(June 1997)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Comics
Editing:
Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Mando paper interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Miniseries

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

A Tired Excuse (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie is tired from a workout the gym coach gave him, but walks home from school instead of taking the bus.

Band Together (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher; Dan Parent
Pencils:
Dan Parent
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; The Croutons (a local band); Mr. Steadman (a producer for Mad Dog Records)
Synopsis:
Inspired by a local group, Archie and the gang reform the band under the name "Pearl Jelly." They then score a gig where a record producer will be at, but Reggie sabotages the group in order to get a solo contract.
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Indexer Notes

The story is told in two parts: Part One (6 pages) and Part 2 (5 pages). The new names for the Archies include Pearl Jelly (a homage to Pearl Jam) and Smashing Cumquats (a homage to the Smashing Pumpkins).

That's The Ticket! (Table of Contents: 3)

Chuck and Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent
Pencils:
Bill Golliher
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
Chuck and Moose put their foot down when Midge and Nancy plan all of their dates without consulting them.
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Indexer Notes

Nancy Woods is misnamed "Nancy Harris" in this story.

Queen of Denial (Table of Contents: 4)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Golliher (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Find Jughead's secret message reaction to Ethel's new Cleopatra look.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This appears on the inside back cover.

Beep! Beep! Slowpoke! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie & Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The girls' motorscooter races by the boys' motorscooter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pin-up on back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie & Friends
  2. 1. A Tired Excuse
    Archie
  3. 2. Band Together
    Archie & Friends
  4. 3. That's The Ticket!
    Chuck and Moose
  5. 4. Queen of Denial
    Ethel
  6. 5. Beep! Beep! Slowpoke!
    Archie & Friends
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Rowe
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jim Stangas
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore