Archie #273
(August 1978)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published 9 times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Barcode
0271000696508
Editing
?
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

Issue Notes

Cover includes "Fawcett" distribution mark in upper left corner.


[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

Job Number
06965
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch! Look at all the yummy Hawaiian dishes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
fashion; sarongs

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie... Archie Andrews Where Are You? Comics Digest Magazine #62.

The Bellboy (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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
After arriving late for class again and being lectured by Mr. Weatherbee and Dilton, Archie comes up with a plan to mess with Dilton's internal alarm. It works so well that all 3 boys are late the next day.
Reprints

Fish Wait! (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ / 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; Russ
Synopsis
The kids go fishing.

Indexer Notes

Credits from interview with Jim Amash.

[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
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fred! Look at the flies in here! When are you…
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge

Indexer Notes

Two 4-panel gags.

Hello Dolly (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Tina; Tina's mother; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Gaston
Synopsis
Archie helps a lost gypsy girl back home and is rewarded with a magic doll that only works for him.
Reprints

Of Mind & Muscle (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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; bystander
Synopsis
Archie is touting the value of confidence to convince an opponent to avoid a fight, and he indeed runs when someone else looks too tough to fight.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie Club News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antoinetta Minardi; Michael Nieto
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Articles by several Archie Club members and prizes awarded for the articles, along with information on joining the club.

The Best Policy?! (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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie goes on a truth-telling binge after he gets away with telling Mr. Weatherbee the truth, but Betty cures him by asking Archie to answer a question with Moose present.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Arch! Look at all the yummy Hawaiian dishes!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Bellboy
    Archie
  3. 2. Fish Wait!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Russ
  4. 3. ["Fred! Look at the flies in here! When are you…"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Hello Dolly
    Archie
  6. 5. Of Mind & Muscle
    Archie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  8. 7. The Best Policy?!
    Archie
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