(September 2018)

Archie, 2017 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
12 times a year
On-sale date
2017-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816649513 00911
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
digest
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jughead; Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Golliher (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For the last time! I'm not putting sunscreen lotion on you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Vegas

[How to get your free comic] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Hot or Not! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Bill Galvan (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
When it is too hot at the beach, Archie and his friends decide to go to the Lodge Mansion because it has air conditioning and an indoor pool.

Lesson Planned? (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (see notes)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are tired of Archie and Reggie arguing no matter what game they are playing.
Reprints
Keywords
badminton; horseshoes

Indexer Notes

Credits list Stan Goldberg as penciller and Henry Scarpelli as inker, but this looks like Pat Kennedy, not Stan Goldberg. Pat Kennedy and Rudy Lapick were credited in the index of the original printing, and those credits are used here.

Straining Their Friendship (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie, covered in bandages, tells everyone he was injured while surfing but he was really just helping Donna with her first aid test.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Index of the original printing credits Hal Smith for writing and Rudy Lapick for inking.

Just Ducky! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica goes tubing with the gang and ends up befriending some newly hatched baby ducks.
Reprints

A Beached Tale (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Two seagulls take pity on Archie being the victim of one of Reggie's dirty tricks and act to turn the tables.
Reprints

Brolly Folly (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doily; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Jughead has invented an umbrella that one wears on their head.
Reprints

[Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Glue Stew (Table of Contents: 9)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose glues his shoes to a skateboard.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

[Archie #623] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones]; Josie and the Pussycats [Melody; Josie; Valerie] The Bingoes [Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe]; Simon Cowell; Jennifer Lopez
Reprints
Keywords
American Idol; dancing; drum sets; guitars; music; X Factor

Indexer Notes

Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez are featured prominently on the cover with the logos of X Factor and American Idol.

Banded Together! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones]; Simon Cowell; Jennifer Lopez; Keith Richards (cameo); Steven Tyler (cameo); Bingo Wilkin; Josie and the Pussycats [Valerie Smith; Josie Jones; Melody Valentine]; Kelly Clarkstown; Clay Smokestack
Synopsis
While The Archies audition for Simon Cowell's X Factor season finale, Josie and the Pussycats audition for American Idol's season finale. The media is more interested in the relationship between Archie and Valerie (from the two different bands) and follow them through the reality show "The Bingoes" which follows Bingo Wilkins' band. In the end, the finale of "The Bingoes" wins the ratings because of the relationship and Bingo quips that they didn't even appear in the final show.
Reprints

[Archie's Big Book Volume 4] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Super Teens Versus Crusaders Super Deal!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Sly Slogan (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie test drives a jet ski.
Reprints
Keywords
jet ski

[Archie 1941] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Tool Tale (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton tells Archie about an ancient tool that was discovered, but Archie can't even find the hammer he had minutes earlier.
Reprints

Chilly Chance (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge doesn't want Archie using the pool.
Reprints

[Graphic Novel Super Store] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Devine Line (Table of Contents: 19)

Dilton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! I'd give anything to be able to take Selma to the dance, Saturday!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Selma
Synopsis
Archie gives Dilton some advice about 'accidentally' running into Selma and casually asking her for a date.
Reprints

Safety Slides with Tips on Boating (Table of Contents: 20)

The Archies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boating is great fun, kids, but it can be even more enjoyable...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie promotes boating safety by showing slides of the gang spending the day out on Reggie's boat.
Reprints
Keywords
boating safety

The Beat (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Mario Acquaviva (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your sound is great but could you play a little softer?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
The vibrations from the music when the Archie's practice is too much for Mr. Andrews.
Reprints

Shoo Shark (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Professor Dilly
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge takes Veronica and Archie on a boating trip to observe a rare fish.
Reprints
Keywords
scuba diving; tiger shark; tropical fish

Iguana Be Loved By You! (Table of Contents: 23)

Chuck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; animal; teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Chuck gets a pet Iguana.
Reprints
Keywords
iguana; lizard; spider

Indexer Notes

spoofs "The Young and the Restless" as "The Young and the Insipid."

The Love of My Lifeguard! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Lisa; Moose Mason; Midge; Jughead Jones; Jellybean Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie try to impress the gorgeous lifeguard Lisa by helping enforce beach rules.
Reprints

[Official Betty and Veronica Merch!] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Puprising (Table of Contents: 26)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead borrows a helmet from Dilton that lets him hear the thoughts of dogs.
Reprints

Be Careful What You Wish For (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets what he wishes for but not in the way he wanted.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool; tennis

[20% off all Archie comics!] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Colors
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The boys visit a new year-round indoor beach in town which has all the things you would expect in a beach, except the girls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly a World of Archie story.

[Collect Them All!] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Genius at Work (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead runs interference for Dilton so that nobody interrupts his thinking.
Reprints

[Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Try these new Archie comics digests!] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[Read it all on the Archie App.] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[Riverdale] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

CW / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["For the last time! I'm not putting sunscreen lotion on you!"]
    Jughead; Archie
  2. 1. [How to get your free comic]
  3. 2. Hot or Not!
    Archie
  4. 3. Lesson Planned?
    Archie and Friends
  5. 4. Straining Their Friendship
    Archie
  6. 5. Just Ducky!
    Archie and Friends
  7. 6. A Beached Tale
    Archie
  8. 7. Brolly Folly
    Jughead
  9. 8. [Spider-Man / Avengers Mini-Mates]
    Diamond Select; MiniMates
  10. 9. Glue Stew
    Moose
  11. 10. [Archie #623]
    Archie
  12. 11. Banded Together!
    Archie
  13. 12. [Archie's Big Book Volume 4]
  14. 13. [Archie's Super Teens Versus Crusaders Super Deal!]
  15. 14. Sly Slogan
    Reggie
  16. 15. [Archie 1941]
  17. 16. Tool Tale
    Archie
  18. 17. Chilly Chance
    Archie
  19. 18. [Graphic Novel Super Store]
  20. 19. Devine Line
    Dilton
  21. 20. Safety Slides with Tips on Boating
    The Archies
  22. 21. The Beat
    The Archies
  23. 22. Shoo Shark
    Archie
  24. 23. Iguana Be Loved By You!
    Chuck
  25. 24. The Love of My Lifeguard!
    Archie
  26. 25. [Official Betty and Veronica Merch!]
  27. 26. Puprising
    Jughead
  28. 27. Be Careful What You Wish For
    Archie
  29. 28. [20% off all Archie comics!]
    Midtown Comics
  30. 29. The Real Thing
    Archie and Friends
  31. 30. [Collect Them All!]
  32. 31. Genius at Work
    Jughead
  33. 32. [Build Your Own Comics Double Digest Subscription!]
  34. 33. [Try these new Archie comics digests!]
  35. 34. [Read it all on the Archie App.]
  36. 35. [Riverdale]
    CW
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