Archie #539
(October 2003)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
2.19 USD
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 53911
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
I want Veronica home by twelve!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Annual Digest #28.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Knight to Remember (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (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; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is a troubadour at the Renaissance fair, so the other fellows drag him into manly activities like jousts and sword fights. They show him up badly, but finally notice that all the girls still flock around the singing troubadour.
Reprints
Keywords
jousting; knights; Renaissance Fair; troubadour

Indexer Notes

NOT the Archie story of the same length and title appearing in Archie #546.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More excellent A-file reports submitted by readers like you.
Characters
Skin diver; dolphin

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Lauralyn Renn and Stephanie Mercado

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cart Caper (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; store manager
Synopsis
Archie has a job corralling carts at the supermarket, using a pushing device. When Reggie substitutes a dead battery, Archie powers it up at Dilton's lab, only to have the thing run wild.
Reprints
Keywords
Supermarket

Indexer Notes

Archie's Funhouse Double Digest # 6 credits Jim Amash (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

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Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1.5 pages (report information)

Lost or Found (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is late meeting Betty at the beach, because he had to clean his room. The good news is, he found his winter boots.
Keywords
Beach

Indexer Notes

Archie's Funhouse Double Digest # 6 credits Jim Amash (inking), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (lettering).

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

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Slide Rules (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Marty
Synopsis
In the height of summer, Chuck is missing winter, but Archie complains about how he always slips and falls in wintry weather. Even so, he loves to play on the neighbor boy's slip and slide mat all summer long.
Reprints
Keywords
Summer; winter

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 252 credits Script George Gladir; Pencils Stan Goldberg; Inks Mike Esposito; Colors Barry Grossman; Letters Bill Yoshida.

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

Archie and Betty Travel on Their Fashion Time Machine (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion suggestions from fans McKinny Cupp, Natalia Rosculet, Tayler Novick, Bethany Daniels, Elliana Bisgaard, Susan Cupp, and Inez Vara.

It's All Downhill (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge sets up a sculpture garden on the hillside near his home. Archie manages to set off an avalanche that dumps everything into the lake, leaving Mr. Lodge with an underwater sculpture park.
Reprints
Keywords
Sculpture

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I want Veronica home by twelve!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["You could win a Wonka Wave of prizes"]
  3. 2. A Knight to Remember
    Archie
  4. 3. ["You're never too young to save the world."]
  5. 4. ["More excellent A-file reports submitted by readers like you."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Attention kids!"]
  7. 6. Cart Caper
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  9. 8. ["You could win a Spy Kids 3-D Ultimate Gaming System!"]
  10. 9. Lost or Found
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Subscribe today and never miss another issue!"]
  12. 11. ["The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar"]
  13. 12. Slide Rules
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search"]
  15. 14. Archie and Betty Travel on Their Fashion Time Machine
  16. 15. It's All Downhill
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Sabrina cannot tell a lie...."]
  18. 17. ["And the new shape is... blue carrots!"]
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