Archie #254
(July 1976)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Feb., March, April, June, July, August, Sept., Nov., and Dec.
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er, I'll have to call you back later, Betty! I have to take an eye test!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Keywords
eye examination charts; fashion; telephone booths

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie Comics Digest #85

Writer Wrong (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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge reluctantly agrees to let Archie write his biography.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This was the last new Harry Lucey story to appear in "Archie." Lucey, who had been drawing for MLJ/Archie since the '40s and drew most issues of the Archie flagship title from the late '50s on, retired suddenly due to being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. His first replacement on the title was his inker, Chic Stone.

He-Saw (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg

[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
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh, heh! I haven’t been on a merry-go-round since I was a kid!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews

Indexer Notes

Two daily newspaper strips with color added.

Poetry In Motion (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
The story of a typically bad day for Archie, told entirely in rhyme.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits officially added in the 1980 reprint in "Archie Giant Series."

The Go-Go Boy (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Feeling unwanted and disrespected, Archie announces his intention to leave town.

I.Q. Miscue (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
A computer mix-up causes Archie to be classified as a gifted student.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed with the credits listed in Archie's Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1984 series) #236.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er, I'll have to call you back later, Betty! I have to take an eye test!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Writer Wrong
    Archie
  3. 2. He-Saw
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. ["Heh, heh! I haven’t been on a merry-go-round since I was a kid!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  5. 4. Poetry In Motion
    Archie
  6. 5. The Go-Go Boy
    Archie
  7. 6. I.Q. Miscue
    Archie
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