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Archie #327
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June 22nd, 2013 by Rusty

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Archie #327 cover

Archie #327

Date: January 1984
Publisher: Archie Comics Group
Cover Price: 60¢
2013 NM Price: $6.00
Stats: 23 color pages plus ads, Krazy Knits and Club News
Writer: Frank Doyle
Artists: Dan DeCarlo Jr., Jimmy DeCarlo, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Notable Notes: Archie meets the Ga-Ga’s!

Laundromat Girls!

I know this is a comic book, and that Archie is perennially lucky when it comes to girls, but I still want to visit his laundromat! How come the laundromats in this issue (and TV series and commercials everywhere) are always full of nothing but beautiful women? Sure, I’ve seen a few pretty girls when visiting laundromats myself, but nothing like this. Sigh, oh well.

Synopsis:

This issue contains four full stories and 3 one-pagers. In “Rinse Cycle” Archie is forced to go to a laundromat after his family’s washer breaks down. Of course being Archie he encounters nothing but hot girls there – much to the disappointment of a jealous Veronica! In “Tall Story” Riverdale High’s basketball coach (Chuck’s dad) tries to recruit a new student who is 7 feet tall! In “Scheme Scamp” Archie gets a lucky interview with America’s #1 all girl band: The Ga-Ga’s. (Remember, this was written in 1983 when The Go-Go’s were still all the rage in the American music scene.) And finally in “Lullaby” Dilton creates a new sleep therapy cassette tape that accidentally gets played in the high school’s teacher’s lounge!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars – Very good! All of the stories in this issue were fun to read and great examples of good comic writing.
  • Art: 5 stars – Dan DeCarlo Jr. is a great artist and that talent shows itself in this issue. Great art, excellent expressions and no weird things showing up. A very nice job!
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – I breezed through this issue enjoying all aspects of it. That, to me, is the sign of a great read!

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