Jughead #253
(June 1976)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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 US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The "Fawcett" logo appears on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jughead / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must be getting insomnia, Archie! I haven't slept in class once this week!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley [Dilton Doily]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Jughead with Archie Digest #45

Those Were the Days (Table of Contents: 1)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley [Dilton Doily]; Pop Tate; Unnamed museum curator
Synopsis
Reggie gets conned into thinking Jughead is a reincarnation of an Egyptian camel driver.
Reprints

Special Date (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 Reasons (Table of Contents: 3)

Fat Charley / 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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley Hawse thinks his teacher is sneaky.

Indexer Notes

Top half page gag shared with Archie's gag bag.

Archie's Gag Bag (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Unnamed police officer
Synopsis
Two gags featuring Jughead falling into a hole and walking animals.

Indexer Notes

Two newspaper strips with color added.

Program Director (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Alice; Big Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Mary (Astrology nut)
Synopsis
Jughead asks questions about Big Ethel so he can anticipate her every move.
Reprints

Blind Date Blues (Table of Contents: 6)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones; Archie Andrews; Susan; Dilton Doiley [Dilton Doily]; Unnamed Riverdale teens
Synopsis
Jughead has a hard time getting the guys to go on a blind date with his cousin Susan.
Reprints

Archie Club News (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sandy Alfman; Kelly McCarthy
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Big Ethel Muggs (All headshots)
Synopsis
Archie Club news page featuring news reports by Sandy Alfman & Kelly McCarthy.

Indexer Notes

Sandy Alfman recieved $6.00 for her article and Kelly McCarthy recieved $4.00. Archie Club Membership order form on bottom of page.

The Sounds of Silence (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Unnamed Riverdale teen girls
Synopsis
Unknown to Jughead, his singing of "Brand Me With a Burning Kiss" is driving girls love crazy.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I must be getting insomnia, Archie! I haven't slept in class once this week!"]
    Jughead
  2. 1. Those Were the Days
    Jughead
  3. 2. Special Date
    Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. 100 Reasons
    Fat Charley
  5. 4. Archie's Gag Bag
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Program Director
    Jughead
  7. 6. Blind Date Blues
    Jughead
  8. 7. Archie Club News
    Archie Club News
  9. 8. The Sounds of Silence
    Jughead
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