Archie #556
(June 2005)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
2.19 USD; 2.59 CAD
Pages
48
Indicia Frequency
Nine times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, October, November, and December.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
762816467476 55611
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.

Includes eight-page comic book insert on glossy paper.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We also throw in a box of bandages free!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; skateboard sales clerk
Synopsis
The skateboard shop includes bandages with every sale.
Keywords
Skateboard

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Study Buddy (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
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Doiley; Nancy Woods; Betty Cooper; Michelle
Synopsis
Since Archie's grades are poor, he resolves to work with and learn from school genius Dilton Doiley. This improves Archie's grades, but Dilton picks up Archie's habit of being badly distracted by girls.
Reprints
Keywords
Chemistry laboratory; high school

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advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Clothes-Minded! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate; Pat Allison
Synopsis
Hoping to impress a pretty girl who is conducting a clothing drive, Archie throws himself into collecting old clothes. When he mistakenly donates some of the Lodges' best dress clothing, the newspapers humiliate Mr. Lodge as a millionaire apparently snatching castoff clothes meant for the poor.
Reprints
Keywords
Chok'lit Shoppe

Indexer Notes

Color and lettering credits from GCD record at Archie Double Digest # 250.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

HeroScape # 3 The New Recruit (Table of Contents: 10)

HeroScape / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. Phillips (credited) (signed) [as Phillips]
Inks
R. Friend (credited) (signed) [as Rich]
Colors
Wildstorm FX
Letters
R. Leigh (credited)
Editing
J. Gardner (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

On glossy paper

[HeroScape # 3 The New Recruit] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

HeroScape / advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Dog Daze! (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (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; Mr. Weatherbee; Officer Nelson
Synopsis
Archie gets stuck in the school's mascot costume, and causes an uproar when he drives through town in the guise of a dog.
Reprints
Keywords
Cheerleader; high school

Indexer Notes

Color and lettering credits from GCD record at World of Archie Double Digest # 27

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Paper Chase (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Andrews suffers many indignities while taking a walk to buy his newspaper.
Reprints
Keywords
Newspaper

Indexer Notes

Color and lettering credits from World of Archie Double Digest # 29.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We also throw in a box of bandages free!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["You can win your own private island!"]
  3. 2. The Study Buddy
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Big League Chew"]
  5. 4. ["Yoshi Touch & Go"]
  6. 5. ["Looks like bones..."]
  7. 6. Clothes-Minded!
    Archie
  8. 7. ["Pokémon Dash"]
  9. 8. ["Teen Titans Go!"]
  10. 9. ["See your idea come to life in a comic book & mini movie!"]
  11. 10. HeroScape # 3 The New Recruit
    HeroScape
  12. 11. [HeroScape # 3 The New Recruit]
    HeroScape
  13. 12. ["In the world of HeroScape, what role will you play?"]
  14. 13. ["'HeroScape Writer Search: Who is the Shadowed Figure?' contest 2005 official rules."]
  15. 14. ["There's a new snack in Gotham City."]
  16. 15. Dog Daze!
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Danger on the High Seas!"]
  18. 17. ["You pick the shows!"]
  19. 18. ["Are you ready for more excitement?"]
  20. 19. Paper Chase
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Digimon 4"]
  22. 21. ["New Post Marshmallow Mania Pebbles"]
  23. 22. ["Who are you?"]
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