Archie #153
(March 1965)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
nine times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Veronica throws a party she sure throws a party!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
dancing; ice cream sodas; music; swimming pools

Language Barrier (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
In prehistoric times, Archie and Reggie argue with Betty and Veronica over how to develop a language. The girls win when they invent the word "Vamoose!" to scare off dinosaurs.
Reprints
Keywords
club; dinosaurs; language

Indexer Notes

Similar to the "Archie I" series, though the characters aren't named.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Sheri Schneider (Livermore, Calif.) for article on her trip from Naples, Italy, to New York. Second prize of $3.00 to Lori Andrews (Bellwood, Ill.) for fake book titles with punny names. Third prize of $2.00 to Robert Heywood (Dudley, Mass.) for article on his brother. Fourth prize of $1.00 for Lois Krautheim (Hawthorne, N.J.) for article on the importance of reading and libraries.

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

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

The Get Together (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Fred Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica suspect some kind of parent-teacher conspiracy when they learn that their fathers are having a secretive meeting with Mr. Weatherbee on Friday night.
Reprints
Keywords
rumors; telephone

Send a Dollar and Save 44¢ (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dullsville! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tells us that "nothing ever happens in Riverdale," not noticing either the massive damage he causes or the rampaging gorilla who has escaped from the circus.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; coffee; dishes; fire hydrant; fourth wall; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Archie narrates the story, talking to the reader.

A Fair Share (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx has the only yard where the snow hasn't melted. Her father tells her to share it with her friends.
Keywords
snow

The Ingrate (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When Archie leaves the house without helping his mother or even wishing her a happy birthday, an angry Fred goes out to retrieve his ungrateful son.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["When Veronica throws a party she sure throws a party!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Language Barrier
    Archie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  5. 4. The Get Together
    Archie
  6. 5. Send a Dollar and Save 44¢
    Archie Comics
  7. 6. Dullsville!
    Archie
  8. 7. A Fair Share
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. The Ingrate
    Archie
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