Archie #253
(June 1976)

Archie, 1959 Series
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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
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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can do my homework in my sleep!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Sabrina Spellman; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie... Archie Andrews Where Are You? Comics Digest Magazine #21.

Test Case (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
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie tricks Archie into thinking that Miss Grundy is unfairly forcing him to take a test.
Reprints

Okay! Okay! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Holliday

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You want me to pay 50 cents a day rent for this air-conditioner you built…
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Two newspaper comic strips with color added.

Tarbland of the Grapes (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews [as Tarbland]; Betty Cooper [as Jane]; Veronica Lodge [as Slinky Von Gotgelt]; Reggie Mantle [as Intrepid Sureshot]; Cheeter
Synopsis
The story of Tarbland, the king of the jungle, who has "a body that won't quit and a mind like a sack of wet noodles."
Reprints

Growing Pains (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie thinks Mr. Lodge has been eaten by one of the carnivorous plants in his greenhouse.
Reprints

Cartastrophe (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie uses an "instant car kit" to outfit Old Betsy with a sleek new body.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I can do my homework in my sleep!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Test Case
    Archie
  3. 2. Okay! Okay!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["You want me to pay 50 cents a day rent for this air-conditioner you built…"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Tarbland of the Grapes
    Archie
  6. 5. Growing Pains
    Archie
  7. 6. Cartastrophe
    Archie
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