(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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

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:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
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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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:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Uncle Bruce; Stanley; Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
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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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:
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.

A Real Hot Talent (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

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:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
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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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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