Archie #240
(December 1974)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what is about to become extinct?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy
Reprints
Keywords
classrooms; economics; extinction; newspapers; student desks

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #49

Just Travel Along (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie sees Betty leave a travel agency with a plane ticket to Baghdad, and imagines ghastly scenarios for why she's leaving the country. Then she passes the ticket to Jughead, and Archie imagines what will happen to him in exotic lands. Then Jughead gives the ticket to Veronica...
Reprints
Keywords
Baghdad; belly dancer; French Foreign Legion; harem

Indexer Notes

Starting with this story, Harry Lucey replaces Betty's ponytail with a more typically '70s hairstyle. He would use this look for Betty in most of his stories until his retirement in 1976, though the other Archie artists stuck with the ponytail.

Window Pain! (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

Rights and Wrongs (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go with Archie to the carnival, where Veronica thinks he's acting like a chauvinist.
Reprints

The Brush Off (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead and Reggie annoy Archie while he's painting the house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #29, inks are credited to Harry Lucey.

The Protectors (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
After Archie declares that he's going to do something he never did before, his friends think he's challenged Moose to a fight.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, what is about to become extinct?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Just Travel Along
    Archie
  3. 2. Window Pain!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Rights and Wrongs
    Archie
  5. 4. The Brush Off
    Archie
  6. 5. The Protectors
    Archie
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