Archie #283
(August 1979)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.40 US
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
0271000696508
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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll polish off the hubcaps, Betty!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; car washes; charity; International Childrens Appeal; picnic baskets

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #74

Right Now With the I.C.A. (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Beazly; Tommy Sloan
Synopsis
Archie makes a pitch for contributions to the International Children's Appeal, a charitable organization raising money to help children in accordance with the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of the Child.

Indexer Notes

Shortly after this story was published, the I.C.A. was exposed as a fraudulent charity by a report on ABC's 20/20. Unknown to Archie Comics, the organization was actually a front for money laundering and other criminal activity.

Strangers in the Night (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have a date for a big dance, so Jughead decides to take it upon himself to get his buddy a date by randomly asking the first girl he meets on the street.

Something Phoney (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred tries to make an important phone call, but Archie's friends keep tying up the line.
Reprints

In My Opinion (Table of Contents: 4)

Li’l Jinx / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arch! We broke our backs since daylight, digging these clams, and you want to bury them??

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! This is the worst flood I’ve ever seen!

Easy Does It... (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries to help a little kid by getting a cat down from a tree.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'll polish off the hubcaps, Betty!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Right Now With the I.C.A.
    Archie
  3. 2. Strangers in the Night
    Archie
  4. 3. Something Phoney
    Archie
  5. 4. In My Opinion
    Li’l Jinx
  6. 5. ["Arch! We broke our backs since daylight, digging these clams, and you want to bury them??"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  7. 6. ["Wow! This is the worst flood I’ve ever seen!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  8. 7. Easy Does It...
    Archie
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