Archie #252
(April 1976)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.30 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 [vertical]
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't like the looks of your friend!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
first aid; snow; snow skiing

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #53

Retirement Blues (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie decides his father needs to retire from working around the house and takes over doing his chores. As usual, things don't quite work out as expected.

Josie and the Cup Cakes (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Josie McCoy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

No Schooling! (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; Fat Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley's thoughts on school.

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oscar! Okay! Okay! I’m up, Oscar!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Oscar (Archie's dog)
Synopsis
Oscar is Archie's living alarm clock.

Indexer Notes

The 2nd 1/4 of this page contains a Statement of Ownership.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

On Thin Ice (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie offers to teach Midge how to ice skate, but Moose is less than happy with the idea.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

Talk Tough (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A chat about exercise leads the boys to Betty, who talks a lot with her hands.
Reprints

The Season's the Reason (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A romantic trip to the mountains with Archie starts with the proper attire as Veronica shops for clothes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #242, writing is credited to Frank Doyle and inks to Harry Lucey.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I don't like the looks of your friend!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Retirement Blues
    Archie
  3. 2. Josie and the Cup Cakes
    Josie McCoy
  4. 3. No Schooling!
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. ["Oscar! Okay! Okay! I’m up, Oscar!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. On Thin Ice
    Archie
  8. 7. Talk Tough
    Archie
  9. 8. The Season's the Reason
    Archie
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