Archie Double Digest #246 [Direct Edition]
(January 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year
On-sale date
2013-12-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 24611
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
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
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronica! Quit decorating Archie and concentrate on the tree!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

The Tiny Tree Trimmer (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Jingles, Santa's problem elf, is back to help the gang trim the Christmas Tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

The Holiday Spirit (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty has cooked Archie a meal for Christmas. But where Archie is, so is Jughead.
Reprints

Here We Come A-Caroling (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are singing Christmas Carols across town.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas carols

The Poor Tycoon (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang decides they should do something nice for Mr. Lodge for Christmas.
Reprints

The Greatest Gift (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Butler
Synopsis
Archie and the girls think everybody is happy at Christmastime until they meet an angry, bitter old shopkeeper who hates Christmas. Archie realizes that the real test of whether they enjoy Christmas or just live it is whether they're willing to do something nice for this mean old man.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Talk Balk (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Archie has a sore throat.
Reprints

Dream Drama (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tells Betty about a dream where he dreamed he was 35 years old.
Reprints

Home Sweet Home (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Santa Claus; Mortimer Mouse
Synopsis
The story of Mortimer, a homeless mouse in search of a warmer climate. After a stint working for Santa Claus at the North Pole, he is delivered to the Andrews home, where Little Archie's parents won't let him stay.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A story told entirely in rhyme (both in the captions and dialogue).

A Special Christmas Present (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
When Little Archie says there's no Santa Claus, Fred decides to rekindle his son's belief by dressing up as Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits in the reprints lists Dexter Taylor as contributing art to this story. Several experts including Little Archie historian Gary Brown believe that this is in error.

Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Mr. Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge (cameo)
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee hears there is a new hair growing product that could grow hair on a billiard ball.
Reprints

Just Plain Wrong (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Boswick (a client of Mr. Lodge's); Chris Boswick; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica cancels a date with Archie when her father asks her to entertain a client's son. When Archie goes to Veronica's to dispute the matter, everyone finds out that Chris is actually a lovely girl. So Archie ends up going out with her -- all paid for by Mr. Lodge -- and Veronica stays home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the original. This digest credits Mike Esposito as inker, and Bill Yoshida as letterer.

Fireball (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 5 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
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's carelessness causes the Lodge Mansion to catch on fire but luckily Archie is there to save Veronica.
Reprints

Mother's Little Helper (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
If Archie makes life easier for his mother, his father will give him ten dollars.
Reprints

Time Bomb (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Riverdale is going to plant a time capsule to be opened up in 2113, and Mr. Lodge offers some old papers of historical interest to go into the capsule.
Reprints

The Big Stall (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie is doing other things instead of his homework.
Reprints

Buying Shoes! (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica takes Archie shoe shopping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story with same title and number of pages is in Archie #532, credited there to Greg Crosby (w) and Bob Smith (i).

Shop Worn (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie is forced to hold his mother's purse.
Reprints

The Big Switch (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's TV remote starts talking to him.
Reprints

Car Trouble (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle;
Synopsis
Betty is having trouble car shopping, but Archie agrees to help her out.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Obviously ... Archie is terrified of something!!!

Indexer Notes

Puzzle

A Tale of Two Coats (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie needs a new coat.
Reprints

Archie's Jazzy Jackets (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion illustrations

Brain Storm (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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge forbids Archie from coming in the house, but thinks Reggie has a brain in his head.
Reprints

The Fencing Lesson (Table of Contents: 24)

Life With Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y] (credited)

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A kid tries to fence a radio to Archie and Betty.
Reprints
Keywords
shop lifting

Safe At Home (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
The Andrews are thinking about getting a home security systerm.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's the remote?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead can't find the tv remote.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

The Singing Fool (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is singing requests.
Reprints

Archie Classics (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Reprints

The Impatient Patient (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat Smith; Oswald Smith; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis
Pat is acting as a doctor, first with the cat, and then with dad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature added to reprint.

Pat's Pen Pals (Table of Contents: 30)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat Smith; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis
Pat has a new pen pal.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Pat's Gag Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Puff) (Puff) Lady!
Genre
humor; children

Ba Ba Black Sheep (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica exchange Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Big Party (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate (cameo); Dilton Doily (cameo); Chuck Clayton (cameo); Nancy Woods (cameo); Ethel Muggs (cameo); Hot Dog
Synopsis
Veronica promises Archie the first kiss of the New Years, and Jughead the first piece of cake of the New Year.
Reprints
Keywords
Mustang (car); New Year's Eve

Holiday Heroes (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Simmons (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Kevin Keller; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie's friends are collecting toys for the charity "Toys for Tots".
Keywords
Christmas; Mustang (cars); Toys for Tots
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Veronica! Quit decorating Archie and concentrate on the tree!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Tiny Tree Trimmer
    Archie
  3. 2. The Holiday Spirit
    Archie
  4. 3. Here We Come A-Caroling
    Archie
  5. 4. The Poor Tycoon
    Archie
  6. 5. The Greatest Gift
    Archie
  7. 6. Talk Balk
    Archie
  8. 7. Dream Drama
    Archie
  9. 8. Home Sweet Home
    Little Archie
  10. 9. A Special Christmas Present
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow!
    Archie
  12. 11. Just Plain Wrong
    Archie
  13. 12. Fireball
    Archie
  14. 13. Mother's Little Helper
    Archie
  15. 14. Time Bomb
    Archie
  16. 15. The Big Stall
    Archie
  17. 16. Buying Shoes!
    Archie
  18. 17. Shop Worn
    Archie
  19. 18. The Big Switch
    Archie
  20. 19. Car Trouble
    Betty
  21. 20. ["Obviously ... Archie is terrified of something!!!"]
    Archie
  22. 21. A Tale of Two Coats
    Archie
  23. 22. Archie's Jazzy Jackets
    Archie
  24. 23. Brain Storm
    Archie
  25. 24. The Fencing Lesson
    Life With Archie
  26. 25. Safe At Home
    Archie
  27. 26. ["Where's the remote?"]
    Archie
  28. 27. The Singing Fool
    Archie
  29. 28. Archie Classics
    Pat the Brat
  30. 29. The Impatient Patient
    Pat the Brat
  31. 30. Pat's Pen Pals
    Pat the Brat
  32. 31. ["(Puff) (Puff) Lady!"]
    Pat's Gag Bag
  33. 32. Ba Ba Black Sheep
    Archie
  34. 33. The Big Party
    Archie
  35. 34. Holiday Heroes
    Archie
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