saturday morning pancakes as usual, eh, Mom?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie becomes angry when everyone responds to his questions with more questions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, inks are credited to Harry Lucey.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Blair Division of Chap Stick Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Archie Club News
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Submissions from Tina Joneikis (Crete, Illinois) First prize - $6.00, Dawn Moss (Kokomo, Ind.) Second prize - $4.00, Kay Keys (Indianapolis, Ind.) Third prize - $3.00, and Robin Childs (Treasure Island, Florida) Fourth prize - $2.00.
Includes accompanying illustrations and membership application form for the Archie Club.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis Silberkleit (credited as Louis H. Silberkleit) (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Actual number of copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 806,595. Actual number of copies of single issue sold nearest to filing date: 409,475.

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Jeri of Hollywood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On the Prowl (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doggone! It was in one of these old trunks! I'm sure I saw it here a few years back!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Herbie
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead find some old kilts and decide to wear them.
Reprints
Keywords
kilt

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Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why is Archie on this big physical fitness kick?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales
  3. 2. Clubs Are Trumps
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Never finished high school?"]
    Wayne School
  5. 4. Who's Excited
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. ["Country & Western classics in stereo, on records, 8 track, cassette and reel-to-reel tapes"]
    E-C Tape Service
  7. 6. The Adventurers
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Save these valuable stamps now while they last!"]
    Kenmore Stamps
  9. 8. ["Make excellent extra cash... with no real 'selling'... just showing this sample which we give you... free!"]
    Engravaplates
  10. 9. The Answer Man
    Archie
  11. 10. ["A special introductory offer"]
    Blair Division of Chap Stick Co.
  12. 11. ["I'll Put Your Daughter's Name and Birth Date Right Here on This Happy Birthday Music Box"]
    Wallace Brown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Start your collection of stars now!"]
    Jeri of Hollywood
  16. 15. On the Prowl
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Karate - judo - jiu-jitsu - savate"]
    Universal Bodybuilding
  18. 17. ["The J.S.C.A. Jolly Giant has prizes galore [or cash] just waiting for you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American Seeds"]
    American Seed
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