(1980-81)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
once a year
On-sale Date
1980-06-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Barcode
0271000690820
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia says "1980-81 edition."
On-sale date from The Comic Reader #180.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How does one shake hands with these lobstermen?
Genre
humor

The Shape Scrape (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Anyshape
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket stops his old enemy, Anyshape, from robbing a bank.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A poster advertising Pep Comics appears in panel 4 of page 4.

Lester of the Chimps (Table of Contents: 2)

Zartan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Zartan; Lester of the Chimps
Synopsis
Lester sells counterfeit goods to a safari and then takes credit for battling a tiger, when Zartan did the job.
Reprints
Keywords
counterfeit; ivory; jungle; lion; stock market; yo-yo

Space Chase (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Marshal Dolan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; science fiction
Characters
Space Marshal Dolan; Xyzenon; Outians; Kitty; Blackie (villain)
Synopsis
Space Marshal Dolan has to deal with space coach robbers, outer space Indians, and an ambush on main street in town.
Reprints
Keywords
bulletproof vest; cavalry; Indians; marshal; reward; robbers; saloon; space ships; taxes

Indexer Notes

A space version of the TV series "Gunsmoke", hitting all the cliches.

Rival Reversal (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; "Hot-Rod" Rudy; Salem; Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews] (cameo on television)
Synopsis
Sabrina hopes that "Hot-Rod" Rudy asks her to the dance and uses her hexes to get her wish.
Reprints

Lamp Champ (Table of Contents: 5)

Ali Bubu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Ali Bubu; Fatima; The Chimps; The Genie; Blips
Synopsis
Ali Bubu's girlfriend has a crush on The Chimps rock group and no magic he or his genie come up with seems to change her mind.
Reprints
Keywords
bed of nails; cobra; flying carpet; genie; handstand; magic lamp; record player; rock concert; rope trick; sitar

Indexer Notes

Spoof on Beatle fan types.

Ocean Commotion (Table of Contents: 6)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Transistor
Synopsis
Professor Transistor takes some Hollywood directors to his lab on the sea floor to find their next movie monster.
Reprints

Space News (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Gag newspaper articles on science and space travel.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer; Mars; Mercury; nylon stockings; picket line; robots; Uranus

Trick Stick (Table of Contents: 8)

Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; The Monster Ensemble
Synopsis
A mistake on Hilda's part messes up band practice.
Reprints
Keywords
baton; magic wand; pumpkins

Future Shock (Table of Contents: 9)

The Madhouse Glads / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Fran the Fan
Synopsis
During a severe storm, Clyde's E.S.P. leads him, Dick, and Fran to an abandoned mansion, where he continues to use his E.S.P. to keep the trio out of danger.
Reprints

Supe's Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 10)

Super Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duck; Dirty Duck (villain); Liverlip (villain); Squintly
Synopsis
Super's look-a-like cousin Dirty Duck has robbed a bank in town.
Reprints

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

Guess Which One / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Is about to win a college scholarship.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Guess which one is about to win a college scholarship, didn't graduate from spy school, is going to need his crash helmet sooner than he thinks, and is playing water-polo for the first time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

four gag cartoons

The Terrible Three (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Jeeves; Supreme Council of Villains [Atomic Tom; Sir Sand; Green Man]
Synopsis
Sprocket fights three villains at the same time.
Reprints
Keywords
cement; fourth wall; giant; sand

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

TV Lawyer Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your Honor, will you please overrule the D.A.'s last objection?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Literal depictions of legal terms like overrule, file, badger, and "won't stand up in court."
Reprints
Keywords
judge; lawyers

Video Verdict (Table of Contents: 14)

Dapper the Lawyer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dapper the Lawyer
Synopsis
Dapper is a lawyer who always loses in court. When his nephew gets a parking ticket, he goes to court and demands a jury trial.
Reprints
Keywords
bees; judge; jury; lawyer; parking ticker; television cameras; witness

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV courtroom dramas.

Bewitched, Bothered and Hilda (Table of Contents: 15)

Hilda / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Shirley
Synopsis
Hilda participates in a witch beauty contest, where the goal is to be the ugliest.
Reprints
Keywords
supernatural

This Strange Madhouse World (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Flash Dasher; Rhonda Punch; Milton Gleehope; William Shakespeare
Synopsis
Odd facts.
Reprints

Super Cowpoke (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Super Cowpoke
Synopsis
Super Cowpoke stops the stage from being robbed, stops an Indian attack and has a gunfight in town.
Reprints

Tale of Wail (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Prince Zyx
Synopsis
Prince Zyx of Mars travels to Earth as an advance scout for an invasion, but Earthlings do not react as expected to anything he does.
Reprints

Porpoise with a Purpose (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A porpoise in love with a human girl.
Reprints
Keywords
fish; porpoise; scuba diving; submarine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Teen-Age Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lads 'n' lassies, pull up your chassis and welcome to the coolest section in this magazine!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Bess; Tess
Synopsis
Four teens trade hip, witty banter.
Reprints

Debutante Twist (Table of Contents: 21)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Brenda Van Loot
Synopsis
Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails. Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty.
Reprints
Keywords
carrier pigeon; city dump; hot dogs; opera; pheasant; playground; scooter; twist

Beach Party Smarty! (Table of Contents: 22)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Donald; Rosalind
Synopsis
At the beach, Sabrina tries to get Donald away from her rival Rosalind, but all her spells keep backfiring.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; dancing; hot dogs; lifeguard; snails; surfing; transistor radio

Phoney Baloney (Table of Contents: 23)

Super Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dirty Duck [as Super Duck] (villain); Buster Noggin; Fauntleroy Duck; Uwanna Duck; Gladly (a bear); Squintly
Synopsis
Dirty finds out life as Super isn't as easy as he thought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a continuation of the Supe's Double Trouble story. Super Duck does not appear in this story.

Captain Pumpernik (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Captain Pumpernik
Synopsis
Captain Pumpernik is the first man to land on the moon.
Reprints

Space Visitors (Table of Contents: 25)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis
Four cartoons with aliens trying to figure out Earth people.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; automobile; drum; flying saucer; stoplights

Cat-Girl's Cat-astrophe (Table of Contents: 26)

Cat-Girl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cat Girl [Ann Gora]; Cyrus Klump; Grand Master; Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis
Cat Girl is given a mission to free the cats in the zoo. She bungles that and has a hard time pleasing the Grand Master when he comes to visit. On her second chance at the zoo, she manages to release an ape instead of a panther.
Reprints
Keywords
ape; catfish; dog pound; key; panther; zoo

Indexer Notes

Many cat-related puns.

Gadgetman (Table of Contents: 27)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Gadgetman; Commissioner Klunk; The Chief; Doris
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket versus Gadgetman, the villain with an empire full of gadgets.
Reprints
Keywords
bubblegum; cuckoo clock; handcuffs; slide; Sprocketmobile

Something Fishy (Table of Contents: 28)

King Neptune / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
King Neptune
Synopsis
The ruler of the seven seas fears he may need glasses.
Reprints
Keywords
eye chart; optimitrist; underwater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How does one shake hands with these lobstermen?"]
  2. 1. The Shape Scrape
    Captain Sprocket
  3. 2. Lester of the Chimps
    Zartan
  4. 3. Space Chase
    Space Marshal Dolan
  5. 4. Rival Reversal
    Sabrina
  6. 5. Lamp Champ
    Ali Bubu
  7. 6. Ocean Commotion
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. Space News
  9. 8. Trick Stick
    Hilda
  10. 9. Future Shock
    The Madhouse Glads
  11. 10. Supe's Double Trouble
    Super Duck
  12. 11. ["...Is about to win a college scholarship."]
    Guess Which One
  13. 12. The Terrible Three
    Captain Sprocket
  14. 13. ["Your Honor, will you please overrule the D.A.'s last objection?"]
    TV Lawyer Section
  15. 14. Video Verdict
    Dapper the Lawyer
  16. 15. Bewitched, Bothered and Hilda
    Hilda
  17. 16. This Strange Madhouse World
  18. 17. Super Cowpoke
  19. 18. Tale of Wail
  20. 19. Porpoise with a Purpose
  21. 20. ["Lads 'n' lassies, pull up your chassis and welcome to the coolest section in this magazine!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  22. 21. Debutante Twist
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  23. 22. Beach Party Smarty!
    Sabrina
  24. 23. Phoney Baloney
    Super Duck
  25. 24. Captain Pumpernik
  26. 25. Space Visitors
  27. 26. Cat-Girl's Cat-astrophe
    Cat-Girl
  28. 27. Gadgetman
    Captain Sprocket
  29. 28. Something Fishy
    King Neptune
  30. 29. ["Get your act together with Jughead Jones Comics Digest #14 in full color!"]
    Jughead
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