Archie #278
(March 1979)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for January, May and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
?
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, I dreamed you bought me a snowmobile like this one!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie hints for a new snowmobile.
Keywords
snow; snowmobiles

Leaving Town (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Wrap It Up (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; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Floyd Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Superintendent Smith
Synopsis
Archie tries to get on Mr. Weatherbee's good side by appealing to the collector spirit within him.
Reprints

Doing It My Way (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Jinx's Pal, Charley / 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
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Charley shows off his birthday gifts.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why did Veronica’s father suddenly fly to Florida?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; unnamed English teacher; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has a discussion with his English teacher. Archie tries to teach Veronica's dog to behave.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

These are reprints of two early seventies era Archie syndicated newspaper strips.

TV Spree (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (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; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Veronica invites the gang to enjoy her new media center, but Archie doesn't have as good a time as he'd hoped.

Shootout (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are terrorizing the halls with a pair of high powered water pistols, so Betty and Veronica lay a trap for the two before the boys can squirt them.

Count Me Out (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; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica buys Archie a sleep tape to help with his insomnia, but has second thoughts when she finds out the tape is narrated by a sultry voice named Sonia.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dad, I dreamed you bought me a snowmobile like this one!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Leaving Town
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. Wrap It Up
    Archie
  4. 3. Doing It My Way
    Li'l Jinx's Pal, Charley
  5. 4. ["Why did Veronica’s father suddenly fly to Florida?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. TV Spree
    Archie
  7. 6. Shootout
    Archie
  8. 7. Count Me Out
    Archie
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