(August 1981)

Archie, 1977 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
4 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0271000695808
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say money talks, Arch!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Fred Andrews; Miss Grundy; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie #246.

Lucky Streak (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie steals Archie's clothes from the locker room, forcing Archie to run through the halls in his underwear. Mr. Weatherbee spots him and tries to find out who the "streaker" is (though Miss Grundy points out that that's not technically streaking).
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see where Pleasant Acres is protesting a plan to open a casino there!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)

I Spy (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What does it say?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie and Betty are working together, Veronica launches an all-out espionage offensive including fake newspapers, secret agents, hidden cameras and microphones.
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The Dark Horse (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's that for speed, fellows? Ol' Betsy got me here as fast as she could go!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie bets he can outrun Archie's car.
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Little Girl Lost (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aah! Hot sun, soft sand, cool waters! What more could you ask for?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Penelope; Venus
Synopsis
When a little lost girl finds Archie on the beach he takes care of her while looking for her people. He is rewarded.
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On the Go! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Characters
Archie Andrews
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Tanks! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Reprints

Adventureland (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck meet a boy who has run away from home in search of adventure, and team up to show him that the independent life isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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The Men Behind the Woman (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has exclusive contracts with her makeup man, tennis coach, swimming instructor and dance instructor.
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Roadside Rest (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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?
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?
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?
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Genre
humor; teen
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The Scooter Race (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Little Archie; Little Veronica; Little Jughead; Little Betty; Little Reggie; Fangs Fogarty; Mr. Weatherbee; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper
Reprints
Keywords
scooter race

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, give me a hand!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).

Opening Night (Table of Contents: 13)

Pop Tate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Reprints

It's Obvious (Table of Contents: 14)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
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Zig Zag Puzzles (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
People really should conserve gasoline!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).

Beach Peaches (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tries to get attention from the bikini-dazed Archie.
Reprints

The Hero Business (Table of Contents: 18)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lifeguard on the beach is like the captain of a ship!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie makes a big show of being the beach life guard until he actually has to rescue someone.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This garden party is in honor of the owners of some great race-horses!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)

Canoe Conniver (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie and Me / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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Kill or Cure (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er...would it be presumptuous if I were to ask...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang tries to straighten out Archie's bad back.
Reprints

How's That Again (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica claims to be possessed by the spirit of Merlin the magician.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A typical example of the banter-filled, almost plotless scripts Frank Doyle sometimes wrote.

The inking is in the more up-to-date style that Jim DeCarlo gave to some of his father's work in the early '70s.

Formerly a Betty and Veronica story.

Space Flight (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I thought you fixed the washing machine!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX)

Cruise Director (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Chip (a boat mechanic)
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has Archie take a borrowed boat back to the mechanic and exchange it for Mr. Lodge's boat, which was being repaired. But Archie isn't sure about the boats' controls and ends up causing more damage.
Reprints
Keywords
canoe; guitar; speedboat

Indexer Notes

Archie was singing "I wanna hold your hand" (a Beatles song) in the original splash panel. In this reprint, he's singing Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run".

On Top of Ole Smoky (Table of Contents: 26)

Charley Hawse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley is after a legendary fish in the local pond.
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Wet and Wild (Table of Contents: 27)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan De Carlo ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; math & science; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Dilton teaches his friends science facts about air and water.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a Dilton Teach-In story.

Treachery at the Top! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Mr. Condor
Synopsis
V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. alerts her fellow P.O.P. agents to a C.R.U.S.H. conspiracy to take over her father's corporation.
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Indexer Notes

Story in 2 parts: 5 pp. each.

The Switch Pitch (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
In an attempt to use reverse psychology, Mr. Lodge pretends to like Archie so that the rebellious Veronica will break up with him.
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Indexer Notes

As usual in stories written by George Gladir, Mr. Lodge's butler is called "Jeeves" rather than Smithers, though he looks and acts the same.

Formerly a Betty and Veronica story.

Fleeting Fame (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
A mysterious flower from outer space causes Archie to become loved and respected by all when he pins it to his shirt.
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Walkie Talkie (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie's Pop's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, where are you going?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Feature Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["They say money talks, Arch!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Lucky Streak
    Archie
  3. 2. ["I see where Pleasant Acres is protesting a plan to open a casino there!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  4. 3. I Spy
    Archie
  5. 4. The Dark Horse
    Archie
  6. 5. Little Girl Lost
    Archie
  7. 6. On the Go!
    Archie
  8. 7. Tanks!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Adventureland
    Archie
  10. 9. The Men Behind the Woman
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Roadside Rest
    The Archies
  12. 11. The Scooter Race
    Little Archie
  13. 12. ["Archie, give me a hand!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Opening Night
    Pop Tate
  15. 14. It's Obvious
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. Zig Zag Puzzles
    Archie
  17. 16. ["People really should conserve gasoline!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  18. 17. Beach Peaches
    Betty
  19. 18. The Hero Business
    Reggie
  20. 19. ["This garden party is in honor of the owners of some great race-horses!"]
    Reggie's Gag Bag
  21. 20. Canoe Conniver
    Archie and Me
  22. 21. Kill or Cure
    Archie
  23. 22. How's That Again
    Archie and the Gang
  24. 23. Space Flight
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Archie, I thought you fixed the washing machine!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  26. 25. Cruise Director
    Archie
  27. 26. On Top of Ole Smoky
    Charley Hawse
  28. 27. Wet and Wild
    Dilton
  29. 28. Treachery at the Top!
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  30. 29. The Switch Pitch
    Archie
  31. 30. Fleeting Fame
    Archie
  32. 31. Walkie Talkie
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. ["Archie, where are you going?"]
    Archie's Pop's Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katy Hayhurst
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