(May 2017)

Archie, 2016 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
228
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2017-04-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816647793 00811
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
digest size
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
limited series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[Road to Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

The Contract (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica tricks Archie into signing a contract that reads "The world has my permission to clobber me if I'm ever seen with any girl but Veronica Lodge."
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Words of Wisdom (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to learn how to be a great lover by reading the book "How To Succeed in Romance" by self-help guru Willard Waters. When Veronica pretends to respond to the Waters technique, Archie goes out and buys every book Waters ever wrote.
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

Archie's Fables (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Betty stars in a remake of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The digest says this comes from "Archie #70 September 1953". Archie #70 comes from September/October 1954 and is currently unindexed. Unclear if this story is really from there or another issue.

What If? (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie and Me / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee imagines what life would be like if Archie were his son.
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next section featuring Archie newspaper strip reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana (credited)
Pencils
Bob Montana (credited)
Inks
Bob Montana (credited)
Letters
Bob Montana (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
  • From Archie daily (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1948.1.5 - 1948.1.31

Indexer Notes

Some strips missing.

[The Boys Are Back!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Diamond Select; MiniMates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[75 (Less 13) Archie Years] (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling reflects on his career at Archie Comics.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Copley; David Oxford
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next story.

The Legend of The Lost Lagoon (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Archie / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Little Archie Andrews; Little Chuck Clayton; Little Nancy Woods; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Chic Cooper; Kimberly Clark; Billy Wong
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tells the children at camp about the golden Owl and the Legend of the Lost Lagoon, located somewhere near the camp. The next day, Kimberly Clark and her 3 girls -- Betty, Veronica and Nancy-- and Chic Cooper and his 3 boys -- Archie, Chuck, and Billy-- all set off to explore different parts of the lake. When a sudden summer squall surprises both sets of campers, a golden owl leads them to safety in the Lost Lagoon.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; summer camp

[Little Archie and His Pals] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vincent Lovallo; Stephen Oswald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

Wieners Over Riverdale (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie 3000 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Rex W. Lindsey (credited)
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
It's Riverdale in the year 3000 where Jughead buys hot dog pills that, when exposed to air, turn into real hot dogs (with the works).
Reprints

In the Dark (Table of Contents: 18)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Moose doesn't like Math.
Reprints
Keywords
math; school

Indexer Notes

Each panel is in the shape of a number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

[Archie #18] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

The Clutching Hand (Table of Contents: 21)

Life With Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
The gang spends the night in an old Gothic mansion where they encounter a hideous monster.
Reprints

A Likeness for Larceny (Table of Contents: 22)

Life With Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
A painter creates a portrait of Mr. Lodge that has the power to hypnotize him, causing him to do the painter's bidding whenever he stares into the eyes of his own picture.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

School Bus-Ted! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump (cameo, flashback); Moose Mason (cameo, flashback); Betty Cooper (cameo, flashback); Jughead Jones (cameo, flashback); Chuck Clayton (cameo, flashback); Marty Morgan; Eddie Jones; Joe the Busdriver; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
When his car breaks down Archie reluctantly decides to take the school bus, only to find the younger kids on the bus look up to him.

[Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

School Rules (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leroy; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The class is asked to bring a young person in that the particular student has had a positive influence on. Since he's the only kid she knows, Veronica must bring in Cousin Leroy.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marcus Grimm
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next story.

Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers! (Table of Contents: 28)

Life With Archie / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Bob White (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie go scuba-diving and are sucked down a tube into the secret underwater kingdom of Neptunia, where visitors from the outside world are fed to a giant clam. The boys have to find a way back to the surface before they become clam food.
Reprints
Keywords
giant clam; scuba diving

Indexer Notes

Although all the Archie sequences form one long continued story, all the "chapters" have individual titles and not chapter numbers; they also have separate pagination (all sequences start with page 1).

Chapter 1: Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers!
Chapter 2: Welcome to Neptunia!
Chapter 3: The Runaways!
Chapter 4: Back to Reality!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Pat Kennedy; Tim Kennedy; Howard Mackie
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next three stories.

SSsh! (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Harry Lucey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lucey (credited)

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.

A New Twist (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
A stiff neck leaves Archie unable to hold his head up straight. His friends try to help, but their help is no help at all.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall; stiff neck

Indexer Notes

Archie's back trouble is cured when a blonde with shapely legs walks by and he snaps straight up with a "twang" sound effect, effectively mimicking the sexual imagery often seen in Tex Avery animated cartoons.

The introduction incorrectly lists this as from Archie #121, which has a story with the same title but a different plot and artists, this story is really from Archie #119.

Foul Bawl (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

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

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction for the next two stories.

A Class Act (Table of Contents: 34)

Dilton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Workman (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Dilton scores so well on the standardized test that he can graduate two years early from high school.
Reprints

Blue and Gold Yearbook (Table of Contents: 35)

Riverdale High School / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Ethel Muggs; Maria Rodriguez; Frankie Valdez; Nancy Woods; Patton Howitzer; Hariett Burble; Coach Clayton; Michael Dee; Raul Flores; Professor Flutesnoot; Greta Grappler; Putnam Grimley; Miss Grundy; Ophelia Hammly; Coach Kleats; Miss Beazly; Miss Phlips; Hiram Gaffer; Svenson; Wanda Wheeler
Synopsis
A look at the students and faculty at Riverdale High, presented as pages from the school yearbook.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; football; Jefferson Memorial; Lincoln Memorial; Prom; softball; US Capitol; Washington DC; Washington Memorial; yearbook

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Neil Kleid
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next three stories.

[Veronica Makes the Scene] (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The introduction in this issue incorrectly indicates this story is from Pep Comics #46 instead of Pep Comics #26.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Black Hood / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Trip To Bear Mountain] (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
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.
Reprints

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: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin (credited)
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
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
Keywords
beaver; golf course

[Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Rachel Antonoff / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Cummins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

Cover Up (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie wears a hat and everyone asks him what he is covering up.
Reprints

Costume Clash (Table of Contents: 44)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Benson
Synopsis
The Archies try to re-make their image but the club owner doesn't like their new costumes.
Reprints

[Welcome to the new Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jonathan Betancourt
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next story.

Monkey Shines (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Squeaky (a monkey, introduction); Mr. Crumbibble (introduction)
Synopsis
Archie gets a pet monkey that causes trouble around the house.
Reprints
Keywords
monkey; pet

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[Read it all on the Archie App.] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Road to Riverdale]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Contract
    Archie
  6. 5. Words of Wisdom
    Archie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Archie's Fables
    Archie
  9. 8. What If?
    Archie and Me
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  12. 11. [The Boys Are Back!]
    Diamond Select; MiniMates
  13. 12. [75 (Less 13) Archie Years]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Legend of The Lost Lagoon
    Little Archie
  16. 15. [Little Archie and His Pals]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Wieners Over Riverdale
    Archie 3000
  19. 18. In the Dark
    Moose
  20. 19. [Archie #18]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. The Clutching Hand
    Life With Archie
  23. 22. A Likeness for Larceny
    Life With Archie
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. School Bus-Ted!
    Archie
  26. 25. [Archie 75th Anniversary Digest #9]
  27. 26. School Rules
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. Hi-Jinks and Deep Divers!
    Life With Archie
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. SSsh!
    Archie
  32. 31. A New Twist
    Archie
  33. 32. Foul Bawl
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. A Class Act
    Dilton
  36. 35. Blue and Gold Yearbook
    Riverdale High School
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. [Veronica Makes the Scene]
    Archie
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  40. 39. [Trip To Bear Mountain]
    Archie
  41. 40. ["With his fangs, what does he need us for?"]
    Archie
  42. 41. [Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff]
    Rachel Antonoff
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. Cover Up
    Archie
  45. 44. Costume Clash
    The Archies
  46. 45. [Welcome to the new Archie Comics]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. Monkey Shines
    Archie
  49. 48. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  50. 49. [Subscribe to all your favorite comics double digests...]
  51. 50. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  52. 51. [Read it all on the Archie App.]
  53. 52. [Riverdale]
    CW
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