Archie Giant Series Magazine #487

Archie

United States

Published
October 1979
Page count
36
Cover price
0.40 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/222595

Credits

Editing
Richard H. Goldwater

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover "See guys! I told you my Hot Dog was a great hunting dog!" (The World of Jughead) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The World of Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Action With the Archie Gang (Yaffa, 1985?) ([1985?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Action With the Archie Gang (Yaffa, 1988) (1988)
Untitled
 
Australia
Action With the Archie Gang (Yaffa, 1991) (1991?)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Goes To The Beach (Josie) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Josie
Characters
Valerie Brown; Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Several un-named guys

Synopsis

An ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Josie is going to the beach with Valerie and Melody, and has three things that she needs to compete with Melody - a new bikini, fancy sunglasses, and a bag full of Hostess Fruit Pies.

Notes

Ad appears on the inside front cover

Show/hide 2. UFO Woe (Jughead) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; various un-named Riverdalians

Credits

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

Synopsis

As they're returning home after seeing a UFO movie, Archie and Jughead start discussing life in space, and keep mistaking various objects for UFOs - a pizza, a plate (thrown out the window by someone who's tired of a cat carrying on outside his window) and an iridescent frisbee. As they continue their walk home, a real UFO flies in front of them, but they refuse to believe that it is actually a UFO. Annoyed that the earthlings refuse to acknowledge them, the aliens contact their base and say they're heading to a different planet where residents are more hospitable.

Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #20.

Show/hide 3. Thumb Fun (Jughead) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; un-named Riverdalians

Synopsis

Archie walks by Jughead's backyard, where Jughead is lying in a hammock, making strange motions with his hand. When Archie asks him what he's doing, Jughead responds that he's practicing for that night's championship. Archie walks off, assuming Jughead was giving him a silly answer due to his silly question. In the last panel, we see Jughead at the Valley Pinball Championship, using the same motion he was practicing earlier to pull the plunger on the pinball machine.

Show/hide 4. Quiet! Genius at Work! (Li'l Jinx's Pal, Roz) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Li'l Jinx's Pal, Roz
Genre
Humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Roz

Credits

Script
Joe Edwards
Art
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Synopsis

Roz is busy painting and comments that making the paintings has made her exhausted. The gag comes when the painting is revealed - consisting of one large green dot and a smaller red dot.

Show/hide 5. Jug's Riddlers (Jughead) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Characters
Jughead Jones

Synopsis

Readers must black out the letters A, B, C, F, G, I, J, K, M, P, Q, V, X and Z to find the answers to each of three different riddles.

Show/hide 6. Oceans of Love (Jughead) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; un-named guys at the beach

Synopsis

Jughead shows off his pet clam named Shelley.

Show/hide 7. The Balancing Bungler (Jughead) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Samm [Sam] Schwartz (Cameo; Holding "Vote For Sam" sign); Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason (Appears on tiny picture on Jughead's wall)

Credits

Art
Samm [Sam] Schwartz

Synopsis

Jughead is balancing pies on his nose, and keeps "accidentally" hitting Veronica and Reggie with them after they criticize his act.

Notes

Classic Samm [Sam] Schwartz gag in the first panel - in the background, he can be seen peaking over a hill, holding up a "Vote for Sam" sign with his picture on it. Art is identifiable as Samm's (especially with the gag).

Show/hide 8. Archie Club News (Archie) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Archie
Characters
Archie Andrews

Synopsis

Instead of the usual winning articles, this month's club news features a promo for their latest contest - a "Youth Day Contest". Club members are to write a letter (150 words or less) telling Archie why there should be a Youth Day (to go along with Mother's Day and Father's Day) and how they would celebrate it.

Notes

A regular feature in most issues at the time. Bottom half of the page features an offer to join the Archie Club

Show/hide 9. Be an Archie Club Member (Archie) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Archie
Characters
Archie Andrews

Synopsis

Typical offer to join the Archie club.

Show/hide 10. "Mountain of Laughs" (Jughead with Archie) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jughead with Archie
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge

Synopsis

An ad for Jughead with Archie Comics Digest #35. Readers could order the comic for 75 cents plus 25 cents postage by sending the money in along with the order form that could be cut out of the page.

Notes

All characters depicted in "Mount Rushmore" style next to Abe Lincoln.

Bottom half of the page is the standard "3 for $1.00 Checklist" offer.

Show/hide 11. 3 for $1.00 Checklist (Archie) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Archie
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Synopsis

Readers can check off their favorite titles and send in the form along with their payment to get 3 issues for $1, or single issues for 35 cents each.

Notes

This month's titles: Archie's Joke Book #262; Betty and Veronica #287; Laugh #344; Pep #355; Life With Archie #209; Jughead #294; Little Archie #148; Archie #286; Archie at Riverdale High #67; Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #136; Everything's Archie #79; Betty and Veronica Summer Fun #484. Last issue was part of the "Giant Series". Offer expired January 31st, 1980. Occupies the bottom half of the page. Top half is "Mountain of Laughs" offer.

Show/hide 12. Wiped Out (Jughead) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jughead
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Synopsis

Jughead convinces Archie to not wait for Veronica and spend all his hard-earned cash on Jughead.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 18522

Cover added

  • 14/06/2018

Index completed

  • 14/06/2018

Last updated

  • 14/06/2018