(October 1983)

Archie, 1964 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696910
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The New Teacher (Table of Contents)

Archie and Me / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie and Mr. Weatherbee learn things aren't always what they seem
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Malcolm Meeks; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
An allegorical portrayal of the events of the story "The New Teacher": the meek teacher Malcolm Meeks looks in the mirror and sees the reflection of an angry, snarling man.

Indexer Notes

With this issue, Bob Bolling took over "Archie and Me" as artist and writer (he had previously drawn but not written stories for the title). He brought a new approach to the title, incorporating drama and fantasy as well as humor, and bringing in characters and continuity from his classic "Little Archie" stories. His memorable run on the title would last through issue # 152.

Jughead does not appear on the cover, though he does briefly appear in the story. This appears to have been an intentional omission, because Jughead would be de-emphasized in Bolling's "Archie and Me" run; he doesn't appear in most of the stories and only has a line or two when he does appear.

The New Teacher (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Malcolm Meeks; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; un-named kids
Synopsis
A new teacher, the aptly named Malcolm Meeks, arrives at Riverdale High. He immediately antagonizes Mr. Weatherbee by denting his new Yakasaki Pigeon and he loses the respect of the students due to his unwillingness to fight back against Reggie's pranks. But Betty suspects that Meeks's timid exterior is concealing some kind of deep-seated rage inside of him. When Meeks is made acting coach of the baseball team during the big game against Hasselhead High, a freak accident during the game gives him the chance to show what he's been hiding, and face up to a traumatic event from his past.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee's new Yakasaki Pigeon, and the fact that it constantly gets dented in the same place, would be a running gag throughout Bolling's "Archie and Me" run.

Strange Brew (Table of Contents: 2)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda

Distraction Action (Table of Contents: 3)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; un-named girls
Synopsis
Archie is easily distracted from his studies.

Blowout! or The Strange Case of the Kamikaze Radial (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Mr. Weatherbee's Yakasaki Pigeon gets a flat tire, he can't carry it to the gas station because of his bad back, so Archie offers to do it for him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The ending of this story is virtually the same as Bolling's Little Archie story "Balloon Boy" (from Little Archie #10).

For the Defense (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; un-named clerk; un-named manager; un-named shoppers
Synopsis
Archie is worried about making a speech for public speaking class, but he stops being tongue-tied when he needs to defend Mr. Weatherbee from charges of shoplifting.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #243, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The New Teacher
    Archie and Me
  2. 1. The New Teacher
    Archie and Me
  3. 2. Strange Brew
    Sabrina
  4. 3. Distraction Action
    Dilton
  5. 4. Blowout! or The Strange Case of the Kamikaze Radial
    Archie and Me
  6. 5. For the Defense
    Archie and Me
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