Archie #383 [Direct]
(December 1990)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
1.00 USD; 1.20 CAD; 0.75 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[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
I don't like to brag, Carla, but I know what's in and what's out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
garbage; telephones; wastebaskets

Indexer Notes

"Archie salutes 'Writer of the Month' Stephanie Prater."

Adventures (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Disney Adventures / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Help Not Wanted! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie's attempts to be helpful always backfire.
Reprints
Keywords
auto repairs; computer; house painting; lawn mower

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

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Pencils
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Inks
Ron Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ron Ollerenshaw

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yow! Moose is after me!!
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with the answer revealed by crossing out certain letters.

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

Editor's Notebook / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
? [as Joe Pep] (signed)
Inks
? [as Joe Pep] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Victor Gorelick answers letters from Kristin Harding (Boise, Idaho) and Jennifer Fowler (Chesnee, S. C.).

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

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

Sound Bytes Bite Back (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead make a video of a day at Riverdale High School. Reggie tries to sabotage their project by over-dubbing insulting sound effects, but is too smart for his own good.
Reprints
Keywords
over-dubbing; sound effects; video

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Riverdale High / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Archie! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Archie 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Finishing Furniture (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to make a table for Veronica, but his ineptitude in wood-working causes problems.
Reprints
Keywords
dollhouse; lumber; wood-working

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte [as El] (signed)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte [as El] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $10.00 to Vera Conrad (Elk Grove, Calif.) for article on stamp collecting. Second prize of $5.00 to Donald Thorson (Grasston, Minn.) for article on pigs.

It's the Sign of the Times! (Table of Contents: 11)

Say No to Drugs / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Part of Say No to Drugs campaign.

Better Never than Late (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie has a nightmare about being late for school. He wakes up early, but at the last minute remembers he has to be at school early for a field trip.
Reprints
Keywords
detention; nightmare

The Taste of Adventure (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Cap'n Crunch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bad Guys Beware! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Captain Planet and the Planeteers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I don't like to brag, Carla, but I know what's in and what's out!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Adventures
    Disney Adventures
  3. 2. Help Not Wanted!
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Yow! Moose is after me!!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  6. 5. ["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"]
    Archie Fan Club
  7. 6. Sound Bytes Bite Back
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Riverdale High #3 has been sighted!"]
    Riverdale High
  9. 8. Archie!
    Archie 3000
  10. 9. Finishing Furniture
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Club News
  12. 11. It's the Sign of the Times!
    Say No to Drugs
  13. 12. Better Never than Late
    Archie
  14. 13. The Taste of Adventure (Part 2)
    Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun
  15. 14. The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper
    Cap'n Crunch
  16. 15. Bad Guys Beware!
    Captain Planet and the Planeteers
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