Archie #542
(January 2004)

Archie, 1959 Series
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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 42
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
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie just loves playing two turntables at once!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Command Performance (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited); Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Jughead; Veronica; genie
Synopsis
Archie unwittingly releases a genie in the form of a cute teenage girl, ready to fulfill his every wish. Not realizing she's a genie, and having been coached by Jughead to be more considerate of girls, Archie refuses to make any wishes. Frustrated, she leaves, but not before granting Jughead's wish for piles of hamburgers.
Reprints
Keywords
Genie

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

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

Pencils
Mike Pellerito (signed) [as Pellerito]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you.
Characters
Elephant; frogs; butterfly

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Brooke Bellica and Krista Kibler

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Cleaning Agent (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead coaches Archie on how to avoid cleaning his room, but their mothers know all the tricks.
Reprints
Keywords
Mother

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

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Fan Art (Table of Contents: 10)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Heather Nagy; Kayla Hume
Inks
Heather Nagy; Kayla Hume
Colors
Heather Nagy; Kayla Hume
Letters
?

Characters
Archie
Keywords
Fan art

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Moose Presents "D-uh! Really Dumb Questions!" (Table of Contents: 13)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited) [as Pellowski]
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited) [as Ruiz]
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose; Dolly; guy; kid; clerk
Synopsis
Moose asks dumb questions in various settings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First question is how much items in the dollar store are.

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The Riverdale Rap (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Chuck; Li'l Kaytee; Jughead; Reggie; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Chuck's cousin, a famous rapper, visit Riverdale and performs a rap about the kids in town.
Keywords
Rap music

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

Matter Over Mind (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited) [as Gladir]
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited) [as Goldberg]
Inks
Bob Smith (credited) [as Smith]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy [Ms. Grundy]; Archie; pretty girls
Synopsis
Archie is stumped by Miss Grundy's question, until inspired by the sight of some girls.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

The Ol' Pigskin Ploy (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Lodge; Charlie Brown (cameo); Lucy (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie gets the girls to help him practice kicking the football, but never manages to connect. Betty suggests that he should go into comic strips.
Reprints
Keywords
Football

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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie just loves playing two turntables at once!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Ozzy & Drix"]
  3. 2. Command Performance
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Hang out with Archie today!"]
  5. 4. ["Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Makes a great gift!"]
  7. 6. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #8"]
  8. 7. Cleaning Agent
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  10. 9. ["96 pages of the best Archie daily newspaper strips!"]
  11. 10. Fan Art
    Fan Art
  12. 11. ["The Mighty Crusaders"]
  13. 12. ["Archie's Mysteries"]
  14. 13. Moose Presents "D-uh! Really Dumb Questions!"
    Moose
  15. 14. ["The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar"]
  16. 15. ["Archie's Digest Subscription Offer"]
  17. 16. The Riverdale Rap
    Archie
  18. 17. ["Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search"]
  19. 18. Matter Over Mind
    Archie
  20. 19. The Ol' Pigskin Ploy
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Laughter is your best weapon."]
  22. 21. ["Bigger world."]
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