Best of Archie Americana #3 - Bronze Age

Archie, 2017 Series
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9.99 USD
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On-sale Date
2018-08-15
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The best comics from the 1980s and the 1990s.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 9 pages (report information)

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Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Dan Parent, Archie Comics illustrator.

Archie in the 1980s (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Geppi
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction of the 1980s by Steve Geppi, distributor of Archie Comics.

Boogie Buggy (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Sandra; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo); Pop Tate; Raul; Wilma
Synopsis
Archie wants to compete in a roller disco contest. Sandra asks him to be her partner, but he finds that she controls his life for the two weeks of training before the contest.
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Keywords
diet; roller disco; roller-skating

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #3.

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

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, I give you my word--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Reprints
Keywords
roller disco; roller-skating

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

Jughead / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jug, are you reading something sad, too?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
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Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of The Jughead Jones Comics Digest #53.

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

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er, Betty's colors are real wild!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
kissing; lipstick; roller skating

Indexer Notes

Vignette above title is from "The Swinger."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's nonsense, Veronica! What makes you think the soda jerk has a crush on me?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty gets a bigger scoop of ice cream than Veronica does and Veronica thinks she knows why.
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Health Nuts (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Despite having a fully stocked gym at home, Veronica joins a health club to be trendy.
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In the Swing (Table of Contents: 10)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica wows the school with her "new look" - - which happens to be a retread of the '70s "Preppy Look".
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in The Best of Archie Comics (Archie, 2011 series) #2, the inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Bo Woe (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dexter Van Daun; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica gets a beaded braid hairstyle, much like the one Bo Derek had in the movie "10", but finds it more trouble than it's worth.
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A Zest for the West (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Superintendent Hassel
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee bans western-style clothing at the school in anticipation of a visiting dignitary.
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Fleeting Meeting (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; John Revolta; Linda Revolta
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge arranges for Veronica to meet her favorite movie star, but Betty gets a better gift through a simple act of kindness.
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Indexer Notes

John Revolta is a parody of actor John Travolta.

Test Zest (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Feature Logo
Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is losing Archie to video games and she's not happy about it.
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Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I know why your favorite play is the quarterback sneak!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
cheerleaders; football

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie's posture has improved 100%!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Reprints
Keywords
fashion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Jughead / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate the food here, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly; Betty Cooper
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[Punk vs. Funk] (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog
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Game Acclaim (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Reggie is the king of the new video game at Pop's, and he psyches out everyone from playing, except Jughead.
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Buckaroo Fever (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Eric Lee
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
At Veronica's western-style birthday party, Mr. Lodge segregates the girls into a cook-off and the boys into a mechanical bull riding contest. However, he soon learns the modern teen refuses to be pigeon-holed.
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The Punk (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty are alarmed when Jughead goes punk (complete with mohawk). They try to save him from falling into a bad crowd, but it turns out he's just researching a story for a local newspaper. Ahh, the 80's.
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E.T. Travesty (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Rinko; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead meet an alien.
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Indexer Notes

An homage to the movie E.T.

Input and Outlay (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie and Me / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Mr. Weatherbee! You got a computer!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee buys a new computer and gets Archie to program it.
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Scheme Scamp (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Decarlo Jr.
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
When Betty chooses Archie over Reggie to do a backstage interview of a rock band, Reggie schemes his way backstage instead of Archie.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riverdale High School Flash Dance Contest
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Floyd Clayton; Mrs. Beazley; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Veronica spares no expense to produce a "Flash Dance" video that will win the school competition. But Betty, Archie and Chuck put a video together on the fly using nothing more than Chuck's camera and Betty's charisma, and they beat Veronica's video out.
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