Archie #272
(July 1978)

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
0271000696507
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets caught in a semantic bait and switch.
Keywords
ice cream sodas; inflation; Pop's Chocklit Shoppe

Indexer Notes

Cover is re-drawn as cover to Archie Annual Comics Digest (Archie, 1975 series) #43 (1983-84 edition), and the cover of Archie Comics Digest #77

Down We Go (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Dark Spot (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie's lab accident creates a black spot that hops from person to person, giving them the temporary ability to pass through solid objects.
Reprints

On Edge (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
The house is quiet and that makes Hap nervous.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How’s Jughead?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead has an accident. Archie borrows Miss Grundy's screen.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

These are reprints of two Archie syndicated newspaper strips.

Anchors Away (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Cindy Miller; Admiral Miller
Synopsis
Archie wants to date a new girl, if he can pass inspection from her eccentric father.
Reprints

The Top Ten (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Miss Grundy becomes incensed when she overhears Archie and Reggie assigning number values to the girls they've dated.
Reprints

A Workin' Fool (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to con his way out of a home maintenance job, but finds his father two steps ahead of him.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But, Pop, you advertised lower prices!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Down We Go
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. The Dark Spot
    Archie
  4. 3. On Edge
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. ["How’s Jughead?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Anchors Away
    Archie
  7. 6. The Top Ten
    Archie
  8. 7. A Workin' Fool
    Archie
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