(October 1988)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
?
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

First appearance of the Explorers of the Unknown.
This issue has variants:

Explorers of the Unknown! (Table of Contents)

Explorers of the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; teen
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)

Explorers of the Unknown / 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) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Insect word find.

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

Explorers of the Unknown / 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]; 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)

Explorers of the Unknown / 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) (Expand) /

the Archies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bottle Battle (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

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

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

Explorers of the Unknown / 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]; Dr. Zarkon
Synopsis
Red, Angel and Gizmo work together to escape Dr. Zarkon's death traps and defeat him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie Club News / letters page / 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) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Explorers of the Unknown!
    Explorers of the Unknown
  2. 1. [AIDS Health Education]
    Archie
  3. 2. Explorers of the Unknown! Part One
    Explorers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie and his Friends
  5. 4. Archie Bug A-Boo
    Archie
  6. 5. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Two
    Explorers of the Unknown
  7. 6. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Three
    Explorers of the Unknown
  8. 7. Let's Do The Fruitslush Mush!
    the Archies
  9. 8. Bottle Battle
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Explorers of the Unknown! Part Four
    Explorers of the Unknown
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. Bedrockin' Shakedown
    Fred Flintstone; Post Fruity Pebbles
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