(October 1988)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.95 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
13 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
076956145294 10
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #587.

First appearance of the Explorers of the Unknown.


Explorers of the Unknown! (Table of Contents)

The World of Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]]
Reprints

[AIDS Health Education] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

A public service announcement about AIDS located on the inside front cover.

Explorers of the Unknown! Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

The World of Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]]; Dr. Zarkon; Johnny Carson (cameo); Ed McMahon (cameo); Loch Ness Monster (cameo-flashback); Abominable Snowman (cameo-flashback); Bigfoot (cameo-flashback)
Synopsis
As Red Andrews recounts some of his adventures to a live TV audience, he gets an emergency call from the Explorers. Spike, Nitro, Wheels, Squint, and Gizmo all get the same call. Meanwhile, Dr. Zarkon plots against the Explorers.
Reprints

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and his Friends / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead find Betty and Veronica in the Sunkist Fun Fruits Jungle.

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sunkist Fun Fruits.

Archie Bug A-Boo (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod G. Ollerenshaw (signed)
Pencils
Rod G. Ollerenshaw (signed)
Inks
Rod G. Ollerenshaw (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod G. Ollerenshaw (signed)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Insect word find.

Explorers of the Unknown! Part Two (Table of Contents: 5)

The World of Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]; Hiram Lodge; Dr. Zarkon
Synopsis
Brought together by Angel and her father, Hiram Lodge tells the team of a disgruntled scientific genius who's now threatening his corporation and Riverdale. The team splits up: Red, Angel and Gizmo go to stop Dr. Zarkon, while Spike, Nitro, Wheels and Squint travel to Riverdale to stop Dr. Zarkon's monsters.

Explorers of the Unknown! Part Three (Table of Contents: 6)

The World of Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]
Synopsis
As Red, Angel and Gizmo recover from being shot down, Nitro, Squint, Wheels and Spike all find unique ways to take down all four of Zarkon's monsters.

Let's Do The Fruitslush Mush! (Table of Contents: 7)

the Archies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
the Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Smithers
Synopsis
A party at Veronica's house includes Wyler's real Fruit Fruitslush Snacks.

Bottle Battle (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina knocks over several bottles at a carnival game without using a ball.

Explorers of the Unknown! Part Four (Table of Contents: 9)

The World of Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]; Dr. Zarkon
Synopsis
Red, Angel and Gizmo work together to escape Dr. Zarkon's death traps and defeat him.

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

2 Articles from Archie fan club members. Located on the inside back cover.

Bedrockin' Shakedown (Table of Contents: 11)

Fred Flintstone; Post Fruity Pebbles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Dino
Synopsis
Barney disguises himself and Dino as rock stars and invites Fred to join the band. While Fred is distracted, Barney takes Fred's Fruity Pebbles cereal.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Explorers of the Unknown!
    The World of Archie
  2. 1. [AIDS Health Education]
    Archie
  3. 2. Explorers of the Unknown! Part One
    The World of Archie
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and his Friends
  5. 4. Archie Bug A-Boo
    Archie
  6. 5. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Two
    The World of Archie
  7. 6. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Three
    The World of Archie
  8. 7. Let's Do The Fruitslush Mush!
    the Archies
  9. 8. Bottle Battle
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Four
    The World of Archie
  11. 10. Archie's Club News
    Archie's Club News
  12. 11. Bedrockin' Shakedown
    Fred Flintstone; Post Fruity Pebbles
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