Explorers of the Unknown #1 [Newsstand]
(June 1990)

Archie, 1990 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
071896467659 06
Editing
Scott Fulop; Victor Gorelick (Managing Editor); Richard Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Fearless First Issue! (Table of Contents)

Explorers of The Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]]; Myron Pepperdinkle
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Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; advocacy
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gives drugs a big thumbs down!

The Amazing Super Secret Origin Of The Explorers Of The Unknown! (Table of Contents: 2)

Explorers of The Unknown / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews] (a soldier of fortune); Angel [Veronica Lodge] (a martial artist); Nitro [Reggie Mantle] (an explosives expert); Squint [Jughead Jones] (a daredevil escape artist); Wheels [Betty Cooper] (a mechanic and pilot); Gizmo [Dilton Doiley] (a genius inventor); Spike [Moose Mason] (a Hollywood stuntman)]; Blaze [Cheryl Blossom] (The Explorers' CIA contact); Myron Pepperdinkle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is reading a book called the Explorers of the Unknown, whose characters remind him of his friends in Riverdale. In the book, while working on a movie about his life, Red fights a giant robot that goes on a rampage. He is aided by six other experts in their fields, and they form The Explorers of the Unknown. Their first mission: stop Myron Pepperdinkle and his destructive robots.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 4 chapters: Chapter 1 (6 pages), Chapter 2 (5 pages), Chapter 3 (5 pages), and Chapter 4 (5 pages).

Files Of The Unknown (Table of Contents: 3)

Red [Archie Andrews] / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; adventure
Characters
Red [Archie Andrews]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]
Synopsis
A profile on Red, the leader of the Explorers of The Unknown.

Indexer Notes

This appears between Chapters 1 and 2 of the main story.

Pin Up Number One (Table of Contents: 4)

Explorers of The Unknown / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Explorers of the Unknown [Red [Archie Andrews]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Spike [Moose Mason]]

Indexer Notes

This page appears between chapters 3 and 4 of the main story.

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Information on upcoming Archie comics.

The Taste Of Adventure (part 2) (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fearless First Issue!
    Explorers of The Unknown
  2. 1. Drugs Are Uncool!
    Archie
  3. 2. The Amazing Super Secret Origin Of The Explorers Of The Unknown!
    Explorers of The Unknown
  4. 3. Files Of The Unknown
    Red [Archie Andrews]
  5. 4. Pin Up Number One
    Explorers of The Unknown
  6. 5. Editor's Notebook
  7. 6. The Taste Of Adventure (part 2)
    Archie
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