(August 1990)

Archie, 1952 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., 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
071896467505 08
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)

[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
Reggie, what's the toughest obstacle on this course?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Keywords
miniature golf

I'm On My Way (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy movie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Draw a Blank! (Table of Contents: 2)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (as Stan G.)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Stan Goldberg; Dan DeCarlo; Berke Reginalds
Synopsis
While attending a comic convention, Veronica is critical of Chuck's admiration of cartoonists. Later Chuck and Veronica each recruit a pair of artists for a TV game show called "Spin, Lose, or Draw!", with Chuck picking up Stan Goldberg and Dan DeCarlo. Chuck's Archie cartoonists easily defeat Veronica's French Fine Artists in the rebus-like contest.
Reprints
Keywords
artists; comic con; game show; TV broadcast

Indexer Notes

Signs in the background say "Fred Greenber.. Comic Convention", apparently a reference to New York con promoter Fred Greenberg. Also there's a "Meet Victor" background sign, which is probably an in-joke reference to editor Victor Gorelick.

The Ultimate Game Club (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

To Riverdale and Back Again / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Phone Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited as Gladir)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited as Goldberg)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw ?
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw ?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda installs a phone on her broom.
Keywords
broom; telephone

Indexer Notes

Credits read "Gladir, Goldberg, & Ollerenshaw."

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte (signed as EL)
Inks
Ellen Leonforte (signed as EL)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $10.00 to Valory Banister (Glendora, Calif.) for article on redwood trees. Second prize of $5.00 to Dominick Becker (Bolton, Canada) for an article on army ants.

Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Art Instruction School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Great Expectations (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie try to impress Archie, who they think is director of the school play.
Reprints
Keywords
director; Elvis; school play; Shakespeare

Indexer Notes

Reggie dresses as an Elvis impersonator.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

New Kids on the Block T-Shirts (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Bop City Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Double Your Fun! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

It's a Nerd's World (Table of Contents: 13)

Dilton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (as Stan G.)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Jay Sliderrule; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Dilton isn't offended by being called a nerd. Later Riverdale High has an assembly for graduate Jay Sliderrule, a self-made tech millionaire who says he was called a nerd in high school.
Keywords
millionaire; nerd; technology

3 Issues for $2.00 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Archie's Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At Last, My Own Double Digest! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Jughead's Double Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Subscribe and Save $2.50 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Record Time (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
According to Jughead's stopwatch, Archie has world-record speed in the sprints. At track practice, Coach Kleats finds that Jughead's watch is not working properly.
Reprints
Keywords
sprints; stopwatch; track

Indexer Notes

Plot hole here is that Archie still wins the practice race, even though his time isn't as fast as was predicted.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Archie Fan Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

Prizes or Cash! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Taste of Adventure (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cool Rule #73 (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Reggie, what's the toughest obstacle on this course?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. I'm On My Way
    Dick Tracy movie
  3. 2. Draw a Blank!
    Chuck
  4. 3. The Ultimate Game Club
    The Ultimate Game Club
  5. 4. ["You'll see Archie like you've n-e-v-e-r seen him before!"]
    To Riverdale and Back Again
  6. 5. Phone Fun
    Sabrina
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly
    Art Instruction School
  9. 8. Great Expectations
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. ["Full of color...full of fun!"]
    Archie Annual Digest
  11. 10. New Kids on the Block T-Shirts
    Bop City Comics
  12. 11. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions
    Archie Comics
  13. 12. Double Your Fun!
    Archie Double Digests
  14. 13. It's a Nerd's World
    Dilton
  15. 14. 3 Issues for $2.00
    Archie's Checklist
  16. 15. At Last, My Own Double Digest!
    Jughead's Double Digest
  17. 16. Subscribe and Save $2.50
    Archie digests
  18. 17. Record Time
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"]
    Archie Fan Club
  20. 19. Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer!
    Archie comics
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  22. 21. Prizes or Cash!
    Sales Leadership Club
  23. 22. The Taste of Adventure (Part 1)
    Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks
  24. 23. Cool Rule #73
    Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos
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