(September 1972)

Archie, 1972 Series
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Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue represents a stylistic experiment, with unusual art choices and page layouts, and a tone of nostalgia for high school that suggests the title was trying to aim for an older audience. This tone would surface in a few other stories in the title, though it eventually shifted to more of an adventure/mystery style inspired by "Life With Archie."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie at Riverdale / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something wrong, son?
Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
nostalgia; yearbook

Indexer Notes

The art is the same as the issue's splash page.

First In Friendship (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
It's yearbook time, and though he's not in the graduating class, Archie ponders the things that he will miss when he eventually leaves Riverdale High, starting with the loyalty of his best friend, Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
yearbook

Indexer Notes

The four stories in this issue are linked together, forming an issue-length arc.

Bees Are Beautiful (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; drama
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie talks to Dilton about another thing he'll miss when he graduates: Mr. Weatherbee. He recalls the time Mr. Weatherbee helped Moose pass a test so he could play in the big game.

Birds Do It (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; drama
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Still looking through the yearbook, Archie recalls his feelings about Betty, Veronica and Reggie.

Indexer Notes

The last panel of this story is a huge drawing of Archie's head, with most of the regular Archie characters (plus a few from Sabrina and Josie) spinning around it.

Wish Boner! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Greg asks Jinx what she would want if she was shipwrecked on a desert island.

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

Archie Doll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie Club News / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Liz Curtis (Union City, Mich.) for article and examples of haiku. Second prize of $3.00 to Gail Patelakis (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) for article on her family's trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

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

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Home Is Where the Heart Is (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor; drama
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After remembering what a great teacher Miss Grundy is, Archie teaches us the words of the Riverdale High School song ("Blue and Gold," sung to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne").
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Something wrong, son?"]
    Archie at Riverdale
  2. 1. First In Friendship
    Archie at Riverdale
  3. 2. Bees Are Beautiful
    Archie at Riverdale
  4. 3. Birds Do It
    Archie at Riverdale
  5. 4. Wish Boner!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. ["Let go, Ronnie! I want him, he's my Archie doll!"]
    Archie Doll
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  9. 8. Home Is Where the Heart Is
    Archie at Riverdale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jerry Hillegas