(September 2005)

Archie, 2005 Series
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Price
2.39 USD
Pages
80
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
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Editing
Nelson Ribiero; Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
digest
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Renaissance Mantle (Table of Contents)

Tales from Riverdale / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews

Renaissance Mantle (Table of Contents: 1)

Reggie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie pranks his friends at the renaissance fair.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke; renaissance fair

The Challenge (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Eye, Yi, Yi... (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie gets his eyes dilated and mistakes two strangers for Betty and Veronica.
Reprints

Bad Hair Day (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
No matter what she does, Betty's hair keeps getting hit with dirt, debris or other contaminants.
Reprints

In Your Dreams (Table of Contents: 5)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Holly G!
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Sugar; Marie, Cheryl's maid
Synopsis
Cheryl has recurring dreams where she is kissing Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; dream; jungle; kiss; nightmare; rollerblading; tropical island

Indexer Notes

Spoofs Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

Sand Dollar$ (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo Decesare (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Gem Stone; Hilda; Zelda; Salem; Pablo Paloma
Synopsis
Sabrina and Gem both enter a sand castle building contest.
Reprints

I Squid You Not (Table of Contents: 7)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gallagher
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Dave Manak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Salem
Synopsis
Salem goes fishing and helps an old sea captain save his boat.
Reprints

Now Being Served (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
John Lowe
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers the butler; Fifi the maid; Gaston the chef; Celeste the maid
Synopsis
House-sitting the Lodge Mansion while the Lodges are vacationing in Paris, Betty throws a pool party for all the mansion servants.
Reprints

The Umpire Strikes Back (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Satirical science fiction story about the inhabitants of the planet "Bazeball".
Reprints

The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Marcia Mermaid; Mark the Shark; Father Neptune; Max the Lifeguard; Scuba Dooba
Synopsis
The tale of Marcia, a mermaid who constantly falls in love with human teenage boys.
Reprints

Got Your Goat (Table of Contents: 11)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly
Pencils
Holly Golightly
Inks
Holly Golightly
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jason Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Cheryl Blossom; Clifford Blossom
Synopsis
Betty calls Jason immature because of the pranks he pulls. Jason gets a goatee to appear more mature like his dad.
Reprints
Keywords
goat; goatee; pet farm; prank

Indexer Notes

Cheryl's outfit idea from: Bernadette Green (Quincy, FL).

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #254.

Fashions out to Pasture (Table of Contents: 12)

Ginger Lopez / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Ginger Lopez; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Lopez; Don (Ginger's uncle); Anna (Ginger's aunt); Jake; Sophie
Synopsis
Ginger spends time on the farm.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Renaissance Mantle
    Tales from Riverdale
  2. 1. Renaissance Mantle
    Reggie
  3. 2. The Challenge
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Eye, Yi, Yi...
    Archie & Friends
  5. 4. Bad Hair Day
    Betty
  6. 5. In Your Dreams
    Cheryl Blossom
  7. 6. Sand Dollar$
    Sabrina
  8. 7. I Squid You Not
    Sabrina
  9. 8. Now Being Served
    Betty
  10. 9. The Umpire Strikes Back
  11. 10. The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid
  12. 11. Got Your Goat
    Cheryl Blossom
  13. 12. Fashions out to Pasture
    Ginger Lopez
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