Archie Comics Digest #259 [Newsstand]
(January 2010)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
2.69 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except May and Oct.)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
722627468505 59
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) #259.


Scene in Public (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Skyrunners] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Disney XD / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scene in Public (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Jughead eat at a pirate themed restaurant and think the employees look silly in their costumes.
Reprints

[Love & Marriage] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Archiedigital.com] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

No Sweat, Coach! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Coach warns the boys not to leave damp sweaty gym clothes in their lockers.
Reprints

Good Deed Dilemma (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Darlene; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Gafney
Synopsis
Archie's attempts at doing good deeds backfires on him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

How Well Do You Know Archie Quiz (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Return of Cousin Alistair (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Mindy Eisman

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Alistair Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie's cousin Alistair visits from England and picks up all the gang's slang while in America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) (Archie) #265, no credits listed in this digest.

A Little Off (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee has had his fill of teenagers when Archie marches into his office and demands that kids get their birthdays off from school.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this story, Archie is the class president.

Direction Correction (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach gives the football team a pep talk and scares them all into leaving the stadium.
Reprints

[Vilgax Attacks] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Ben 10 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Veronica's Passport Graphic Novel Offer] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Mad House / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

The Mad Ad Monster Part 1 (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis
The Mad Ad Monster destroys commercials.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Probably from Archie's Madhouse #42 but needs confirmation.

The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Mad Ad Monster
Reprints

Space News (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Gag newspaper articles on science and space travel.
Reprints

The Teeth Feat (Table of Contents: 17)

The Pink Martian / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Pink Martian
Synopsis
The Pink Martian develops a toothache.
Reprints

[Powerless] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie #603] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

To Sleep - Per Chance (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie can't sleep at night but Miss Grundy's class the next day puts him to sleep.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #256, no credits listed in this digest.

Pin Head (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones [Forsythe P. Jones]; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie spends too much on a piece of jewelry for Veronica and confusion follows when she tells him he shouldn't have.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #10.

Ump Slump (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie blames the ref for losing the basketball game.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of Ump Slump of Betty and Veronica Annual Digest Magazine (1989 series) #2, no credits listed in this digest.

Team Scream (Table of Contents: 23)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Nancy Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Moose misunderstands his football assignment.
Reprints

[Ben 10 Alien Swarm] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[3 Four Issue Story Arcs!] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Talk Tough (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
A chat about exercise leads the boys to Betty, who talks a lot with her hands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Ancient Egypt (Table of Contents: 27)

A News / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Abby D.
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Egypt

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted report on Egypt.

Best-Laid Plans (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dan Nakrosis

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie gets dirty trying to open the fireplace flue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (2011 series) #256, no credits printed in this digest.

Cold Hard Truth (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang makes a video of their time on the beach hoping to play it in the middle of winter to relieve their winter blues.
Reprints

Playing Footsie (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie's life gets easier while he is on crutches.
Reprints

[Breakup Blues] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[Archie Digest #260] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

[Dragonball Z] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Kingdom Hearts] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Nintendo DS / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scene in Public
    Archie
  2. 1. [Skyrunners]
    Disney XD
  3. 2. Scene in Public
    Archie
  4. 3. [Love & Marriage]
  5. 4. [Archiedigital.com]
  6. 5. No Sweat, Coach!
    Archie
  7. 6. Good Deed Dilemma
    Archie
  8. 7. How Well Do You Know Archie Quiz
  9. 8. The Return of Cousin Alistair
    Archie
  10. 9. A Little Off
    Archie
  11. 10. Direction Correction
    Archie
  12. 11. [Vilgax Attacks]
    Ben 10
  13. 12. [Veronica's Passport Graphic Novel Offer]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mad House
  15. 14. The Mad Ad Monster Part 1
  16. 15. The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2
  17. 16. Space News
  18. 17. The Teeth Feat
    The Pink Martian
  19. 18. [Powerless]
  20. 19. [Archie #603]
  21. 20. To Sleep - Per Chance
    Archie
  22. 21. Pin Head
    Archie
  23. 22. Ump Slump
    Archie
  24. 23. Team Scream
    Big Moose
  25. 24. [Ben 10 Alien Swarm]
    Cartoon Network
  26. 25. [3 Four Issue Story Arcs!]
  27. 26. Talk Tough
    Archie
  28. 27. Ancient Egypt
    A News
  29. 28. Best-Laid Plans
    Archie
  30. 29. Cold Hard Truth
    Archie
  31. 30. Playing Footsie
    Archie
  32. 31. [Breakup Blues]
  33. 32. [Archie Digest #260]
  34. 33. [Dragonball Z]
    Nintendo DS
  35. 34. [Kingdom Hearts]
    Nintendo DS
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
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