(July 2013)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
4 times a year
On-sale date
2013-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
762816441667 00311
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Magazine
Paper Stock
Matte paper
Binding
Perfect bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie Comics Super Special / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Battle for Riverdale Cove (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Candy Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jellybean Jones; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jellybean picks up one of Mr. Lodge's collectible Pez dispensers while visiting the mansion and refuses to part with it.
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Be Yourself (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty watches Veronica flirting aggressively with a handsome boy at the beach and wishes she could be that bold.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; flirting; fourth wall; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Betty talks to the reader throughout the story.

Vacation Vexation (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get to trading vacation souvenirs.
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Summer Homework (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Rose (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
It's the first day of summer and Archie wants to go see his friends but his parents keep him busy doing work around the house.
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Don't Go Near the Water (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jenkins; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't want the gang to use her pool.
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Summer Madness (Table of Contents: 7)

Veronica / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica models six different bathing suits for Archie. One of them is even for swimming.
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Keywords
beach; swim suits

Sandman (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The pain of walking on a hot beach with bare feet leads Archie into even worse disasters as he tries to get some relief for his aching tootsies.
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The King of Swing (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Scott McRae
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Jughead 1; Reggie 1; Zantar; Chee Chee
Synopsis
In prehistoric times, the gang meets Zantar, king of the jungle, and his monkey sidekick Chee Chee.
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Run for Fun (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie grabs Veronica and convinces her to stay out later than she is suppose to. Archie tracks in an effort to let her know her father said it is okay if she stays out later than normal.
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Model Muddle (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty gets a job modeling swimsuits and shows up at the beach in the suits, which she is allowed to keep. Veronica is jealous and gets her father to have her hired to replace Betty. However, the modeling that Veronica is doing is quite different than that of Betty's.
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Keywords
beach; jealous; modeling; swimsuits

Dare To Be Bare (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
Sexy redheaded bombshell Cheryl Blossom shocks Betty and Veronica by arriving on the beach in a bikini that barely covers anything. Cheryl then tries go topless like people do on European beaches. Meanwhile, Cheryl's brother Jason tries to smuggle a beer onto the beach.
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Indexer Notes

The first appearance of Cheryl and Jason Blossom (though they also appeared in "Jughead" that same month).

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #233, inker is credited to Rudy Lapick.

The Solitude Seekers (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
The weary Pussycats try to find a spot on the beach where they can be free from male attention, until they face competition from gorgeous bikini-clad triplets.
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The Cat's Meow (Table of Contents: 14)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gleep! No more mister nice "day"! Here comes Alexandra!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian
Synopsis
Alexandra and the lifeguard flirt with each other at the beach but he insults her cat Sebastian so she turns on him.
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A Club Flub (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey
Synopsis
Harvey bets Hilda five dollars he can beat her at golf.
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Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

Credits from Betty and Veronica Double Digest #202.

Potion Notion (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Hilda leads Sabrina and Zelda through Hell and high water for the ingredients to make her new potion.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credit from the reprinting of this in Betty and Veronica Double Digest #200.

The All-Time Champ (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Vance Horton
Synopsis
The girls ignore Archie because they are obsessed with the handsome new lifeguard at the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

Jogger Jill (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie and Me / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Jill Johnson; Malcolm Meeks
Synopsis
Archie takes up jogging through Pickins' Park, and meets a beautiful but unsmiling girl who warns him to be careful at the dangerous "Coffin Curve" at the bottom of Thrill Hill. Mr. Meeks tells Archie that this was Jill Johnson, a girl who was killed at Coffin Curve a decade earlier when a drunk driver couldn't make the curve and ran into her. Archie can't believe that he talked to a ghost, but when he's running past Coffin Curve that night, Jill reappears to save him from sharing her fate.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; jogging

Indexer Notes

Malcolm Meeks, as stated in a footnote in the story, first appeared in Archie and Me #141 as a Riverdale High teacher, and transferred to another school by the end of that story.

The paper Archie reads near the end of the story has the headline "Prune Fungus Rages in East." The "prune fungus" is a running gag in Bolling's stories, with many newspaper headlines and announcements mentioning an outbreak of this nonexistent disease.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie Comics Super Special
  2. 1. The Battle for Riverdale Cove
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Candy Caper
    Veronica
  4. 3. Be Yourself
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Vacation Vexation
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Summer Homework
    Archie
  7. 6. Don't Go Near the Water
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Summer Madness
    Veronica
  9. 8. Sandman
    Archie
  10. 9. The King of Swing
    Archie 1
  11. 10. Run for Fun
    Veronica
  12. 11. Model Muddle
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Dare To Be Bare
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. The Solitude Seekers
    Josie and the Pussycats
  15. 14. The Cat's Meow
    Josie and the Pussycats
  16. 15. A Club Flub
    Sabrina
  17. 16. Potion Notion
    Sabrina
  18. 17. The All-Time Champ
    Archie
  19. 18. Jogger Jill
    Archie and Me
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