Archie Americana Series #12 - Best of the Nineties Book 2
(2011)

Archie, 1991 Series
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Price
11.95 USD; 12.95 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN
978-1-879794-66-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781879794665 51195
Editing
Paul Castiglia

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey ?
Colors
Rosario Pena

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton

Ratman (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Archie Art Players / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Betty Cooper [Libby the Librarian]; Archie Andrews [Ashly Ashford and Ratman]; Reggie Mantle [The Punster]; Jughead Jones [His Faithful Manservant Godfrey]
Synopsis
Ashley Ashford takes on the identity of Ratman and stops the Punster.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robber; batman; cheese; clown; mouse; rat; superhero

Indexer Notes

Ratman is a parody of Batman, including Batman's origin.

Duggy Wuggy, M.D. (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty Archie Art Players / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
satire-parody; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [as Duggy Wuggy]; Betty Cooper [as Bettina]; Veronica Lodge [as Cobina]; Mr. Weatherbee [as Mr. Honcho]; Cousin Leroy [as Dr. Skippy]
Synopsis
Parody of the TV series "Doogie Howser, M.D."; a sixteen-year-old medical prodigy balances the rigors of a surgeon's practice with the interests of a typical teen.
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Skate Date! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie decide to meet girls while rollerblading. Reggie is the better skater but Archie is better with the girls.
Reprints
Keywords
rollerblading

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #253, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

Generation Gasp (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty comes down in old, worn clothing as part of her new "grunge" look. However, her parents assume that she's dressed to help paint the living room and hand her a paintbrush.
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Simulation Stimulation (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Jughead tests out Dilton's new virtual reality headset.
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Keywords
virtual reality

Love & Learn (Table of Contents: 6)

World of Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Lifson
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Rex Lindsey
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Phil Dynamo; Veronica Lodge; Samantha Sutcliff; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
On the Phil Dynamo show Veronica tells Phil how Archie never pays attention to her and other things she wishes he would change. Archie decides to try the things Veronica suggests when he takes out new student Samantha Sutcliff.
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P.C. Pal (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Sean Murphey [as Murphey]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Reprints

Interactive Comics (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs
Reprints

Crime Daze (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Reprints

Wish Upon a Star! (Table of Contents: 10)

Ethel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Ethel sends a letter to a famous movie star asking him to be her prom date.
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Novel Job (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Barney; Howie Severe
Synopsis
Betty's quiet weekend job at a mall bookstore is turned upside down by a book signing by national shock jock Howie Severe.
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Indexer Notes

Howie Severe is based on radio personality Howard Stern. One of the crazed fans at the book signing is a caricature of Archie editor Victor Gorelick.

Changing His Toon! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee wants Chuck to do a drawing that can be used to paint Mr. Weatherbee's portrait.
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That Certain Ring (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whoa, Betty! Nice look!
Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Waldo Weatherbee; Miss Phlips; Superintendent Herkimer Hassle; Ms. Oliver
Synopsis
Betty wears a nose ring to school that's held in place by a magnet. Mr. Weatherbee confiscates it and then tries it on and forgets that he's wearing it.
Reprints

Laptop Lament (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Virtual Virtuoso (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Everybody's virtual pet has died, except for Veronica's.
Reprints
Keywords
Tamagotchi; toy; virtual pet

The Big Obsession (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Renaldo DiHatrio
Synopsis
Veronica's money sets up an exclusive book-signing with the current cinema heart-throb, but it's Betty who gets to spend the afternoon hiding in a theater with him when the signing erupts into a riot.
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Whatever (Table of Contents: 17)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Nancy Woods; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica is answering every question with "whatever".
Reprints

The Big Ride (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Ratman
    The Mighty Archie Art Players
  3. 2. Duggy Wuggy, M.D.
    The Mighty Archie Art Players
  4. 3. Skate Date!
    Archie
  5. 4. Generation Gasp
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Simulation Stimulation
    Jughead
  7. 6. Love & Learn
    World of Archie
  8. 7. P.C. Pal
    Archie
  9. 8. Interactive Comics
    Archie
  10. 9. Crime Daze
    Betty and Veronica
  11. 10. Wish Upon a Star!
    Ethel
  12. 11. Novel Job
    Betty
  13. 12. Changing His Toon!
    Archie
  14. 13. That Certain Ring
    Betty
  15. 14. Laptop Lament
    Archie
  16. 15. Virtual Virtuoso
    Archie
  17. 16. The Big Obsession
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. Whatever
    Veronica
  19. 18. The Big Ride
    Archie & Friends
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