Archie #538 [Newsstand]
(September 2003)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume
?
Price
2.19 USD; 2.59 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
071896467475 38
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I found what I was looking for!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck at the San Diego Comic Con International
Keywords
comic book conventions; comic books; cosplay; San Diego Comicon International

A Con to Remember (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; David Glaner; Gary Sassaman; Stan Goldberg; Craig Boldman; Bill Liebowitz; Sharon Liebowitz; Mark Evanier (uncredited cameo); Martin Jaquish; Jackie Estrada (cameo); Batton Lash (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie, Chuck, Betty, and Nancy meet Veronica and Mr. Lodge, and various comics folks, at the San Diego Comic Con.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Lee Baumgardner; Jeremy Elkins
Pencils
Ellen Leonforte [as EL]
Inks
Ellen Leonforte [as EL]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Ellen Leonforte; typeset

The Big Shake-Up (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods

Indexer Notes

One joke based on the "Got Milk" advertising campaign.

Neat Feat (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
juggling

Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search Application (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

What the Market Will Bear (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Lobster sells for the market price.

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

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

With cover stat of Archie #538.

Getting the Bird (Table of Contents: 8)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
"this is woodpecker country"

No Place Like Gnome (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Tad Barney
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I found what I was looking for!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. A Con to Remember
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    A-Files
  4. 3. The Big Shake-Up
    Archie
  5. 4. Neat Feat
    Archie
  6. 5. Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search Application
  7. 6. What the Market Will Bear
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  9. 8. Getting the Bird
    Moose
  10. 9. No Place Like Gnome
    Archie
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