Archie Double Digest #253 [Direct Edition]
(September 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
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11 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
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Editing
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Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title: Archie (Comics) Double Digest
Cover title: Archie Comics Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

[Spirit Animals] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Scholastic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A List with a Twist (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has a book with a list of things to do at the beach but they all get Archie into trouble.
Reprints

Can't Be Trusted (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Archie has a singular talent for infuriating members of the Lodge family in different ways.
Reprints

Rescue Me! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a tough day at the beach as a life guard so he relaxes after work in the Lodge pool.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

Paint Job (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 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
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason (Cameo); Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley (Cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and his dad have a paint party.
Reprints

Fairway Foul (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Slade Snively; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica challenges Slade Snively to a golf cart race.
Reprints
Keywords
golf cart

The Groove Tube (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie and his friends go tubing down the river.
Reprints

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

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Squat Spot (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is looking for a place to rest his head at the beach.
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 section featuring Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. stories.

P.O.P. Plays Post Office (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
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; The Mailman; Atom Man
Synopsis
C.R.U.S.H. agent The Mailman fails in his mail-related attempts to destroy P.O.P., so his supervisor, the tiny but loud-voiced Atom Man, tries a scheme to control the mind of V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. and lead the other good guys to their doom.
Reprints

Whistle Bait (Table of Contents: 12)

B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; The Whistler
Synopsis
The latest C.R.U.S.H. villain is The Whistler, a permanently puckered baddie whose whistles can control minds and shatter eardrums.
Reprints

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Delightful Eyeful (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Archie wants to sit on the beach and watch girls.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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
I'm starting a new job...
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is starting a new job.
Reprints
  • from Archie Sunday (Creators Syndicate) ????.??.??

Strange Change (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica thinks Archie's behavior is disrespectful and she doesn't want to speak to him, at least until Betty shows up.

[Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Dirt Bikin' Dude (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Lindsey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie as a dirt bike racer.
Reprints
Keywords
dirt bike racing

That Sinking Feeling (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Through a series of mishaps, Archie sinks Veronica's yacht four times.
Reprints

Slip Sliding Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 20)

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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica come to save Archie from the summer heat by spending the day at the local ice skating rink.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

Soar Point (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; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang shoots darts at balloons containing a 1 Thousand Dollar Bill.
Reprints

The Perfect Fool (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Reggie claims he's perfect, Archie and the gang put it to the test.
Reprints

A Perfectly Natural Thing (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to prove to Mr. Lodge that it's not just him -- lots of people are clumsy and make mistakes.
Reprints

Hair Apparent (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase to see what Archie is thinking.

Keen Scene (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie are enjoying different sights in Hawaii.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

They Dye by Night (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Dilton try to solve the mystery of who has been putting dye into all the pools in Riverdale, but their research leads to them being accused of the crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No inker credit is listed. Other printings of this story list Chic Stone as the inker.

Fan Club (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie has a camera that is secretly a fan for hot days.
Reprints

It's a Mad Ad World! (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie is frustrated by a constant stream of ads everywhere he goes.
Reprints

Back Attack (Table of Contents: 29)

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
Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has back pain and Archie tries to use magnets to cure it.
Reprints
Keywords
magnet

Indexer Notes

Archie # 513 (apparently the first publication) credits story to Craig Boldman and inks to Bob Smith.

Skate Date! (Table of Contents: 30)

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; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie decide to meet girls while rollerblading. Reggie is the better skater but Archie is better with the girls.
Reprints
Keywords
rollerblading

[Pat the Brat #20] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
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.

Trade Wins (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Blinky; Susie
Synopsis
Pat trades his new football to Susie.

A Letter To Blinky! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leon Winik?
Inks
Ray Osrin?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Pat; Oswald; Mary
Synopsis
While on vacation Pat sends his friend Blinky a letter.
Reprints

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Flat Broke and Out of Money (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica agrees to go on a walk with Archie as a cheap date but things don't end up as Archie intended.
Reprints

[Get your free digital comic now!] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Confuse Ruse (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead gets rid of Reggie by warning him about sharks.
Reprints
Keywords
beach

Indexer Notes

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

Putt Putt Peril (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has his own putting green on the mansion grounds but he's sure Archie will ruin it somehow.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Over-Joyed (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie finds a pair of roller skates and puts them on, leading to a disastrously painful chain of events.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story, a showcase for Harry Lucey's gift for silent comedy, has no dialogue until the final page.

[Subscribe to Archie Comics and save!] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[Jedi Academy] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Scholastic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Spirit Animals]
    Scholastic
  3. 2. A List with a Twist
    Archie
  4. 3. Can't Be Trusted
    Archie
  5. 4. Rescue Me!
    Archie
  6. 5. Paint Job
    Archie
  7. 6. Fairway Foul
    Life with Archie
  8. 7. The Groove Tube
    Archie
  9. 8. [Save Your Greenbacks]
    Diamond Selections
  10. 9. Squat Spot
    Archie
  11. 10. [Life With Archie #51]
    The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  12. 11. P.O.P. Plays Post Office
    The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  13. 12. Whistle Bait
    B.E.T.T.Y. as The Girl From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  14. 13. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  15. 14. Delightful Eyeful
    Archie
  16. 15. ["I'm starting a new job..."]
    Archie
  17. 16. Strange Change
    Archie
  18. 17. [Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza]
  19. 18. Dirt Bikin' Dude
    Archie
  20. 19. That Sinking Feeling
    Archie
  21. 20. Slip Sliding Summer Fun!
    Archie
  22. 21. Soar Point
    Archie
  23. 22. The Perfect Fool
    Archie
  24. 23. A Perfectly Natural Thing
    Archie
  25. 24. Hair Apparent
    Archie
  26. 25. Keen Scene
    Archie
  27. 26. They Dye by Night
    Archie at Riverdale
  28. 27. Fan Club
    Archie
  29. 28. It's a Mad Ad World!
    Archie
  30. 29. Back Attack
    Archie
  31. 30. Skate Date!
    Archie
  32. 31. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  33. 32. Trade Wins
    Pat the Brat
  34. 33. A Letter To Blinky!
    Pat the Brat
  35. 34. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  36. 35. Flat Broke and Out of Money
    Archie
  37. 36. [Get your free digital comic now!]
  38. 37. Confuse Ruse
    Archie
  39. 38. Putt Putt Peril
    Archie
  40. 39. Over-Joyed
    Archie
  41. 40. [Subscribe to Archie Comics and save!]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  43. 42. [Free Archie App!]
  44. 43. [Jedi Academy]
    Scholastic
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