Archie #517
(February 2002)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Every four weeks, twice in July
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
762816467476 51711
Editing
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's face it, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; waiters
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica have varying tastes in food.
Keywords
Restaurant

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Santa's Helper Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; manager; bratty kids; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie has a job playing Santa at the mall, but keeps making a mess of things. When he sees a more experienced (and successful) Santa at a downtown store, he asks for advice.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
1032
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Archie Readers
Characters
Victor Gorelick

Indexer Notes

Words to patriotic songs, following the September 11, 2001 terrorist atacks

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

A-Files / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page.
Characters
Kid; aliens

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Charles Travers and Eleni Stephanie

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

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

Santa's Helper Part Two (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; happy kids; second manager
Synopsis
The older Santa tells Archie that he must project warmth and show the children that he really cares about them. To help him remember, Santa gives Archie a token marked "care." After that Archie does a wonderful job with the children, but when he visits the downtown store to see his older friend, he learns that the store hasn't had a Santa Claus, or a toy department, for many years. The manager assures him, though, that there's a wonderful Santa at the mall.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

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

Music Appreciation (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited) [as Ruiz]
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited) [as Milgrom]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews likes Archie's music CD, so Archie takes it back to the store.
Reprints

Fan Art (Table of Contents: 10)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Inks
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Colors
Ann Marie Craig; Teresa Peterson; Amelia Nolan
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Archie
Keywords
Fan art

That's the Breaks (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; pretty girls
Synopsis
Since the guys are going on a ski trip, Archie and Reggie bring fake casts. That way they can hang around in the lodge and meet pretty girls. When the girls find out, Archie and Reggie get injured for real.
Reprints
Keywords
Skiing

Indexer Notes

Grossman and Yoshida credits from GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 226.

Talk That Talk (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited) [as Gladir]
Pencils
? Kennedy (credited) [as Kennedy]
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie says he should do his homework, but hopes someone will talk him out of it.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

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

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

The Real Meal Deal (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie creates a mess making breakfast for his parents, then finds out that they've gone out to eat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 225 credits George Gladir (story), Stan Goldberg (pencils), John Lowe (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

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

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Let's face it, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Get caught up in the magic..."]
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  3. 2. Santa's Helper Part One
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  5. 4. ["Earn $5 or $10 as an official reporter for the A-Files page."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Archie's Subscription Offer"]
  7. 6. ["Subscribe today!"]
  8. 7. Santa's Helper Part Two
    Archie
  9. 8. ["I can't get enough Archie stuff!"]
  10. 9. Music Appreciation
    Archie
  11. 10. Fan Art
    Fan Art
  12. 11. That's the Breaks
    Archie
  13. 12. Talk That Talk
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Betty? Veronica?"]
  15. 14. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6"]
  16. 15. The Real Meal Deal
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Archie Americana Series, now including Best of the Eighties!"]
  18. 17. ["Pikmin"]
  19. 18. ["And what did you get for your birthday?"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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