(June 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
Published ten times a year (monthly except Jan. and July)
On-sale date:
2012-04-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Library
Barcode:
?
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Digest
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover and Indicia title: Archie Double Digest


["Let's keep practicing!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rosario Pena [as Tito Pena]
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie and Betty read a book on kissing.

Zowie! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Denny; Sam; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Artie Andrews
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica try to drag Archie away from a video game he is testing.
Reprints:

Parking Problem (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Scott Jeralds (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job parking cars at Mr. Lodge's private concert.
Reprints:

Sock Shock (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper (in picture only); Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie follows Mr. Andrews to work when Mr. Andrews wears Archie's lucky socks.
Reprints:

I Got the Power! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Jughead teaches Archie to face problems rather than to avoid them.
Reprints:

A Gaggle of Grief! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie orders Mr. Lodge a stone goose, but Mr. Lodge accidentally increases the order to 5000.
Reprints:

Just In Time (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to get a free meal as the 1000th customer at El Ritz.

Chore Score (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie can't remember which chore his mom wanted him to do, so he does both.

Doll Crazy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Mr. Lodge; Sneaky Sam
Synopsis:
The Lodge Toy Company begins to produce dolls of The Archies, so their competitor decides to sabotage The Archies at their concerts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is told in two parts: Part One (6 pages) and Part Two (5 pages).

["So you're handing out exam grades today!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Archie overreacts to a bad grade on a test.
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

The Exhibit's Escape (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Billy The Kid (goat); Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Ms. Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Archie brings a goat to school for biology, but the goat wreaks havoc when it escapes from Archie's rope.
Reprints:
Keywords:
goat

Special Delivery (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie gets a job delivering pizza at a place that gurantees you'll have your pizza in 30 minutes or it's free. So, Reggie orders a pizza and gives Archie a series of obstacles to overcome.
Keywords:
pizza

Little Archie & Friends! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Teacher's Pet (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Betty shows Little Archie how to be a better pitcher.
Keywords:
baseball

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents)

Little Sabrina / 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:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Sabrina Spellman; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Ms. Haggly
Synopsis:
Sabrina creates a talking flower for the school flower show.
Keywords:
flower show

Homeless Helper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Little Ambrose; Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; The South Side Serpents; unnamed stray dog
Synopsis:
A dog whistle comes in handy for Ambrose when the Good Ol' Gang sends him on a dangerous mission to spy on the South Side Serpents' clubhouse.
Reprints:

The Laugh Man (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Hammy Youngworm; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie launches a comedy career with the help of a comedic worm named Hammy Youngworm.

Getting The Message (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie tries to call Veronica for a date, but an automatic answering service tells him she is booked through 2013.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The 2013 is in a different font, probably because this story was reprinted from an earlier issue and the original date has passed.

Water Works (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty tells Archie how to relax.
Reprints:

["I'm going to use this plunger to fix my car!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Archie tries to fix his car with a plunger.
Reprints:
  • from Archie newspaper strip from unknown date

Crowd Control (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fernando Ruiz ?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Jenny; Mrs. Farley
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead go to the Mount Badgerland Preserve to escape the crowds of everyday life.

Dumb Luck! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Archie goes through a series of events that are considered bad luck.

Mad About You! (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Dilton Doiley; Pop Tate; Midge; Violet Smith
Synopsis:
Archie tries to figure out why Veronica is so mad at him.

Line-Up Lament (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:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton (cameo)
Synopsis:
When Archie is given the job of creating the baseball line-up, he is pressured by his friends to give them the positions they want.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

The Simple Life (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Inspired by a simple kiss from Betty, Archie tries to match the gift with something simple yet inspirational.
Reprints:

Have A Nice Trip...See You Next Fall! (Table of Contents)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Change each letter in the answer below to the letter in the alphabet after it to find out why Archie fell down the stairs.

["Can you name anything that we get from chemistry that we'd be better off without?"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Wilbur reprint section. Features a cover reprint of Wilbur Comics (Archie, 1944 series) #89.
Reprints:

Get The Drift? (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Alec; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Sheldon Broadbeam
Synopsis:
When Wilbur and Alec trick the girls so they can go fishing, Linda and Laurie enact a plan to sabotage them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing

South Of The Boarder (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Sheldon Broadbeam; Alec; Eustace B. Culpepper
Synopsis:
Wilbur, Alec, and Sheldon try to get rid of Laurie's southern guest, Eustace B. Culpepper.
Reprints:

It's Car-azy (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge oozes with worry when Veronica uses the Bentley to drive to a store.

Wappa Wappa (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
Archie gets involved with one of Jughead's toys and completely ignores his surroundings.

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alex Segura
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advertisement for the month's Archie comics.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Let's keep practicing!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Zowie!
    Archie
  3. 2. Parking Problem
    Archie
  4. 3. Sock Shock
    Archie
  5. 4. I Got the Power!
    Archie
  6. 5. A Gaggle of Grief!
    Archie
  7. 6. Just In Time
    Archie
  8. 7. Chore Score
    Archie
  9. 8. Doll Crazy
    Archie
  10. 9. ["So you're handing out exam grades today!"]
    Archie
  11. 10. The Exhibit's Escape
    Archie
  12. 11. Special Delivery
    Archie
  13. 12. Little Archie & Friends!
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Teacher's Pet
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Say It With Flowers
    Little Sabrina
  16. 15. Homeless Helper
    Little Ambrose
  17. 16. The Laugh Man
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Getting The Message
    Archie
  19. 18. Water Works
    Archie
  20. 19. ["I'm going to use this plunger to fix my car!"]
    Archie
  21. 20. Crowd Control
    Archie
  22. 21. Dumb Luck!
    Archie
  23. 22. Mad About You!
    Archie
  24. 23. Line-Up Lament
    Archie
  25. 24. The Simple Life
    Archie
  26. 25. Have A Nice Trip...See You Next Fall!
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Can you name anything that we get from chemistry that we'd be better off without?"]
    Wilbur
  28. 27. Get The Drift?
    Wilbur
  29. 28. South Of The Boarder
    Wilbur
  30. 29. It's Car-azy
    Archie
  31. 30. Wappa Wappa
    Archie
  32. 31. Everything's Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Luke