(January 2006)

Archie, 2005 Series
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Price
2.39 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
9 times a year in Jan., Mar., Apr., June, July, Aug., Sept., Nov., and Dec.
On-sale Date
2005
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
?
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
digest
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[If This Is Archie's Pal Dilton... ...Who's This?] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley (android); Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Dilton Doiley (android)

Dilton's Double (Table of Contents: 2)

Dilton / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Mindy Eisman (credited)

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Jodie Doiley; Artie Fishal; Dilton Doiley (android)
Synopsis
Dilton signs up for a time management course and gets an android that is supposed to do his unwanted chores so he will have more time to do things he wants to do.
Reprints
Keywords
android; magnet

Downhill Dandy (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Reggie is the best downhill ski racer in the school, while the cowardly Jughead wants no part of the sport... until Ethel's after him.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Boobology (Table of Contents: 4)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Al Nickerson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Moose Mason; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Miss Grundy wants Moose to read something with more "meat" to it.
Reprints

There's Snow Place Like Home (Table of Contents: 5)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Wait Right Here (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty doesn't appear rich enough to buy anything.
Reprints

Some Things Never Change (Table of Contents: 7)

Sugar Plum / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sugar Plum Fairy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The Sugar Plum Fairy tries to get Betty and Veronica in the Christmas mood.
Reprints

Luck for Sale (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alex Cabot III; Alan M; Josie; Melody; Alex Cabot II; Olga; Swami
Synopsis
Alex goes to a fortune teller hoping to change his luck.
Reprints
Keywords
charm; crystal ball; fortune teller; ice; magic shop; potion; slip; turban

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #277, no credits listed in this digest.

Snooze Cruise (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz; typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead takes a wild ride over snowbound Riverdale in a runaway hammock.
Reprints

A Dreamy Teen Christmas (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get to do their favorite thing - shop; but this time for Christmas donations for Riverdale's Festival of Trees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1, pages 1-5; Part2, pages 6-11.

Given the Business (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, Jug! If I ever decided to retire, I'd give this store to you!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Reprints

Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 12)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Sugarplum Fairy; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Leroy Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Veronica watches "It's a Pretty Good Life" at Christmastime, and wonders what life would be like had she never existed. Sugarplum Fairy shows her Riverdale impoverished without Lodge spending; Veronica's parents lavishing affection on her cousin Leroy; and Archie in love with Cheryl Blossom.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy; holiday

Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
Rich Koslwoski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Sugarplum Fairy; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Continuing her journey through an alternate world without Veronica, Veronica sees Betty trapped in an unsatisfactory relationship with Reggie; Jughead as a lady's man; the gang broken up by business closings and school cutbacks. She celebrates a world in which she is a force for good after all.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy; holiday
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [If This Is Archie's Pal Dilton... ...Who's This?]
    Tales from Riverdale
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tales from Riverdale
  3. 2. Dilton's Double
    Dilton
  4. 3. Downhill Dandy
  5. 4. Boobology
    Moose
  6. 5. There's Snow Place Like Home
    Sabrina
  7. 6. Wait Right Here
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Some Things Never Change
    Sugar Plum
  9. 8. Luck for Sale
  10. 9. Snooze Cruise
    Jughead
  11. 10. A Dreamy Teen Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Given the Business
    Jughead
  13. 12. Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 1
    Veronica
  14. 13. Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2
    Veronica
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