Archie #543
(February 2004)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.59 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Every 4 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 43
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

[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
The holiday greenery is going fast!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Christmas tree shoppers
Synopsis
Holiday greenery is going fast, especially the bills from Archie's wallet.
Keywords
Christmas tree; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Put on the hat and play as The Cat.
Characters
The Cat in the Hat
Keywords
Game

Indexer Notes

Ad for The Cat in the Hat computer game.

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Santa Claus
Synopsis
The Andrews family raids the refrigerator late Christmas Eve. While they're in the kitchen, Santa Claus leaves their presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

Two-part story, complete in this issue. Imitates the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," attributed to Clement Moore.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Laughter is your best weapon.
Keywords
Game

Indexer Notes

Ad for Disney's ToonTown CD-ROM Interactive Game

[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
Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you.
Characters
Archie Andrews; bird; man

Indexer Notes

Reports from fans Eleni Stephanides and Jeremy Elkins.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Archie Readers
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
96 pages of the best Archie daily newspaper strips!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie Day By Day trade paperback

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wacky wobbler is here!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Fan Art (Table of Contents: 8)

Fan Art / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Inks
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Colors
Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott
Letters
?; typeset; Willy Yoder; Cheryl Elliott

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Fan art

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 8
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Keywords
Christmas; holiday

The Same Game (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie makes a fool of himself at the ice rink, showing off for Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
Ice skating; winter

Windows Pain (Table of Contents: 12)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
? Kennedy (credited) [as Kennedy]
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited) [as Lapick]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie is having trouble with Windows on his computer. He consults Jughead at the electronics store, but all Jughead does is wash the windows.
Reprints
Keywords
Computer

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine # 4 cites Hal Smith as writer and Pat Kennedy as inker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hot Dog]

Hot Doggin' It (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Jughead; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
The boys rush through the kitchen so quickly that Mrs. Andrews feels like she's in a drive-thru window.
Reprints

Jingles All the Way (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Hot Dog; Jingles; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Jingles is disappointed that he can't bring Christmas cheer to his friends in Riverdale. Instead he brings cheer to Mrs. Claus, who's always alone on Christmas Eve.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; elf; holiday; North Pole

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 245 credits Script Kathleen Webb; Pencils Stan Goldberg; Inks Jim Amash; Colors Barry Grossman; Letters Vickie Williams.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bigger world.
Characters
Dragon

Indexer Notes

Ad for Spyro: Attack of the Rynots computer game

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who are you?
Characters
Kids; Pikachu

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Pokémon Channel

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The holiday greenery is going fast!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Put on the hat and play as The Cat."]
  3. 2. The Night Before Christmas
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Laughter is your best weapon."]
  5. 4. ["Another excellent A-files page submitted by readers like you."]
    A-Files
  6. 5. ["Dear Archie Readers"]
    Editor's Notebook
  7. 6. ["96 pages of the best Archie daily newspaper strips!"]
  8. 7. ["The wacky wobbler is here!"]
  9. 8. Fan Art
    Fan Art
  10. 9. ["The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar"]
  11. 10. ["Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 8"]
  12. 11. The Same Game
    Archie
  13. 12. Windows Pain
    Reggie
  14. 13. ["Archie Comics' Riverdale Stars Talent Search"]
  15. 14. Hot Doggin' It
    Archie
  16. 15. Jingles All the Way
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Bigger world."]
  18. 17. ["Who are you?"]
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