Archie #289
(February 1980)

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
0271000696502
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)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie, I give you my word--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doily
Reprints
Keywords
roller disco; roller-skating

The Winner (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Boogie Buggy (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Sandra; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo); Pop Tate; Raul; Wilma
Synopsis
Archie wants to compete in a roller disco contest. Sandra asks him to be her partner, but he finds that she controls his life for the two weeks of training before the contest.
Reprints
Keywords
diet; roller disco; roller-skating

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #3.

Don't Worry (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
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx tries to prepare her father before telling him everything that happened in school today.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! Pop's still sticking to his crash diet...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Two four-panel strips: Archie's father finds a way to cheat on his diet; Archie reads about a clairvoyants' convention in town.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily newspaper strips
Keywords
clairvoyants; diet; newspaper; wood-working

Grundy - A Historic First (Table of Contents: 5)

Miss Grundy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Miss Grundy (host)
Synopsis
Word puzzle solved by blackening out letters.

The Plane Truth (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs a sticky door fixed. Veronica has a fully-equipped wood-working shop as a hobby, so she comes over and fixes the door, leaving Archie's father a little bewildered.
Reprints
Keywords
door; wood plane; wood-working

Indexer Notes

Fantasy Island joke with a pun on wood plane and airplane on page three. Credits from the index for the digest reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Jughead with Archie Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Archie 3 for $1.00 Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Cane Mutiny (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
After hurting his leg, Archie has to use a cane for a while. Veronica thinks he needs a more sophisticated outfit to go with the cane, so she takes him to her house and loans him some of Mr. Lodge's clothes. Archie looks more sophisticated, but is still a menace with his cane.
Reprints
Keywords
cane; vase

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the digest reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie Club News / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Youth Day Contest winners: first prize of $6.00 to Ann Quinn (Dorchester, Mass.) and second prize of $4.00 to Neal Atchley (Maryville, Tenn.).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fill 'er up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells the gas station attendant to fill his car up, but after he pays for the gas, he doesn't have enough money left to go on a date.
Reprints
Keywords
gas

Indexer Notes

Though it's labeled a "pin up," it's is really a three-panel story.

Operation Imagination (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is broke, but with Jughead's help and some imagination, he is able to turn a date with Veronica into a night on the town, complete with dinner and dancing at a disco.
Reprints
Keywords
basement; chauffeur; disco; hamburgers; imagination

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Star Trek: The Motion Picture / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ronnie, I give you my word--"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Winner
    Josie; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Boogie Buggy
    Archie
  4. 3. Don't Worry
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. ["Gee! Pop's still sticking to his crash diet..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Grundy - A Historic First
    Miss Grundy
  7. 6. The Plane Truth
    Archie
  8. 7. ["It's a mountain of laughs when you order..."]
    Jughead with Archie Digest
  9. 8. ["Here's your Archie 3 for $1.00 checklist!"]
    Archie 3 for $1.00 Checklist
  10. 9. The Cane Mutiny
    Archie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. ["Fill 'er up!"]
    Archie's Pin Up
  14. 13. Operation Imagination
    Archie
  15. 14. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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