Archie #257
(November 1976)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published 9 times a year in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November and December.
On-sale date
1976
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series [vertical]
Barcode
?
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

Issue Notes

No credits at all.


[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
Archie, I just had the wind knocked out of my sails!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
kissing; motorboats; sailboards; swimsuits

Early Worms Get the Bird (Table of Contents: 1)

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; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead show up at the beach before sunrise to see the beautiful sight and get the best spot on the beach. They then take a nap, sleeping through the entire day, even while Veronica and Betty play volleyball over the top of them. They wake up after all have left the beach wondering if this was the shortest day of the year.
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Dip Quip (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells Veronica that he's going to go swimming by a gorgeous redhead in the water. Veronica gets mad at him for daring to say that while with her. You'll have to read the story to get the punchline!
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Josie Eats Her Words (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stairs in Your Eyes (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (uncredited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (uncredited)
Inks
Joe Edwards (uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards (uncredited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx asks Greg how he broke his arm. He asks her if she sees those stairs over there and she says yes. He says he didn't.

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by Jim Amash (01/2007).

[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
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bob Montana

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop?! What are you doing here at the rummage sale?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Gag #1: Archie runs into his father at a rummage sale, where he is carrying a lamp. His dad states it is a bargain and has Archie carry it into the house to surprise his Mom. She asks why he hasn't taken the lamp to the rummage sale yet.
Gag #2: Archie comes home from the ice cream shop. His dad asks what took so long and he says that Veronica was there and that the ice cream is in the freezer. His mother says the container is a block of frozen water and they notice the goldfish in there. Archie laughs when he thinks of Veronica dumping the ice cream into the fish tank.

Indexer Notes

Two daily newspaper strips with color added.

It's a Racket (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Little Girl; Little Boy; Reggie Mantle; Charlie; Little Sister
Synopsis
Archie goes out to play tennis with Reggie. He runs into a little girl whose cat is caught in a tree. Archie uses his tennis racket to save the cat. Then he runs into a little boy who lost his yo-yo in a mud pit. Archie uses his racket to get it out and spray it off with a hose. Then when he and Reggie do finally get onto the court, Charlie shows up with an ice cream cone. His little sister tries to force a lick off the cone and it goes flying. Archie thinks it is a sneak serve by Reg and smacks it, getting ice cream all over himself. He goes home to get cleaned off.
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Summer Bummer (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are missing Betty and Veronica. Jughead mentions that TV is just summer replacements. Then Archie sees a blond on the beach and says that's just what he needs is a summer replacement.

Swan Song (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to make the diving team and is practicing at Veronica's home. While he is warming up, Smithers takes Veronica's father's breakfast to poolside (not knowing Archie is there). Archie does a swan dive/belly flop, splashing water all over the meal before her dad gets there. When Mr. Lodge notices that there's water everywhere, they notice Archie splashing with his dives and they chase him off the property.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Risky Rescue (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Lifeguards; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie becomes a lifeguard and takes it to heart when the lead guard tells all of them that talking to pretty girls while on duty can lead to someone drowning.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #241, inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I just had the wind knocked out of my sails!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Early Worms Get the Bird
    Archie
  3. 2. Dip Quip
    Archie
  4. 3. Josie Eats Her Words
    Josie; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Stairs in Your Eyes
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Greg
  6. 5. ["Pop?! What are you doing here at the rummage sale?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  7. 6. It's a Racket
    Archie
  8. 7. Summer Bummer
    Archie
  9. 8. Swan Song
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. Risky Rescue
    Archie
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