(November 1991)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
1.00 USD; 1.20 CAD; 0.75 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
ten times per year
On-sale date
1991-07-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard H. 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 has variants.

On-sale date from Archie Annual Digest Magazine #59. Issue is titled "Veronica's Summer Special".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder if anyone noticed my new swimsuit?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's new swimsuit causes mass confusion on the beach.
Keywords
bikini

[The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Good Earth (Table of Contents: 2)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan Parent; Dan DeCarlo (main character faces only)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Why," you ask? Why is Riverdale's most glamorous, gorgeous debutante grubbing in the ground for weeds like a common, ordinary person? - To make this old Earth a better place, of course!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica cons Betty, Archie and Jughead to help her manicure the Lodge Estate lawn. But she comes to regret it when Archie and Jughead get hold of the lawn tractors.
Reprints
Keywords
landscaping

[Koosh Kins] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Little Archie Digest Magazine #3] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Capri Sun Pacific Cooler] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Why Is Mr. Lodge So Happy? (Table of Contents: 6)

Mister Lodge / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw [as RGO] (signed)

Characters
Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Word find puzzle.

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

Editor's Notebook / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now That Summer Vacation
Synopsis
Editor Gorelick promotes Archie Giant Series #625 and 626, and urges readers to enter the Archie Interview Contest.

Bring Your Own Bag (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie's Environmental Tips / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli ?
Inks
Henry Scarpelli ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm just going to the store for a few things, daddy!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is environmentally conscious by taking a fabric tote bag to go shopping. But she's not very conscious of Mr. Lodge's finances by taking a dozen tote bags to go shopping.

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Archie T-shirt] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Think Tank (Table of Contents: 11)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (page 1); Dan Parent (pages 2-5)
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is skeptical about Betty's attempt to psyche herself up to win a swimming contest.
Keywords
beach; swimsuit

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo redrew the faces of Archie, Betty and Veronica on pages two through five.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan DeCarlo ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Partners
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Two page spread of Veronica posing in a vaguely Old West outfit.
Reprints

The Champion (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (pages 1-2, faces on pages 3-5); Dan Parent (pages 3-5)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, do you know what an embarrassment of riches is?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty tries to educate Veronica on how "riches" can mean more than just money.
Reprints
Keywords
swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo redrew the faces of the main characters on pages three through five.

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest (Archie, 1987 series) #225, writing is credited to Mike Pellowski, pencils are credited to Dan DeCarlo and inks are credited to Jim DeCarlo.

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[It's Archie's 50th Anniversary Fan Club Offer] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Big Gig (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina's Cat, Salem / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why am I letting this dumb bozo chase me?
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Salem
Synopsis
Salem uses magic to escape a menacing dog.

[Archie's Riverdale High #8] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Balloon Bonanza (Table of Contents: 19)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan Parent; Dan DeCarlo (main character faces only)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty! Look! Look! All those balloons are floating this way!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Charlie; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
When an advertising stunt leaves the beach littered with balloons, Betty and Veronica organize the beach crowd to clean them up.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; swimsuit

[Makin' it with Olympic!] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[G.I. Joe Trading Cards] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[New Ultra Koosh Ball] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I wonder if anyone noticed my new swimsuit?!"]
    Veronica
  2. 1. [The Great Cap'n Crunch Caper]
  3. 2. The Good Earth
    Veronica
  4. 3. [Koosh Kins]
  5. 4. [Little Archie Digest Magazine #3]
  6. 5. [Capri Sun Pacific Cooler]
  7. 6. Why Is Mr. Lodge So Happy?
    Mister Lodge
  8. 7. ["Now That Summer Vacation"]
    Editor's Notebook
  9. 8. Bring Your Own Bag
    Archie's Environmental Tips
  10. 9. [Archie's Checklist]
  11. 10. [Archie T-shirt]
  12. 11. Think Tank
    Veronica
  13. 12. ["Howdy, Partners"]
    Veronica
  14. 13. The Champion
    Veronica
  15. 14. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscription!]
  16. 15. [It's Archie's 50th Anniversary Fan Club Offer]
  17. 16. Big Gig
    Sabrina's Cat, Salem
  18. 17. [Archie's Riverdale High #8]
  19. 18. [Archie's Special Digest Subscription Offer]
  20. 19. Balloon Bonanza
    Veronica
  21. 20. [Makin' it with Olympic!]
  22. 21. [G.I. Joe Trading Cards]
  23. 22. [New Ultra Koosh Ball]
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