Archie (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest #252 [Direct Edition]
(August 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
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11 times a year
On-sale Date
2014-07-16
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Library
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Issue Notes

Cover title: Archie Comics Digest
Indicia title: Archie (Comics) Double Digest
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing good about this heat wave!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine #98.

[Diary of a Girl Next Door] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Usual Crowd (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica take a walk on the beach and see the usual crowd.
Reprints
Keywords
surf board; surfing

Inflation Problems (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie accidentally fills Veronica's air mattress with helium causing her to float over town.
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Slide Rules (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; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tells Chuck he hates winter because he always falls on the ice.
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Indexer Notes

Archie # 539 (apparently the original publication) credits script, Mike Pellowski; pencils, Stan Goldberg; and inks, Bob Smith.

Rub-A-Dub Dumb (Table of Contents: 5)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Turk; Tina; Brunhilde
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge sends Archie and Reggie to get a massage.
Reprints

Hammock Rocky Road (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie Andrews / 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Martin; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has trouble hanging his hammock.
Reprints

The Shtick is King (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Bill Yoshida; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie needs a shtick to attract girls at the beach.
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Indexer Notes

Bill Yoshida appears in the story lettering boats and jet-skis.

[Save Your Greenbacks] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Water Tale! (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie meets a mermaid.
Reprints
Keywords
mermaid

P.O.P. versus C.R.U.S.H. (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
Rosario Peña (signed)
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.

Deadly Delivery! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
C.R.U.S.H. agents R.E.G.G.I.E. and V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. booby-trap the dry-cleaning establishment that serves as P.O.P. headquarters, hoping to stop agents A.R.C.H.I.E. and J.U.G.H.E.A.D. from getting their top-secret microfilm to their London office. The good guys decide to give the film to Betty, their innocent, inept clerk.
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Indexer Notes

One of the early stories in this series where Reggie and Veronica are members of C.R.U.S.H.; in later stories they would become part of P.O.P. and fight new villains.

Stores on the street include "Vic's Trading Post," referring to colorist Victor Gorelick, and "Dexter Tailor," a reference to Little Archie artist Dexter Taylor.

The Whistler (Table of Contents: 12)

The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Bob White (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Pop Tate; The Whistler
Synopsis
P.O.P. faces the newest and most deadly C.R.U.S.H. agent, The Whistler, whose permanent pucker allows him to whistle so loudly that it can shatter eardrums, bust safes, and annoy dogs.
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[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Gone With the Wind (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to skateboard and windsurf at the same time.
Reprints

The Plus Force (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 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; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
When Archie is Mr. Lodge's caddy and shows up in a gaudy outfit, the outfit causes Mr. Lodge's opponent to be distracted and lose the game.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Waiter, There's a Spy in My Soup! (Table of Contents: 17)

Life with Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie gets a mysterious package from Russia and two men follow him and Chuck in a round-about fashion to Archie's house.
Reprints
Keywords
fur hat; post office; Russia; spy

Indexer Notes

Ambrose is mentioned, but does not appear.

The original printing credited Sam Kujava with writing this story.

It's Hip to be Mom! (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
When Mary gets tired of being stuck in the house doing Archie's chores she decides she is going to the beach where she becomes more popular than Archie.
Reprints

A Shirt Story (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica takes so long to pick out a shirt that Archie leaves and asks Betty to the dance instead.
Reprints

Uncle Archie (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Vigoda (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Freddy
Synopsis
The gang are counselors at a summer camp where camper Freddy causes various forms of mischief with a rope.
Reprints
Keywords
summer camp

Wishing Will Make It So! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tim Kennedy ?
Inks
Rich Koslowski ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica doesn't want to participate in Archie's old wishbone superstition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Summer Bummer (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie loses his valuables while getting ice cream cones for Betty and Veronica at the beach.
Reprints

Fool's House (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Gordon Hardsell; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
A realtor finds it impossible to sell the house next door to the Andrews because of Archie's clumsiness.
Reprints

A Place in the Sun (Table of Contents: 24)

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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is unhappy with Veronica being in charge every time they go to the beach.
Reprints

Boom Voyage (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Al Hartley (see notes)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie puts the engine from his jalopy into a boat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story retitled from original printing to replace "Bomb" with "Boom".

Bill Yoshida is credited with letters but the letters are by Al Hartley who leaves noticeably more white space in the lettering balloons and usually letters his own work.

Get a Job (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
All Archie's summer jobs end up costing Fred money.
Reprints

Pool Player (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Fisher; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets a job cleaning pools but manages to fall into more pools than he cleans.
Reprints

Brave New World (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes to the beach by himself.
Reprints

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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.

Scalped (Table of Contents: 30)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Pat's father; Pat's mother
Synopsis
Pat's father orders some hair tonic.

A Sell Out (Table of Contents: 31)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Suzie
Synopsis
Pat has a popcorn stand but Suzie sets up across the street and undercuts his prices.

[Double Digest Sample Pack!] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Dirty Car Pool (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie washes his car but it gets dirty again when he goes to pick up Betty.
Reprints

[Get your free digital comic now!] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Arch!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead learns to ride the waves.
Reprints

The Right Spirit! (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Old Man Dundee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Tug
Synopsis
Archie gets help against two thugs from the Ghost Of Old Man Dundee.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost

Future Shock (Table of Contents: 37)

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; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Seymour
Synopsis
Seymour predicts the future.
Reprints

[Subscribe to Archie Comics & save!] (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)

[Munchkin] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Steve Jackson Games / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["There's nothing good about this heat wave!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Diary of a Girl Next Door]
  3. 2. The Usual Crowd
    Archie
  4. 3. Inflation Problems
    Archie
  5. 4. Slide Rules
    Archie
  6. 5. Rub-A-Dub Dumb
    Archie
  7. 6. Hammock Rocky Road
    Archie Andrews
  8. 7. The Shtick is King
    Archie
  9. 8. [Save Your Greenbacks]
    Diamond Selections
  10. 9. Water Tale!
    Archie
  11. 10. P.O.P. versus C.R.U.S.H.
    The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  12. 11. Deadly Delivery!
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  13. 12. The Whistler
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  14. 13. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  15. 14. [Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza]
  16. 15. Gone With the Wind
    Archie
  17. 16. The Plus Force
    Archie
  18. 17. Waiter, There's a Spy in My Soup!
    Life with Archie
  19. 18. It's Hip to be Mom!
    Archie
  20. 19. A Shirt Story
    Archie
  21. 20. Uncle Archie
    Archie
  22. 21. Wishing Will Make It So!
    Archie
  23. 22. Summer Bummer
    Archie
  24. 23. Fool's House
    Archie
  25. 24. A Place in the Sun
    Archie
  26. 25. Boom Voyage
    Archie
  27. 26. Get a Job
    Archie
  28. 27. Pool Player
    Archie
  29. 28. Brave New World
    Archie
  30. 29. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  31. 30. Scalped
    Pat the Brat
  32. 31. A Sell Out
    Pat the Brat
  33. 32. [Double Digest Sample Pack!]
  34. 33. Dirty Car Pool
    Archie
  35. 34. [Get your free digital comic now!]
  36. 35. ["Gee, Arch!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  37. 36. The Right Spirit!
    Archie
  38. 37. Future Shock
    Archie
  39. 38. [Subscribe to Archie Comics & save!]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  41. 40. [Free Archie App!]
  42. 41. [Munchkin]
    Steve Jackson Games
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