World of Archie Double Digest #44 [Direct Edition]
(December 2014)

Archie, 2010 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year
On-sale date
2014-10-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468503 04411
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

World of Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's this for an all-star Christmas party?!
Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Toni Topaz; Santa Claus; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Keywords
Christmas

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Santa Secret Swap! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Chuck Clayton; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Harper
Synopsis
When Archie doesn't get Veronica's name in the Secret Santa drawing he tries to trade find out who did get her name and make a trade.
Reprints

Treed (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Jingles
Synopsis
After Reggie ties Archie up as a prank, Jingles appears to help Archie get revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Santa Saga (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie gets a job as a department store Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Shoppers (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis
After doing most of the Christmas shopping online, the girls realize they forgot one person on their list and have to brave the mall crowds to get the last present.
Reprints

Branch Line (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hal Cooper
Synopsis
The necessary pruning of the giant fir on the Lodge Estate has Mr. Lodge depressed over the upcoming holiday season. But Betty's father unintentionally gives her an inspiration as to how to cheer Mr. Lodge up.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate the tree ---
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to help decorate the Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

She's Josie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie reprints.

League Leader (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Mr. Tuttle; un-named kids
Synopsis
Melody becomes head of the school Anti-Superstition League and tries to show everyone that it's bad luck to be superstitious.
Reprints

Jungle Fever (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Josie and Pepper, clad in backpacks and short shorts, are looking for a forest so they can pass their Woodsman test for the Girl Guides. Alex takes them to a specially-built jungle in the back of his estate.
Reprints

Disaster Area (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; un-named boys
Synopsis
Melody's figure is causing all the boys to get distracted and crash into walls. So Josie and Pepper disguise her as an old woman to prevent her from causing damage.
Reprints

Leader of Men (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Pepper; Albert; un-named kids
Synopsis
Albert is feeling depressed because Pepper is a better athlete than he is.
Reprints

[Rockin' the World] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Shoo Fly Pie (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead complains about Pop Tate's pie.
Reprints

Smart Move (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Hot Dog fetches the paper.
Reprints

[Batman TV series vinyl bank] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Diamond Selections / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sheer Fear (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie doesn't want to go into the football game.
Reprints
Keywords
football

[Archie Giant Comics Digest] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Art Mart (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica tells Jughead there is no room for his picture in the art show.
Reprints

Stuck in the 80s! (Table of Contents: 21)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
It is 80s theme day at the school and the Archies participate in a battle of the bands with other bands inspired by 80's music.
Reprints

The Real Me (Table of Contents: 22)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica takes Archie with her when she goes dress shopping.
Reprints

Bad Time Story (Table of Contents: 23)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica went to the country club teen mixer, Betty to the teen association party. Both events are so boring that the girls duck out, and are pleasantly surprised to find each other at the movie theater.
Reprints

The Homecoming (Table of Contents: 24)

Betty / 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
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Archie experience the sights and sounds of homecoming day at Riverdale High.
Reprints
Keywords
homecoming

The Dance Contest (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Reggie enter a dance contest but Jughead wins with his new "dance moves" when he slips on some mustard.
Reprints

Boot Camp High (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 22 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
Mr Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Patton Howitzer; Miss Grundy; Dilton Doiley; Miss Beazly; Professor Flutesnoot; Svenson
Synopsis
When Mr. Weatherbee tries to teach the football team some plays he used as a kid he injures his back and is in the hospital. While in the hospital the school board hires a substitute principal who is a drill sergeant.
Reprints
Keywords
drill sergeant; football; skiing

Indexer Notes

Story in four parts
Chapter One: Boot Camp High
Chapter Two: To Bee or Not To Bee, That Is the Question
Chapter Three: The Bee's Back (In More Ways Than One)
Chapter Four: Command Decision!

Something Different (Table of Contents: 27)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The faculty puts on a show for the Riverdale sports programs. Mr. Weatherbee wants to do something different this year, a magic act.
Reprints

Just One of Those Kinds of Days (Table of Contents: 28)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 4 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
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Phlips; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Svenson
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is mistakenly arrested when the police believe he is breaking into a car.
Reprints

[Archie the Married Life Book Five] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Grid Grin (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie is tackled so hard in a football game he doesn't know what inning it is anymore.
Reprints

[Super Duck Comics #20] (Table of Contents: 31)

Super Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duck; Fauntleroy Duck
Reprints

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

Super Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Canned beans - canned spinach - canned corn!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duck; Fauntleroy
Synopsis
Super Duck is tired of canned food and decides to go out to a restaurant.

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

Super Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walking gaily from the track...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duck
Synopsis
Super Duck's luck saves him from accidents.

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

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

Archie's Letters to Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Each member of the Archie gang writes a letter to Santa Claus.
Reprints

Tree Travesty (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead asks for a giant candy cane.
Reprints
Keywords
candy cane; Christmas tree

[Get your free digital comic now!] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

All Alone (Table of Contents: 38)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Sanchez; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is all alone at Christmas time with a broken foot but the gang decides to visit him.
Keywords
Christmas

The Gift of a Lifetime (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead convinces Veronica to give Betty a Christmas present of a date with Archie.
Reprints

[Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!] (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)

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How's this for an all-star Christmas party?!"]
    World of Archie
  2. 1. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  3. 2. The Secret Santa Secret Swap!
    Archie
  4. 3. Treed
    Archie
  5. 4. Santa Saga
    Archie
  6. 5. The Shoppers
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Branch Line
    Betty & Veronica
  8. 7. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  9. 8. ["I've decided to let Mr. Weatherbee help us decorate the tree ---"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    She's Josie
  11. 10. League Leader
    Josie
  12. 11. Jungle Fever
    Josie
  13. 12. Disaster Area
    Josie
  14. 13. Leader of Men
    Josie
  15. 14. [Rockin' the World]
  16. 15. Shoo Fly Pie
    Jughead
  17. 16. Smart Move
    Jughead
  18. 17. [Batman TV series vinyl bank]
    Diamond Selections
  19. 18. Sheer Fear
    Jughead
  20. 19. [Archie Giant Comics Digest]
  21. 20. Art Mart
    Jughead
  22. 21. Stuck in the 80s!
    Veronica
  23. 22. The Real Me
    Veronica
  24. 23. Bad Time Story
    Betty and Veronica
  25. 24. The Homecoming
    Betty
  26. 25. The Dance Contest
    Jughead
  27. 26. Boot Camp High
    Archie
  28. 27. Something Different
    Mr. Weatherbee
  29. 28. Just One of Those Kinds of Days
    Mr. Weatherbee
  30. 29. [Archie the Married Life Book Five]
  31. 30. Grid Grin
    Archie
  32. 31. [Super Duck Comics #20]
    Super Duck
  33. 32. ["Canned beans - canned spinach - canned corn!"]
    Super Duck
  34. 33. ["Walking gaily from the track..."]
    Super Duck
  35. 34. [Double Digest Sample Pack!]
  36. 35. Archie's Letters to Santa Claus
  37. 36. Tree Travesty
    Mr. Lodge
  38. 37. [Get your free digital comic now!]
  39. 38. All Alone
    Mr. Weatherbee
  40. 39. The Gift of a Lifetime
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. [Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  43. 42. [Free Archie App!]
  44. 43. [The Death of Archie]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst