Archie #297
(October 1980)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
?
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 (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie went that way, Moose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Keywords
beaches; lifeguards; swimsuits

Unfair Competition (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Volley Folly (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 [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie referees a girls volleyball game but the Riverdale girls don't take too kindly to his horrendous calls.
Reprints

House Calls; Archie's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 3)

Charley; Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (Charley gag); ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (Charley gag); ?
Inks
Joe Edwards (Charley gag); ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards (Charley gag); ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Charley; Li'l Jinx; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Charley's has a unique way to refer to his mom's calling. Mr.Lodge laughs at Veronica's favorite soap. Jughead Mixes corn on the cob with power tools.

Indexer Notes

One half page is Charley gag, other half is two separate Archie gags. Li'l Jinx credits confirmed by Jim Amash (01/2007).

Archie -- Being a Success (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
An alphabet and number game which answers what Archie's ideas on how to be successful are.

Sleepy Time Pal (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo]
Colors
Barry Grossman [as B. Grossman]
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as W. Yoshida]

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead can't sleep so he bugs Archie to wake up and do stuff with him.
Reprints

Nature Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Claire Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman [as B. Grossman]
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as W. Yoshida]

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica on a hike and the woods don't agree with her city slicker life style.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing originally credited to Frank Doyle.

On Your Toes (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman [as B. Grossman]
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as W. Yoshida]

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie causes a mess with Pop Tate's new gumball machine.
Reprints
Keywords
gumball machine
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Reggie went that way, Moose!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Unfair Competition
    Josie
  3. 2. Volley Folly
    Archie
  4. 3. House Calls; Archie's Gag Bag
    Charley; Archie
  5. 4. Archie -- Being a Success
    Archie
  6. 5. Sleepy Time Pal
    Archie
  7. 6. Nature Girl
    Archie
  8. 7. On Your Toes
    Archie
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