Archie's Double Digest Magazine #136 [Direct Edition]
(October 2002)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
3.29 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., June, July, Sept., Oct. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library; Archie 60th Anniversary
Barcode
762816469517 13611
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Shultz (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, are you catching a lot of waves on your cool, new surfboard?
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Jughead and Archie Double Digest #4.

Shore Things (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie and Chuck are at the beach discussing what to do for the day.
Reprints
Keywords
jet ski; parasailing; surfing; volleyball; water skiing

The Perfect Fool (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Big Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Reggie claims he's perfect, Archie and the gang put him to the test.
Reprints
Keywords
conceit; football; jealousy

Fun Daze Together (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie try to spend a Saturday afternoon together, but events conspire against them.
Reprints

Treasure Pleasure (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie & The Gang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie convinces Jughead to go treasure-hunting with him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature changed from "Jughead" to "Archie & The Gang" for this reprint.
Credits from Jughead #304.

Sail Tale (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie tries out for Mr. Lodge's sailboarding team.
Reprints
Keywords
sailboarding

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #262, no credits listed in this digest.

The Beach Boss (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton; Hank
Synopsis
Archie lets authority go to his head when he agrees to step in for his friend Hank the lifeguard.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; lifeguards

Bad Breaks on Bongo Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Spotty; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. McJitters
Synopsis
Archie, Mr. Weatherbee and Archie's dog Spotty are out on Bongo Beach fishing at night, while Mr. Lodge is out on his fishing boat with Veronica and an important client. Dilton arrives to show Archie a special rocket that will enable his fishing lure to reach farther out, and the rocket winds up taking Archie into the air and, eventually, into Mr. Lodge's boat.
Reprints
Keywords
dune buggy; fishing

Indexer Notes

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

Golf Gaff (Table of Contents: 8)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie play miniature golf to determine who gets to help with the party at Veronica's house.
Reprints
Keywords
miniature golf

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprinting of this story in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #18.

Brave New World (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes to the beach by himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #252, no credits listed in this digest.

Board Discord (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Surfboards make a good dance floor on the beach.
Reprints

Archie One (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Bob White (credited)
Inks
Bob White (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie 1; Veronica 1; Jughead 1; Betty 1; Reggie 1; Weatherbee 1; Grundy 1; Pop Tate 1; Hiram Lodge 1
Synopsis
Reggie 1 outsmarts Archie 1 again and takes Veronica 1 on a date.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Unlike most Archie 1 stories this one includes some of the adult characters.

The Backward Advance (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie I / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Prehistoric Reggie invents the bow and arrow (which he calls a "vine and stick"), but it only works when it's used backwards. Reggie stubbornly insists on using it the way he invented it.
Reprints

Shark Lark (Table of Contents: 13)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie tries hunting a shark.
Reprints
Keywords
dolphin; shark

Cool It! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Chic Stone (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie suggests some ways for Mr. Weatherbee to cool off at the beach, but he rejects them all as too dangerous.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing; wind surfing

Go West, Young Dudes (Table of Contents: 15)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]
Synopsis
The Archies travel to California and play a beach prom.
Reprints

The Car Pool (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Howard Bender (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls all like riding in Archie's convertible until it starts to rain.
Reprints

Picture That (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Dilton's uncle
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica Pin-up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, look at all the fun you're missing by not being able to surf!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Luck-Key Me (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
On a school camping trip, Mr. Weatherbee entrusts Archie with the key to their vehicle, but Archie gets distracted and later can't find the key.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #70, no credits listed in this digest.

Skate Date! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie decide to meet girls while rollerblading. Reggie is the better skater but Archie is better with the girls.
Reprints
Keywords
rollerblading

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #253, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks are credited to Rudy Lapick.

The Real World (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Williams
Synopsis
Archie finally gets his friends to go outside for some summer activities but they are still tied to their electronic gadgets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #79.

It's a Mess (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's father tells him to clean up his room before he can go on his date with Veronica. He results to the old trick of filling his closet to the bursting point, but then gets distracted by old photos and a video game.
Reprints
Keywords
closet; guitar; photographs; video games

Indexer Notes

Archie has a box of comic books in his room. In the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest #25, the script is mis-credited to George Gladir.

Vacation Vexation (Table of Contents: 23)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to keep his vacation secret so he won't run into Archie. He travels to an island in the Caribbean but then he sees that the Archies are playing at his hotel so returns home.
Reprints
Keywords
space shuttle; vacation

A Sno' Saver (Table of Contents: 24)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Betty has a bag of snowballs she saved in the freezer.
Reprints

Boat Goat (Table of Contents: 25)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Dexter Taylor (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
The Andrews family goes out in a boat that capsizes, and they wind up on a desert island.
Reprints

Net Fret (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie play ping pong.
Reprints
Keywords
ping pong; table tennis

Handy Dandy (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Can Archie close a beach umbrella?
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've finally decided who I'm taking to the summer beach party!
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the phrase to find out who Archie is taking to the party.

Safety First (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets injured by his surfboard on dry land.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Dirty Car Pool (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie washes his car but it gets dirty again when he goes to pick up Betty.
Reprints

Here Lies Love (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty has rented two videotapes that Archie wants to see. But Veronica's mother has scheduled a cultural home party and Veronica has told Archie he has to attend. Betty tricks Reggie into taking Archie's place with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
chamber music; videotapes

Summer Simmer (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Nanci Dakesian; Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Dilton thinks Archie spends too much time focusing on girls.
Reprints

Rank Prank (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie sabotages Archie's jalopy but his plan backfires when the two cars become stuck together by their bumpers.
Reprints

Fool's House (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Gordon Hardsell; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
A realtor finds it impossible to sell the house next door to the Andrews because of Archie's clumsiness.
Reprints
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie, are you catching a lot of waves on your cool, new surfboard?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Shore Things
    Archie
  3. 2. The Perfect Fool
    Archie
  4. 3. Fun Daze Together
    Betty
  5. 4. Treasure Pleasure
    Archie & The Gang
  6. 5. Sail Tale
    Archie
  7. 6. The Beach Boss
    Archie
  8. 7. Bad Breaks on Bongo Beach
    Archie
  9. 8. Golf Gaff
    Reggie
  10. 9. Brave New World
    Archie
  11. 10. Board Discord
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Archie One
    Archie
  13. 12. The Backward Advance
    Archie I
  14. 13. Shark Lark
    Reggie
  15. 14. Cool It!
    Archie
  16. 15. Go West, Young Dudes
    The Archies
  17. 16. The Car Pool
    Archie
  18. 17. Picture That
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Archie, look at all the fun you're missing by not being able to surf!"]
    Veronica Pin-up
  20. 19. Luck-Key Me
    Archie
  21. 20. Skate Date!
    Archie
  22. 21. The Real World
    Archie
  23. 22. It's a Mess
    Archie
  24. 23. Vacation Vexation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  25. 24. A Sno' Saver
    Little Archie
  26. 25. Boat Goat
    Little Archie
  27. 26. Net Fret
    Archie
  28. 27. Handy Dandy
    Archie
  29. 28. ["I've finally decided who I'm taking to the summer beach party!"]
    Archie
  30. 29. Safety First
    Jughead
  31. 30. Dirty Car Pool
    Archie
  32. 31. Here Lies Love
    Archie
  33. 32. Summer Simmer
    Archie
  34. 33. Rank Prank
    Reggie
  35. 34. Fool's House
    Archie
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