Archie #343
(September 1986)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
027100069652 09
Editing
Victor Gorelick; 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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I could go for a chicken dinner!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrew; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
amusement parks; dogs; food; wieners

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

Archie; The Campaign for a Smoke-Free America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We want you to join...
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones, Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
anti-smoking

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Anti-smoking message by Archie Comics and the American Cancer Society

It's a Mess (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's father tells him to clean up his room before he can go on his date with Veronica. He results to the old trick of filling his closet to the bursting point, but then gets distracted by old photos and a video game.
Reprints
Keywords
closet; guitar; photographs; video games

Indexer Notes

Archie has a box of comic books in his room. In the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #25, the script is mis-credited to George Gladir.

Everyone's Bonked Out by New Chewy Chocolate Bonkers! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bonkers! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie's Club News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $6.00 to Bill Brown (San Jose, Calif.) for an article on wrestling. Second prize of $4.00 to Geeta Bhat (Ogsdensburg, N.Y.) for an article on books.

Archie Annual Is Number One!! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie Annual Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nifty Fifties (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Ambrose; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Sabrina is invited to Aunt Hilda's "Fifties" party, but Hilda means the 1650s, not the 1950s.
Keywords
costume party

Subscribe and Get One Issue Free! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie Digests / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Everyone into the Pool!! (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Fred Andrews
Synopsis
On hearing that Archie has a new swimming pool, the whole gang descends on Archie's house to fill his small above-ground pool. Meanwhile, Veronica takes Archie's father, Archie and Jughead back to her pool, where they can swim in peace.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #40 reprint. The reprint mis-credits the story to Frank Doyle, pencils to Dan DeCarlo, and inks to Rudy Lapick.

Step Right Up! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Archie's Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Save! Subscribe! And Get 1 Free! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Archie's Double Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

400 Stickers and More $4.00 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hold the Phone (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. [as D. DeCarlo Jr] (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as J. DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a fake phone installed in his car so he improve his status. He has trouble when Veronica hitches a ride and expects the phone to work.
Reprints
Keywords
car phone

A Steal of a Deal from David (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

David Seed Snacks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Perfect Order (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is tutoring small children and leaves an envelope of test questions on the hall table. His father has been called in for a tax audit and, of course, takes the wrong envelope.
Reprints
Keywords
apples; tax audit; tutoring

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest #241. In that reprint the script is mis-credited to Frank Doyle.

Fans! Now You Can Join the Brand New Archie Fan Club (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Archie Fan Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Johnson Smith Company (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

44 Fabulous Bracelets and More for $4.00 (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I could go for a chicken dinner!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["We want you to join..."]
    Archie; The Campaign for a Smoke-Free America
  3. 2. It's a Mess
    Archie
  4. 3. Everyone's Bonked Out by New Chewy Chocolate Bonkers!
    Bonkers!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Club News
  6. 5. Archie Annual Is Number One!!
    Archie Annual Digest
  7. 6. Nifty Fifties
    Sabrina
  8. 7. Subscribe and Get One Issue Free!
    Archie Digests
  9. 8. Everyone into the Pool!!
    Archie
  10. 9. Step Right Up!
    Archie's Checklist
  11. 10. Save! Subscribe! And Get 1 Free!
    Archie's Double Digest
  12. 11. 400 Stickers and More $4.00
    Pineapple Kids Club
  13. 12. Hold the Phone
    Archie
  14. 13. A Steal of a Deal from David
    David Seed Snacks
  15. 14. Perfect Order
    Archie
  16. 15. Fans! Now You Can Join the Brand New Archie Fan Club
    Archie Fan Club
  17. 16. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions!
    Archie Comics
  18. 17. Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  19. 18. Johnson Smith Company
    Johnson Smith Company
  20. 19. 44 Fabulous Bracelets and More for $4.00
    Pineapple Kids Club
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