Archie Comics Digest #264 [Newsstand]
(July 2010)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.69 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2010-06-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
722627468505 64
Editing
?
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) #264.

Cover title Archie Digest.
Indicia title Archie Digest Magazine.

On-Sale date from the previous issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get that old clunker out of here...
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

[Get Up and Play. An Hour a Day.] (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
exercise

Indexer Notes

Exercise PSA.

Wheel Appeal (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Paul Kaminski (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Jellybean Jones
Synopsis
Archie wins a contest to drive a sports car for a week.

[Life with Archie #1] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Lunch Hunch (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie mistakes a motorcycle for Jughead's stomach.
Reprints

Request Zest (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to get the phone number of Betty's cute friend from Betty.
Reprints

Right On and On (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Hearing about an automobile recall for defective transmissions, Archie brings his old car in for a replacement too, and ends up with a complete overhaul.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie's car is identified as a 1921 Edsil.

This End Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie buys his dad an inversion table.
Reprints

Still Water (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
When a smelly old swamp is sold to a land developer who wants to put up a shopping center, Archie objects, arguing that they ought to pitch in and clean the swamp up instead of paving it over.
Reprints
Keywords
ecology; pollution

Indexer Notes

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

Archie U.S.A. Trivia (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Keywords
trivia

Indexer Notes

Trivia question. First question: Which U.S. state flag features a bear?

[Archie #608] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics App] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Madhouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Madhouse reprints.

Wishful Waldo (Table of Contents: 14)

Madhouse Presents / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Saburo 'Y'] (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Winnebago
Synopsis
A witch gives Waldo three wishes.
Keywords
baseball; wish; witch

Trailer for Rent or Sale (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A family buys a camper, but discovers that it's not all it's cracked up to be.
Reprints
Keywords
camping

Going to the Dogs (Table of Contents: 16)

Mad House Presents / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gets a dog, but the dog doesn't behave very well.
Reprints

[Sonic Archives Volume 13] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Americana Series] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Sooo Cute! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Becky (Betty's cousin); Pop Tate; Max
Synopsis
Betty's little cousin Becky has a crush on Archie.
Reprints

Partners (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
The gang decides to start a business, but Moose wants to be the "brains" of the outfit. And who is going to say "no" to him?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Prom to Remember (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Once again, Veronica's ambitions are greater than the sum of Archie's wallet.
Reprints

[Betty & Veronica Beach Party] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Comics Graphics Novels] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

A Con to Remember (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Hiram Lodge; Janet Goggins; Mimi Cruz; Trina Robbins
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck deliver important items for Mr. Lodge's presentation at the San Diego Comic Con.
Keywords
comic convention; pedicab; San Diego; San Diego Comic Con

Indexer Notes

There is another story with the same tile and same writer/artist, also set at San Diego Comic Con but it is a different from this story.

V.I.P. Trip (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica demonstrates how important her father is to the airline.
Reprints
Keywords
airport

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, Moose?
Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose wants to get his grandmother a clock for her birthday.
Reprints

Writer's Block Head (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie has writer's block and takes a walk around town hoping for an idea.
Reprints

[Archie Digest Subscriptions!!!] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest #265] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[It only takes a spark] (Table of Contents: 30)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Smokey the Bear

[Lego Hero Factory] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Get that old clunker out of here..."]
    Archie
  2. 1. [Get Up and Play. An Hour a Day.]
  3. 2. Wheel Appeal
    Archie
  4. 3. [Life with Archie #1]
  5. 4. [The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E]
  6. 5. Lunch Hunch
    Archie
  7. 6. Request Zest
    Archie
  8. 7. Right On and On
    Archie
  9. 8. This End Up
    Archie
  10. 9. Still Water
    Archie
  11. 10. Archie U.S.A. Trivia
    Archie
  12. 11. [Archie #608]
  13. 12. [Archie Comics App]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Madhouse
  15. 14. Wishful Waldo
    Madhouse Presents
  16. 15. Trailer for Rent or Sale
  17. 16. Going to the Dogs
    Mad House Presents
  18. 17. [Sonic Archives Volume 13]
  19. 18. [Archie Americana Series]
  20. 19. Sooo Cute!
    Archie
  21. 20. Partners
    Archie
  22. 21. A Prom to Remember
    Archie
  23. 22. [Betty & Veronica Beach Party]
  24. 23. [Archie Comics Graphics Novels]
  25. 24. A Con to Remember
    Archie
  26. 25. V.I.P. Trip
    Archie
  27. 26. ["What's the matter, Moose?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  28. 27. Writer's Block Head
    Archie
  29. 28. [Archie Digest Subscriptions!!!]
  30. 29. [Archie Digest #265]
  31. 30. [It only takes a spark]
  32. 31. [Lego Hero Factory]
    Lego
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  • Mike Nielsen
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