(August 1969)

Bantam Books, 1969 Series
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Bantam Books, Inc.
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The Archies / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's No. 1 Favorite!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Hot Dog

Visit to a Small Panic (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Lou Scheimer; Norm Prescott; Hal Sutherland; Charlie
Synopsis
The Archies visit Filmation, the animation studio that produces their Saturday morning cartoon. The producers and director are astonished to find that the real Archies are crazier than the TV cartoon versions.
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Keywords
animation; Filmation

Indexer Notes

Filmation producers Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott, and their primary director Hal Sutherland, are caricatured here; Harry Lucey uses a more realistic drawing style for the real people than he does for the regulars.

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #260, writing is credited to George Gladir.

The Music Man (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Don Kirshner
Synopsis
Veronica convinces her father to get the Archies an audition for music producer Don Kirshner.
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Keywords
music

Indexer Notes

Don Kirshner was the producer and owner of Calendar records, which produced the Archie record albums.

Power Play (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has just taken up the guitar and wants to practice with The Archies, but the boys have had an accident and their instruments are unplayable.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Howling Success (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Hot Dog howls during a music practice, Fred Andrews tells the Archies that their music is improving. Insulted, they leave the Andrews home, only to be insulted wherever they go.
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Indexer Notes

Reggie is on drums in this story and Jughead is on guitars.
In this story, Hot Dog is Archie's dog, not Jughead's.
In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Labor of Love (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Roving Eye discotheque manager
Synopsis
The discotheque that the Archies are playing at is robbed.
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Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica are not yet members of the Archies at this time.

The Generation Gap (Table of Contents: 6)

The Archies / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Mantle
Synopsis
The Archies try to find a place to practice, with Reggie's dad finally coming through for them.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Fleeting Fame (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Boots Barker; Tonight Show booking agent; Johnny Carson (on phone, no dialog)
Synopsis
Jughead accepts an invitation for The Archies to play at "The Riverboat," thinking it's the swanky New York club. When they realize they've been cheated, Jughead gets rid of another guy who offers a spot on "The Carson Show."
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Indexer Notes

This story features the more familiar Archies membership with all five main characters.

Drum Beat (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; gypsy; Dingbat Discotheque manager
Synopsis
Jughead's drum has been stolen by another musical group trying to get a gig at the discotheque that already booked The Archies.
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Indexer Notes

Cannot tell from story whether Betty and Veronica are part of the band or not.

Poverty Program (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
Story set in prehistoric times where Hiram Lodge invents money in the form of large stone discs with holes in them. The Archies, except Veronica, decide they prefer poverty to carting around the heavy stones.
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Indexer Notes

Feature may be The Prehistoric Archies.

The Tune (Table of Contents: 10)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Coach Kleats; Benjamin Flutesnoot; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee decries the sudden popularity of The Archies.
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Indexer Notes

Text quotes some lyrics from The Archies' hit song "Bang Shang A Lang".
Uncertain if Veronica is part of the band, but Betty clearly is.

Songs for Sale (Table of Contents: 11)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica objects to the fact that the Archies keep playing music for free.
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Indexer Notes

Veronica does not play in the band, though she is acting as a booking agent or manager.

Ode to Santa (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
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?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Fed up with listening to the boys practice, Mr. Lodge rents them a practice hall far from his home, as a Christmas present.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents: 13)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Riverdale Gazette photographer
Synopsis
Archie's face is everywhere and Mr. Lodge is not happy about it.
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Indexer Notes

The Archies appear only on a giant photographic mural.

Riverside Lament (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls find the boys ready to quit being "The Archies," because they feel unappreciated as lyricists.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, the Archies consist only of the three boys. Betty and Veronica were added to the group later to tie in with the Archies records and cartoon show.

Quiet Zone (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie's father demands Archie stay around the house to help his mother with chores, rather than spend his time at the Lodge estate. Complying with his father's demands, Archie invites his friends along, which doesn't help his father's attempt to sleep.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Record Breaking (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Veronica Lodge; Slipped Disk Recording Co. employee
Synopsis
The Archies try to make a recording of their music for a TV audition.
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Indexer Notes

For this story, the Archies do not include Betty or Veronica, just Archie, Reggie and Jughead.

Band-Aid (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica volunteers to book a band at the last minute for her father's party for important business contacts. What Mr. Lodge doesn't know is that she plans to book "The Archies."
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

Christmas Present? (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The boys don't want to sing the same old Christmas carols with the girls, so they go off on their own, but the people of Riverdale don't respond well to their modern lyrics.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carols

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #256.
In this story, Betty and Veronica are not part of the band.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["America's No. 1 Favorite!"]
    The Archies
  2. 1. Visit to a Small Panic
    The Archies
  3. 2. The Music Man
    The Archies
  4. 3. Power Play
    The Archies
  5. 4. Howling Success
    The Archies
  6. 5. Labor of Love
    The Archies
  7. 6. The Generation Gap
    The Archies
  8. 7. Fleeting Fame
    The Archies
  9. 8. Drum Beat
    The Archies
  10. 9. Poverty Program
    The Archies
  11. 10. The Tune
    Mr. Weatherbee
  12. 11. Songs for Sale
    The Archies
  13. 12. Ode to Santa
    The Archies
  14. 13. Everything's Archie
    Mr. Lodge
  15. 14. Riverside Lament
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Quiet Zone
    Archie
  17. 16. Record Breaking
    Archie
  18. 17. Band-Aid
    Veronica
  19. 18. Christmas Present?
    Archie
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