Jughead #325 [Regular Edition]
(October 1982)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696110
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

With this issue, the title offers more panels per story, with at least four panels on the first page and extra small panels on the other pages, instead of the previous upper limit of six panels per page. (This was a return to the format that Archie comics had used in the late '50s and early '60s.) Art director Victor Gorelick told the Comics Journal that with the change of all the Archie titles to bi-monthlies, the increased number of panels was a way of "giving the kids a little more for their money." Apart from stories that were drawn before the change, this format would be the standard in Archie comics for the next few years.

This issue once again experiments with trying to make Jughead cooler and more of a ladies' man: the cover portrays him as a loverboy, another story revives the idea that his hat can attract women, and the final story in the issue actually has him being attracted to a girl. This idea would once again be abandoned a year later.

The usual Jughead artist, Samm Schwartz, was temporarily replaced on the title by Dan DeCarlo Jr. and Stan Goldberg for the next year (though the next Jughead issue, # 326, consisted of previously-unpublished Schwartz stories). He would return with Jughead # 330.


Read the inside story of Riverdale's # 1 Loverboy, Jughead "Casanova" Jones (Table of Contents)

Jughead / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones
Reprints

Barely Friendly (Table of Contents: 1)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Moose Mason
Synopsis
After being insulted by Jughead, the sexy and snobbish Cheryl Blossom asks her brother Jason to beat up the townie "who wears the silly hat." Jason goes to defend his sister's honor (such as it is), but Jughead has given his hat to Moose for safekeeping.

Indexer Notes

This is the second appearance of Cheryl and Jason Blossom; it appeared the same month as their official debut story (in Betty and Veronica # 320).

As in her debut story, Cheryl is dressed in a bikini that is even skimpier than anything the regular characters wear, pushing the limits of Code-approved exposure.

The story suggests that Cheryl is attracted to Jughead, something that would be dropped in later stories as she transferred her attentions to Archie.

Seafood Special (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie catch a lot of crabs, but though the girls eat shellfish all the time, they're disgusted by the idea of killing them.

Lost and Found (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead tries to get some sleep on the beach, but he's wearing the magic pin that makes all the girls attracted to him, and they won't leave him alone.

Indexer Notes

The return of Jughead's "magic pin," which had not appeared since 1979.

Two On the Isle (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; un-named girl
Synopsis
Jughead builds his own tropical island paradise out of abandoned sets and props from an old playhouse. A pretty girl is attracted by Jughead's island setting, but he worries that Archie and Reggie will try to steal her away.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Read the inside story of Riverdale's # 1 Loverboy, Jughead "Casanova" Jones
    Jughead
  2. 1. Barely Friendly
    Jughead
  3. 2. Seafood Special
    Jughead
  4. 3. Lost and Found
    Jughead
  5. 4. Two On the Isle
    Jughead
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