(December 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
11 times a year
On-sale date:
2013-11-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Library
Barcode:
76281646951724511
Editing:
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Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Isn't Santa's helper being a tad too helpful?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
Christmas

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part One (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; big Christmas tree; little Christmas tree
Synopsis:
The gang decides to get two Christmas trees this year: a large one to be decorated with traditional decorations and a small one to decorate with organic decorations. Both happen to be able to communicate with each other via thought balloons. Meanwhile, Archie decides to become a department store Santa.
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Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Two (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; little Christmas tree
Synopsis:
Archie fails during his first day as a department store Santa, but has a chance to redeem himself when the Lodge family inviters some orphans to the mansion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Three (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; little Christmas tree
Synopsis:
The gang gets together to assemble toys for the children in the hospital and the big tree is upstaged when the little tree is taken to the hospital.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Four (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; little Christmas tree; big Christmas tree; Smithers
Synopsis:
The gang entertains the children in the hospital and later, the big Christmas tree is thrown out while the little one is planted for next year.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

Santa's Helper: Part One (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
When Archie fails as a mall Santa, he goes to seek advice from the Santa that works at Lacy's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Santa's Helper: Part Two (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Archie's skills as a mall Santa improve rapidly and he is later shocked to learn that Lacy's hasn't hosted a Santa Claus in years.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

["It's tough to buy anything for the girl..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to decide what to get Veronica for Christmas.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie and Friends / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Sabrina Spellman; Spotty
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Little Archie section.

Spread the Cheer (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee takes the gang to the orphanage to put on a Christmas play for the orphans.
Keywords:
Christmas

The Santa Spirit (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Spotty; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Jones; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
The gang decorates Spotty's doghouse in an attempt to win a decorating contest.
Keywords:
Christmas

Dish Wish (Table of Contents)

Little Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews

Strictly Strategic (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
When Coach Kleats gets a concussion, it's up to Mr. Weatherbee to coach the football team.
Keywords:
football

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Reggie sends Archie flowers using Betty's name in order to get Veronica jealous.

Cast Party (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
In showing off his cast, Archie does more damage to Mr. Weatherbee than he did to his foot.

Bed Check (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie argues over with his parents over his curfew.

Dancing Boy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie signs up for a co-ed gym class to meet some girls, only to find out that the class only does dance.

Lounge Act! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis:
Archie tries to keep the new student lounge clean.

Your Big Chance (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty get a chance to prove their football skills to a semi-pro.
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

A Hot Meal! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
When Archie offers to make the girls a Mexican dinner, Reggie tries to upstage Archie in the kitchen.

Tiger (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica convince Archie that he's like a tiger, a predatory beast. Midge witnesses him around Betty and Veronica and begs Big Moose to leave him alone, fearing the worst.
Reprints:

The Strange Case of Patient X! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Marty Epp (credited)

Genre:
drama; humor; medical; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica become nurse's aides at the hospital, where one of the new patients is a comatose man known only as "Patient X." Betty notices a mysterious man with a red mustache peeking into "Patient X"'s room. When "Patient X" starts to come out of his coma, his only words are "Must protect Carezzo." Archie and the gang take it upon themselves to solve the mystery of who "Patient X" is, what he's trying to protect, and what the man with the red mustache has to do with all this.
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Indexer Notes

The digest incorrectly credits this to Frank Doyle. Script identifiable as Sy Reit by the style and by an in-joke in the story: a hospital P.A. announcer calls for "Dr. Reit" on p. 9. (On p. 7, the announcer calls for "Dr. White," referring to Bob White, the artist.)

Dime On My Hands (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks:
Harry Lucey (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie pretends to be "Diamond Jim" Andrews and becomes very generous with his money.

["Archie! Jughead!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie asks Jughead to help wrap Betty's Christmas present.
Reprints:
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??
Keywords:
Christmas

Top This! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Veronica go driving.

["Pat can't come to school today..."] (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Fleabite
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Pat the Brat section.
Reprints:

Dose of Magic (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Susie; Half-Pint; Blinky
Synopsis:
Pat and his friends make fun of Susie's magic water wand.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dowsing rod

The Build Up! (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Pat's father; Pat's mother; Fleabite
Synopsis:
Pat builds Fleabite a new doghouse.
Reprints:

["I can't find my baseball glove anywhere!"] (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat Starring Fleabite / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Fleabite
Synopsis:
Pat gets Fleabite to get off of his baseball glove.

["Now remember, Pat!"] (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Pat's mother; Susie
Synopsis:
A collection of four-single panel gags featuring Pat the Brat.

Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to make it up to the Lodges after he ruins their Christmas decorating.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

Close Shave (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie accidentally uses super glue to attach his Santa beard.
Keywords:
Christmas

Sing Fling (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie answers the phone when Archie calls Veronica.

Carry Tarry (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

Jingles All the Way (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jingles; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Jingles gives more grief than joy to Riverdale's residents when he makes a visit.
Keywords:
Christmas

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Information on the month's Archie comics.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Isn't Santa's helper being a tad too helpful?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part One
    Archie
  3. 2. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Two
    Archie
  4. 3. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Three
    Archie
  5. 4. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Four
    Archie
  6. 5. Santa's Helper: Part One
    Archie
  7. 6. Santa's Helper: Part Two
    Archie
  8. 7. ["It's tough to buy anything for the girl..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  10. 9. Spread the Cheer
    Little Archie
  11. 10. The Santa Spirit
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Dish Wish
    Little Jughead
  13. 12. Strictly Strategic
    Archie
  14. 13. Say It With Flowers
    Archie
  15. 14. Cast Party
    Archie
  16. 15. Bed Check
    Archie
  17. 16. Dancing Boy
    Archie
  18. 17. Lounge Act!
    Archie
  19. 18. Your Big Chance
    Archie
  20. 19. A Hot Meal!
    Archie
  21. 20. Tiger
    Archie
  22. 21. The Strange Case of Patient X!
    Archie
  23. 22. Dime On My Hands
    Archie
  24. 23. ["Archie! Jughead!"]
    Archie
  25. 24. Top This!
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Pat can't come to school today..."]
    Pat the Brat
  27. 26. Dose of Magic
    Pat the Brat
  28. 27. The Build Up!
    Pat the Brat
  29. 28. ["I can't find my baseball glove anywhere!"]
    Pat the Brat Starring Fleabite
  30. 29. ["Now remember, Pat!"]
    Pat the Brat
  31. 30. Christmas Spirit
    Archie
  32. 31. Close Shave
    Archie
  33. 32. Sing Fling
    Archie
  34. 33. Carry Tarry
    Archie
  35. 34. Jingles All the Way
    Archie
  36. 35. Everything's Archie
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