Archie #301
(February 1981)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.50 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
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed as Dan DeCarlo [stacked])
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ? (signed as Dan DeCarlo [stacked])
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er, Betty's colors are real wild!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
kissing; lipstick; roller skating

Indexer Notes

Vignette above title is from "The Swinger."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joe Nazario / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

M.V.P. Spree (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as B. Grossman)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited as Bill 'Y')

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After tonight's game, they'll be putting my helmet in the trophy case!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Mr. Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
When the lights go out at the football game that will determine the MVP for the year, Svenson fixes them and gets the award.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia at bottom of first page.

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

Perigee Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Remember? (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy! Do you remember the vase you were always worried I'd break?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holliday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx admits to breaking a vase.

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Montana

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you two doing?
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Corny Miller
Synopsis
Reggie tests his car's tires; Pop and Archie talk about Corny Miller.
Reprints
  • from Archie daily (King Features Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX

I Wish! I Wish! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie has come up with a great idea for the post office.
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alphanumeric code puzzle.

The Insult That Made a Man out of 'Mac' (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Swinger (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as B. Grossman)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited as Willy 'Y')

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're sure you're going to be all right, all by yourself, son?
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets stressed out when he has the house to himself for the weekend and the whole gang decides to visit.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as B. Grossman)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited as Bill 'Y')

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, nice! Looks expensive!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee convinces Archie and Jughead to reject the free advertising that companies receive by putting their logos on clothes and tires.
Reprints

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Pez / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Archie Club News
Characters
Archie Andrews (with black hair and Jughead's beanie); Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones (with Archie's hair); Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Lori-Ann Bauer (West Portal, N.J.) First prize - $6.00 about horses, and Bill Hughes (Maple Falls, Washington) Second prize - $4.00 about the gang's characterizations backwards.
Includes membership application form for the Archie Club.

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Jughead Jones Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Laugh Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The 100 Doll Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Paint By Numbers (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as B. Grossman)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited as Bill 'Y')

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of Church's minor works, but a real gem! An excellent investment, Mr. Lodge!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Elsie
Synopsis
Archie helps Mr. Lodge see through a phony painting salesman.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Mail-Away, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Good Taste (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Hostess Twinkies; Josie / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er, Betty's colors are real wild!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Dominate others with fantastic brute strength!"]
    Joe Nazario
  3. 2. M.V.P. Spree
    Archie
  4. 3. ["At last! A fabulous treasury covering all forty years of America's best-loved comic character!"]
    Perigee Books
  5. 4. Do You Remember?
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. ["What are you two doing?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  7. 6. I Wish! I Wish!
    Archie
  8. 7. The Insult That Made a Man out of 'Mac'
    Charles Atlas
  9. 8. The Swinger
    Archie
  10. 9. ["It's a mountain of laughs when you order Jughead with Archie Comics Digest #43"]
    Jughead With Archie Digest
  11. 10. ["Not 2 but 3 for $1.00"]
    Archie Comics
  12. 11. Letter Perfect
    Archie
  13. 12. ["We're the toys that you fill with candy treats!"]
    Pez
  14. 13. ["Strong arms make all the difference!"]
    Mike Marvel
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  16. 15. ["Get your act together with Jughead Jones Comics Digest #16 in full color!"]
    Jughead Jones Comics Digest
  17. 16. ["You'll get it all together when you order Laugh Comics Digest #33"]
    Laugh Comics Digest
  18. 17. ["Reward $3000.00 for this penny!"]
    Best Values Co.
  19. 18. ["100 little dolls all for $5.00"]
    The 100 Doll Company
  20. 19. Paint By Numbers
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Poster Spectacular #68"]
    Mail-Away, Inc.
  22. 21. ["Earn famous name prizes or earn $1.00 a box cash"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales
  23. 22. What Good Taste
    Hostess Twinkies; Josie
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