Complete set of the five volume Archie Americana series collection-best of the 40s, 50's, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
All are in top shape. Highlights include:
1940s: Intro by Stephen King, first stories of Archie-Archie as Archibald, Reggie as Scotty and other characters name changes; Chok'lit Shoppe As Pop Tate Soda.
1950s: Beatnik storyline, Elvis reference, atom bomb story, cover has Reggie as Fonzie and Veronica as Marilyn Monroe.
1960s: Intro by Frankie Avalon; Beatles references and parodies, intro of the Archies, Hippie and Nehru jacket storylines, Apollo lunar lander drawing on cover.
1970s: Intro by Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family (includes one panel of Jones in an Archie comic), Star Wars story, Fonzie/Happy Days parody, Bubblegum rock story with the Archies, energy crisis storyline, Charlie's Angels parody, Pong video game storyline, disco storyline, feminism storyline, Jaws movie reference on cover.
1980s: Intro by Steve Geppi, President and CEO of Diamond Distributing. Bo Derek, break dancing, Pac Man, Space Invaders and Flash Dance stories, Bruce Springsteen, Micheal Jackson, Boy George, MTV, Star Trek, E. T., John Travolta, Trivial Pursuit and Wheel of Fortune parodies, cover has Reggie as Rambo and Archie in Miami Vice, space shuttle drawing also on cover.
All volumes contain reprints of some of the covers and advertising for each time period.
Also included is a 1996 48 page Archie comic Archie's Super Teens #4 with new story of Veronica as Vanity and reprints of Archie superheroes (Archie-Pureheart the Powerful, Reggie-Evilheart, Jughead-Captain Hero and Betty-Super Teen) in VF condition.
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