(September 1972)

Archie, 1972 Series
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Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Music Corp.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
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)

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Montage cover - scenes from the interior stories.

Behold the Beast (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sabrina (host); Tommy; un-named blind girl
Synopsis
Tommy, a freakish boy with four arms, is kept chained up in his parents' attic. When he escapes, an angry mob pursues him into the swamp, where he meets and falls in love with a blind girl who isn't afraid of him. When she falls into quicksand, Tommy sacrifices his own life to save hers.
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Keywords
quicksand

The Boy Who Cried Vampire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Uncle Bruce; Stanley; Sabrina (host); Aunt Hilda (host)
Synopsis
Sabrina tells another terrifying tale: at a party, a boy named Stanley meets his uncle Bruce, who grows fangs, hypnotizes him and leaves him with two marks on his neck. Stanley accuses Bruce of being a vampire, but scientific tests prove that the wound was caused by a carving fork. Everyone, including Stanley, thinks he must have blacked out and accidentally stabbed himself with the fork. But when they're alone, Bruce admits that he stuck the fork in Stanley's neck, so that after he actually sinks his fangs in, no one will ever believe Stanley's story.
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Keywords
vampire

Assignment in Fear (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sabrina (host); Sandy; Billy; Miss Softly
Synopsis
A teacher uses a special bit of Satanic homework to give a student his comeuppance for making fun of a boy who stutters.
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Keywords
bully; magic; stuttering

A Real Hot Talent (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Typeset

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Quick Justice (Table of Contents: 5)

Sorcery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Synopsis
An art thief gets an appropriate punishment for trying to steal a painting of a hanging.
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Curiosity Kills (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sabrina (host); Uncle Henry; Jason; Luke
Synopsis
A wealthy old man dies. To Jason, the nephew he hated, he leaves twelve million dollars; to Luke, the nephew he loved, he leaves only a box that has never been opened. Jason becomes obsessed with the belief that the box must contain something better than the fortune he inherited.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Behold the Beast
  3. 2. The Boy Who Cried Vampire
  4. 3. Assignment in Fear
  5. 4. A Real Hot Talent
  6. 5. Quick Justice
    Sorcery
  7. 6. Curiosity Kills
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