Archie #287
(December 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
0271000696512
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, what's the saddest thing you ever read?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie has another traumatic experience with the gas pump.
Keywords
gasoline; jalopies; reading

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #215

The Star (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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is desperate to take Veronica to a dance where Reggie is squiring a professional actress, in order to try to be as impressive as he fears Reggie will be.

Stop, Look and Glisten (Table of Contents: 2)

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; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx misinterprets her father's demands.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You’ll find that’s a very fine pair of binoculars for forty-five dollars, sir!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead spots a bargain. Moose gets a lesson.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

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

Getting Your Letter (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Maze puzzle.

The Skin Game (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead decide to market the mud from their fishing hole as a beauty treatment.

A Fuel Fool (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sick of paying through the nose for gasoline, Archie goes to Dilton in hopes the genius can solve his fuel problems.

Reserve Decision (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
With Smithers' help, Archie tumbles to the scam Reggie is using to impress Veronica.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, what's the saddest thing you ever read?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Star
    Archie
  3. 2. Stop, Look and Glisten
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["You’ll find that’s a very fine pair of binoculars for forty-five dollars, sir!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Getting Your Letter
    Archie
  6. 5. The Skin Game
    Archie
  7. 6. A Fuel Fool
    Archie
  8. 7. Reserve Decision
    Archie
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