Archie Double Digest #244 [Direct Edition]
(November 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year
On-sale date
2013-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 24411
Editing
?
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Vegas the Canine Wonder (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Vegas

Indexer Notes

Cover is a homage to the famous introduction of Robin on the cover Detective Comics #30 and is signed "after Kane & Robinson".

[Archie: Riverdale Rescue] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Don't Fret My Pets! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Galvan (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Vegas (dog); Veronica Lodge; Fluffy (dog); Caramel (cat); Champagne (dog); Reggie Mantle; Runty (dog); Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Moose Mason; Ivan (turtle); Dilton Doily; Cousteau (dolphin); Souffle (dog); Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets a new dog Vegas and Veronica throws a party where everyone brings their pets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Veronica has at least three different poodles in this story.

Down in the Dumps (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie tries to avoid Veronica so she won't see that he bought her a birthday present. When he can't avoid her any longer, he hides the present in a trash can.
Reprints

Sitter Jitters (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Jackson; Mrs. Jackson; Chuckie
Synopsis
When Betty is sick, Archie volunteers to do her babysitting job, not knowing that Betty was babysitting a monkey.
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Monkey Seize (Table of Contents: 5)

Life With 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 (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty see an organ-grinder's monkey go into a woman's room, and soon after, the woman says that her jewelry has been stolen.
Reprints
Keywords
organ-grinder

Four Wheels to Wickedness (Table of Contents: 6)

Life With Archie / comic story / 10 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
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Midge Klump
Synopsis
After Archie starts teaching skateboarding at the local youth center, a mysterious masked bandit on a skateboard starts harassing people, and Archie is the prime suspect.
Reprints

[Are they men... or monsters?] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Opting for Optimism! (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Smith [as Smith]
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Optimist Optometrist
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Little Archie / 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.

The Flash (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
adventure
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Forest Ranger
Synopsis
Little Archie and his dad go up to Wilderness Mountain to take photos. Little Archie takes the camera and wanders off alone into the forest, where he is chased by a hungry wolf.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first Little Archie adventure story. The introductory caption explains that while Little Archie has mostly done funny things, "like any other boy, he's had his serious adventures too."

Dog Gone (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Little Archie has a job feeding dogs.
Reprints

[Archie 1000 Page Extravaganza] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Mean Girls (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Archie tries to comfort both Veronica and Betty when each is upset with the other girl for being mean.
Reprints

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

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

Inspiration Elation (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to convince the football team to run some of his old plays.
Reprints
Keywords
football

[Archie Meets Glee] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Mind Games (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Smithers; Mr. Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
A stray cat makes Mr. Lodge a believer in Psychokinesis.
Reprints

Well Placed Point (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Alice Fleeble; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie brags to Jughead and Reggie that he can get any girl to date him. Jughead randomly picks a name out of the phone book for a girl for Archie to date. Archie then goes to woo the young lady.
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Chivalrous Chumps (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
James DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ingrid; Chole
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie end up with bad dates when they date girls they don't know.
Reprints

Borrowed Trouble (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Archie needs a tuxedo, Reggie offers to lend him one. Unknown to Archie, Reggie borrows the tuxedo from a magician.
Reprints

Fun Daze Together (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie try to spend a Saturday afternoon together, but events conspire against them.
Reprints

Dial a Date (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets a phone message that he's to meet his date 30 minutes later than scheduled, however Archie doesn't recall who he's supposed to be seeing.
Reprints

Happy Days (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Archie and Betty see the tree Archie carved their initials into being removed by the city, she orders him to give chase.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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
Archie, are you getting ready?
Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has trouble getting out of bed.
Reprints

I Kid You Not (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Fred makes Archie and Jughead build shelves for the garage.
Reprints

Fame Game (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jay
Synopsis
Jay, who was in a successful rock band in the past, tells The Archies what they can expect when they get famous.
Reprints

A Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Reggie Mantle; Eddy; Hiram Lodge; Jim Harmon
Synopsis
Veronica discovers that all her friends have been helping Eddy feed the homeless.
Reprints

Pie a la Mountain (Table of Contents: 28)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie treks across country on foot, twice, to get Veronica a pizza.
Reprints
Keywords
pizza; summer camp

Indexer Notes

Original printing of this story credits Script to Joe Edwards.

The Heavenly Body (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Marty Epp (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead tells Archie that his horoscope says it's his lucky day, and Archie believes it.
Reprints

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 30)

Pat the Brat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Pat the Brat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprint used as the title page for the next section featuring Pat the Brat reprints.

Fish Story (Table of Contents: 31)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Pat's father; Mr. Bigbottom
Synopsis
Pat goes fishing with his father and his father's boss.
Keywords
fishing

Pat Minds His Own Business (Table of Contents: 32)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Pat the Brat

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gag cartoons with Pat selling various things.

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Prize Project (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Superintendent Hassle
Synopsis
Dilton tries to use Archie's frisbee throwing for a scientific study, but Mr. Weatherbee gets in the way.
Reprints

Comicfest 2013 (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Bird of Paradise (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When Betty and Veronica notice a student wearing a neon jacket Archie starts wearing the most garish clothes he can find.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, give me a definition of a miracle.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Reprints

An Ear for Music (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie's radio is blaring music and nobody around him likes it.
Reprints

[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[12 Million Downloads] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[Uncle Grandpa] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vegas the Canine Wonder
    Archie
  2. 1. [Archie: Riverdale Rescue]
  3. 2. Don't Fret My Pets!
    Archie
  4. 3. Down in the Dumps
    Archie
  5. 4. Sitter Jitters
    Archie
  6. 5. Monkey Seize
    Life With Archie
  7. 6. Four Wheels to Wickedness
    Life With Archie
  8. 7. [Are they men... or monsters?]
    Diamond Selections; Universal Studios
  9. 8. Opting for Optimism!
    Archie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  11. 10. The Flash
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Dog Gone
    Little Archie
  13. 12. [Archie 1000 Page Extravaganza]
  14. 13. Mean Girls
    Archie
  15. 14. [New Crusaders Graphic Novels]
  16. 15. Inspiration Elation
    Archie
  17. 16. [Archie Meets Glee]
  18. 17. Mind Games
    Archie
  19. 18. Well Placed Point
    Archie
  20. 19. Chivalrous Chumps
    Archie
  21. 20. Borrowed Trouble
    Archie
  22. 21. Fun Daze Together
    Betty
  23. 22. Dial a Date
    Archie
  24. 23. Happy Days
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Archie, are you getting ready?"]
    Archie
  26. 25. I Kid You Not
    Archie
  27. 26. Fame Game
    The Archies
  28. 27. A Helping Hand
    Archie
  29. 28. Pie a la Mountain
    Archie
  30. 29. The Heavenly Body
    Archie
  31. 30. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  32. 31. Fish Story
    Pat the Brat
  33. 32. Pat Minds His Own Business
    Pat the Brat
  34. 33. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  35. 34. Prize Project
    Archie
  36. 35. Comicfest 2013
  37. 36. Bird of Paradise
    Archie
  38. 37. ["Archie, give me a definition of a miracle."]
    Archie Pin Up
  39. 38. An Ear for Music
    Archie
  40. 39. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  42. 41. [12 Million Downloads]
  43. 42. [Uncle Grandpa]
    Cartoon Network
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