Archie #312
(January 1982)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696501
Editing
Victor Gorelick (art director); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I know why your favorite play is the quarterback sneak!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
cheerleaders; football

Bucolic Frolic (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Vexation Situation (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Alisa Merrill (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Saburo] (credited)

Feature_Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is going to talk to her dad about a new sportscar. At Veronica's house, Mr. Lodge keeps waiting for Archie to mess up, but he never does. Worried, he gets Veronica to ask Archie to leave. Angry, Archie stomps off and runs into Smithers, the Lodge's butler. Seeing the calamity, Mr. Lodge is at once relaxed, telling Veronica that if she wants to discuss her new sportscar, he'll be in his study. Overjoyed, Veronica rushes to a confused Archie and kisses him.
Reprints

More or Less! (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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Li'l Jinx
Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday (Li'l Jinx's father)
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx asks her dad how his golf game went. He says he got to hit the ball more times than anyone else.

[Strip 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature_Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's teacher shows the class the new biodegradable "Sooper-Dooper Cola" bottles. Archie, startled, says that Pop just spent three months building a ship model in one of them.

[Strip 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
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Letters
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Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tells his friend that his uncle fixed the bank's master computer by initiating a "pedal-induced shock wave that realigned the errant component." In other words, "He gave it a kick!"

Trivia Time! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the letters puzzle.

Bruised Ego (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature_Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie sees a bruise on Veronica's neck. She says she got it from Reggie last night. Shocked, Archie yells at her. She tells Archie that he's a gentle kisser and that Reggie is a nice change of pace. Archie runs off and into Betty. She tells him that a champagne cork hit her in the neck as Smithers tried to open it last night. Ecstatic, Archie kisses Betty, giving her a bruise! Veronica asks her about the hickey, but Betty just says, “Would you believe I got hit by a champagne cork?"
Reprints

Hats All, Folks (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature_Logo
Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie
Synopsis
Archie shows off his Greek fisherman’s hat.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Archie Club News

Indexer Notes

Letters printed by Jeffrey Andrews of Trois-Riveres, Quebec, Canada (First Prize) and Kendra Soura of Bowsman, M.B., Canada (Second Prize).

The Tinker (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Archie
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells his mom that he's going over to Betty's because something is wrong with her stereo. He arrives at Betty's and looks at the stereo, trying to sound impressive. Meanwhile, Veronica calls Betty and gets Mrs. Cooper, who says that Betty's upstairs with Archie. Veronica's furious, but Betty's mom plays with her, saying that Archie's "tinkering with her turntable." The next day, Veronica sees Betty at school and asks about her turntable. Betty incenses Veronica, saying that Archie "does nice work" and that they "made beautiful music together!"
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Now I know why your favorite play is the quarterback sneak!"]
  2. 1. Bucolic Frolic
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. Vexation Situation
  4. 3. More or Less!
  5. 4. [Strip 1]
  6. 5. [Strip 2]
  7. 6. Trivia Time!
  8. 7. Bruised Ego
  9. 8. Hats All, Folks
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Tinker
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