Archie #285
(October 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
0271000696510
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what subjects are you taking next fall?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
beaches; boardwalks; frisbees; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Double Digest Magazine #24

Josie Goes to the Beach (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Super Secret (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Roger Desmond (introduction); Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Roger, a new kid in town, goes on a double date with Archie but doesn't want to reveal to the girls that he has super powers.

Show Me! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
children

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please hit the ball, Archie!
Genre
teen

[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
I'd like to speak to you about the new scheduling, Mr. Weatherbee!
Genre
teen

Archie's Fashions for Any Occasion (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Fashions as designed by readers: Sam Schwartz, Marvin Gerber, Alisa Merrill, Jeff Gershon, Susan Lefel and David Gershon.

Indexer Notes

The contributor of the first fashion, "Sam Schwartz from Miami, Florida," is longtime Archie artist Sam[m] Schwartz, who at that time had just moved to Miami from New York. Another contributor, Alisa Merrill, was in the Archie production department.

Sea Jet Set (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; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Jughead build their own sea jet.

Up in the Air (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Maze with a balloon getting to Riverdale.
Reprints

Garden of Despair (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Synopsis
The guys have to weed their gardens.
Reprints

Cheer Fear (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Synopsis
Archie signs up for cheerleading.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, what subjects are you taking next fall?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Josie Goes to the Beach
    Josie; Hostess
  3. 2. Super Secret
    Archie
  4. 3. Show Me!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. ["Will you please hit the ball, Archie!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. ["I'd like to speak to you about the new scheduling, Mr. Weatherbee!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  7. 6. Archie's Fashions for Any Occasion
  8. 7. Sea Jet Set
    Archie
  9. 8. Up in the Air
    Archie
  10. 9. Garden of Despair
    Archie
  11. 10. Cheer Fear
    Archie
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