(August 1968)

Archie, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year: February, April, June, August, September, October and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard H. Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Mr. Weatherbee, watch me break these boards with my karate chops! Are you ready?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee

Karate Kraze (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie has taken up karate and is practicing while walking through the halls of Riverdale High. Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy are commenting on how quiet it is when they hear a strange noise, followed by footsteps. Frightened, they hide on top of a nearby light fixture, only to find that it's Archie. Mr. Weatherbee asks what Archie is doing, and Archie says that he's practicing his lessons. At first Mr. Weatherbee just says that he wouldn't want to prevent anyone from studying their lessons, but then wants to know what lessons Archie is studying. Archie explains that it's karate, and Mr. Weatherbee drags him down to his office to explain. Archie explains that recently he and Betty were walking down the street together when a big bully came along and tried to get Betty to dump Archie for him. Archie tells him to knock it off, and the bully punches him after Archie shakes his fist at him. Betty, seeing what happened, clobbers the bully on the head with a book. Reggie, having seen the whole thing, laughs at Archie about him trying to protect Betty. Archie continues to explain that he was now a big joke, and needed confidence, so he took up karate. Mr. Weatherbee allows Archie to continue studying karate, only to pull him back into his office after Archie lets out another yell. Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie to cut out the yelling, then asks why there are boards all over the hall. Archie says he needs the boards to practice breaking them, but Mr. Weatherbee seems a bit annoyed. The next day, Reggie again makes fun of Archie, and Archie says that Reggie should cut it out or he'll use his karate. Reggie challenges Archie to break some boards in the auditorium, and Archie accepts the challenge. Meanwhile, Mr. Weatherbee is backstage checking out the work the drama class has been doing on some stage sets for an upcoming production of Hamlet. Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie and Moose all show up on the stage, and Reggie holds a board for him to break. Reggie is seen thinking that Archie doesn't know he sawed the boards halfway through. After Archie breaks the board in half (or thinks he does - Reggie broke the board in half right as Archie was hitting it), Reggie tells him to try some Karate on Moose. Archie is a bit hesitant to try, but Reggie calls him a chicken and Moose says that it's ok if Archie tries karate on him. Meanwhile, Mr. Weatherbee is still backstage and goes to move a ladder that someone left where it could hurt someone. Just as Archie takes a swing at Moose (and misses him), Mr. Weatherbee accidentally hits Moose in the back with the ladder (from behind the curtain), knocking Moose out. Archie can't figure out how he knocked Moose out without hitting him, and Reggie is surprised at what happened. Confident, Archie walks off as Reggie and Jughead help Moose to his feet. Mr. Weatherbee thinks about telling Archie what really happened, but decides not to in hopes that it will end the "karate nonsense". In the last panel, we see Reggie, Jughead and Moose (later that day) practicing karate chops in the hall as Mr. Weatherbee says "Oh, no!! Not again!".

Brake it Up! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Archie; Bendix Brakes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Painful Subject (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and her pal Greg are walking through town doing typical kid things - "leap-frogging" over a fire hydrant, walking along the top of a fence, etc. As they walk along, Greg asks Li'l Jinx if his dad ever spanks her. She says "You bet he does!", and Greg asks if Li'l Jinx's mom ever spanks her. Li'l Jinx replies "Certainly!". Greg then asks her who hurts the most, and Li'l Jinx replies "Me!"

Indexer Notes

Another sign of how things have changed. These days there are a lot of people who believe that you shouldn't spank your child, and I'm not sure the editors would be brave enough to try this kind of a gag now - some people might not like the fact that they're promoting spanking...

[Dig this crazy offer!] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fountain of Goof (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie and Me / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; un-named psychiatrist
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee and Coach Kleats race around the track to prove that one of them is fit. While the race is going on, Archie gets ink on Mr. Weatherbee's coat, which he replaces with a bigger coat while the first coat is cleaned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

There is a 4-page gap between pages 7 and 8 of this story. Page 7 is on the left, followed by a full-page ad for the Popsicle Pan-American contest [entrants must correctly identify the three countries for the flags shown and design their own flag; 3 grand prize winners would receive an American Motors AMX and a week for 2 in San Antonio via American Airlines]. The next two pages are the Archie Club News feature with an offer to join the Archie club. On the back of the 2nd page of Archie Club News is an ad for Cheerios. Following that, the story continues. The ad is indexed after the story because the story is continuous and not a multi-part story.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Emerick Lamontagne; Diana Sheffler; Karen Powell; Nancy Coldwell; Matthew Reardon
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
The regular monthly feature showcasing winning articles from Archie Club members. This month's winners are Emerick Lamontagne from Honolulu [$5 First Prize for his article on the island of Oahu]; Diana Sheffler from Roanoke, Virginia [$3 Second Prize for her article on a week-long blizzard in Roanoke]; Karen Powell from Clovis, California [$2 Third Prize for her article on a red-headed goose that her family had cared for]; Nancy Coldwell from Fairfax, Virginia [$1 Fourth Prize for her article on a case of mistaken identity - her twin sister was sick, so she was taking her sister's books to the classroom, but the teacher thought she was her sister] and Matthew Reardon of Sterling, Massachusetts [$1 Fifth Prize for his article about when his hamster escaped]

Indexer Notes

It is assumed that the blizzard described in the article took place in 1968, although I am unable to find proof of this. This feature appears between two ads (one on the front of the left page and one on the back of the right page), right in the middle of the "Fountain of Goof" story. Bottom half of the second page was the usual offer to join the Archie Club, which cost 20 cents at the time.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mr. Weatherbee, watch me break these boards with my karate chops! Are you ready?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Karate Kraze
    Archie and Me
  3. 2. Brake it Up!
    Archie; Bendix Brakes
  4. 3. Painful Subject
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. [Dig this crazy offer!]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  6. 5. The Fountain of Goof
    Archie and Me
  7. 6. Archie Club News
    Archie
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