Archie #451
(September 1996)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1996-06-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
071896467475 09
Editing
Victor Gorelick
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

On sale date from the online Public Catalog of Copyright information from the United States Copyright Office:
"no. 451, Sep96. Claimant: Archie Comic Publications, Inc. Created 1996; Pub. 1996-06-18; Reg. 1996-08-12; TX0004257730".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your aim is off!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
bathing suits; swimming pools

A Perfectly Natural Thing (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to prove to Mr. Lodge that it's not just him -- lots of people are clumsy and make mistakes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #253, writing is credited to Mike Pellowski and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Adios, Amigo (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie offers Archie a ride home, but changes his mind.
Reprints

The Big Brawl (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Dilton holds a virtual reality fight between Archie and Reggie.
Reprints
Keywords
virtual reality

Indexer Notes

In the reprinted story, Mike Esposito is erroneously credited as inker.

Neck Check (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has hurt his neck while being a lifeguard from watching all the pretty girls.
Reprints

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

Fan Art / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ellen Leonforte (logo illustration)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
?

Home Improvement (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Della; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has a ramp installed at the Lodge mansion so her wheelchair-bound friend Della can attend her slumber party.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the United Cerebral Palsy Associations

The Paper Boy (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Tommy Kelly
Synopsis
Arche tries to impress the paperboy with tales of his own days doing the job.
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Ellen Leonforte (illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte (illuatrations)
Colors
Barry Grossman ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letter submitted from Jessica Thurmond;
page also includes membership application for the Archie Fan Club

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

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Perfect Job (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead daydream about ideal (and unlikely) summer jobs, but when one of them actually presents itself they are unprepared.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2014 reprint lists Rudy Lapick as the inker of this story.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Your aim is off!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. A Perfectly Natural Thing
    Archie
  3. 2. Adios, Amigo
    Archie
  4. 3. The Big Brawl
    Archie
  5. 4. Neck Check
    Archie
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fan Art
  7. 6. Home Improvement
    Veronica
  8. 7. The Paper Boy
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Club News
  10. 9. ["On April 7th of this year..."]
    Editor's Notebook
  11. 10. The Perfect Job
    Archie
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