(December 2016)

Archie, 2011 Series
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4.99 USD
Pages
164
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10 times a year
On-sale date
2016-10-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library; Archie 75 Years
Barcode
762816469517 27311
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Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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


Archie's Visions of Sugar Plums... (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

[The New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Christmas Elf (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited); Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Jughead tells Betty and Veronica what Archie is getting them for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Wrapped Up In Christmas (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie buys a book so he can learn to neatly wrap his Christmas presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas presents

Price Clubbed (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Randy Elliott (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred searches for the perfect Christmas Tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas Tree

Super Santa (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie's Christmas Stocking / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie destroys Archie's snowman.
Reprints
Keywords
snowman

Christmas Cheer Up! (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Caryn Antoniuk (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's dad is having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Archie takes him Christmas shopping at the mall.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; lights; shopping; tree

The Present (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie can't resist the temptation to open his present before Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; gift; present

Indexer Notes

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

Yule Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A Christmas themed word find puzzle and find the differences between five Santas.

Wrap Flap (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is concerned that Veronica won't know which Christmas gift is from him, but Jughead tells him not to worry.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Santa Claus Maze (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Find your way out of the maze while waiting for Santa to arrive.
Reprints

Spritely Spirit (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica reminds her father that it is Christmas time before he throws Archie out of the house.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Direction Correction (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Coach's inspirational speech backfires.
Reprints

[Archie #589] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Galvan (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Reprints
Keywords
photographs

Freshman Year Part 3 of 5 (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Batton Lash
Pencils
Bill Galvan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
teen
Characters
Jared McGerk; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee [Waldo Weatherbee]; Ms. Grundy [Geraldine Grundy]; Prof. Flutesnoot [Elmer Benjamin Flutesnoot]; Mr. Nee [Bill Nee] (first appearance); Ms. Flores [Jackie Flores] (first appearance); Mr. Burrows [Sam Burrows] (first appearance); Coach Kleats (cameo); Ms. Haggly [Martha Haggly] (cameo); Greger [full name unknown] (first appearance); Mr. Svenson; Hubert Smithers [the Lodges' butler]; Mr. Lodge [Hiram Lodge]; Nancy Woods; Midge Klump; Kim [full name unknown] (possible first appearance; cameo); Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Ms. Lovett [Samantha Lovett] (possible first appearance); Mr. Andrews [Fred Andrews] (cameo); Mrs. Andrews [Mary Andrews] (cameo); Superintendent Haverhill (cameo)
Synopsis
It's midyear at Riverdale High, and new faces join the faculty and staff for the spring term, one of whom is a spy sent by Superintendent Haverhill to check up on Weatherbee. Girl troubles resume as usual for Archie, who daydreams about Betty and Veronica but gets entangled in Moose's crush on Midge. The drama club stages 'Cyrano de Bergerac'.
Reprints

[Archie #13] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Heave Peeve (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie leaves his hat upstair in the school building and asks Jughead to throw it down to him.
Reprints

[Jughead #10] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Sweater Fashions (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Fashion page.

[Josie and the Pussycats #2] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Chop Talk (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Jeff Shultz ?
Inks
Al Milgrom ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Megan
Synopsis
Archie flirts with a black belt karate expert.
Reprints
Keywords
karate

Indexer Notes

Possibly reprinted from Archie #513 but needs confirmation.

Credits here from the index of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #239, no credits listed in this digest.

All Washed Up (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Helen
Synopsis
With the family washing machine broken, Archie is forced to go to the laundromat.
Keywords
laundromat

Indexer Notes

Golliher and Milgrom's names in the paper in bottom panel of page one.

Growing Pains (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie breaks the fourth wall and tells the reader what it is like to be a teenager.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall

The Crossing at Devil's Gorge (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie makes a dangerous crossing on an old railroad bridge to help a lady and her sick dog.
Reprints
Keywords
railroad bridge

Role Model (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a role as a rich industrialist in a play so he studies Mr. Lodge to get into the role.
Reprints
Keywords
play

1-2-3 Kick! (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Coach Clayton
Synopsis
Archie's practice for soccer tryouts involves kicking around anything that's handy, which turns out to be really annoying.
Reprints

Take a Hike (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Nancy Woods; Veronica Lodge; Eastman; Pierceall
Synopsis
Reggie is the quarterback, but he has trouble keeping his mind on the game because of his showing off.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Plaidness Madness (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Archie's help to pick out a present for Veronica.
Reprints

Auto Suggestion (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Terry Szenics (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie borrows his father's car to take Veronica on a date.
Reprints

Rocks In His Head! (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo DeCesare (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Ricky Mantle; Vicky Mantle
Synopsis
Everyone's parents go to the movies to escape the kids playing the new video game "Rock the House" but soon the parents discover how much fun the game is and start playing it also.
Keywords
rock n roll; video game

Indexer Notes

Rock the House is a parody of the popular video game Rock Band.

The Big Stall (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hillary; Mr. Nolan; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie tries to stay focused and study for a big test.
Reprints

Homemade Mistake (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets Betty to help him bake a banana cream pie as a way to butter up Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints

Shopping Phobia (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Hadley
Synopsis
Archie returns a pair of slacks at the mall.
Reprints

[Ghostbusters] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Diamond Select / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Believe It or Not (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Ambrose; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Moose; Little Dilton; Little Reggie; Little Jughead; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Betty and Little Veronica are going to see Santa at the mall but the other kids don't believe in Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
orphanage

The Letter (Table of Contents: 36)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor ?
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Fangs Fogarty (cameo); Little Betty Cooper (cameo); Sabrina (cameo); Miss Grundy (cameo)
Synopsis
Little Archie begs the coach to let him play in the football game.
Reprints
Keywords
football

Ask Me No Questions (Table of Contents: 37)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Little Archie; Little Betty
Synopsis
A lady asks Little Archie directions to the mall.
Reprints

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Phone Frenzy (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie's Dad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred wants peace and quiet but the phone keeps ringing.
Reprints

Good Advice (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie doesn't want to box Moose.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

[Graphic Novel Library Sale] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Prize Package (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie needs a costume for the Christmas masquerade party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; costume party; gift; present

[Welcome to the New Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

Picture Frame (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a fight and break up and Archie thinks he's going to save money on Christmas gifts by sending them each a picture of himself.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; photo; picture frame; present

Home Style (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie learns the importance of celebrating Christmas with his family.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Ghosts] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Scholastic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Archie's Visions of Sugar Plums...
    Archie
  2. 1. [The New Riverdale]
  3. 2. The Christmas Elf
    Archie
  4. 3. Wrapped Up In Christmas
    Archie
  5. 4. Price Clubbed
    Archie
  6. 5. Super Santa
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  7. 6. Christmas Cheer Up!
    Archie
  8. 7. The Present
    Archie
  9. 8. Yule Puzzle Page
  10. 9. Wrap Flap
    Archie
  11. 10. Santa Claus Maze
  12. 11. Spritely Spirit
    Archie
  13. 12. [Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff]
  14. 13. Direction Correction
    Archie
  15. 14. [Archie #589]
    Archie
  16. 15. Freshman Year Part 3 of 5
    Archie
  17. 16. [Archie #13]
  18. 17. Heave Peeve
    Archie
  19. 18. [Jughead #10]
  20. 19. Sweater Fashions
    Archie
  21. 20. [Josie and the Pussycats #2]
  22. 21. Chop Talk
    Archie
  23. 22. All Washed Up
    Archie
  24. 23. Growing Pains
    Archie
  25. 24. The Crossing at Devil's Gorge
    Archie
  26. 25. Role Model
    Archie
  27. 26. 1-2-3 Kick!
    Archie
  28. 27. Take a Hike
    Archie
  29. 28. Plaidness Madness
    Archie
  30. 29. Auto Suggestion
    Archie
  31. 30. Rocks In His Head!
    Archie
  32. 31. The Big Stall
    Archie
  33. 32. Homemade Mistake
    Betty
  34. 33. Shopping Phobia
    Archie
  35. 34. [Ghostbusters]
    Diamond Select
  36. 35. Believe It or Not
    Little Archie
  37. 36. The Letter
    Little Archie
  38. 37. Ask Me No Questions
    Little Archie
  39. 38. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  40. 39. Phone Frenzy
    Archie's Dad
  41. 40. Good Advice
    Archie
  42. 41. [Graphic Novel Library Sale]
  43. 42. Prize Package
    Archie
  44. 43. [Welcome to the New Riverdale]
  45. 44. Picture Frame
    Archie
  46. 45. Home Style
    Archie
  47. 46. [Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...]
  48. 47. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  49. 48. [Riverdale]
    CW
  50. 49. [Ghosts]
    Scholastic
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