Archie Double Digest #245 [Direct Edition]
(December 2013)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year
On-sale date
2013-11-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 24511
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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 Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't Santa's helper being a tad too helpful?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part One (Table of Contents: 1)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; big Christmas tree; little Christmas tree
Synopsis
The gang decides to get two Christmas trees this year: a large one to be decorated with traditional decorations and a small one to decorate with organic decorations. Both happen to be able to communicate with each other via thought balloons. Meanwhile, Archie decides to become a department store Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Two (Table of Contents: 2)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; little Christmas tree
Synopsis
Archie fails during his first day as a department store Santa, but has a chance to redeem himself when the Lodge family inviters some orphans to the mansion.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Three (Table of Contents: 3)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; little Christmas tree
Synopsis
The gang gets together to assemble toys for the children in the hospital and the big tree is upstaged when the little tree is taken to the hospital.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Four (Table of Contents: 4)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; little Christmas tree; big Christmas tree; Smithers
Synopsis
The gang entertains the children in the hospital and later, the big Christmas tree is thrown out while the little one is planted for next year.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Santa's Helper: Part One (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Santa Claus
Synopsis
When Archie fails as a mall Santa, he goes to seek advice from the Santa that works at Lacy's.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Archie # 517 (apparently the first publication) credits script to Greg Crosby, inks to Bob Smith.

Santa's Helper: Part Two (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie's skills as a mall Santa improve rapidly and he is later shocked to learn that Lacy's hasn't hosted a Santa Claus in years.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Archie # 517 (apparently the first publication) credits script to Greg Crosby, inks to Bob Smith.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's tough to buy anything for the girl...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to decide what to get Veronica for Christmas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

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

Spread the Cheer (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee takes the gang to the orphanage to put on a Christmas play for the orphans.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Santa Spirit (Table of Contents: 10)

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; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Spotty; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Jones; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Hot Dog
Synopsis
The gang decorates Spotty's doghouse in an attempt to win a decorating contest.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Dish Wish (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews
Reprints

Strictly Strategic (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Coach Kleats gets a concussion, it's up to Mr. Weatherbee to coach the football team.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie sends Archie flowers using Betty's name in order to get Veronica jealous.
Reprints

Cast Party (Table of Contents: 14)

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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
In showing off his cast, Archie does more damage to Mr. Weatherbee than he did to his foot.
Reprints

Bed Check (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie argues over with his parents over his curfew.
Reprints

Dancing Boy (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie signs up for a co-ed gym class to meet some girls, only to find out that the class only does dance.
Reprints

Lounge Act! (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie tries to keep the new student lounge clean.
Reprints

Your Big Chance (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty get a chance to prove their football skills to a semi-pro.
Reprints
Keywords
football

A Hot Meal! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
When Archie offers to make the girls a Mexican dinner, Reggie tries to upstage Archie in the kitchen.
Reprints

Tiger (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica convince Archie that he's like a tiger, a predatory beast. Midge witnesses him around Betty and Veronica and begs Big Moose to leave him alone, fearing the worst.
Reprints

The Strange Case of Patient X! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor; medical; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica become nurse's aides at the hospital, where one of the new patients is a comatose man known only as "Patient X." Betty notices a mysterious man with a red mustache peeking into "Patient X"'s room. When "Patient X" starts to come out of his coma, his only words are "Must protect Carezzo." Archie and the gang take it upon themselves to solve the mystery of who "Patient X" is, what he's trying to protect, and what the man with the red mustache has to do with all this.
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Indexer Notes

The digest incorrectly credits this to Frank Doyle. Script identifiable as Sy Reit by the style and by an in-joke in the story: a hospital P.A. announcer calls for "Dr. Reit" on p. 9. (On p. 7, the announcer calls for "Dr. White," referring to Bob White, the artist.)

Dime On My Hands (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie pretends to be "Diamond Jim" Andrews and becomes very generous with his money.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Jughead!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie asks Jughead to help wrap Betty's Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Top This! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica go driving.
Reprints

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

Pat the Brat / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pat can't come to school today...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Fleabite
Synopsis
Introduction to the Pat the Brat section.
Reprints

Dose of Magic (Table of Contents: 26)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Susie; Half-Pint; Blinky
Synopsis
Pat and his friends make fun of Susie's magic water wand.
Reprints
Keywords
dowsing rod

The Build Up! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Pat's father; Pat's mother; Fleabite
Synopsis
Pat builds Fleabite a new doghouse.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't find my baseball glove anywhere!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Fleabite
Synopsis
Pat gets Fleabite to get off of his baseball glove.

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

Pat the Brat / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember, Pat!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat the Brat; Pat's mother; Susie
Synopsis
A collection of four-single panel gags featuring Pat the Brat.

Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to make it up to the Lodges after he ruins their Christmas decorating.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Close Shave (Table of Contents: 31)

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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie accidentally uses super glue to attach his Santa beard.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Sing Fling (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie answers the phone when Archie calls Veronica.
Reprints

Carry Tarry (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Jingles All the Way (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jingles; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Jingles gives more grief than joy to Riverdale's residents when he makes a visit.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Archie # 543 (apparently the original publication) credits George Gladir (script), Stan Goldberg (pencils), and Bob Smith (inks).

Everything's Archie (Table of Contents: 35)

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Letters
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Synopsis
Information on the month's Archie comics.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Isn't Santa's helper being a tad too helpful?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part One
    Archie
  3. 2. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Two
    Archie
  4. 3. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Three
    Archie
  5. 4. A Tree Grows in Riverdale: Part Four
    Archie
  6. 5. Santa's Helper: Part One
    Archie
  7. 6. Santa's Helper: Part Two
    Archie
  8. 7. ["It's tough to buy anything for the girl..."]
    Archie Pin Up
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  10. 9. Spread the Cheer
    Little Archie
  11. 10. The Santa Spirit
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Dish Wish
    Little Jughead
  13. 12. Strictly Strategic
    Archie
  14. 13. Say It With Flowers
    Archie
  15. 14. Cast Party
    Archie
  16. 15. Bed Check
    Archie
  17. 16. Dancing Boy
    Archie
  18. 17. Lounge Act!
    Archie
  19. 18. Your Big Chance
    Archie
  20. 19. A Hot Meal!
    Archie
  21. 20. Tiger
    Archie
  22. 21. The Strange Case of Patient X!
    Archie
  23. 22. Dime On My Hands
    Archie
  24. 23. ["Archie! Jughead!"]
    Archie
  25. 24. Top This!
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Pat can't come to school today..."]
    Pat the Brat
  27. 26. Dose of Magic
    Pat the Brat
  28. 27. The Build Up!
    Pat the Brat
  29. 28. ["I can't find my baseball glove anywhere!"]
    Pat the Brat Starring Fleabite
  30. 29. ["Now remember, Pat!"]
    Pat the Brat
  31. 30. Christmas Spirit
    Archie
  32. 31. Close Shave
    Archie
  33. 32. Sing Fling
    Archie
  34. 33. Carry Tarry
    Archie
  35. 34. Jingles All the Way
    Archie
  36. 35. Everything's Archie
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