Archie Comics Digest #236 [Newsstand]
(September 2007)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.49 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Published 9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., May, June, Aug., Sept., Oct. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Barcode
009128468501 36
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #236.

Special 65th Anniversary Commemorative Issue!


When Archie Meets Archie! (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rex Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex Lindsey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews (modern); Archie Andrews (1941-style)

Archie: The Mirth of a Nation (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jeffrey C. Branch
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Brief history of Archie Comics, how Archie and his pals replaced the MLJ Golden Age superheroes and lasted to the present day.

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

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a matter of skill.. that's all!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Gramps Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper
Synopsis
Archie meets Betty and gets in trouble with her father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the first Archie story.

[Archie #1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Who's Who in Riverdale (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Introduction to the main cast of characters
Reprints

Prom Pranks (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper; Mrs. Lodge; Mrs. Andrews; Mr. McQuiggan; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
The story of how Veronica came to Riverdale.
Reprints

Puzzle Land (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards ?

Characters
Bumbie; Cubby; Squoimy; Annabelle
Reprints

[That Old Oaken Bucket] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cubby the Bear / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cubby
Synopsis
Cubby goes to get a bucket of water for his mom but encounters many distractions along the way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

Train Trouble (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews; Elmer Q. Pluggett
Synopsis
Archie takes a train trip and causes lots of trouble for salesman Elmer Q. Pluggett
Reprints

[Crime Wave in Bugland] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bumbie the Bee-tective / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bumbie
Synopsis
In order to be a bee-tective, Bumbie needs to find his first case.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

Pancakes in a Blackout (Table of Contents: 10)

An Archie Short / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off -- he has to turn off all the lights in the house and keep his pancakes from burning at the same time!
Reprints

[Roses Are Red] (Table of Contents: 11)

Squoimy the Woim / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Squoimy; Annabelle; Moe Squito
Synopsis
Squoimy has written a poem for Annabelle, but that bully Moe Squito keeps trying to get her attention.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic?

Archie's Puzzles (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

maze, quiz, and word puzzles

The Case of the Missing Mistletoe! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Judy Price; Jughead Jones; Jerry Price
Synopsis
Judy Price, a new girl in town, invites Archie to her Christmas party, but she doesn't tell him she has a twin sister, which leads to several mixups.
Reprints

[Slow and Steady Wins the Race] (Table of Contents: 14)

Judge Owl's Fables / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Judge Owl; Speedy Rabbit; Torty Tortoise
Synopsis
Speedy wants to win the race for the reputation of all rabbits everyehere, but he keeps getting distracted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

[Jughead's Day] (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie Featuring Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie wants Jughead to substitute for an injured player in their hockey game, but Jughead just knows that he'll end up getting hurt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title appeared on the contents page of the original comic (not included in the digest reprint).

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

Editor's Notebook / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
various (illustrations)
Inks
various (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope you're enjoying this trip down memory lane.
Synopsis
Gorelick reminisces about growing up in the 1940s and reading Archie comic books.

When Archie Meets Archie... (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz; Nelson Ribeiro (Concept)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie takes a shortcut down a street he's never seen before and encounters the 1940s versions of himself, Jughead, and Betty.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Archie Meets Archie!
    Archie
  2. 1. Archie: The Mirth of a Nation
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Just a matter of skill.. that's all!"]
    Archie
  4. 3. [Archie #1]
    Archie
  5. 4. Who's Who in Riverdale
    Archie
  6. 5. Prom Pranks
    Archie
  7. 6. Puzzle Land
  8. 7. [That Old Oaken Bucket]
    Cubby the Bear
  9. 8. Train Trouble
    Archie
  10. 9. [Crime Wave in Bugland]
    Bumbie the Bee-tective
  11. 10. Pancakes in a Blackout
    An Archie Short
  12. 11. [Roses Are Red]
    Squoimy the Woim
  13. 12. Archie's Puzzles
    Archie
  14. 13. The Case of the Missing Mistletoe!
    Archie
  15. 14. [Slow and Steady Wins the Race]
    Judge Owl's Fables
  16. 15. [Jughead's Day]
    Archie Featuring Jughead
  17. 16. ["I hope you're enjoying this trip down memory lane."]
    Editor's Notebook
  18. 17. When Archie Meets Archie...
    Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Weston
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome