Archie #247
(September 1975)

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
Arch, what's with the upside down lettering?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
beaches; sun bathing; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Double Digest Quarterly Magazine #4

The Money Angle (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
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's parents are planning to spend less because of the recession, but Archie argues that the only way to get out of a recession is for people to spend more, not less. Mr. Andrews sees through this as just a plea for a higher allowance. Later, when Archie explains his theory to Veronica, she says that the American way is to spend, spend, spend, whether there's a recession or not -- and let Daddy pay the bill.
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Indexer Notes

A topical story about the mid-'70s recession and inflation.

Plane Facts (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx comes over to see what Greg has done with his model plane kit.

Indexer Notes

In this issue and most issues that followed, Li'l Jinx is reduced from a page to half a page, with the other half taken up by "Archie's Gag Bag."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Svensen, de yanitor!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Two newspaper comic strips with color added.

Indexer Notes

This was the first issue of this title to feature "Archie's Gag Bag," which (under different character names) would be a regular feature in many comics and digests for the next few years. The feature simply consists of strips from the "Archie" newspaper comic, colored in. The feature was introduced shortly after Bob Montana died and was replaced on the daily strip by Dan DeCarlo, and may have been a way of finding a use for the old Montana strips now that the look of the strip had changed -- though the DeCarlo strips would eventually replace Montana's in "Gag Bag" as well.

Green-Eyed Monster (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
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mabel
Synopsis
Despite Jughead's warnings that the plan will be a total failure, Archie asks the new girl in school to help him make Veronica jealous.
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And Dust to Dust (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Door-to-door salesman Archie tries to sell Reggie a vacuum cleaner.
Reprints

Killer Lizard (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie tries to get Mr. Lodge the Siberian dog known as a samoyed, but winds up getting him a salamander instead.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Arch, what's with the upside down lettering?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Money Angle
    Archie
  3. 2. Plane Facts
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["This is Svensen, de yanitor!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Green-Eyed Monster
    Archie
  6. 5. And Dust to Dust
    Archie
  7. 6. Killer Lizard
    Archie
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