(1978)

Archie, 1978 Series
 
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
twice a year
On-sale Date
1978
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Barcode
0271000691283
Editing
Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Vigoda; Dan DeCarlo; John Rosenberger; Paul Reiman; Jack Kirby; ?
Inks
Marty Epp; Dan DeCarlo; John Rosenberger; Joe Simon ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart; Superteen; Captain Hero; Evilheart; The Fly; The Web; The Black Hood; The Jaguar

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Nightmare World of the Skull (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The PH factor (Table of Contents: 3)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie discovers that by calling on his own PH Factor he can become Pureheart the Powerful. Unfortunately, the PH factor is so strong that it makes everyone forget they saw Pureheart or recognize him as Archie.
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It All Began... (Table of Contents: 4)

Superteen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Vince DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Origin of Betty Cooper in her superhero identity as Superteen.
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The Monster Mouse (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jaguar
Reprints

The Plight of the Bumblebee! (Table of Contents: 6)

Evilheart / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; The Bee; Mr. Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Divided into Part 1 and Part 2.

Marco's Eyes (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly; Marco (villain)
Reprints

Quick Justice (Table of Contents: 8)

Sorcery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Ultimate Cure (Table of Contents: 9)

Sorcery / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sabrina (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sabrina is host in intro in splash panel.

Pureheart the Powerful in the Center Ring (Table of Contents: 10)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Sal Contrera
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
superhero; teen; humor
Characters
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Veronica Lodge; the Madman Clown (villain)
Synopsis
While at a circus, a mad clown with murder on his mind kidnaps Veronica because she looks like his ex-wife. When Archie and Reggie can't find Veronica, they become Pureheart and Evilheart to save the young socialite.
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Keywords
circus; hypnotism; tiger; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Story is in two parts.

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Black Fog (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
T. Casey Brennan
Pencils
Gray Morrow (illustrations)
Inks
Gray Morrow (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Meet Lancelot Strong, the Man with the Double Life (Table of Contents: 12)

The Shield / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Simon & Kirby version of the Shield- 1959

The Double Life of Private Strong (Table of Contents: 13)

The Shield / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Shield. Lancelot Strong only appears as a small child.

Spawn of the X-World (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of The Shield, part 2.

Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Note: the preceding Shield stories make up the first 17 pages of the Double Life of Private Strong #1 with introduction and origin.

The Decidedly Decent Demon (Table of Contents: 16)

Captain Hero / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
superhero; teen
Characters
Captain Hero [Jughead Jones]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Decent Demon (villain)
Synopsis
The Decent Demon politely robs all of Riverdale until Captain Hero can find a way to stop him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #29.

Maid of Mischief (Table of Contents: 17)

Superteen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Captain Hero [Jughead Jones]; Magnet-Girl (villain)
Reprints

Familiars (Table of Contents: 18)

Essays into the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Seuling [as Phil Sueling] (signed)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gray Morrow

Genre
non-fiction
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The Web versus the Flipper (Table of Contents: 19)

The Web / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web; The Flipper (villain)
Reprints

The Werewolf (Table of Contents: 20)

Essays into the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Channing (signed)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gray Morrow

Reprints

Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe! (Table of Contents: 21)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Mad Doctor Doom (villain); Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is told in two parts.

[Pureheart Pin-Up] (Table of Contents: 22)

Pureheart the Powerful / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 24)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. The Nightmare World of the Skull
    The Black Hood
  4. 3. The PH factor
    Pureheart the Powerful
  5. 4. It All Began...
    Superteen
  6. 5. The Monster Mouse
    The Jaguar
  7. 6. The Plight of the Bumblebee!
    Evilheart
  8. 7. Marco's Eyes
    The Fly
  9. 8. Quick Justice
    Sorcery
  10. 9. The Ultimate Cure
    Sorcery
  11. 10. Pureheart the Powerful in the Center Ring
    Pureheart the Powerful
  12. 11. Black Fog
  13. 12. Meet Lancelot Strong, the Man with the Double Life
    The Shield
  14. 13. The Double Life of Private Strong
    The Shield
  15. 14. Spawn of the X-World
    The Shield
  16. 15. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    The Shield
  17. 16. The Decidedly Decent Demon
    Captain Hero
  18. 17. Maid of Mischief
    Superteen
  19. 18. Familiars
    Essays into the Supernatural
  20. 19. The Web versus the Flipper
    The Web
  21. 20. The Werewolf
    Essays into the Supernatural
  22. 21. Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe!
    Pureheart the Powerful
  23. 22. [Pureheart Pin-Up]
    Pureheart the Powerful
  24. 23. ["Looking for something different?"]
  25. 24. [Blank Page]
  26. 25. ["Stories, puzzles, jokes. Pages of fun and laughter in full color!"]
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