(December 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except May and Dec.)
On-sale date
2012-10-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469531 02111
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If we just wait here, gang, we're bound to see him!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus; Hot Dog
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo's signature moved from where it was on the original cover.

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Decoration Daze (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are told by Mr. Weatherbee that holiday decorations are not allowed at school. Determined to celebrate the season, the gang decides to decorate themselves as an expression of Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Stocking Stuffers (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie's Friends / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis
While at Pop's, the gang remembers some of their favorite stocking stuffers.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

A Spell of Trouble (Table of Contents: 4)

Moose Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie and another student frame Moose by misspelling graffiti on the side of the school.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The mis-spelled message on the side of the school appears to be changed to "Mery Krismus" for this printing.

Jingles Rocks (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jingles the Elf
Synopsis
When Reggie comes down with a cold, Jingles the Elf takes over the vocals for the Archies for their Christmas charity concert.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Gift Goof (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica both overhear Archie say he wants a new fishing rod. He buys himself one for Christmas and both of the girls also buy him one.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Archie Giant Series Magazine (1954 series) #593... which is apparently the first publication of this story... credits Mike Pellowski (script), Dan DeCarlo (inks), and Jim DeCarlo (pencils).

Santa's Li'l Helpers! (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Barnaby Lumpkin
Synopsis
Betty works as an elf at the mall with Barnaby Lumpkin, who plays Santa Claus, but doesn't have any Christmas spirit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Moose's Odd and Amazing Sports Reports / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the game of softball was invented in 1887, it was called indoor softball because the game was played indoors!
Genre
humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Charlotte Dod; Janet Guthrie; Georgeann Wells
Synopsis
Odd sports facts.
Reprints
Keywords
auto racing; basketball; golf; softball; tennis

Indexer Notes

Script and pencil credits from Archie # 515.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Explorers of the Unknown / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Explorers of the Unknown reprints.

Explorers of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 11)

Explorers of the Unknown / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red [Archie Andrews]; Spike [Moose Mason]; Angel [Veronica Lodge]; Nitro [Reggie Mantle]; Wheels [Betty Cooper]; Gizmo [Dilton Doiley]; Squint [Jughead Jones]; Dr. Zarkon; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
In revenge against Mr. Lodge, Dr. Zarkon releases monsters to attack Lodge properties. The Explorers of the Unknown are called to stop the threats.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is possibly from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #587.

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Face the Facts (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie makes faces at Archie in class in an attempt to get Archie and Jughead in trouble.
Reprints

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

When Dilton and Jughead Put Their Heads Together (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Tutor Trouble (Table of Contents: 16)

Dilton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Lisa Jenkins; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Dilton agrees to tutor Archie in Chemistry if Archie will tutor Dilton about girls.

Bored Silly (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Midge; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Miss Beazley
Synopsis
Miss Grundy is getting bored with grading papers, so Miss Haggly takes her to the school cafeteria.
Reprints

Smile and Show Your Teeth (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Coach Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Coach Wrotten
Synopsis
Archie turns around the football team to save Coach Kleat's job.
Reprints
Keywords
football

I'm Game (Table of Contents: 19)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie doesn't think a girl can beat him in any game.
Reprints

Mr. Nice Guy (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie gives a stranger the wrong directions on purpose. Archie finds out and tries to give the stranger the correct directions.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have test anxiety!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Miss Grundy mixes up Archie's and Dilton's tests.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Party Criminals (Table of Contents: 22)

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
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
When Mr. Lodge forbids Archie from coming to a party at the mansion he goes in disguise and helps capture two criminals.
Reprints

Exercised (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie tries to get out of Physical Education class and gets his exercise running from Coach Kleats.
Reprints

Sweet Scentiment.. (Table of Contents: 24)

Frankie Valdez / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Frankie Valdez; Maria Rodiguez
Synopsis
Frankie goes shopping for cologne for his big date.
Reprints

Slips Do Count (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie shows up Reggie by scoring the winning touchdown.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Auto Graph (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ruth] (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie creates a chart to explain to his father why he needs a raise in his allowance.
Reprints

Improvable Source of Humor! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Stuck inside on a rainy day the group decides to try to do some improvisational comedy using an orange.
Reprints

[Clash of the New Kids] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead is in charge of sound effects for the school play.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page of the next section featuring New Archie's reprints.

The Squeal Deal (Table of Contents: 31)

The New Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Nicky Morgan; Mr. Mathews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
While working at a supermarket Archie discovers a shoplifter.

Christmas Present Tense (Table of Contents: 32)

The New Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Eugene; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Amani
Synopsis
The guys try to help Eugene pick out a Christmas present for Amani while the girls try to help Amani get a present for Eugene.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

[Comic Book Fair] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

A Smash Hit (Table of Contents: 34)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie gives a speech about why he should be elected class president.
Reprints

[Subscribe Today] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie And Friends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica spots Archie buying her gift. Ethel shows Archie her gift from Jughead. Jughead rings for the Salvation Army from a sheltered spot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a collection of three two-panel gags rather than a continuous story.

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

Thanks a Lot (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

Gift Exchange (Table of Contents: 38)

Chuck and Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Moose Mason; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump
Synopsis
After agonizing over gifts for their girlfriends, Chuck and Moose discover that they got the wrong items.
Reprints

[Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Glove Dove (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to catch a baseball and catches a bird instead.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

This is also reprinted in Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book (Archie, 2012 series) #[nn]

Box Stop (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is trying to coach Archie during a boxing match.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

This is also reprinted in Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book (Archie, 2012 series) #[nn]

In the Cards (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead sends a message to Archie across the football stadium.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

This is also reprinted in Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book (Archie, 2012 series) #[nn].

Good Losers (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Coach Kleats wishes the baseball team wasn't quite so good sports about losing.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

This is also reprinted in Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book (Archie, 2012 series) #[nn]

Sack Knack (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie finds a novel way to win a sack race.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is also reprinted in Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book (Archie, 2012 series) #[nn]

[Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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[Get In the Action!] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If we just wait here, gang, we're bound to see him!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  3. 2. Decoration Daze
    Archie
  4. 3. Stocking Stuffers
    Archie's Friends
  5. 4. A Spell of Trouble
    Moose Mason
  6. 5. Jingles Rocks
    Archie & Friends
  7. 6. Gift Goof
    Archie
  8. 7. Santa's Li'l Helpers!
    Betty
  9. 8. [Love Showdown]
  10. 9. ["When the game of softball was invented in 1887, it was called indoor softball because the game was played indoors!"]
    Moose's Odd and Amazing Sports Reports
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Explorers of the Unknown
  12. 11. Explorers of the Unknown
    Explorers of the Unknown
  13. 12. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  14. 13. Face the Facts
    Archie
  15. 14. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  16. 15. When Dilton and Jughead Put Their Heads Together
  17. 16. Tutor Trouble
    Dilton
  18. 17. Bored Silly
    Archie
  19. 18. Smile and Show Your Teeth
    Archie & Friends
  20. 19. I'm Game
    Reggie
  21. 20. Mr. Nice Guy
    Archie
  22. 21. ["I have test anxiety!"]
    Archie
  23. 22. Party Criminals
    Archie
  24. 23. Exercised
    Archie
  25. 24. Sweet Scentiment..
    Frankie Valdez
  26. 25. Slips Do Count
    Archie
  27. 26. Auto Graph
    Archie
  28. 27. Improvable Source of Humor!
    Archie & Friends
  29. 28. [Clash of the New Kids]
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    The New Archies
  32. 31. The Squeal Deal
    The New Archies
  33. 32. Christmas Present Tense
    The New Archies
  34. 33. [Comic Book Fair]
  35. 34. A Smash Hit
    Reggie
  36. 35. [Subscribe Today]
  37. 36. Cool Yule
    Archie And Friends
  38. 37. Thanks a Lot
    Archie
  39. 38. Gift Exchange
    Chuck and Moose
  40. 39. [Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book]
  41. 40. Glove Dove
    Archie
  42. 41. Box Stop
    Archie
  43. 42. In the Cards
    Archie
  44. 43. Good Losers
    Archie
  45. 44. Sack Knack
    Archie
  46. 45. [Archie's Giant Kids' Joke Book]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  48. 47. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
  49. 48. [Get In the Action!]
    Lego
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