(May 2013)

Archie, 2010 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
11 times a year (monthly except July)
On-sale date:
2013-03-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Library
Barcode:
76281646850302711
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

With this issue, the publication of new covers replaces the classic covers that have been featured since Issue 19. The publication frequency also increases from ten to eleven times a year.


["Archie's going with me on a date!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors:
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs

Dog Daze! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
When Archie wears the school mascot costume to school, he gets into some trouble with the police.
Reprints:

Bee Well? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead wreak havoc on Mr. Weatherbee, who is having tests done in the local hospital.
Reprints:

Getting Pretty Hairy (Table of Contents)

Mr. Flutesnoot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Phlips; Svenson; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is eager to get his hands on Professor Flutesnoot's new hair-growth chemical, despite the fact that a few kinks still need to be worked out.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A Vote For Samm poster is visible on page one.

Pet Peeve (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
After Archie tells Betty that she's his best friend, Veronica convinces her that he's just figuratively called her a dog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original printing credits Frank Doyle as writer and Mike Esposito as inker.

Everything Is Beautiful (Table of Contents)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils:
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Beazly; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Miss Beazly refuses to let the gang hang motivational posters in the cafeteria, but is caught after school doing a good deed.
Reprints:

A Change Of Ad-Dress (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis:
Veronica drags Archie to a sale at the Bon-Ton Dress Shop.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie's license plate on page 2 is D.M. 75, a reference to writer/artist Dick Malmgren and the year the story first appeared.

Age of Specialization (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Kent Pedersen
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Phlips
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee has his computer fixed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Good to the last drop", the Maxwell House slogan, has been removed from Mr. Weatherbee's coffee cup.

No credits listed in this digest for this story.

["How does it feel, Orbi..."] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit ?
Pencils:
Bob White (signed)
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
science fiction; humor
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Cosmo the Merry Martian section. Features Issue 1 cover.
Reprints:

Stand By For Saturn! (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Jo-Jo; Astra; Professor Thimk; Moonlings; Gillywump
Synopsis:
The rocket crew lands on Saturn.
Reprints:

The Magic Gumdrops! (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Jo-Jo; Astra; Professor Thimk; Moolings; Gillywump; Saturnians
Synopsis:
Cosmo and his friends meet the Saturnians, a group of people that look like vegetables. Meanwhile, Orbi wanders off to look for food and eats gumdrops that cause him to shrink.
Reprints:

Pardon My Size! (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Jo-Jo; Astra; Professor Thimk; Moonlings; Gillywump; Saturnians
Synopsis:
Orbi tries a red gumdrop which causes him to grow, and Cosmo decides to use the rocket to save him.
Reprints:

A Ride For Orbi! (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thimk
Synopsis:
Orbi is rescued by hitching a ride on the rocket-literally.
Reprints:

On To Mars! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thimk; Saturnians; Moonlings; Gillywump; Jo-Jo
Synopsis:
The Saturnians give Orbi a size-reducing pill that returns him to normal size. Then, since the rocket has been wrecked, the Saturnians lend the crew some flying saucers and join them in their return to Mars.
Reprints:

The Mirror The Merrier! (Table of Contents)

Squarehead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit ?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Squarehead
Synopsis:
Squarehead goes to a fun house and discovers he's a sphere in the funny mirrors.
Reprints:

Vowels of Science (Table of Contents)

Prof. Flutesnoot / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Fill in the vowels in the science-related words.

["Archie said he'd call me before class!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson
Synopsis:
Archie gets his head stuck in a locker.

Lid Kid (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Jughead wins a crazy hat contest.
Reprints:

Red Carpet Romance (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
? [as Manny Hands] (credited)
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Ashlee Simpleton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie wins a date with music star Ashlee Simpleton.
Reprints:

The Fly (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks:
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
A pesky fly gets Archie in trouble in Miss Grundy's class, but then gets him out of trouble with Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints:

Vengeance Is Whose? (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica decides to start a new chapter in her relationship with Betty, but it turns out to be a trick.
Reprints:

It's All In The Game! (Table of Contents)

Chuck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; The Shield (cameo)
Synopsis:
Chuck decides to break into the market of video games and asks Nancy for ideas for a girl-oriented game.
Reprints:

Happy Mirthday To You (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The gang plans a roller skating surprise birthday party for Betty.
Reprints:

Money Man (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
When Archie becomes the top player in his class in a fantasy stock game, Mr. Lodge decides to have him pick his stocks.
Reprints:

Egyptian Inscription (Table of Contents)

Prof. Flutesnoot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Professor Flutesnoot; Svenson; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Professor Flutesnoot tries to find someone to help him carry a sarcophagus upstairs, but no one wants to in fear of being cursed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A Vote For Samm poster is visible on page five.

Hair Apparent (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Wendy Weatherbee; Tony Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge (as a teen); Miss Grundy (as a teen)
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee tells his niece Wendy the story behind the split with his brother Tony.
Reprints:

In Good Hands (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks:
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie, Betty, and Jughead take over the Chock'lit Shop while Pop takes a vacation.
Reprints:

Snack Attack (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Gaston; Smithers
Synopsis:
Veronica has a craving for junk food, but doesn't want to go off of her healthy diet.
Reprints:

["Fred! What are you doing?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Pop Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews

["My husband says we'll take it!"] (Table of Contents)

Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats section. Features a cropped version of the cover to issue 1, with the text above "Bats" rewritten.
Reprints:

Julius The Robot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Orlando Busino (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Julius the Robot; Freddie; Igor
Synopsis:
Julius the Robot tries to live an interesting life after being replaced by another machine at his job.
Reprints:

Dr. Bloodshot's A-1 Assistant (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Orlando Busino (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Dr Bloodshot; Heinrich
Synopsis:
We take a look at Dr. Bloodshot's assistant, Heinrich.

The Audition (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A man and his chimp audition for a theatrical agency.

Monster News (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Orlando Busino (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A humorous newsletter with fictional headlines involving horror elements.

School Tool (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee gets a machine that helps him run the school.

Hearty Party (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge isn't happy to find Archie and Jughead still hanging around after Veronica's party is over.
Reprints:

["Mr. Weatherbee, it's 11:30!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Phlips; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee eats a casserole.

Brown Frown (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica asks for something that looks good in a plain brown jacket.

Distraction Faction (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead are distracted in class.

A Matter of Principal (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Miss Haggly; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis:
A joke circulates around the school while Superintendent Hassle comes around for a check-up.

Everything's Archie (Digest Version) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Information on the month's Archie comics. Special recognition is given to Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Magic Within Volume 1, B&V Friends Double Digest #232, and Archie #642.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Archie's going with me on a date!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Dog Daze!
    Archie
  3. 2. Bee Well?
    Archie
  4. 3. Getting Pretty Hairy
    Mr. Flutesnoot
  5. 4. Pet Peeve
    Betty
  6. 5. Everything Is Beautiful
    Miss Beazly
  7. 6. A Change Of Ad-Dress
    Archie
  8. 7. Age of Specialization
    Mr. Weatherbee
  9. 8. ["How does it feel, Orbi..."]
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  10. 9. Stand By For Saturn! (Chapter 1)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  11. 10. The Magic Gumdrops! (Chapter 2)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  12. 11. Pardon My Size! (Chapter 3)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  13. 12. A Ride For Orbi! (Chapter 4)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  14. 13. On To Mars! (Chapter 5)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  15. 14. The Mirror The Merrier!
    Squarehead
  16. 15. Vowels of Science
    Prof. Flutesnoot
  17. 16. ["Archie said he'd call me before class!"]
    Archie
  18. 17. Lid Kid
    Jughead
  19. 18. Red Carpet Romance
    Archie
  20. 19. The Fly
    Archie
  21. 20. Vengeance Is Whose?
    Archie
  22. 21. It's All In The Game!
    Chuck
  23. 22. Happy Mirthday To You
    Betty
  24. 23. Money Man
    Mr. Lodge
  25. 24. Egyptian Inscription
    Prof. Flutesnoot
  26. 25. Hair Apparent
    Mr. Weatherbee
  27. 26. In Good Hands
    Archie
  28. 27. Snack Attack
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. ["Fred! What are you doing?"]
    Archie's Pop Gag Bag
  30. 29. ["My husband says we'll take it!"]
    Tales Calculated To Drive You Bats
  31. 30. Julius The Robot
  32. 31. Dr. Bloodshot's A-1 Assistant
  33. 32. The Audition
  34. 33. Monster News
  35. 34. School Tool
    Mr. Weatherbee
  36. 35. Hearty Party
    Mr. Lodge
  37. 36. ["Mr. Weatherbee, it's 11:30!"]
    Archie
  38. 37. Brown Frown
    Jughead
  39. 38. Distraction Faction
    Jughead
  40. 39. A Matter of Principal
    Mr. Weatherbee
  41. 40. Everything's Archie (Digest Version)
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