([August] 2014)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
420
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
ISBN
978-1-61988-942-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781619889422 50999
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.5"
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Perfect Bound

[Over 400 Pages of the Best Archie Stories Ever!] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

[Veronica Makes the Scene] (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge (introduction); Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Penny Reems; Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie meets Veronica and asks her out, not knowing that she's a rich girl with expensive tastes. He gets a job at the El Crocadero to get money for the date, but that is where Veronica ends up wanting to go. Since Archie wore his work uniform for the date, he has to juggle working and dating Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Veronica Lodge.
First view of Riverdale High School exterior.

[Trip To Bear Mountain] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Scotty; Streaky Shore
Synopsis
Archie gets initiated into the Philomathian club but hurts Mr. Weatherbee in the process. As a result, Archie is banned from the class boat ride. Jughead persuades Archie to go because Mr. Weatherbee never goes on the boat rides. However, he does and Archie has to avoid him.
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Indexer Notes

Gives setting of New York tri-state area, with references to the Hudson River and Bear Mountain.
First appearance of Reggie Mantle and Mr. Weatherbee.
Reggie Mantle shown to be wealthy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Janice Valleau [as Ginger] (credited)
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With his fangs, what does he need us for?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Craig (country club president, introduction)
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead use Archie's new pet beavers to chop down trees to build a log dam at the country club. Unfortunately, the boys build the dam in the wrong place and flood the course.
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Keywords
beaver; golf course

Double Date (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Janice Valleau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie accidentally ends up with two dates on the same night and he tries to keep them both.
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Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica are definitely rivals for Archie now!

Puppy Love (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
When Archie brings a stray dog home, it causes trouble for the whole house, including the house itself!
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Keywords
dogcatcher; doghouse; stray dog

Photo-Finish (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
Bill Vigoda ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A dog gets in the way of Archie's entries in the newspaper beauty contest.
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Indexer Notes

Other Vigoda are signed. Jim Ludwig does not think this story is Vigoda 10/08

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Steel Sterling, Black Hood, Mr. Justice, Sergeant Boyle, Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling [John Sterling] (also inset); Black Hood [Kip Burland] (also inset); Mr. Justice [Prince James] (inset); Sergeant Boyle [Henry Boyle] (inset); Archie [Archie Andrews] (inset)
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Indexer Notes

The first appearance of Archie on a comic book cover.

Rag Mop (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie's Pal Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Herman Jones; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's uncle installs a moving floor into the house.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #12.

Policed to Meet You! (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica asks Archie to drive her father home from the train station as a means of occupying Mr. Lodge so they can prepare his surprise birthday party.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Spotlight Digest: Archie 75th Anniversary Digest (Archie, 2016 series) #12, writing and art are credited to George Frese.

Say It With Flour (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Decarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie try to make donuts for a baking contest.
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Flip Flopped (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
After hearing that the boys like cheerleaders, Veronica joins the inept squad and uses her acrobatic skills to get herself promoted to head cheerleader.
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Keywords
acrobatics; basketball; cheerleaders

SSsh! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to get some eggs home from the store without dropping them.
Reprints
Keywords
eggs; house key; rain barrel

Indexer Notes

This story has no dialogue until the final page.

Writer credit from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #5. In that same reprint the letters are credited to Harry Lucey.

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries yoga and gets himself stuck. After freeing himself, he then attempts to show Midge the same pose when he loses his balance. She catches him and Moose catches them! Then Archie finds himself in a huge human knot.
Reprints
Keywords
jealousy; yoga

Foul Bawl (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Bert Cook
Synopsis
A crying, inconsolable Veronica sees Archie off at the train station, then immediately goes to the beach with a handsome new boy. When the train breaks down, Archie comes back and goes looking for Ronnie, worried that she's heartbroken over his departure.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; crying; ice cream; lifeguard; train

Two Little Words (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The story of Archie and Veronica's breakup, Betty and Reggie's attempt to move in on them, and their reconciliation, all told using only two words of dialogue: "Archie" and "Veronica."
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Indexer Notes

This story seems to be partly inspired by Stan Freberg's popular comedy record "John and Marsha," which also used the idea of a complete story told with only two first names as dialogue.

Lawbreaker (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Bob Bolling (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Little Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Little Archie plays traffic cop, and starts making up all kinds of arbitrary new laws to put his friends in "jail." Then he transforms the jail into a police vehicle to chase after a speeding go-kart driven by Ambrose.
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Indexer Notes

Credits listed as "Bolling/Gorelick/Grossman". While Bolling and Grossman are easy enough to place, it is unclear what Victor Gorelick may have done on this story.

Mr. Inferno (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; the Devil [Mr. Inferno]
Synopsis
Betty sells her soul to the Devil to gain Archie's affections, but it is revealed that Veronica did the same some time ago. The two-timing Devil releases both from their contracts and disappears.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Over 400 Pages of the Best Archie Stories Ever!]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Veronica Makes the Scene]
    Archie
  3. 2. [Trip To Bear Mountain]
    Archie
  4. 3. ["With his fangs, what does he need us for?"]
    Archie
  5. 4. Double Date
    Archie
  6. 5. Puppy Love
    Archie
  7. 6. Photo-Finish
    Archie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling, Black Hood, Mr. Justice, Sergeant Boyle, Archie
  9. 8. Rag Mop
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  10. 9. Policed to Meet You!
    Archie
  11. 10. Say It With Flour
    Jughead
  12. 11. Flip Flopped
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. SSsh!
    Archie
  14. 13. A New Twist
    Archie
  15. 14. Foul Bawl
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Two Little Words
    Archie
  17. 16. Lawbreaker
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Mr. Inferno
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
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