Archie Double Digest #249 [Direct Edition]
(April 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Pages
164
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11 times a year
On-sale date
2014-03-05
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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762816469517 24911
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Color
Four Color
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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)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Keywords
snow

[Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

HUB Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On the Level (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and his father argue over which way a portrait of Archie's Great-Uncle Albert is tilting.
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Two Uptight (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
In order to help their fathers relax, Archie and Veronica play a doubles tennis match against them.
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Keywords
tennis

Trouble Spot (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Resenting the teachers' belief that accidents naturally happen when he's around, Archie tries to prove that trouble can happen when he's not around.
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Working 5 to 9! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Mr. Griffin; Mrs. Craven; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
After taking a part-time job at Bumley's Department Store, Archie finds that the money he's making is disappearing quickly.
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Ringadingding (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
While waiting for a call from Veronica, Archie is bombarded with calls from telemarketers.
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Keywords
telemarketer

School Bus-Ted! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump (cameo, flashback); Moose Mason (cameo, flashback); Betty Cooper (cameo, flashback); Jughead Jones (cameo, flashback); Chuck Clayton (cameo, flashback); Marty Morgan; Eddie Jones; Joe the Busdriver; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When his car breaks down Archie reluctantly decides to take the school bus, only to find the younger kids on the bus look up to him.
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[Godzilla classic 1989 vinyl figure bank] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Search Lurch (Table of Contents: 9)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie helps Mr. Lodge find his glasses.
Reprints

[Life with Archie #51] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White (signed)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Sal Contrera
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
spy; teen
Characters
A.R.C.H.I.E. [Archie Andrews]; B.E.T.T.Y. [Betty Cooper]; vignettes: P.O.P. Agents [A.R.C.H.I.E. [Archie Andrews]; V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. [Veronica Lodge]; B.E.T.T.Y. [Betty Cooper]; J.U.G.H.E.A.D. [Jughead Jones]]; C.R.U.S.H. Agents [Dr. Demon; Dr. Nose; Li'l Devill; Mr.X]
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Indexer Notes

Cover reprint used as the title page for the next section featuring Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. reprints.

Shock! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie as the Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; spy; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews (as Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.); the Voltman (villain; intro); Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Voltman's plan is to incapacitate Mr. Lodge, making him useless to Lodge Enterprises.
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Sands of Doom (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty as the Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; spy; teen
Characters
Dr. Doom (not the Marvel character or Mad Dr. Doom; intro; villain); Sandman (not the DC or Marvel characters; intro; villain); Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are captured by Dr. Doom and Sandman, but they escape and stop them from capturing the rest of the R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. group.
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[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty on the Brain (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Tired of Veronica's dirty tricks to separate her from Archie, Betty trails the couple to the mall, then begins walking into Archie's line of sight while wearing different clothes and wigs, in order to convince him he's so obsessed with Betty that he's seeing her face on other women.
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[Archie 1000 Page Comics Jamboree] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Big Beat (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is mad at Moose so he tapes a picture of Moose on the drum he carries in the marching band.
Reprints
Keywords
marching band

Tangled Web (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Malcolm Meeks
Synopsis
There's been a rash of robberies in Riverdale committed by someone known as the "Roly-Poly Robber," a corpulent man with thick black hair and a mustache, who makes his getaway in a foreign compact car. Archie doesn't think much of it until he looks inside the trunk Mr. Weatherbee's Yakasaki Pigeon and discovers that the principal owns a black wig and a mustache to match. Is Mr. Weatherbee the Roly-Poly Robber? Archie and his friends will find out the truth about Mr. Weatherbee when they go to a Dixieland jazz concert at the local college.
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Good Clean Fun! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Ms. Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Archie and the gang decide to hold a "foam dance" at the school gym, the soap bubbles needed for the dance get out of control.
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Health Hazard (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge thinks that Archie is hazardous to his health.
Reprints

The Demo (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead participate in a demo of a new sports video game system.
Reprints
Keywords
video game

A Clothes Encounter of the Worst Kind (Table of Contents: 21)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie helps disguise Mr. Lodge by ruining his clothes.
Reprints

Smart Guys (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 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
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Archie Andrews; Professor Gibbons; Nippy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Professor Gibbons tries to prove that his pet monkey, Nippy, is as smart as the average student.
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Slick Trick (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Fred gives Archie a can of fluid to fix the squeak in his car door and he begins to use it on everything.
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Indexer Notes

This may be from Archie (Archie, 1959 series) #533 but needs confirmation.

You Got to Hand It to Him! (Table of Contents: 24)

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
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee believes Archie is late to school because he broke his hand.
Reprints

Jump Back! (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Regina Curro
Pencils
Rudy Lapick
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the letters puzzle to discover some creepy crawly things.

Credits from the index of the original printing, signatures have been removed in this printing.

Tap Flap (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is making a sculpture of Archie.
Reprints

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Pat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cook Shnook (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Bob White (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Mary; Oswald; Fleabite
Synopsis
Pat helps his father build a barbecue grill.

Kite Plight (Table of Contents: 29)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Oswald; Mary
Synopsis
Oswald tries to show Pat how to fly a kite.

[Download the Archie Comics App for free!] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

The Cane Mutiny (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has hurt his leg and has to use a cane so Veronica decides to give him a fashion makeover.
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Art of Archie: The Covers] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

First Class Fool (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
As a favor to his father, Archie stops at the post office on his way to Veronica's house.
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Plane Facts (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie couldn't have thrown the paper airplane, he was asleep in study hall.
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Test Zest (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie can't even find the correct test room.
Reprints

That Way Out Sound (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is showing off a special safe he had installed and is accidentally locked in with the only tuning fork that produces the sound to unlock the safe. But The Archies play until they recreate the right sound to free him.
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[Archie Comics Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[Where will your imagination take you?] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch]
    HUB Network
  3. 2. On the Level
    Archie
  4. 3. Two Uptight
    Archie
  5. 4. Trouble Spot
    Archie
  6. 5. Working 5 to 9!
    Archie
  7. 6. Ringadingding
    Archie
  8. 7. School Bus-Ted!
    Archie
  9. 8. [Godzilla classic 1989 vinyl figure bank]
    Diamond Selections
  10. 9. Search Lurch
    Mr. Lodge
  11. 10. [Life with Archie #51]
    The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  12. 11. Shock!
    Archie as the Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  13. 12. Sands of Doom
    Betty as the Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  14. 13. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  15. 14. Betty on the Brain
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. [Archie 1000 Page Comics Jamboree]
  17. 16. The Big Beat
    Archie
  18. 17. Tangled Web
    Archie and the Gang
  19. 18. Good Clean Fun!
    Archie
  20. 19. Health Hazard
    Archie
  21. 20. The Demo
    Archie
  22. 21. A Clothes Encounter of the Worst Kind
    Archie
  23. 22. Smart Guys
    Archie
  24. 23. Slick Trick
    Archie
  25. 24. You Got to Hand It to Him!
    Archie
  26. 25. Jump Back!
    Archie
  27. 26. Tap Flap
    Archie
  28. 27. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  29. 28. Cook Shnook
    Pat the Brat
  30. 29. Kite Plight
    Pat the Brat
  31. 30. [Download the Archie Comics App for free!]
  32. 31. The Cane Mutiny
    Archie
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. [The Art of Archie: The Covers]
  35. 34. First Class Fool
    Archie
  36. 35. Plane Facts
    Archie
  37. 36. Test Zest
    Archie
  38. 37. That Way Out Sound
    Archie
  39. 38. [Archie Comics Subscriptions]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  41. 40. [Free Archie App!]
  42. 41. [Where will your imagination take you?]
    Lego
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