Archie #266
(November 1977)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Feb., March, April, June, July, August, Sept., Nov., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Barcode
0271000696511
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
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is one inflation problem I don't mind handling!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Keywords
bicycle pumps; bicycles; economics

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Annual Digest #45

The Unkindest Cut (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie buys an antique barber shop pole for Mr. Lodge.
Reprints

Joy Decoy (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
"Girl watching" is ruined for Archie and Reggie when a couple of equal-opportunity feminists show up.
Reprints

So Spoiled (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Feelings (Table of Contents: 4)

Fat Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Charley doesn't know whether he is in love or just hungry.

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie shows off a piece of crooked driftwood he found on the beach, and it somehow wounds up alienating everybody.

Short Retort (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie arrives for a boat trip with Veronica and her dad.
Reprints

A Real Natural (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie's friends pronounce him a natural leader.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
Barry Grossman ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Patricia Brunson; Nancy Zukewich

Archie Maze (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Only His Word (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie passes up a chance to see Betty and Veronica because he promised Jughead they'd go fishing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

reprinted story credits "Cara E." with script

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The road’s blocked by a fallen tree!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Professor Flutesnoot

Indexer Notes

two reprinted strips from the Archie syndicated comic

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is one inflation problem I don't mind handling!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Unkindest Cut
    Archie
  3. 2. Joy Decoy
    Archie
  4. 3. So Spoiled
    Josie; Hostess
  5. 4. Feelings
    Fat Charley
  6. 5. A New Twist
    Archie
  7. 6. Short Retort
    Archie
  8. 7. A Real Natural
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. Archie Maze
    Archie
  11. 10. Only His Word
    Archie
  12. 11. ["The road’s blocked by a fallen tree!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
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