(January 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
11 times a year
On-sale date:
2013-12-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Library
Barcode:
76281646951724611
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

["Veronica! Quit decorating Archie ..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

The Tiny Tree Timmer (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Jingles, Santa's problem elf, is back to help the gang trim the Christmas Tree.
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas tree

The Holiday Spirit (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty has cooked Archie a meal for Christmas. But where Archie is, so is Jughead.

Here We Come A-Caroling (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica are singing Christmas Carols across town.
Keywords:
Christmas carols

The Poor Tycoon (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
The gang decides they should do something nice for Mr. Lodge for Christmas.
Reprints:

The Greatest Gift (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Butler
Synopsis:
Archie and the girls think everybody is happy at Christmastime until they meet an angry, bitter old shopkeeper who hates Christmas. Archie realizes that the real test of whether they enjoy Christmas or just live it is whether they're willing to do something nice for this mean old man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Talk Balk (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Archie has a sore throat.

Dream Drama (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie tells Betty about a dream where he dreamed he was 35 years old.
Reprints:

Home Sweet Home (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Santa Claus; Mortimer Mouse
Synopsis:
The story of Mortimer, a homeless mouse in search of a warmer climate. After a stint working for Santa Claus at the North Pole, he is delivered to the Andrews home, where Little Archie's parents won't let him stay.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A story told entirely in rhyme (both in the captions and dialogue).

A Special Christmas Present (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
When Little Archie says there's no Santa Claus, Fred decides to rekindle his son's belief by dressing up as Santa.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits in the reprints lists Dexter Taylor as contributing art to this story. Several experts including Little Archie historian Gary Brown believe that this is in error.

Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Mr. Flutesnoot; Archie; Jugead; Veronica (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr Weatherbee hears there is a new hair growing product that could grow hair on a billiard ball.

Just Plain Wrong (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Boswick (a client of Mr. Lodge's); Chris Boswick; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Veronica cancels a date with Archie when her father asks her to entertain a client's son. When Archie goes to Veronica's to dispute the matter, everyone finds out that Chris is actually a lovely girl. So Archie ends up going out with her -- all paid for by Mr. Lodge -- and Veronica stays home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the original. This digest credits Mike Esposito as inker, and Bill Yoshida as letterer.

Fireball (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica's carelessness causes the Lodge Mansion to catch on fire but luckily Archie is there to save Veronica.
Reprints:

Mother's Little Helper (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
If Archie makes life easier for his mother, his father will give him ten dollars.

Time Bomb (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Riverdale is going to plant a time capsule to be opened up in 2113, and Mr. Lodge offers some old papers of historical interest to go into the capsule.

The Big Stall (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie is doing other things instead of his homework.

Buying Shoes! (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:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica takes Archie shoe shopping.

Indexer Notes

Story with same title and number of pages is in Archie #532, credited there to Greg Crosby (w) and Bob Smith (i).

Shop Worn (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie is forced to hold his mother's purse.
Reprints:

The Big Switch (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie's TV remote starts talking to him.

Car Trouble (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle;
Synopsis:
Betty is having trouble car shopping, but Archie agrees to help her out.

["Obviously ... Archie is terrified of something!!!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Puzzle

A Tale Of Two Coats (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie needs a new coat.

Archie's Jazzy Jackets (Table of Contents)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Fashion illustrations

Brain Storm (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; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge forbids Archie from coming in the house, but thinks Reggie has a brain in his head.
Reprints:

The Fencing Lesson (Table of Contents)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y] (credited)

Genre:
drama; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
A kid tries to fence a radio to Archie and Betty.
Keywords:
shop lifting

Safe At Home (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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
The Andrews are thinking about getting a home security systerm.

["Where's the remote?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead can't find the tv remote.
Reprints:
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

The Singing Fool (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie is singing requests.
Reprints:

Archie Classics (Table of Contents)

Pat The Brat / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Impatient Patient (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat Smith; Oswald Smith; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis:
Pat is acting as a doctor, first with the cat, and then with dad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signature added to reprint.

Pat's Pen Pals (Table of Contents)

Pat The Brat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pat Smith; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis:
Pat has a new pen pal.

["(Puff) (Puff) Lady!"] (Table of Contents)

Pat's Gag Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Ba Ba Black Sheep (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
ARchie and Veronica exchange Christmas presents.
Keywords:
Christmas

The Big Party (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo); Dilton Doily (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Nancy (cameo); Ethel Muggs (cameo); Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Veronica promises Archie the first kiss of the New Years, and Jughead the first piece of cake of the New Year.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mustang (car); New Year's Eve

Holiday Heroes (Table of Contents)

[Archie] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Alex Simmons (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Schultz (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Kevin Keller; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archie's friends are collecting toys for the charity "Toys for Tots".
Keywords:
Christmas; Mustang (cars); Toys for Tots
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Veronica! Quit decorating Archie ..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Tiny Tree Timmer
    Archie
  3. 2. The Holiday Spirit
    Archie
  4. 3. Here We Come A-Caroling
    Archie
  5. 4. The Poor Tycoon
    Archie
  6. 5. The Greatest Gift
    Archie
  7. 6. Talk Balk
    Archie
  8. 7. Dream Drama
    Archie
  9. 8. Home Sweet Home
    Little Archie
  10. 9. A Special Christmas Present
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow!
    Archie
  12. 11. Just Plain Wrong
    Archie
  13. 12. Fireball
    Archie
  14. 13. Mother's Little Helper
    Archie
  15. 14. Time Bomb
    Archie
  16. 15. The Big Stall
    Archie
  17. 16. Buying Shoes!
    Archie
  18. 17. Shop Worn
    Archie
  19. 18. The Big Switch
    Archie
  20. 19. Car Trouble
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Obviously ... Archie is terrified of something!!!"]
    Archie
  22. 21. A Tale Of Two Coats
    Archie
  23. 22. Archie's Jazzy Jackets
    Archie
  24. 23. Brain Storm
    Archie
  25. 24. The Fencing Lesson
    Life With Archie
  26. 25. Safe At Home
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Where's the remote?"]
    Archie
  28. 27. The Singing Fool
    Archie
  29. 28. Archie Classics
    Pat The Brat
  30. 29. The Impatient Patient
    Pat The Brat
  31. 30. Pat's Pen Pals
    Pat The Brat
  32. 31. ["(Puff) (Puff) Lady!"]
    Pat's Gag Bag
  33. 32. Ba Ba Black Sheep
    Archie
  34. 33. The Big Party
    Archie
  35. 34. Holiday Heroes
    [Archie]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Samuels
  • Mike Nielsen