(April 1987)

Archie, 1946 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
027100069621 04
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Last issue of Laugh Comics. Series continues on regular schedule simply as Laugh (Archie, 1987 series). Josie and the Pussycats return in this issue to gear up for their appearance in the new series.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
400 Laughs And Counting!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Sabrina Spellman; Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Melody; Valerie]
Synopsis
Veronica thinks her Laugh 400 party is a bust because none of the neighbors have complained.

Meeting the Girls (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
When the guys go skiing, Dilton attracts the most girls due to his injury.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing; snow sculpture

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don't need drugs...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Nancy; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Reasons to stay away from drugs.

Shopping?...It's For The Birds! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie's Dad / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Unscramble the letters to see what items Mr. Andrews didn't have enough money for at the supermarket.

Watch Out (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie becomes part of the neighborhood watch so he can watch his new neighbor.

Study Buddy (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Professor Flutesnoot assigns studying the moon as homework.

Odd Girl Out (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie; Melody; Valerie]; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alexandra joins the group and decides to take over, using the fact that her father financially backs the group to prevent resistance. Melody uses her stupidity to get Alexandra to leave the group.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Cabot's decision to financially back the group was featured in an issue-length story in Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #540.

You Know You're In Love When (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
How to tell when you're in love.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bonkers are shown on page 2, a then-sponsor of Archie comics.

The Rules (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Reggie, Jughead, and Dilton have a snowball fight.
Reprints

Archie's Club News (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie's Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor (drawings); typeset (letters)

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Features two reports on the Bulletin Board System and acid rain.

Archie's Trivia (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Trivia related to Archie featuring when he first appeared (1941), his first artist (Bob Montana), and his first comic book (Pep).

400 Laughs...And Counting! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Kujava
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Svenson; Miss Grundy; Ms. Beazly; Hot Dog; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Ethel; Sabrina Spellman; Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Archie has good news to share, but he can't remember it. Meanwhile, the number 400 seems to surround him wherever he goes. Finally, he goes to Pop's where he arrives just in time for the Laugh Comics 400 party.

Indexer Notes

The story ends with the following message: "You've got the last laugh...but don't misss the all new Laugh #1 (Volume II) on sale in April! This special collectors' issue will be exploding with all the wild and crazy fun my pals and I have delivered in the past and more, more, more!!!"

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["400 Laughs And Counting!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Meeting the Girls
    Archie
  3. 2. ["You don't need drugs..."]
    Archie
  4. 3. Shopping?...It's For The Birds!
    Archie's Dad
  5. 4. Watch Out
    Archie
  6. 5. Study Buddy
    Archie
  7. 6. Odd Girl Out
    Josie and the Pussycats
  8. 7. You Know You're In Love When
    Betty
  9. 8. The Rules
    Reggie
  10. 9. Archie's Club News
    Archie's Club News
  11. 10. Archie's Trivia
    Archie
  12. 11. 400 Laughs...And Counting!
    Archie and the Gang
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