Archie Archives by Bob Montana
Prom Pranks and Other Stories

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Seventy years ago, a small independent comics publisher introduced a new kind of character to comics fans. He wasn't a superhero, warrior, or spaceman--he was Archie Andrews, a typical American teenager! Dark Horse and Archie Comics Publications present the archive library series everyone's talking about--now in bargain-priced trade paperback! The earliest, hardest-to-find stories in the history of Archie comics can now be read and enjoyed in full color. From Archie's budding romances with Betty and Veronica to his antics at Riverdale High, this collection contains more than 200 pages of hilarious humor and deft cartooning from the great talents who originally brought Archie to life, including Bob Montana!

Featuring dozens of stories by revered Archie artist, Bob Montana!he first volume of Archie Archives collects Pep Comics
#22-#38, Jackpot Comics #4-#8, and Archie Comics #1-#2!

"These anthologies are time capsules in themselves, good guides for seeing the difference between comics published before and after the Comics Code was put in place in the 1950s."

"Dark Horse's dedication to restoring these issues to full color and clarity preserves the Archie world for all of us to enjoy."

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Bob Montana is an American comic book artist, known as the creator of the characters from Archie Comics. He began drawing caricatures of the customers in his father’s restaurant while still a kid. After high school, Montana attended art schools in Boston, Manchester and New York City and eventually graduated in 1940. From there, he entered the work field of the free lance illustrator, drawing for different comic houses and illustrating covers for comic books such as Batman, and serving as the assistant of Bob Wood. He shared a studio on Union Square in New York with Harry Lucey, with whom he worked on the early Archie comics. Montana’s early credits for MLJ include features like Danny in Wonderland, The Fox and Inspector Bentley. He also made illustrations for Crime Does Not Pay and contributed Lunar and Spark Stevens to Victor Fox’s publications. MLJ then assigned Montana to work up the story line and characters for the Archie comic, based on a radioplay by Henry Aldrich. Montana"s puckish red-headed 1940s version of Tom Sawyer was a big hit and Montana continued to draw stories with the character until his death in 1975.
Author Residence: Bob Montana is deceased
Author Hometown: Stockton, California
Published November 24, 2015 by Dark Horse Books. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels.

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Gr 8 Up—A compendium of selections from the Archie Comics archives best suited for collectors. In this volume, readers meet the beloved gang from Riverdale for the first time. Archibald "Archie" Andrews, or Chick, as he prefers to be called, in his first appearance is a high school student up to ...

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