Archie Americana Series #1 - Best of the Forties
(1991)

Archie, 1991 Series
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Price
8.95 USD; 10.50 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie 50th Anniversary
ISBN
1-879794-00-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781879794009 51195
Editing
Scott Fulop (Americana Series Editor); Victor Gorelick (Managing); Paul Castiglia (Assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
17.5cm x 25.5cm
Binding
Perfect Bound

Issue Notes

A comprehensive trade paperback reprint compilation of 1940's Archie stories, from the character's first decade of "life" with an emphasis on the origins, evolutions and first appearances of the major characters from Riverdale. Up until this series most of the stories in the volume had not been published in almost half a century. First in a volume of a decade themed trade paperback series.
3rd printing, March 2000, printed in Canada. Priced at 11.95 USD, 13.95 CAD.
4th printing, December 2007, priced at $12.95 USD


[Best Of The Forties] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

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

Archie / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)
Inks
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)
Colors
Stephen Ciuccoli (photo)

Genre
teen; humor

Indexer Notes

Photograph located on inside front and inside back covers.

The Importance of Being Archie (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen King
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Dan Parent
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Archie Is Here (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Scott D. Fulop
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a matter of skill, that's all!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews (first appearance); Betty Cooper (first appearance); Jughead Jones (first appearance); Mr. Andrews (first appearance); Mr. Cooper (first appearance); Gramps Andrews (first appearance)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Archie, you're going awfully fast!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Andrews
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh!! Who cares about the Stamp Act when Veronica's making history right here in school?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (first appearance); Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Reprints

Pep Comics Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints
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The Evolution of... Pop Tate (Table of Contents: 8)

Pop Tate / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Montage of appearances of Pop Tate with images reprinted from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #46 and Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Class day! Gosh it's fun. Tonight I join the Philomathian and Saturday is the boat ride!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle (first appearance); Mr. Weatherbee (first appearance); Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho hum! It's clearing up -- guess it's going to be a nice day after all!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On you marks! Get set!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge (first appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge called Burton K. Lodge in this story.

Who's Who in Riverdale! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Prom Pranks (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. McQuiggan; Mr. Weatherbee
Reprints

Double Date (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie accidentally ends up with two dates on the same night and he tries to keep them both.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica are definitely rivals for Archie now!

No Body's Dummy (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

1940's Archie Comic Book Covers (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Reprints

The Battle of the Jitterbugs (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

Patch as Catch Can (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An early prototype of Big Ethel appears in the story, but is not mentioned by name.

The Hair Raiser (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Gill
Inks
Ray Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Gable (intro); Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Reprints

1940's Archie Comic Book Covers (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Reprints

The Old Home Town (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Floogle (intro)
Reprints

The Close Shave (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Tony (intro)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie attempts his first shave!

The Dangerous Sex (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose McGee (first appearance); Lottie Little (first appearance); Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Jughead tutors Lottie, even though Moose will punch out any other boy who even LOOKS at Lottie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Best Of The Forties]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  3. 2. The Importance of Being Archie
  4. 3. Archie Is Here
  5. 4. ["Just a matter of skill, that's all!"]
    Archie
  6. 5. ["Gee, Archie, you're going awfully fast!"]
    Archie
  7. 6. ["Gosh!! Who cares about the Stamp Act when Veronica's making history right here in school?"]
    Archie
  8. 7. Pep Comics Puzzle Page
    Archie
  9. 8. The Evolution of... Pop Tate
    Pop Tate
  10. 9. ["Class day! Gosh it's fun. Tonight I join the Philomathian and Saturday is the boat ride!"]
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Ho hum! It's clearing up -- guess it's going to be a nice day after all!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. ["On you marks! Get set!"]
    Archie
  13. 12. Who's Who in Riverdale!
    Archie
  14. 13. Prom Pranks
    Archie
  15. 14. Double Date
    Archie
  16. 15. No Body's Dummy
    Archie
  17. 16. 1940's Archie Comic Book Covers
    Archie
  18. 17. The Battle of the Jitterbugs
    Archie
  19. 18. Patch as Catch Can
    Archie
  20. 19. The Hair Raiser
    Archie
  21. 20. 1940's Archie Comic Book Covers
    Archie
  22. 21. The Old Home Town
    Archie
  23. 22. The Close Shave
    Archie
  24. 23. The Dangerous Sex
    Jughead
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Archie
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