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Archie (1943) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #516
    Archie (1943) 516

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "It Must Be Magic!", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's magical tricks are a flop at he school talent show, but it's so funny that he makes a hit for a comic routine. "When Do We Eat?", script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie avoids taking Veronica to dinner before the movie, then loads up with popcorn and such so that they won't be hungry afterward. Words to patriotic songs, published in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; featuring editor Victor Gorelick, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, and Chuck. Best of Josie and the Pussycats. "The Other Side of the Fence," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mrs. Andrews daydreams about how much easier it would have been to have had a daughter instead of a son; Mrs. Lodge and Mrs. Cooper set her straight. "Pie in Your Eye," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie asks Betty to help him make a vinegar and green tomato pie; After exhaustive research, intensive shopping, and laborious baking, they succeed. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #517
    Archie (1943) 517

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ad. "Santa's Helper," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has a job playing Santa at the mall, but keeps making a mess of things; When he sees a more experienced (and successful) Santa at a downtown store, he asks for advice; The older Santa tells Archie that he must project warmth and show the children that he really cares about them. One page of fan art. "That's the Breaks," script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Since the guys are going on a ski trip, Archie and Reggie bring fake casts; That way they can hang around in the lodge and meet pretty girls. Archie's Holiday Fun Digest # 6 ad. "The Real Meal Deal," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie creates a mess making breakfast for his parents, then finds out that they've gone out to eat. Archie Americana Series Best of the Eighties ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #518
    Archie (1943) 518

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    "A Quiet Evening At Home" (by Greg Crosby & Stan Goldberg): Veronica suggests she and Archie spend a quiet evening "just the two of us." But "two" has a strange way of multiplying when you're sharing the evening with phone calls, e-mails, and faxes! "The Pajama Game" (by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg): Running late for school again, Archie accidentally starts a new fashion fad by forgetting to take off his pajama bottoms! "Child's Play" (by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg): Hey, don't turn a "cold shoulder" ?? you're never too old for snowmen, snow angels, and snowball fights! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #519
    Archie (1943) 519

    by Various & Stan Goldberg. "Hint Stint" (story by George Gladir): Life is like a box of chocolates... and when it comes to Valentine's Day, Archie learns it better be a big box! "Honest Arch" (story by Greg Crosby): Four score and seven minutes into Ms. Grundy's lecture, Archie falls asleep and dreams of what it would be like to be Abe Lincoln... Archie-style, of course! "The Good Skate" (story by Greg Crosby): Reggie's on thin ice when he swipes Dilton's latest invention: automated ice skates that don't have all the bug's worked out yet! "Hot Headed" (story by Mike Pellowski): Nothing makes Mr. Andrews blood boil like running out of heating oil! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #520
    Archie (1943) 520

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    by Various & Stan Goldberg. "Mr. Retro" (script by George Gladir): At first, Veronica finds Archie's fascination with the 1940's 'reet,' but when it becomes his obsession, she's ready to bid him 'twenty-three skiddoo!' "Four Wishes" (script by Hal Smith): Mr. Andrews decides to finally engage in all the daredevil pursuits he put off as a youth... until the pain kicks in and forces him to put them on the bad- backburner! "Hooray For Homework" (script by Gladir): Too much homework is a drag... unless you spend all your time studying with your girlfriends! "If the Shirt Fits" (script by Greg Crosby): Everyone agrees the shirt Archie's aunt gave him is a 'fashion don't' ? until the latest hot band takes the stage in the very same threads! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #521
    Archie (1943) 521

    "Color Commentary" (by Craig Boldman & Stan Goldberg): Everything old is new again ? and the "new" color lipstick Veronica's wearing looks awfully familiar! "The New Assistant" (by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg): Weatherbee thinks he's outlived his usefulness when he hires an assistant who's a problem-solving dynamo. But there's one problem only Weatherbee can handle... we'll give you three guesses! "A Daze to Remember" (by John Albano & Stan Goldberg): Archie's living in a fairy tale ? literally ? when his girl-watching causes him to walk into a tree and start hallucinating! "Dumb Waiter" (by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg): Mishaps and mayhem are on the menu when Archie gets a job as a waiter! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #522
    Archie (1943) 522

    "Repair Despair" (Bill Golliher & Stan Goldberg): A joy ride in Archie's junk heap is anything but a joy, but Archie's dad won't lend him the money to get it fixed ?? until his car winds up in the shop and he has to use Archie's! "Turtle Travels" (Bill Golliher & Stan Goldberg.): For a slow-moving animal, Archie's turtle sure gets around ?? but after all, his name IS Zippy! "Star Tricked" (Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg): Archie and the gang boldly go where no one asked them to go ?? but what the heck, they have a spaceship! "Dumb Waiter" (SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg): Mama mia ?? Archie a waiter at an Italian restaurant? Unfortunately, "clumsy" is the same in any language! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #523
    Archie (1943) 523

    "Monster Madness" (by John Albano & Stan Goldberg): When Riverdale's female population learns a psychic has predicted an "ugly" future for Archie, there's no time like the present to avoid him! But what if the psychic isn't playing with a full deck of tarot cards? "Good Ol' Daze" (by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg): When Archie compares his dad's past to his own present, he learns the good old days weren't bad at all! "Wherefore Art" (by Craig Boldman & Stan Goldberg): Art is in the eye of the beholder... and Archie is beholding an awfully angry Mr. Lodge when he switches his amateur dabblings with a recent Lodge acquisition! "Service With A Smile" (by Greg Crosby & Stan Goldberg): Archie's engine revs as he fixes his pretty new neighbor's car... and soon stalls out when he learns its really her boyfriend's! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #524
    Archie (1943) 524

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    "A Burning Desire" (by Greg Crosby & Stan Goldberg): When Veronica asks Archie to attend her yacht party, he's more than a whiter shade of pale. Can Archie tan himself in time to meet the beautiful people, or is he destined to just get burned? "The Big Chill" (by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg): Who can you turn to when you just can't beat the summer heat? Why, none other than the King of 'Cool' ? Jughead! "Everyday Monster" (by Gladir & Goldberg): Everyday annoyances rule the day as Veronica's 'everyday monster party' gives masquerade parties a monstrous makeover! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #525
    Archie (1943) 525

    by Various, Gladir & Goldberg "The Thinker" (script by Craig Boldman): Archie decides to turn over a new leaf by thinking things through to their logical conclusions, but one man's logic has other conclusions in store for him! "Imagination" (script by George Gladir): Archie finds out inventing toys isn't child's play! "Old Story" (script by Mike Pellowski): Archie takes a sudden interest in antiques... no surprise when the antique dealer's daughter is a teenage beauty! "Sausage Saga" (script by Gladir & Stan Goldberg): A story illustrating how Riverdale has gone to the dogs... hot-dogs, that is! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #526
    Archie (1943) 526

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    by Kathleen Webb & Stan Goldberg "If At First You Don't Succeed": According to Reggie, all is fair in love and war... even if it means keeping the other guy from cleaning his car for a big date! But when he finds out the "big date" is really Archie's parents' anniversary, he slams on the brakes! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #527
    Archie (1943) 527

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "Archie Meets Cousin Alistair," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's royal cousin Alistair makes his first visit to the United States, and soon turns out to be a royal pain in Archie's side...especially when he uses his wealth and refinement to woo Veronica! "A-Files"; Reader-submitted articles. "Cousin Alistair Comes to Riverdale," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie and Jughead hatch a plan to get rid of Alistair. "Picnic at the Park," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Betty wants to go on a picnic and Archie promises to make all of the plans and handle the food. "Style 2002" Archie, Reggie & Jughead illustration by Dan Parent. "Nice Advice," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie overhears men on the beach saying you should be nice to nerds because you might have to work for one someday. "The Good Old Days," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; After cleaning up the attic Fred and Mary think back to when they were young. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #528
    Archie (1943) 528

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Mud Flap!", script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie is out to prove that chivalry is not dead, but before he's through, his chances with Veronica just might be. I Love Archie Photo Contest ad. "Mr. Nice Guy," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie is having a bad day even though everybody keeps telling him to have a nice day. "Chop Talk," script by George Gladir, pencils by Jeff Shultz, inks by Al Milgrom; Archie flirts with a black belt karate expert. "Same Old Same Old," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie is so engrossed in his book he misses all the things around him. "Double-Trouble," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mr. Lodge dreams of a world populated by clones of Archie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #529
    Archie (1943) 529

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    Last $1.99 cover priced issue. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "I Spy," script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mr. Lodge has a security system installed so he can tell when Archie is in the house; Archie uses the system to capture burglars in the Lodge mansion. I Love Archie Photo Contest ad. "Three's a Crowd," script by John Albano, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie delivers a pizza to starlet Stella Starling and ends up dating her sister Bertha. "The Wrong Cue," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie wants to get a pool table. "Gift Gaffe," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has been leaving love notes and gifts in Veronica's locker but she doesn't think they are from him. "Talking Trash," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #530
    Archie (1943) 530

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    First $2.19 cover price. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "Santa Saga," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's latest stint as a department store Santa may be his last if another bratty kid annoys him!; Will the true spirit of Christmas prevail? "A Tale of Two Coats," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's coat is tattered so his mother tells him to buy a new one. "Help From An Expert," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Tim Kennedy, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie's dad needs help putting together flat-pack furniture. "Cold Hard Truth," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie and the gang make a video of themselves at the beach at the end of summer so they can watch it during the cold, dreary months of winter. "Snow Tired," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie thinks the snow is beautiful until he has to go outside and shovel it up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #531
    Archie (1943) 531

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by Greg Crosby, George Gladir and John Albano. Art by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith and Pat Kennedy & Rudy Lapick. Reggie figures out a nasty new way to get under Archie's skin: by not being nasty at all! Can Archie handle Reggie's newfound "kindness" or will it drive him bonkers per Reggie's plan? Find out in "My Pal Reggie"! Plus: 'The Rolling Rocks' rocks in the 1-pager "A Mouldy Oldie"; Archie is to have Veronica home by seven, but when his car breaks down, his plans go awry in "Home by Seven, NOT Eleven"; and Archie in "Hit the Books"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #532
    Archie (1943) 532

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by George Gladir, Greg Crosby, Hal Smith and John Albano. Art by Stan Goldberg, Dan DeCarlo, Pat Kennedy, Bob Smith and Jon D'Agostino. In "The Problem," Archie's got two problems to deal with: Veronica's going away the weekend of the Valentine's Day dance, while good 'ol reliable Betty has another suitor determined to take her: Adam! Plus Archie in: "Home and Alone"; "Buying Shoes"; "But, Is It Art?" (1 page); "Good Deed Dilemma"; and "Garage Sale" (1 page). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #533
    Archie (1943) 533

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by Greg Crosby, George Gladir, Craig Boldman and John Albano. Art by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith and Fernando Ruiz & Rudy Lapick. Infatuated with film noir mysteries, Archie becomes a bogus Bogart when he drifts into dreamland...and his first case is to find Veronica's missing diamond bracelet in "The Mystery of the Missing Bracelet"! Plus Archie in: "Going the Distance" (1 page); "Slick Trick"; and "A Date in Doubt"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #534
    Archie (1943) 534

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Beast of Riverdale High," script by Angelo Decesare, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Canine chaos grips Riverdale when Archie starts a dog- walking business! Fan Art page. "Fresh Air," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Realizing Moose equates paying for bottled water with quality, Reggie decides to sell him "bottled air!" "The Puddle Double," script by John Albano, pencils by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Jim Amash; A small child splashes in a puddle and gets in trouble with his mother, but Archie can't resist doing the same thing. "His Own Man," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Veronica convinces Archie that he dresses just like all the other teenagers and he should get his own style. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #535
    Archie (1943) 535

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    by Various & Stan Goldberg. "Good Deed, Bad Idea" (by DeCesare & Goldberg): Archie offers his services as a 'do- gooder' absolutely free ? but by the time he's done 'helping,' people will pay him to stay away! "A Non-Starter (by Boldman & Goldberg)": It's a case of engine envy when Archie's car responds to Jughead's TLC more than it does to Archie! "Doin' Homework" (by Crosby & Goldberg): Archie tries to 'make the grade' by having Betty and Veronica tutor him on alternate weeknights... maybe on the weekend he'll actually get some studying in! "The Stilt-Man Cometh!" (by Boldman & Goldberg): Archie is determined to become a stilt expert before the fad makes a comeback ? if Reggie doesn't 'stick' it to him first! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #536
    Archie (1943) 536

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by Craig Boldman, Mike Pellowski and Hal Smith. Art by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith and Fernando Ruiz & Rudy Lapick. The story of a boy, his dad, and all the blood that rushes to his dad's head when Archie gets him a half-price inversion table in "This End Up"! Plus: Archie videotapes the Andrews Family Reunion in "Video Bore"; hanging around in the gym in "Hang Time"; optimist Optometrist in the 1-pager "Opting for Optimism!"; and Archie is Mr. Lodge's caddy in "The Missing Links"! Also: Archie & Friends "Cool Fashion" illustration by Dan Parent & Jon D'Agostino. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #537
    Archie (1943) 537

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    Stories by Angelo Decesare, Craig Boldman and Mike Pellowski. Art and Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. When Archie suggests that Mr. Lodge doesn't work hard for his money, he accepts his challenge and joins Archie for a day of work at the local garage. Will Mr. Lodge get his engine running, or will he put the "grease" in "grease monkey"? Find out in "Mechanical Failure"! Plus: Archie and Reggie make a 'How to meet girls' dvd in "D.V.D-saster"; Archie in "Hypno-Tizzy"; and building castles in the sand in "Castle Keeper"! Also: 1-page "I Love Archie Photo Contest" featuring fans and their collections of Archie comics! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #538
    Archie (1943) 538

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    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by George Gladir, Kathleen Webb and Craig Boldman. Art by Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy, Bob Smith and Rudy Lapick. Get set for star-studded comics cameos (Batton Lash, Jackie Estrada and Mark Evanier among them) when Archie and his pals attend the San Diego Comic Con! While Mr. Lodge searches for hot properties, Archie gets autographs, Chuck gets his portfolio reviewed, and Betty and Nancy enter the costume contest in "A Con to Remember"! Plus: "The Big Shake-Up"; juggling in the 1-pager "Neat Feat"; lobster sells for the market price in "What the Market Will Bear"; Moose in the 1-pager "Getting the Bird"; and "No Place Like Gnome"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #539
    Archie (1943) 539

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "A Knight to Remember," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie is a troubadour at the Renaissance fair, so the other fellows drag him into manly activities like jousts and sword fights. "Cart Caper," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has a job corralling carts at the supermarket, using a pushing device; When Reggie substitutes a dead battery, Archie powers it up at Dilton's lab. The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar ad. "Slide Rules," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; In the height of summer, Chuck is missing winter, but Archie complains about how he always slips and falls in wintry weather. "It's All Downhill," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mr. Lodge sets up a sculpture garden on the hillside near his home; Archie manages to set off an avalanche that dumps everything into the lake, leaving Mr. Lodge with an underwater sculpture park. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #540
    Archie (1943) 540

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Man of Mystery," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie puts on the girls by putting on a "mysterious" act-never realizing Veronica would actually hire investigators to uncover his "deep, dark secret!" "A Wrenching Experience," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie and Jughead promise to meet up with the girls after playing basketball but they need showers first but the plumbing isn't working properly so Archie tries to fix it. "The Long Count," script by George Gladir, pencils by Tim Kennedy, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie can't get to sleep so he tries counting sheep and then switches to counting girls. "Digging for Gold in an Empty Mine," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Eve Gregory thinks Archie must be a big spender since he dates Veronica Lodge, so she tries to get a date with him. "Beautiful and Fruitful," script by John Albano, pencils by Tim Kennedy, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie gets ignored by a girl but isn't deterred from pursuing her. "The Butler Did It," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; When Archie shows up at Veronica's house the same day Mr. Lodge is hosting an important ambassador, faithful butler Smithers learns his job description includes running interference and being a diplomat, too! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #541
    Archie (1943) 541

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "Fall Colors," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Veronica tells Archie to start dressing better but when he does it attracts other girls. "The Hook," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie accidentally makes date for both Betty and Veronica on the same night; When they find out about it the decide to make him pay but then both decide to let him off the hook by cancelling the date. The I Love Archie Photo Contest; Photos of kids with their Archie collections. "Ketchin Up!", script by John Albano, pencils by Tim Kennedy, inks by Ken Selig; Jughead can't get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle. "Shopping Phobia," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has to return a pair of slacks to the mall because they don't fit. "Late News," script by John Albano, pencils by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Rudy Lapick; Moose sits down on a freshly painted bench. "Bobbin and Weavin", script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Veronica throws an old-fashioned Halloween party. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #542
    Archie (1943) 542

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    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "Command Performance," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie unwittingly releases a genie in the form of a cute teenage girl, ready to fulfill his every wish; Not realizing she's a genie, and having been coached by Jughead to be more considerate of girls, Archie refuses to make any wishes. Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #8 ad. "Cleaning Agent," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Jughead coaches Archie on how to avoid cleaning his room, but their mothers know all the tricks. Fan art. The Mighty Crusaders ad. Archie's Mysteries ad. The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar ad. "The Riverdale Rap," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Chuck's cousin, a famous rapper, visit Riverdale and performs a rap about the kids in town. "The Ol' Pigskin Ploy," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie gets the girls to help him practice kicking the football, but never manages to connect. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #543
    Archie (1943) 543

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Night Before Christmas," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; The Andrews family raids the refrigerator late Christmas Eve; While they're in the kitchen, Santa Claus leaves their presents. The Official Archie 2004 16 month calendar ad. Archie's Holiday Fun Digest #8 ad. "The Same Game," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie makes a fool of himself at the ice rink, showing off for Veronica. "Jingles All the Way," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Jingles is disappointed that he can't bring Christmas cheer to his friends in Riverdale; Instead he brings cheer to Mrs. Claus, who's always alone on Christmas Eve. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #544
    Archie (1943) 544

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Snow Job," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie shovels snow to have enough money to take Veronica on a date but then has to dig Veronica's car out of a snow drift at Lodge Mansion. "Voice Your Choice," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie and Jughead decide whether to go down the beginner ski slope or the advanced slope. "The Two Pretenders," script by John Albano, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has to fill in as quarterback while Reggie is out sick; He downplays his own talents so the girls won't be disappointed if he doesn't play well. "It's a Hoot to Scoot!", script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mr. Lodge is excited about his company's new product, the Lodge Chariot, which resembles a Segway. "Losin It," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's parents keep misplacing things and Archie says it's because they're getting older; Fred decides to play a prank on him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #545
    Archie (1943) 545

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "The Elevenaire," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie receives eleven dollars from The Elevenaire and he tries to use it to buy a present for Veronica. "Rabit Robot" one-page story with Archie, Veronica, and Mr. Lodge, script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Al Milgrom. "He Couldn't Tell a Lie!", script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Reggie bets Archie he can't go a whole week without telling a lie. "Best Laid Plans," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie gets dirty trying to open the fireplace flue. "Vidiocy," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's dream is cut off with the same message he saw earlier on his TV. "The Return of Cousin Alistair," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie's royal Cousin Alistair, who first visited him back in issue #527, makes a return trip and makes Archie look bad with his proper grammar and manners; Will Archie get him to loosen up this time? 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #546
    Archie (1943) 546

    Stories by Craig Boldman, George Gladir and Mike Pellowski. Art and Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. When Reggie and Archie both ask Veronica out to the Picturebox disco, she lets them decide who will take her. So, unable to come to a reasonable solution, they decide to rotate the date in fifteen-minute shifts in "The Trade-Off!" Plus: In a medieval setting, Archie gets sent to detention, gets upstaged by Reggie in sports competitions and faces exams from Mr. Weatherbee, but still manages to outsmart a fire-breathing dragon and end up with a bunch of fair maidens in "A Knight to Remember"; Archie imagines what a girl that could pass for his twin would look like in the 1-pager "Twin Din"; while getting a haircut, Archie is faced with many new drastic hairstyle possibilities in "Hair Scare"; the girls visit Archie's new job at a brokerage building in the 1-pager "Biz Wiz"; and Archie goes to buy a new bicycle helmet at Glom-Mart and is asked by every one of his friends and family to pick something up for them, but while there, he forgets why he went there in the first place...but Moose's mysterious mind saves the day in "Store Chore"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #547
    Archie (1943) 547

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by George Gladir, Greg Crosby, Hal Smith and Craig Boldman. Art by Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Rudy Lapick. Watch out Riverdale High -- 'Big Bee' is watching you on the school's new webcam...but who's watching him...in "View from Above"! Plus: The best kite wins in "Go Fly a Kite"; clean up your room in "Keep It Clean"; 1-pager "One-Two Punch Line"; Archie's first Photography class assignment is photos of human interest in the 1-pager "Ver-r-ry Interesting"; and Archie's goose is cooked when he decides to order Mr. Lodge a concrete goose for his lawn in "A Gaggle of Grief"! Also: 1-page "I Love Archie Photo Contest" featuring photos of readers. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #548
    Archie (1943) 548

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    By Craig Boldman, George Gladir, & Stan Goldberg. "Jack Attack": It's a case of "pop goes the boyfriend" when Archie gets Mr. Lodge a jack-in-the-box from his youth! "The Show Stopper": When a hidden camera show rigs crazy pranks in school, the faculty thinks clumsy Archie is behind all the mishaps! "His Lucky Day": An off-to-a-bad start day quickly changes for Archie, proving that luck is in the eye of the beholder! "The Big Rush": Can a punctuality coach improve Archie's tardiness, or will it just be a waste of her "time"? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #549
    Archie (1943) 549

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    "Unbalanced" (by Craig Boldman & Stan Goldberg): Art is in the eye of the beholder, but when it gets into the hands of Archie and Jughead, watch out! "Sooo Cute!": It runs in the family - Betty's 11-year-old cousin has a crush on Archie, too! "It's A Mad Ad World" (by George Gladir & Goldberg): Archie longs for the good old days, when advertising was subliminal instead of blatant! "Wonder Women" (by Gladir & Goldberg): Today's empowered women have Archie feeling like a damsel in distress! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #550
    Archie (1943) 550

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    Cover by Stan Goldberg. Stories by George Gladir, Craig Boldman and Greg Crosby. Art by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. The teens learn a lot about bears on a camping trip in Yellowstone Park and later at the Bronx Zoo in "Bear in Mind"! Plus: Everyone is depending on Archie to catch some fish for the Andrews family's dinner while camping in the 1-pager "Fish Wish"; Archie goes to great lengths to replace Veronica's lost corn husk doll, which turns out not to be lost after all in "Crafty Caper"; and Archie is tired of both Betty and Veronica being angry with him, so he swears off girls (temporarily, of course) in "Nix on Chicks"! Also: 1-page text article "The Grizzly Bear Facts - Did You Know?" with illustration by Jeff Munson. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #551
    Archie (1943) 551

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    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "Butler Bumble!", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie is apprenticing as a butler for career day. "The Big Show," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie enters his grandfather's old car in the auto show. "Stop Thief!", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie accidentally stops thieves and becomes a hero. "Boom and Bust," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie keeps blowing things up in chemistry class so nobody wants to work with him. "Archie's Choice," script by Barbara Slate, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie wins a free dinner for two at a fancy restaurant and has to decide who he'll take. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #552
    Archie (1943) 552

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    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith. "A Chance to Shine!", script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie has to pose as Mr. Shine and sell floor cleaning products after the regular guy hurts his ankle. "Big City Blues," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie goes to the big city to visit his cousin Albert and meets people like he sees on TV. "To Sleep - Per Chance," script by Greg Crosby, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Archie can't sleep no matter how hard he tries. "No Sweat, Coach!", script by Mike Pellowski, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Coach Kleats warns the guys not to leave sweaty clothes and socks in the lockers. "Plaidness Madness," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Bob Smith; Mr. Lodge asks for Archie's help in picking out a jacket for Veronica but when Veronica looks in the store window and sees the one he picked out she tells Archie that its horrid so the gang try to convince her that style is in. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.