Archie #281
(June 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
0271000696506
Editing
Richard H. 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 Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er -- what's the cheapest thing in this place?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Once again Archie finds that treating Veronica in the manner to which she is accustomed is beyond his financial means.
Keywords
dining; nostalgia

Indexer Notes

Cover is redrawn as the cover of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #83.

Going, Going, Gone (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Sellout (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred is transferred to another city and the Andrews' family must sell their home. Not wanting to move, Archie tries to sabotage the sale.
Reprints

Down and Up (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
Synopsis
Jinx gets a first hand lesson in supply and demand.

[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
I will not wear that pink bunny suit in the Easter play!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee meets a parent, then asks the cafeteria to serve him breakfast in his office.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

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

Luck Struck (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie's obsessive observance of various superstitions bring him nothing but bad luck.
Reprints

Teamwork (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; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers the butler; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie starts bringing Jughead along with him to the Lodge Mansion with the sole mission of catching every priceless object Archie accidentally knocks over.
Reprints

Girl Whirl (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Floyd Clayton; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Females are encroaching into every one of Archie's all-male interests and he doesn't know how to handle it.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er -- what's the cheapest thing in this place?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Going, Going, Gone
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. The Sellout
    Archie
  4. 3. Down and Up
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. ["I will not wear that pink bunny suit in the Easter play!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Luck Struck
    Archie
  7. 6. Teamwork
    Archie
  8. 7. Girl Whirl
    Archie
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