Archie Comics Digest #244 [Newsstand]
(July 2008)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128468501 44
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, I think you need to change body sprays!
Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews

[It only takes a spark] (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Characters
Smokey the Bear

Feeling Fuelish (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie sells his jalopy to Mr. Lodge and then uses Dilton's new experimental fuel to drive it to the Lodge Mansion.
Reprints

Archie's Riddlers (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Unscramble the words to find the answers to Archie's riddles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Speed Racer the Video Game] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Going Buggy (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to go on a picnic with Archie because she doesn't like bugs.
Reprints
Keywords
picnic

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #250, no credits listed in this digest.

Fright for Sore Eyes! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lode; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Archie offers to look for a prowler outside the Lodge mansion.
Reprints

[Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Indexer Notes

Subscription information.

The Rewards (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie At Riverdale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is distracted from meeting Veronica by Miss Grundy's troubles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #267.

[Turn Over a New Leaf] (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Keywords
ecology; recycling

Indexer Notes

Recycling PSA.

Plant Problems (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie talks to Veronica's plant and Reggie tries to trick him into thinking the plant talked back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #277, no credits listed in this digest.

[Bad Boy Trouble] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Bad Boy Trouble collection.

[New Look and New Love for Jughead!?] (Table of Contents: 12)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Jughead Double Digest #139-142.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
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Genre
children

Indexer Notes

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

One Lonely Knight (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty daydreams that Little Archie is a gallant knight doing heroic deeds.
Reprints
Keywords
joust; knight

Indexer Notes

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

Keep 'Em Flying (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie makes a kite tail out of his father's ties.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Best of Josie and the Pussycats] (Table of Contents: 16)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Best of Josie and the Pussycats collection.

[Look at the Time] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for an Archie watch.

The Team Mate (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Betty Cooper; Little Chuck Clayton; Odiko; Omomo; Odiko's father
Synopsis
After a space vehicle lands on Earth for repairs, a young boy, Odiko, wanders away into Riverdale, where the Good Ol' Gang notices his superhuman speed and asks him to join their baseball team. But most of the gang turns against Odiko when they discover that he has no reflection, although Chuck defends him, arguing that he's a nice kid even if he is different. When Odiko runs away from the angry gang, Little Archie manages to beat him to the Hockomock Swamp and he apologizes to Odiko for the way the gang treated him, and gives him a gum ball as a souvenir of Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; baseball; Hockomock Swamp; swamp

Indexer Notes

This and "Paint, Pears and Pallet" were Bob Bolling's last stories for the original "Little Archie" title, though he would return to his creations in "Archie Giant Series" and Little Archie digests.

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

[B & V Summer Fun] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the B & V Summer Fun collection.

[The Adventures of Little Archie] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Adventures of Little Archie collection.

Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink) (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Professor Zag
Synopsis
Archie goes to the airport to pick up a scientist who is trying to prove that his orangoutang is the missing link between primates and man. The orangoutang escapes and winds up proving who the real missing link is.
Reprints
Keywords
missing link; orangutan

Indexer Notes

Contains clock sequence inspired by Harold Lloyd's movie "Safety Last".


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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Americana series.

[Archie 2007 Collector Sets] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Letters
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Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie back issues.

The Missing Links (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is Mr. Lodge's caddy.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

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

[Sonic Checklist] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Sonic back issues.

[Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Letters
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Indexer Notes

House ad for Sonic collections.

Video Bore (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Frank Andrews; Caroline Andrews; Ted
Synopsis
Archie videotapes the Andrews Family Reunion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #240, the writer is credited to George Gladir and the inks are credited to Mike Esposito.

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

Cool Fashion (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie & Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

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

The Stilt-Man Cometh! (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle: Pop Tate
Synopsis
Stilt wars
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dog Tired (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Duke; Fred Andrews; Mr. Smith; Mrs. Smith; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie dog-sits the neighbors dog while they are on vacation.
Reprints
Keywords
Jack Russell terrier

[Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save] (Table of Contents: 31)

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Indexer Notes

Subscription information.

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 32)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for the next issue.

[Laffy Taffy] (Table of Contents: 33)

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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[Ben 10 Alien Force] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, I think you need to change body sprays!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [It only takes a spark]
  3. 2. Feeling Fuelish
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie's Riddlers
    Archie
  5. 4. [Speed Racer the Video Game]
  6. 5. Going Buggy
    Archie
  7. 6. Fright for Sore Eyes!
    Archie
  8. 7. [Archie Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. The Rewards
    Archie At Riverdale
  10. 9. [Turn Over a New Leaf]
  11. 10. Plant Problems
    Archie
  12. 11. [Bad Boy Trouble]
  13. 12. [New Look and New Love for Jughead!?]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  15. 14. One Lonely Knight
    Little Archie
  16. 15. Keep 'Em Flying
    Little Archie
  17. 16. [Best of Josie and the Pussycats]
  18. 17. [Look at the Time]
  19. 18. The Team Mate
    Little Archie
  20. 19. [B & V Summer Fun]
  21. 20. [The Adventures of Little Archie]
  22. 21. Super-Smart Simian From Sumatra (or The Missing Link Was a Fink)
    Archie
  23. 22. [Archie Americana Series]
  24. 23. [Archie 2007 Collector Sets]
  25. 24. The Missing Links
    Archie
  26. 25. [Sonic Checklist]
  27. 26. [Sonic Graphic Novel Checklist]
  28. 27. Video Bore
    Archie
  29. 28. Cool Fashion
    Archie & Friends
  30. 29. The Stilt-Man Cometh!
    Archie
  31. 30. Dog Tired
    Archie
  32. 31. [Subscribe to Archie Digest Books and Save]
  33. 32. [Next Issue]
  34. 33. [Laffy Taffy]
    Laffy Taffy
  35. 34. [Ben 10 Alien Force]
    Cartoon Network
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