(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 (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Vigoda; Dan DeCarlo; John Rosenberger; Jack Kirby; Paul Reinman; ?
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)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On... on... on through the night, spreading havoc wherever his steed gallops, speeds the Skull, the most terrible foe the Black Hood has ever opposed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood; the Skull; the Abominable Schemer
Synopsis
After another defeat by the Black Hood, The Skull offers 1 million dollars to anyone who devise a way to kill the hero. The Abominable Schemer then gives the Skull his plan to kill the Black Hood --in his sleep.
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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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you can conceive of an Archie capable of violence, dedicated to dealing out swift justice to those who threaten the peace and safety of Betty and Veronica, then you can believe this strange and eerie tale...
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Pureheart the Powerful
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
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It wasn't always thus!
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Superteen
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. While trapped on a ledge with Archie, Betty's hair gets twisted and she becomes Superteen.
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The Monster Mouse (Table of Contents: 5)

Jaguar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everyone knows that a mouse is the world's lowliest animal...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jaguar
Synopsis
The Jaguar battles a mouse that has grown to giant size after being exposed to mysterious undersea radiation.
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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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Striking with the force of a thousand tiny needles, the swarming hordes of the Bee wreak havoc in the normally quiet halls of the Riverdale Museum!!
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Reggie as Evilheart
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; The Bee; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Evilheart and Pureheart fight The Bee, a villain who commands a swarm of bees.
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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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These are the eyes of a man who lives only for vengeance!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Mister Marco; Dolly; Slats Dillon; J.B. Bascombe; Dolly
Synopsis
At a talent show, Marco loses. He gets mobsters to finance a big-eyed billboard that hypnotizes bankers and jewelers to steal goods and deliver to thugs. The Fly beats a thug and learns the sign has periscope and speaker that magnifies Marco's hypnotism. The Fly enters and is hypnotized, but cons Marco into taking a bow, breaking his glare. "The 'eyes' have it!"
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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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep! It's called 'The Hanging Tree!'
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An art thief gets an appropriate punishment for trying to steal a painting of a hanging.
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The Ultimate Cure (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You remember Dr. Kingston? ---Handsome hunk of a man!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sabrina (host); Dr. Kingston; Helen
Synopsis
A doctor is scratched by a patient, and soon finds himself infected with a disease that transforms him into a hideous monster.
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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
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That girl! The black haired one! - I must get her!
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Veronica Lodge; The Mad Clown; Lungwort; Hypno the Great (The Mad Clown in disguise)
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.
Colors previously credited to Sal Contrera.

Black Fog (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
T. Casey Brennan
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed as GRAY MORROW [lettering style]) (illustrations)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed as GRAY MORROW [lettering style]) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slowly the black fog closed in, destroying his awareness, and then...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hal Thunder [Johnny Dorran]
Synopsis
A man experiencing weird hallucinations comes to realize he's been participating in twenty-first century psycho-acting techniques.
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Meet Lancelot Strong, the Man with the Double Life! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is this man? What is he?
Genre
superhero; military
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Synopsis
Introduction to the character of Lancelot Strong, the Shield.
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Indexer Notes

Simon & Kirby version of the Shield from 1959.

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

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; military
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin); Professor Malcolm Fleming; Roger Fleming; Agent Four; Abel Strong; Martha Strong
Synopsis
A young child is experimented on in a government facility and gains enhanced abilities. After surviving a car wreck, he is adopted by the Strong family and named Lancelot.
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Spawn of the 'X' World! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The years pass by -- and the amazing experiments of Professor Fleming still lie in the wreckage now hidden by a forest in Fairfield County...
Genre
superhero; military
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong] (origin); Spud
Synopsis
Lancelot Strong discovers the wrecked vehicle of Professor Fleming and dons the costume he finds inside. In short order, he finds himself battling an alien and telling the police to call him 'Shield'.
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Indexer Notes

Origin of The Shield, part 2.

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

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What fervent plea from the dim past uncoiling soundlessly from the memory of an extraordinary man, could spur him to streak straight toward the gaping mouth of a levelled cannon?
Genre
superhero; military
Characters
The Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Spud; Agent Four; Abel Strong; Martha StrongReprints
Synopsis
Lancelot goes to explore the wreckage where he found his costume, and his memories of the experiments on him as a child return. When he heads home, he discovers he's been drafted into the army.
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Indexer Notes

The preceding Shield stories make up the first 17 pages of The Double Life of Private Strong (Archie, 1959 series) #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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awfully sorry, old chap! It distresses me to see you tied up like that!
Feature Logo
Captain Hero
Genre
humor; 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fear not, Archie! I, Superteen, will rescue you from the fearsome fate which has descended upon you!!
Feature Logo
Superteen
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Captain Hero [Jughead Jones]; Magnet-Girl (villain)
Synopsis
Superteen battles Magnet-Girl, a beautiful woman whose special gun gives her the power to make anyone a "magnet" for anything, including making Veronica a mustard magnet and Archie a girl magnet.
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[Familiars] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Phil Seuling (credited as Phil Sueling)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (credited)
Inks
Gray Morrow (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gray Morrow

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When men still lived in tribes, magic ruled his world.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about familiars.
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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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down along a twisting, curving corridor at City Hall, twists and flips the famed bizarre costumed thief known as... the Flipper!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web [John Raymond]; The Flipper; Rosie Raymond
Synopsis
When the Flipper makes a fool out of the Web, Rosie encourages her husband to take out the acrobatic crook once and for all.
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The Werewolf (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines lycanthropy: 'assumption of the form and traits of a wolf by witchcraft or magic.'
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about werewolves.
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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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the outskirts of Riverdale in an old abandoned pretzel factory, an evil man, mad Doctor Doom, is working furiously towards an evil end... The domination of the world!
Feature Logo
Pureheart the Powerful
Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart [Archie Andrews]; Mad Doctor Doom (villain); Evilheart [Reggie Mantle]; Superteen [Betty Cooper]; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mad Doctor Doom cons Evilheart into testing out a deadly world-domination device, the killer robot Computo.
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Indexer Notes

Story is told in two parts.

[Best Regards, Captain Pureheart] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

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

Archie... Archie Andrews, Where Are You? Comics Digest / 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) /

Archie Comics Digest / 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
    Black Hood
  4. 3. The PH Factor
    Pureheart the Powerful
  5. 4. It All Began...
    Superteen
  6. 5. The Monster Mouse
    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
  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 Double Life of Private Strong
  14. 13. The Double Life of Private Strong
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  15. 14. Spawn of the 'X' World!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  16. 15. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  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. [Best Regards, Captain Pureheart]
    Pureheart the Powerful
  24. 23. ["Looking for something different?"]
    Archie... Archie Andrews, Where Are You? Comics Digest
  25. 24. [Blank Page]
  26. 25. ["Stories, puzzles, jokes. Pages of fun and laughter in full color!"]
    Archie Comics Digest
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