Archie Archives #3 - The Double Date and Other Stories
(November 2016)

Dark Horse, 2015 Series
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Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
?
On-sale date
2016-11-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
1-5067-0026-8; 978-1-5067-0026-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781506700267 51999
Editing
Harry Shorten (series editor); Chris Warner (collection editor); Jemiah Jefferson (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7" x 10"
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / ? pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellerito
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
The Shield; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Christmas Cheers (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]; Ed Goggin [as Goggin]
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Virginia Drury [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Gabby (introduction); Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Pop Tate (introduction)
Synopsis
Archie gets a cheque for $50 from his grandfather, makes a list of what he wants to buy for his friends, but most of the money is gone by the time he buys the gifts.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; sleigh

Indexer Notes

Signed in the last panel. This story contains the first appearances of Gabby, the town blabbermouth, and Pop Tate, the owner of Pop's Chocklit Shop. In this story, his restaurant is called Tate's and he is a skinny, older man with gray hair and a mustache. Also, the Shorten Special on page 4 is a reference to MLJ editor Harry Shorten.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews [also as the Shield]; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Oscar (Archie's dog); Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Oscar runs away, Archie and Mr. Andrews look for him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Double Date (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
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.
Reprints

Oscar Pulls a Boner (Table of Contents: 8)

Oscar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Oscar; Mr. Whipple (introduction); Mrs. Whipple (introduction); Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Oscar causes trouble due to the amount of food he consumes.
Reprints

Ration Trouble (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Tim Paine; Tom Paine
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go to a party and think they're dating the same boy. However, the boys are identical twins.
Reprints

Archie's Victory Garden (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Curley Cole
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tries to make watering the plants easier.
Reprints

Archie and Grandpa (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Grandpa Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Grandpa Andrews goes with Archie on his picnic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Not the same Grandpa Andrews as the one in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #22 and #23.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Souphead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Souphead Jones; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Prof. Albert Birdbrain (introduction)
Synopsis
Souphead claims he can solve any problem, so Archie challenges him to find a way to get Reggie away from Veronica.
Reprints

Time Trouble (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie breaks one of Mr. Weatherbee's clocks and tries to replace it.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang plants pumpkin seeds with unexpected results.
Reprints

Friday the 13th (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Mrs. Andrews; Veronica's doctor; Gabby; Dr. Bleed M. Enwepe (introduction)
Synopsis
On Friday the 13th, Archie gets punched by Reggie and goes home to clean up. Meanwhile, Jughead tells Miss Grundy Archie is absent due to a toothache. When Miss Grundy tells Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Andrews mistakes Archie's bruise for the toothache. Archie ends up at the hospital and nearly goes into surgery when he lies down in another patient's bed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of Gabby, the town blabbermouth.

The Ghoul of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie reads a horror story while alone and begins to imagine thnigs.
Reprints

Mom's Birthday (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
It's Mrs. Andrews's birthday. While shopping, Mrs. Andrews sees Mr. Andrews watching another woman model a coat. It turns out that the girl was Betty and the coat was a birthday present for Mrs. Andrews.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Oscar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Oscar (Archie's dog); Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to train Oscar and his dog friends to perform various tasks.
Reprints

Zoot Suit Zombie (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Moe (introduction); Miss Bevans (introduction)
Synopsis
While wearing a zoot suit, Archie stains Mr. Andrews's pants. Archie leaves his zoot suit and goes to get his dad new pants. However, Archie doesn't come back and Mr. Andrews is left to work the office in his underwear. He eventually goes home in the zoot suit.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle (cameo); Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Mr. Weatherbee; Sally Green (introduction); Kappa Tappa Keg sorority (introduction); Jasper (professor, introduction); Lucifer (professor, introduction)
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty nearly get into trouble by Professors Jasper and Lucifer for setting up a date bureau. However, Betty shows the professors some elderly women available for dating. Since they don't exist, Betty and Veronica dress up as the women and date the professors.
Reprints

The Hollywood Bondadiers (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Bobby (introduction); Dawn Dove (introduction); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis
Bobby lets Archie date his Hollywood cousin Dawn. Unfortunately, Dawn is not as attractive as it sounds.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle [as Sahle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Archie Andrews (as a fish); Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The Shield, Betty, and Veronica catch something unexpected while fishing.
Reprints

Camera Bugs (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin [as Goggin]
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Virginia Drury [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Kappy (introduction); Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets a new camera and starts taking pictures that get him in trouble.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; The Shield; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is caught trying to play a prank on Reggie and is sent to the principal's office. Mr. Weatherbee uses his latest readings in child psycology and gives Archie responsibility for a school picnic aboard a boat. Archie accidentally charters a garbage scow, but everything turns out all right in the end.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First cover appearance of Miss Grundy.

Archie the Caveman (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Arch-ee (caveman, introduction); Grun-di (cave woman, introduction); Veronica (as cave woman, introduction); Jughead (as caveman, introduction); King Bee [Weatherbee] (as caveman, introduction); Reg-gie (caveman, introduction); Betty (as cave woman, introduction); Oscar (as dinosaur, introduction)
Synopsis
A day in the life of teenage caveman Arch-ee and his friends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First "alternate Archie" story.

Archie's Water-Proofing Solution (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin; Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Gabby; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie waterproofs the girls' dresses. Unfortunately, water makes the dresses shrink and when the sprinkler system goes off at the dance, chaos ensues.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Another appearance of Gabby, the town blabbermouth.

April Fool (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Thinking Archie is pulling a April Fool's joke, Mr. Andrews throws a box from the attic outside. Unfortunately, it contained his love letters to Mrs. Andrews and Mr. Andrews must go around town and find them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story takes place April 1, 1944.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Dr. George; Miss Neill (introduction)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are taking first-aid classes and decide to try out some methods on Archie.
Reprints

Fresh Cement, Keep Off (Table of Contents: 31)

Oscar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Oscar (Archie's dog); sidewalk paver
Synopsis
The sidewalk paver tries to keep Oscar from walking through the wet cement.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

The Daring Young Man (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; The Masked Marvels (trapeze artists; Joe and others; introduction)
Synopsis
While hiding from the circus ringleader, Archie disguises himself as a trapeze artist. Unfortunately, the rest of the trapeze artists mistake him for Joe and Archie ends up in the circus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Monkey on page two is called a Goggintua, a reference to MLJ writer Ed Goggin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie's Dog Oscar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Oscar (Archie's dog); Archie Andrews; Archie's bunny
Synopsis
Oscar tries to get rid of the new center of attention, Archie's bunny.
Reprints

Oh Boy! Beavers! (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Frank Tinsley (introduction)
Synopsis
Veronica and Betty cause a lot of trouble for Betty's new neighbor Frank Tinsley.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Archie story by Bill Vigoda. Bill Vigoda would go on to be the primary Archie artist throughout the 1940s.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is interrupted by various people while trying to do his homework.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An Archie Short

Picnic Pranks (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie causes a lot of chaos when he takes Betty and Jughead on a picnic.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Shield; Black Hood; Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; The Shield; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; The Black Hood
Reprints

Treasure of the Miserable Mountain (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mr. and Mrs. Abner Hassenfeffer (introduction)
Synopsis
Archie tries to sell an abandoned house for his father. When a couple comes to look at it, they are forced to spend the night due to rain. Meanwhile, Archie reads a story about treasure to Jughead and the couple tries to buy the house, thinking there is treasure in the cellar.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; Archie
  4. 3. Christmas Cheers
    Archie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  8. 7. Double Date
    Archie
  9. 8. Oscar Pulls a Boner
    Oscar
  10. 9. Ration Trouble
    Veronica and Betty
  11. 10. Archie's Victory Garden
    Archie
  12. 11. Archie and Grandpa
    Archie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Souphead
  14. 13. Time Trouble
    Archie
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  16. 15. Friday the 13th
    Archie
  17. 16. The Ghoul of Riverdale
  18. 17. Mom's Birthday
    Archie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Oscar
  20. 19. Zoot Suit Zombie
    Archie
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Veronica and Betty
  22. 21. The Hollywood Bondadiers
    Archie
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    The Shield; Archie
  24. 23. Camera Bugs
    Archie
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Archie
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  28. 27. Archie the Caveman
    Archie
  29. 28. Archie's Water-Proofing Solution
    Archie
  30. 29. April Fool
    Archie
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
  32. 31. Fresh Cement, Keep Off
    Oscar
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  34. 33. The Daring Young Man
    Archie
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Archie's Dog Oscar
  36. 35. Oh Boy! Beavers!
    Archie
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Veronica and Betty
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  39. 38. Picnic Pranks
    Archie
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Shield; Black Hood; Archie
  41. 40. Treasure of the Miserable Mountain
    Archie
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