Archie #274
(September 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.
On-sale date
1978
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Barcode
0271000696509
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, are you lining up a putt or a date?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
miniature golf

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Story & Game Digest Magazine #8.

Concrete Evidence (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead cause chaos when they are given the job of fixing a cement step.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Andrews is seen smoking on page 1. Art previously credited to Dan DeCarlo, but DeCarlo Jr. was the artist for this title at the time.

It Leaves Me Cold (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 Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is upset over what is in the refrigerator.

[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
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Indexer Notes

Two comic strips from the Archie newspaper strip are reprinted.

Running Out of Gas Puzzle (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Secret code activity.

Forgotten Man (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; unnamed World Adventurers Club president; Miss Sloan
Synopsis
Archie seeks an anniversary present for Mr. Lodge when the World Adventurers Club fails to honor his twentieth year since he founded it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

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

Little Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Can You Top This? (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; "Brag" Bostwick; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
"Brag" Bostwick comes to town and brags that his town has everything Riverdale has, only better.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer, Penciller and Inker credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie (Archie, 2014 series) #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Announcement of a Space Vacation essay contest and information on how to join the club.

Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Merlin; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to impress everybody with magic shoes that a magician gave him. These shoes make him very fast, but everyone he talks to tells him to slow down and see the good things in life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and inker credit from the credits listed in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #4. Art previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, are you lining up a putt or a date?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Concrete Evidence
    Archie
  3. 2. It Leaves Me Cold
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Running Out of Gas Puzzle
    Archie
  6. 5. Forgotten Man
    Archie
  7. 6. ["192 pages of super adventure!"]
    Little Archie
  8. 7. ["Here's your Archie 3 for $1.00 checklist!"]
    Archie
  9. 8. Can You Top This?
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. Speed Demon
    Archie
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