Archie Americana Series #5 - Best of the Eighties
(2001)

Archie, 1991 Series
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Price
10.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN
978-1-879794-06-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781879794061 51195
Editing
Paul Castiglia

Issue Notes

second printing priced at 11.95 USD.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen

Boogie Buggy (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Sandra; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo); Pop Tate; Raul; Wilma
Synopsis
Archie wants to compete in a roller disco contest. Sandra asks him to be her partner, but he finds that she controls his life for the two weeks of training before the contest.
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Keywords
diet; roller disco; roller-skating

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #3.

In the Swing (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Saburo Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Veronica wows the school with her "new look" - - which happens to be a retread of the '70s "Preppy Look".
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in The Best of Archie Comics (Archie, 2011 series) #2, the inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Bo Woe (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dexter Van Daun; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica gets a beaded braid hairstyle, much like the one Bo Derek had in the movie "10", but finds it more trouble than it's worth.
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Fleeting Meeting (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; John Revolta; Linda Revolta
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge arranges for Veronica to meet her favorite movie star, but Betty gets a better gift through a simple act of kindness.
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Indexer Notes

John Revolta is a parody of actor John Travolta.

Buckaroo Fever (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Eric Lee
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
At Veronica's western-style birthday party, Mr. Lodge segregates the girls into a cook-off and the boys into a mechanical bull riding contest. However, he soon learns the modern teen refuses to be pigeon-holed.
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The Punk (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty are alarmed when Jughead goes punk (complete with mohawk). They try to save him from falling into a bad crowd, but it turns out he's just researching a story for a local newspaper. Ahh, the 80's.
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E.T. Travesty (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Rinko; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead meet an alien.
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Indexer Notes

An homage to the movie E.T.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riverdale High School Flash Dance Contest
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Flutesnoot; Floyd Clayton; Mrs. Beazley; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Veronica spares no expense to produce a "Flash Dance" video that will win the school competition. But Betty, Archie and Chuck put a video together on the fly using nothing more than Chuck's camera and Betty's charisma, and they beat Veronica's video out.
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Vidiocy (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead dreams he's in a video game.
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The Breakdancing Break (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! These breakdancers are something else!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The Archies enlist the help of breakdancers for their music video.
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The Fame Game (Table of Contents: 11)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman (original publication)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]
Synopsis
Stuck for an idea for their next music video, Archie consults with a fellow recording artist Michael Jackstone for ideas.
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Indexer Notes

"Michael Jackstone" is a thinly veiled reference to Michael Jackson.

Trivia Travesty (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Hy Eisman
Inks
Hy Eisman ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
During a game of Trivial Trivia, the answers keep pointing out Archie's failings to Veronica.
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Lookalike Loony (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie enters a look-alike contest to win a 10 minute shopping spree in a record store.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in The Best of Archie Comics (Archie, 2011 series) #2.

The Celebrity (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Bruce Bingstone
Synopsis
Betty meets rock star Bruce Bingstone, who gives her a pass to his concert and a chance to get to know him, which turns out to be a disappointment.
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Wheel of Loot (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is the host and Betty is the letter-turner on the show Wheel of Loot, until Veronica is a contestant and wins Archie for her prize.
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Keywords
game shows

We, the Jury (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In a mock trial, Betty accuses Veronica of trying to steal Archie's affections. The jury of girls decides in favor of neither girl because they all want their own chance with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
jury; trial

A Passion for Fashion (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Nate Butler
Inks
Nate Butler ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is astonished at Archie and Veronica's clothes.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Boogie Buggy
    Archie
  3. 2. In the Swing
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Bo Woe
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Fleeting Meeting
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Buckaroo Fever
    Archie
  7. 6. The Punk
    Jughead
  8. 7. E.T. Travesty
    Archie
  9. 8. ["Riverdale High School Flash Dance Contest"]
    Betty
  10. 9. Vidiocy
    Jughead
  11. 10. The Breakdancing Break
    Archie
  12. 11. The Fame Game
    The Archies
  13. 12. Trivia Travesty
    Archie and the Gang
  14. 13. Lookalike Loony
    Archie
  15. 14. The Celebrity
    Betty's Diary
  16. 15. Wheel of Loot
    Betty and Me
  17. 16. We, the Jury
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. A Passion for Fashion
    Veronica
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