Laugh #12
(February 1989)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year in Feb., April, June, July, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
076956145096 02
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [as DD] (signed)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as JD] (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead, if Reggie is your second choice, who is your first choice?
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
campaign; class president; election

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Health Education
Synopsis
PSA about AIDS featuring the Archie characters.

Beauty and the Beasty (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty Archie Art Players / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper [Beauty]; Veronica Lodge [Beauty's sister]; Big Ethel Muggs [Beauty's sister]; Waldo Weatherbee [Beauty's Dad]; Archie Andrews [Beasty]; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Beauty goes to live with the Beast after her father steals some roses from the Beast.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Beauty and the Beast.

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

Archie and His Friends / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Present (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't resist the temptation to open his present before Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; gift; present

Gift-Rapped (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alexandra Cabot; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
Alexandra only wants designer wrapped presents under her Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; tree

Christmas in New York (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina and Esmeralda / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Esmeralda (Sabrina's cousin); Della
Synopsis
Della puts all the mortals in New York City to sleep for two days so Christmas passes them by.
Reprints
Keywords
gift; present; shopping; suspended animation

Indexer Notes

parodies Macy's as "Lacey's." Features the World Trade Center.

Tree Travasty (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge puts up a giant tree in front of his business and Jughead walks off with one of the giant candy canes from the tree.
Reprints
Keywords
candy; candy cane; Christmas tree; decorating

Indexer Notes

Title misspells "travesty."

Fair is Fair (Table of Contents: 8)

Hot Dog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Hot Dog invites some of his dog friends over for a party since Jughead is having a party.
Keywords
caroling; Christmas songs; party; singing

If the Suit Fits! (Table of Contents: 9)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Ms. Beazly; Coach Kleats; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to lose weight to fit into his Santa suit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Synopsis
Features reports sent in by: Meg Duffy from Wheaton, IL about model horse collecting and Pia Villanueva from Irving, TX about elephants.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Jughead, if Reggie is your second choice, who is your first choice?"]
  2. 1. ["Health Education"]
  3. 2. Beauty and the Beasty
    The Mighty Archie Art Players
  4. 3. ["Scared Happy"]
    Archie and His Friends
  5. 4. The Present
    Archie
  6. 5. Gift-Rapped
    Josie and the Pussycats
  7. 6. Christmas in New York
    Sabrina and Esmeralda
  8. 7. Tree Travasty
    Mr. Lodge
  9. 8. Fair is Fair
    Hot Dog
  10. 9. If the Suit Fits!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  11. 10. Archie's Club News
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