Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #198 [Regular Edition]
(July 1988)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published nine times a year (Jan., March, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
076956145010 07
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; then Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to fill our time capsule with small, trivial items!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Professor Flutesnoot

Health Education (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
?

Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
PSA on AIDS education.

It Came From The Cafeteria! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Unnamed creature; Miss Beazly; Ethel; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Miss Grundy; Midge; Dilton Doiley; Nancy
Synopsis
The gang attempts to destroy a monster made of Miss Beazly's leftovers.
Reprints

Fashion-ateria! (Table of Contents: 3)

Miss Beazly / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Miss Beazly models fashions sent in by readers.
Reprints

Job Jitters (Table of Contents: 4)

Pop Tate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Russell
Synopsis
Pop Tate takes a vacation to get away from the shop and realizes how much he misses the kids.
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Indexer Notes

Pop's real name is given as Thomas.

The Prom Queen (Table of Contents: 5)

Big Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy; Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Brian Kowak; Wanda Desmond; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Ethel saves the lives of the homecoming king and queen by reminding them to wear their seatbelts before getting into a car accident. The homecoming queen is injured and Ethel is chosen to replace her.
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Varrrooooom! (Table of Contents: 6)

Fred / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Find out what Fred thinks of his business trip by putting the same numbered letters into the numbered blanks.

Strike Out! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Victor Gorelick (Archie Comics editor); Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Ethel
Synopsis
The gang tells Mr. Gorelick to change their personalities, but when sales slump, they want to be changed back to their old style.
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Indexer Notes

Interestingly, this story came a few years before the failed titles and character redesigns of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Contains two letters on cells and music.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'd like to fill our time capsule with small, trivial items!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Health Education
    Archie
  3. 2. It Came From The Cafeteria!
    Archie and the Gang
  4. 3. Fashion-ateria!
    Miss Beazly
  5. 4. Job Jitters
    Pop Tate
  6. 5. The Prom Queen
    Big Ethel
  7. 6. Varrrooooom!
    Fred
  8. 7. Strike Out!
    Archie
  9. 8. Archie's Club News
    Archie's Club News
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