Archie #280
(May 1979)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696505
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
Whee! I'm really falling hard for disco skating, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; discotheques; roller skates

Far-Out Friend (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Adam the Alien
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica meet Adam, an alien who was orphaned at an early age and is searching the universe to find his home planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adam, a character based on the late '70s interest in science fiction (as well as the hit TV mini-series "Roots"), appeared in two other Archie titles in May 1979: Jughead #288 and Betty and Veronica #281. Reader interest in the character must have been less than expected: the ending promises that he will be going to Riverdale High School, but this was never followed up, and Adam was quietly dropped.

The End! (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Mort / 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; Mort

[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
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You’re sure the cross-country team doesn’t take a short cut?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Two newspaper strips with color added.

Archie's Dream Cast! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Root of All Evil (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; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After Veronica tells him to get a job, Archie goes to work for an escort service, which trains him to be irresistible to women.
Reprints

Cold Courage (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; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to prove that he can brave the winter in a threadbare coat and no boots, just like the soldiers at Valley Forge.
Reprints

Josie Has the Answer (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stop Prop (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's ski instructor teaches him to stop.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Raring to Go (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 4 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; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to get Jughead's mind off eating.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Whee! I'm really falling hard for disco skating, Archie!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Far-Out Friend
    Archie
  3. 2. The End!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Mort
  4. 3. ["You’re sure the cross-country team doesn’t take a short cut?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Archie's Dream Cast!
    Archie
  6. 5. Root of All Evil
    Archie
  7. 6. Cold Courage
    Archie
  8. 7. Josie Has the Answer
    Josie
  9. 8. Stop Prop
    Archie
  10. 9. Raring to Go
    Archie
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