(August 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.
On-sale date
1990-06-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Barcode
?
Editing
Barry Grossman; Victor Gorelick (managing editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint with glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Everything's Archie #151.


Time for a Change (Table of Contents)

Riverdale High / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Mr. Svenson
Keywords
invention; lottery

Indexer Notes

Title from interior story. "School of the Month: James Madison High, Brooklyn, N.Y."

I'm On My Way (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy movie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet the Cast of Riverdale High (Table of Contents: 2)

Riverdale High / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Big Ethel [Ethel Muggs]; Coach Kleats; Mr. Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Prof. Flutesnoot; Coach Clayton; Miss Haggly; Miss Beazly

Indexer Notes

Headshots of the cast of characters.

Time for a Change (Part I) (Table of Contents: 3)

Riverdale High / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Weatherbee test Dilton's I.Q. Analyzer, but something goes wrong and the two have their personalities switched. This causes problems when the two go out on dates that evening.
Reprints
Keywords
invention; mind switch; science fair

Indexer Notes

Story is in two parts. The word balloons for the switched characters have a headshot of the personality speaking, so readers don't get confused by the switched personalities.

The Ultimate Game Club (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

3 Issues for $2.00 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Archie's Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Club News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg; Doug Crane; Dan Parent; Rex Lindsey; Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

First prize of $10.00 to Tai Trihn (Ontario, Canada) for article on drawing. Second prize of $5.00 to Christina Johnson (Bronx, N.Y.) for article on Latin. First prize article is illustrated by five head shots of Archie, with the artist identified.

Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Art Instruction School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Time for a Change (Part II) (Table of Contents: 9)

Riverdale High / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Herkimer Hassle; Prof Flutesnoot (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Weatherbee continue to have switched personalities, each one being miserable in the other one's life.
Reprints
Keywords
detention; school board; switched personalities

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

Archie Annual Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

New Kids on the Block T-Shirts (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Bop City Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Double Your Fun! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Archie Double Digests / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Blue & Gold / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midge Klump wins local art contest
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The Riverdale school newspaper, with Midge winning an art contest, Dilton withdrawing from the Science Fair (a reference to the first story in the issue), Reggie hitting a home run, and Jughead's Top Ten Countdown.

Indexer Notes

The issue is dedicated to James Madison High School, Brooklyn N.Y., whose alumni include Barry Grossman. Reader input is requested and there is a promo for Riverdale High #2.

Snack Attack (Table of Contents: 15)

Miss Crouton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Crouton; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The new Home Economics teacher uses a microwave oven to cook her snacks.
Reprints
Keywords
home economics; microwave oven

Art for Art's Sake (Table of Contents: 16)

Ms. Kandinsky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ms. Kandinsky; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie spoils Archie's pottery project.
Reprints
Keywords
art class; pottery

It's the Sign of the Times (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie Comics; Say No to Drugs / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Jughead carry protest signs with "Say No to Drugs" on them.
Keywords
drugs

Indexer Notes

One large drawing, as opposed to others in this campaign which have several panels.

Subscribe and Save $2.50 (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Riverdale Riddles with Archie (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo); Midge Klump (cameo); Hiram Lodge (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page with quizzes and crossword puzzle.

Eschew (Table of Contents: 20)

Power Words with Miss Grundy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Miss Grundy gives the definition of the word "eschew" and comes up with an pun to help remember it.
Reprints
Keywords
blackboard; classroom; shoe

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Archie Fan Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Svenson Cleans Up (Table of Contents: 22)

Riverdale High presents Mr. Svenson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John A. Wilcox (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Svenson; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Prof. Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge sponsors a million dollar prize to draw attention to an orphanage's lottery. Mr. Svenson, the school janitor wins the million dollars, but does something unexpected with the money.
Reprints
Keywords
brooms; charity; jealousy; lottery; million dollars; yacht

Prizes or Cash! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Taste of Adventure (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cool Rule #73 (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Time for a Change
    Riverdale High
  2. 1. I'm On My Way
    Dick Tracy movie
  3. 2. Meet the Cast of Riverdale High
    Riverdale High
  4. 3. Time for a Change (Part I)
    Riverdale High
  5. 4. The Ultimate Game Club
    The Ultimate Game Club
  6. 5. Check Out Archie's Special Subscription Offer!
    Archie comics
  7. 6. 3 Issues for $2.00
    Archie's Checklist
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Club News
  9. 8. Over $8,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly
    Art Instruction School
  10. 9. Time for a Change (Part II)
    Riverdale High
  11. 10. ["Full of color...full of fun!"]
    Archie Annual Digest
  12. 11. New Kids on the Block T-Shirts
    Bop City Comics
  13. 12. Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions
    Archie Comics
  14. 13. Double Your Fun!
    Archie Double Digests
  15. 14. ["Midge Klump wins local art contest"]
    The Blue & Gold
  16. 15. Snack Attack
    Miss Crouton
  17. 16. Art for Art's Sake
    Ms. Kandinsky
  18. 17. It's the Sign of the Times
    Archie Comics; Say No to Drugs
  19. 18. Subscribe and Save $2.50
    Archie digests
  20. 19. Riverdale Riddles with Archie
    Archie
  21. 20. Eschew
    Power Words with Miss Grundy
  22. 21. ["Fans! Now you can join the exciting Archie Fan Club"]
    Archie Fan Club
  23. 22. Svenson Cleans Up
    Riverdale High presents Mr. Svenson
  24. 23. Prizes or Cash!
    Sales Leadership Club
  25. 24. The Taste of Adventure (Part 1)
    Archie and his Friends; Capri Sun Fruit Drinks
  26. 25. Cool Rule #73
    Chester Cheetah's Cool Rules; Chee-tos
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