(May 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
10 times a year (monthly except May and Dec.)
On-sale date:
2012-03-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie 70th Anniversary Classic; The Archie Library
Barcode:
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Color:
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Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie's SuperTeens / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors:
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Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

["Archie Meets KISS"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Archie Meets KISS collection.

Inside front cover.

Mite and Maim (Table of Contents)

Pureheart the Powerful / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Bob White (credited)
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors:
Sal Contrera (credited)
Letters:
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Pureheart the Powerful [Archie Andrews]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Long Tom; Mayor Slade; The Octopus; Willy
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica take a picture of the Octopus assaulting Mayor Slade and must be rescued by Pureheart the Powerful.
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Treasure Quest (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie and Reggie think they have found a pirate's treasure map in the back of an old painting.
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Very Touching (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Reggie bets Archie that he can't last two hours in the Lodge mansion without getting kicked out by Mr. Lodge.
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Yak Flak (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher
Pencils:
Tim Kennedy
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Reggie gets a little too full of himself, so Veronica feels obliged to burst his bubble.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits printed in this digest.

The Critic (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead didn't like the movie that he saw with Archie.
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Slick Chick (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Ethel
Synopsis:
Ethel tricks Jughead into agreeing to go to the dance.
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["Archie & Valerie Are Back"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie & Valerie storyline beginning in Archie Comics #631.

The Little Wheel (Table of Contents)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis:
Dilton helps Moose get his roller skates back from Midge.

["I hear the new girl..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie tries to impress the new girl with his strength by arm wrestling Moose.
Keywords:
arm wrestling

Bowl Toll (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie chases Veronica's bowling ball.
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Keywords:
bowling

The Great Quiz Whiz Contest! (Table of Contents)

Big Moose / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Lars
Synopsis:
Moose helps the Riverdale Quiz Bowl team win against their rivals.

["The Married Life Book Two"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the second Archie the Married Life collection.

Picture This! (Table of Contents)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
It is school picture day and Reggie is being arrogant so Jughead gets even by swapping out Reggie's photo in the yearbook with another picture.

["Get your Archie skins"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Archie themed skins for your phone or ipod.

Late But Great (Table of Contents)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Dilton tries to get detention after he hears Reggie and Chuck talk about it being part of the school experience.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Mysteries / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Archie's Mysteries reprints.

About the Teen Scene Investigators (Table of Contents)

Archie's Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Matt Clark; Mary Fine; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Teen Scene Investigators story.

Charitable Taking (Table of Contents)

Archie's Mysteries / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia (credited); Barbara Jarvie (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors:
Stephanie Vozzo (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Miss Grundy; Matt Clark; Mary Fine; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Rosie; Travis; Mr. Devon; Edward Byron
Synopsis:
When the movie memorabilia goes missing from a charity auction the Teen Scene Investigators are on the case.
Reprints:

["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Kevin Keller hardcover collection.

Know When to Fold! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Jim Decarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Mr. Flutesnoot; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie uses pages from Archie's notebook to try to frame him for random unruly acts around the school.
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Indexer Notes

Rod Ollerenshaw is credited as inker in the original story.

["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"] (Table of Contents)

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Subscription information for Life With Archie magazine.

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Dilton / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Dilton Doiley

Indexer Notes

Find the mystery phrase puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The New Archies / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Jon D' Agostino (signed)
Colors:
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Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring The New Archies reprints.

Promises! Promises! (Table of Contents)

The New Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks:
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Eugene; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie promises his father he will clean up his room.

She Bakes the Cake (Table of Contents)

Amani / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Amani; Eugene; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty helps Amani bake a cake for Eugene.

The Library Card (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose has to return his overdue library book.

["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever collection.

Hide Chide (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead has his mother hide the key to the lock he put on the refrigerator.
Reprints:

To Moose Low Tech (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Professor Flutesnoot; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Moose wants to be an artist.
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["Archie the Married Life"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the first volume of Archie The Married Life.

Lost Chance (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks:
John Costanza (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
While watching a reality show named "Lost Chance" (a combination of "Survivor" and "The Great Race"), the gang imagine how they would fare if they were contestants on the show.
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["The Best of Archie Comics"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Best of Archie Comics collection.

Bicker Snickers (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Randy Elliot (credited)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica is tired of the bickering between Archie and Reggie.

["Arch, you are reading your physics book upside down."] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Dilton tries to help Archie with his physics homework.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Boom Box (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G] (credited)
Pencils:
John Costanza (credited)
Inks:
John Costanza (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones]; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
When the gang blows an amp while practicing for a gig, they all take on odd jobs to raise money for a new one.
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["Subscribe Today"] (Table of Contents)

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Subscription information.

Four Is a Crowd (Table of Contents)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
There is a traffic jam to get into the refrigerator.

New Superkid In Town (Table of Contents)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Dexter Daring; Hugh Kendraw
Synopsis:
Hugh Kendraw is in Riverdale to select the winner of his "So You Want To Be A Superhero" program and everybody tries out with their superhero idea. Unbeknownst to everyone, there is a real superhero in town.

["Jinx"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Jinx collection.

Little Jinx Grows Up Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
J Torres
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Mark McNabb
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Jinx"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for the Jinx collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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["Get your Archie swag!"] (Table of Contents)

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House ad for various Archie merchandise.

["The Archie App. Download It For Free"] (Table of Contents)

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Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie's SuperTeens
  2. 1. ["Archie Meets KISS"]
  3. 2. Mite and Maim
    Pureheart the Powerful
  4. 3. Treasure Quest
    Archie & Friends
  5. 4. Very Touching
    Archie
  6. 5. Yak Flak
    Reggie
  7. 6. The Critic
    Jughead
  8. 7. Slick Chick
    Jughead
  9. 8. ["Archie & Valerie Are Back"]
  10. 9. The Little Wheel
    Dilton Doiley
  11. 10. ["I hear the new girl..."]
    Archie
  12. 11. Bowl Toll
    Archie
  13. 12. The Great Quiz Whiz Contest!
    Big Moose
  14. 13. ["The Married Life Book Two"]
  15. 14. Picture This!
    Reggie
  16. 15. ["Get your Archie skins"]
    musicskins.com
  17. 16. Late But Great
    Dilton
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Mysteries
  19. 18. About the Teen Scene Investigators
    Archie's Mysteries
  20. 19. Charitable Taking
    Archie's Mysteries
  21. 20. ["Kevin Keller in Hardcover"]
  22. 21. Know When to Fold!
    Archie
  23. 22. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Dilton
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    The New Archies
  26. 25. Promises! Promises!
    The New Archie
  27. 26. She Bakes the Cake
    Amani
  28. 27. The Library Card
    Moose
  29. 28. ["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"]
  30. 29. Hide Chide
    Jughead
  31. 30. To Moose Low Tech
    Moose
  32. 31. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  33. 32. Lost Chance
    Archie & Friends
  34. 33. ["The Best of Archie Comics"]
  35. 34. Bicker Snickers
    Archie
  36. 35. ["Arch, you are reading your physics book upside down."]
    Archie
  37. 36. Boom Box
    Archie & Friends
  38. 37. ["Subscribe Today"]
  39. 38. Four Is a Crowd
    Jughead
  40. 39. New Superkid In Town
    Archie & Friends
  41. 40. ["Jinx"]
  42. 41. Little Jinx Grows Up Chapter 1
    Jinx
  43. 42. ["Jinx"]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  45. 44. ["Get your Archie swag!"]
  46. 45. ["The Archie App. Download It For Free"]
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