Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Archie of Diving - Underwater Find

Like the previous entry on The Vivero Letter, this post also features treasure-hunting. This time it's our old friends the Archie gang who are doing the hunting, in a story from Betty and Veronica #344 (1986).

After Archie reads an article about underwater treasure, local soda shop owner Pop Tate mentions that there used to be an old settlement where Lake Riverdale is now, and that there were rumours of a European count and his treasure. Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica decide to explore the lake.

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It's nice to see the gang remembering their training by having Jughead remain in the boat as surface cover.

Taking the "treasure" to Veronica's father, his archaeologist friend quickly realises it's identical to a table lamp owned by Mr Lodge. The disappointed gang head to Pop Tate's who decides it would look good in his office and exchanges it for super-sundaes all round!

The story was written by Jim Ruth with art by Dan DeCarlo (pencils) and his son Jim (inks).
 

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