Archie Double Digest #243 [Direct Edition]
(October 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
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11 times a year
On-sale date
2013-09-18
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess we have been standing here for a while!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
autumn

[The Art of Archie: The Covers] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Ocelot Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Private Investigator Archie Andrews must discover who burglarized Veronica's safe.
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Hairpiece Hassles (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews (Appears in photo in a background scene); Harold the hairdresser; Unnamed Police Officer; Unnamed old lady
Synopsis
Archie talks his dad into getting a hairpiece.
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Special Program (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
To help train Mr. Weatherbee's reflexes, Coach Clayton warns that he'll be tossing things to the principal all day. As a result, Mr. Weatherbee keeps snatching things away from everybody, prompting them to think he's a kleptomaniac.
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Win Him For Me (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
James DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls want Archie to win them a giant teddy bear at the fair.
Reprints

Love Story (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Miss Grundy; Fred Andrews; Smithers the butler; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie has turned over a new leaf and goes out of his way to be nice to Archie. Archie can't believe it. Jughead doesn't.
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Indexer Notes

Some credits from the index of the original printing.

Feeling Fuelish (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Carlos Antunes (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
With the high price of gasoline, Archie tries to find a replacement fuel for his car.
Reprints

[Are they men... or monsters?] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections; Universal Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wit Twit (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie promises not to make a nuisance of himself at Veronica's next party.
Reprints

Inflation Jubilation (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie accidentally got paid his allowance twice in one week.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Little Archie reprints.

A Test Case (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Characters
Little Archie; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Miss Grundy; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Jughead; Little Reggie
Synopsis
When Little Archie studies for the wrong test, Miss Grundy gives him a second chance and suggests the get Little Betty or Little Veronica to tutor him.

The Mouse House (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Characters
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Pop Tate; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Little Archie and Little Jughead start a pest-expulsion business.
Reprints

[New Crusaders Graphic Novels] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Bus Stop (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jessica
Synopsis
Archie looks for other means of getting to school when his car needs a new radiator that he can't afford.
Reprints

[Archie 1000 Page Extravaganza] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

No Couth (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Archie is very uncouth.
Reprints

[School Books Bundle] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

How to Be...Megapopular! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie reads a book on how to be popular.
Reprints

A Night to Howl (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (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; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Two fast-living girls manipulate Archie into giving them a lift to a party and spending all his money on them.
Reprints

Put Them All Together! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty sings a song made up from the letters in Archie's name, and Reggie replaces the lyrics with ones less than complimentary to Archie.
Reprints

The Image (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 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
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Fearing that Reggie will spread the rumor that he's a "klutz," Archie tries to improve his relationship with Reggie, but his attempts to make amends just cause Reggie serious pain.
Reprints

For the Defense (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; un-named clerk; un-named manager; un-named shoppers
Synopsis
Archie is worried about making a speech for public speaking class, but he stops being tongue-tied when he needs to defend Mr. Weatherbee from charges of shoplifting.
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I Knew It (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
John Rosenberger (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is convinced that Reggie is planning to play a trick on him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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 think I need a new bookshelf.
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie needs a new bookshelf.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Blow the Man Down (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Horace Nelson; Mildred Nelson
Synopsis
Fred and Horace get into battle when leaves from Horace's tree end up blown into Fred's yard.
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Indexer Notes

No writer credit listed in this digest. Writer credit from the index of this story in Archie's Ten Issue Collector's Set (Archie, 1997 series) #1.

Rival Arrival (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Helga
Synopsis
Dilton makes Archie a sexy android that can do everything Betty can do, except for one crucial thing.
Reprints

Benefit Bungle (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Uncle Bob; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The Archies are asked to play a benefit for children but learn that the organizer is making most of the money.
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Course Remorse (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee isn't happy with the results of Archie's Mini-Course idea, but the district superintendent loves the idea.
Reprints

Go For It (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; student trying out for football team
Synopsis
A new student tries out for kicking on the football team and does better than Reggie, though small in stature.
Reprints
Keywords
football

[A Brand New Kevin Keller Graphic Novel] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Dotty and Ditto / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon ?
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dotty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dotty; Ditto; Gramps; Super Duck; The Shield; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Suzie; Talbert Twiddle; Tootsie Twiddle; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Dotty reads comic books before bed and dreams about meeting the Archie characters at the Comic Castle.
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[Archie Meets Glee] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has lost his cap.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We haven't found one lipstick that's kiss proof!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Not This Time (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
John Rosenberger (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Marty Epp (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty begins surreptitiously helping Archie beat Reggie, which only emboldens Archie into challenging Reggie to more stunts.
Reprints

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Fitness Crazies (Table of Contents: 38)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie train to run a marathon.
Reprints
Keywords
marathon

Report Support (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie claims that Jughead will eat anything.
Reprints

Knee Glee (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have to get on both knees to ask Veronica out, one will be enough.
Reprints

One of Those Days (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie is having "one of those days" when he's unusually clumsy and destructive, and everyone, including his mother, friends and teachers, is scared to be near him.
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[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[Archie: Betty or Veronica?] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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[12 Million Downloads] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I guess we have been standing here for a while!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [The Art of Archie: The Covers]
  3. 2. The Ocelot Caper
    Archie
  4. 3. Hairpiece Hassles
    Archie
  5. 4. Special Program
    Archie
  6. 5. Win Him For Me
    Archie
  7. 6. Love Story
    Archie
  8. 7. Feeling Fuelish
    Archie
  9. 8. [Are they men... or monsters?]
    Diamond Selections; Universal Studios
  10. 9. Wit Twit
    Archie
  11. 10. Inflation Jubilation
    Archie
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  13. 12. A Test Case
    Little Archie
  14. 13. The Mouse House
    Little Archie
  15. 14. [New Crusaders Graphic Novels]
  16. 15. Bus Stop
    Archie
  17. 16. [Archie 1000 Page Extravaganza]
  18. 17. No Couth
    Archie
  19. 18. [School Books Bundle]
  20. 19. How to Be...Megapopular!
    Archie
  21. 20. A Night to Howl
    Archie
  22. 21. Put Them All Together!
    Archie
  23. 22. The Image
    Archie
  24. 23. For the Defense
    Archie
  25. 24. I Knew It
    Archie
  26. 25. ["I think I need a new bookshelf."]
    Archie
  27. 26. Blow the Man Down
    Archie
  28. 27. Rival Arrival
    Archie
  29. 28. Benefit Bungle
    Archie
  30. 29. Course Remorse
    Archie
  31. 30. Go For It
    Archie
  32. 31. [A Brand New Kevin Keller Graphic Novel]
  33. 32. ["Dotty!"]
    Dotty and Ditto
  34. 33. [Archie Meets Glee]
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  36. 35. ["We haven't found one lipstick that's kiss proof!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  37. 36. Not This Time
    Archie
  38. 37. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  39. 38. Fitness Crazies
    Archie
  40. 39. Report Support
    Archie
  41. 40. Knee Glee
    Archie
  42. 41. One of Those Days
    Archie
  43. 42. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  45. 44. [Archie: Betty or Veronica?]
  46. 45. [12 Million Downloads]
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