Archie Double Digest #254 [Direct Edition]
(October 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year
On-sale date
2014-09-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469517 25411
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.

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


[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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Kevin Keller; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason

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

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

Class Timing! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ms. Jenkins; Miss Beazly; Miss Spice; Melanie Dalton; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Chuck, Archie and Jughead all find a reason to want to go back to school.
Reprints

Bad Advice (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie urges both Betty and Veronica to write into the school paper's advice column, neither girl knowing that he will be the one to answer their letters.
Reprints

Braces and Lace (Table of Contents: 4)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Christy-Carin LaCruise; Betty Cooper; Danny; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Danny gets a date with the one girl in school that nobody has been able to talk to.
Reprints

Past-Present and Future (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead give Betty presents on her birthday.
Reprints

The Outsider (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie at Riverdale / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Buck Bailey; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
New student Buck Bailey annoys everyone with his practical jokes, but Archie realizes that he just wants to be noticed, and finds a better way for Buck to do that.
Reprints

[Two Inches of Turtle] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Da - Hey! Y'Punk! Y'Knocked my corn muffin on da floor!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Lunk
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Lunk to clean up the crumbs.

[Life with Archie #51] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

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.

Double Agent (Table of Contents: 10)

A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mentor the Magnificent
Synopsis
The C.R.U.S.H. genius Mentor the Magnificent creates a robotic double of A.R.C.H.I.E., who arranges to switch places with the robot and infiltrate C.R.U.S.H. headquarters.
Reprints

The Poet of Peril (Table of Contents: 11)

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
The latest C.R.U.S.H. agent to take on P.O.P. is The Poet, a man in full Tudor regalia who brainwashes people with his romantic rhyming.
Reprints

Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Archie Appreciation (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie asks for a raise in his allowance.
Reprints

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Banner Manner (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Ethyl Muggs; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has Dilton, Ethyl and Jughead carry banners professing his love for Veronica but Mr. Weatherbee changes the last banner.
Reprints

[Archie: The Married Life] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Worry Flurry (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Kay
Synopsis
Archie's blind date is the star of the women's rugby team.
Keywords
rugby

It's All Downhill (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is building a sculpture garden on the Lodge Estate.
Reprints

Squirrely Tale (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to help Betty and her mom chase a squirrel out of the Cooper home's attic.
Reprints

Message Muddle (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
When Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie he wants to speak to his father, Archie thinks he is in trouble.
Reprints

Buccaneer By-Play (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
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie's uncle sends him a parrot that talks like a pirate.
Reprints

Love Finds a Way (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica tries not to get annoyed with Archie, after reading a magazine article recommending not being bossy. But of course, no one can keep calm around Archie for long.
Reprints

A Chance to Dance! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to take a shower but is interrupted by Veronica's contant calling.
Reprints

A Trial Smile (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
A sign tells Archie a little smile never hurt anyone, but he finds out differently.
Reprints

It's the Principal of the Thing (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
After he sentences Archie and Reggie to detention, Mr. Weatherbee thinks he overhears the boys plotting to beat him up.
Reprints

A Chance to Dance (Table of Contents: 26)

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; Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty sign up for a dance contest and Polly teaches them to dance the foxtrot.
Reprints

Toy Story (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Galvan (credited)
Pencils
Bill Galvan (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and the gang stand in line for the toy store to open with the new Star Lores action figures.
Reprints
Keywords
cosplay

New Man in Town (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge tries to teach Archie to say "no" to Veronica but all it does is get Archie in trouble.
Reprints

Priority One (Table of Contents: 29)

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; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee sends Archie to the bank to withdraw $500 and two guys try to mug Archie afterward.
Reprints

The Windmill (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited); Hal Smith (actual)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited); Henry Scarpelli (actual)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred decides to build a windmill to save energy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Actual credits taken from original printing of this story.

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Real Gone (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat; Mary; Oswald; Blinky
Synopsis
Pat drives his parents and friends crazy with his constantly changing group of imaginary friends.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Bunny and the Kids / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank goodness! Guess I've (sigh) finally shaken Gumshoe loose!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bunny; Gumshoe
Synopsis
Bunny ties Gumshoe to a tree.

Splat! (Table of Contents: 34)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat; Blinky
Synopsis
Pat and Blinky drop a water balloon on an unsuspecting pedestrian.

Paging a Book (Table of Contents: 35)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat
Synopsis
Pat wants to see all the green covered books in the library.
Keywords
library

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

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

Tuba or Not Tuba (Table of Contents: 37)

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
Archie is learning the tuba.
Reprints
Keywords
tuba

[Get your free digital comic now!] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Jog Agog (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee goes jogging with Archie and meets Betty's aunt.
Reprints
Keywords
jogging

Indexer Notes

This is credited to Stan Goldberg, but this doesn't look like Stan Goldberg at all to this indexer.

Just for Kicks (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Coach Kleats; Andy
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Chuck stop a robbery with their soccer skills.
Reprints
Keywords
soccer

[Subscribe & Save Now] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Diary of a Girl Next Door]
  3. 2. Class Timing!
    Archie
  4. 3. Bad Advice
    Archie
  5. 4. Braces and Lace
    Archie
  6. 5. Past-Present and Future
    Archie
  7. 6. The Outsider
    Archie at Riverdale
  8. 7. [Two Inches of Turtle]
    Diamond Selections
  9. 8. ["Da - Hey! Y'Punk! Y'Knocked my corn muffin on da floor!"]
    Archie Gag Bag
  10. 9. [Life with Archie #51]
    Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  11. 10. Double Agent
    A.R.C.H.I.E. as The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  12. 11. The Poet of Peril
    The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
  13. 12. Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion
  14. 13. Archie Appreciation
    Archie
  15. 14. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  16. 15. Banner Manner
    Archie
  17. 16. [Archie: The Married Life]
  18. 17. Worry Flurry
    Archie
  19. 18. It's All Downhill
    Archie
  20. 19. Squirrely Tale
    Archie
  21. 20. Message Muddle
    Archie
  22. 21. Buccaneer By-Play
    Archie
  23. 22. Love Finds a Way
    Archie
  24. 23. A Chance to Dance!
    Archie
  25. 24. A Trial Smile
    Archie
  26. 25. It's the Principal of the Thing
    Archie
  27. 26. A Chance to Dance
    Archie
  28. 27. Toy Story
    Archie
  29. 28. New Man in Town
    Archie
  30. 29. Priority One
    Archie
  31. 30. The Windmill
    Archie
  32. 31. [Pat the Brat #20]
    Pat the Brat
  33. 32. Real Gone
    Pat the Brat
  34. 33. ["Thank goodness! Guess I've (sigh) finally shaken Gumshoe loose!"]
    Bunny and the Kids
  35. 34. Splat!
    Pat the Brat
  36. 35. Paging a Book
    Pat the Brat
  37. 36. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  38. 37. Tuba or Not Tuba
    Archie
  39. 38. [Get your free digital comic now!]
  40. 39. Jog Agog
    Archie
  41. 40. Just for Kicks
    Archie
  42. 41. [Subscribe & Save Now]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  44. 43. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  45. 44. [Free Archie App!]
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