Archie's Double Digest Magazine #139 [Direct Edition]
(February 2003)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
3.59 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year in Jan., Feb., Apr., June, July, Sept., Oct. and Nov.
On-sale date
2002
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 13911
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
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finally!... A show we both can agree on!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
cooking show

Bee Line (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Worry Flurry (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
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Channel Chump (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred is unhappy that Archie spends his days watching music videos.
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Winter Warmth (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; J.R. Geltsen
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie are walking along the beach and find an old man beach-combing.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #75.

Prize Pupil (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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The Big Jump (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie tries to goad Archie into trying a ski jump.
Reprints
Keywords
ski jumping

Best Friends (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Saburo Y.]

Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
When Jughead's phone is out, Archie asks Betty to visit Jughead and tell him he will be late to the roller rink grand opening. In the meantime, Jughead gets an offer to judge a pizza bake-off and gives the two tickets to Betty.
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The Look of Love (Table of Contents: 8)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie asks Jughead if he believes in love at first sight.
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A Sappy Tree (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Colors
Rex Lindsey (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Veronica pays to have Archie's family tree researched.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #33, writing is credited to Craig Boldman. This digest credits the writing to Hal Smith.

Survival (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are leaving on a winter camping trip but Archie's parents have mixed feelings about it.
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Calling Collect (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gets angry when Mr. Weatherbee informs him that the five dollars he paid towards the class ski trip was for insurance instead of lunch.
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Planned Activity (Table of Contents: 12)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead doesn't work in the winter, but he ends up helping Archie shovel snow anyway.
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Gimme Shelter (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Harry Lucey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Smithers; Gaston
Synopsis
When a busload of orphans are stranded in the cold, Archie brings them to the Lodge mansion.
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Keywords
orphan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie Pin Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's tough to buy anything for the girl who has everything!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

A Tree Grows in Riverdale (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four-part story.

I'll Take the Wrap (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
At the gang's Christmas gift exchange, Betty and Veronica drive the boys nuts by insisting that they not tear the wrapping paper in order to get to the gift inside.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #34, writing is credited to Al Hartley.

Cool Yule (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie And The Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Three Christmas themed vignettes with Archie and his friends.
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Spread the Cheer (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee takes the gang to the orphanage to put on a Christmas play for the orphans.
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Keywords
Christmas

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Regina Curro
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews
Reprints

A Friend for Christmas (Table of Contents: 20)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Pop Tate; Aunt Zelda; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Little Sabrina invites the gang over to her house. Aunt Zelda provides hamburgers and tells a Christmas story about a lonely girl that builds a snowman and brings it to life.
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It's Snow Fun (Table of Contents: 21)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Jack Frost; Mother Winter; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Geraldine Grundy; Little Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Little Archie has a plan to invite the teachers to go sledding with the kids, hoping to make them so tired and sore that school will be cancelled the next day.
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It's Snow Good (Table of Contents: 22)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose Pipps; Fangs Fogerty
Synopsis
Little Archie, Little Reggie and Little Jughead crash Fangs Fogerty's new bobsled.
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Skate Fate (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead tests out the new pond for ice skating.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

One More Time (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats

Rivals to the End (Table of Contents: 25)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie race while skiing.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Thingamajig! (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie has an electronic pet, a thingamajig, that disrupts his school day.
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Indexer Notes

Thingamajig is a parody of the Tamagotchi.

Winner's Lament (Table of Contents: 27)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie win a snow-mobile race.
Reprints

Deep Freeze (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge]; Hiram Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Chuck Clayton; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge flies The Archies to Alaska for a performance.
Reprints

Stupid Cupid (Table of Contents: 29)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead start a business to help guys impress their girlfriends, but they turn out to be very bad at it.
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Racquet Racket (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie likes watching the girls play racquetball.
Reprints

Dollar Holler (Table of Contents: 31)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Moose doesn't think the bank grew his money like they promised.
Reprints

The Inspiration (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Melissa Harmon; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
When Betty is missing columns from some of the workers on the school paper, Archie goes out to find out what the delay has been.
Reprints

Out of the Ordinary (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nate Butler
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Tina; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie tries to dress and act like a punk to impress a punk girl named Tina. Then, Tina tells him that she will date any man with a mohawk. So, Archie wears a mohawk wig to school. Not to be outdone, Reggie gets a real mohawk. Unfortunately, Tina moves away before she can see Reggie's mohawk.
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Keywords
mohawk; punk

Secrets (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie looks for a secret drawer in Mr. Weatherbee's desk.
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Turtle Stoop (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie are both fans of the same minor-league hockey team and try to prove who is the bigger fan.
Reprints
Keywords
hockey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How dare those kids skip my class to come and play in the snow!
Genre
teen
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The kids skipped class to make a snow sculpture of Miss Grundy.
Reprints

No Help Wanted (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews

Horn Corn (Table of Contents: 38)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie's car horn is stuck.
Reprints

Race Ace (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead takes too many pit stops.
Reprints

Face It! (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Al Bigley
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Finally!... A show we both can agree on!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bee Line
    Archie
  3. 2. Worry Flurry
    Reggie
  4. 3. Channel Chump
    Archie
  5. 4. Winter Warmth
    Archie
  6. 5. Prize Pupil
    Archie
  7. 6. The Big Jump
    Archie
  8. 7. Best Friends
    Archie
  9. 8. The Look of Love
    Jughead
  10. 9. A Sappy Tree
    Archie
  11. 10. Survival
    Archie
  12. 11. Calling Collect
    Archie
  13. 12. Planned Activity
    Jughead
  14. 13. Gimme Shelter
    Archie
  15. 14. ["It's tough to buy anything for the girl who has everything!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  16. 15. A Tree Grows in Riverdale
    Archie
  17. 16. I'll Take the Wrap
    Archie
  18. 17. Cool Yule
    Archie And The Gang
  19. 18. Spread the Cheer
    Little Archie
  20. 19. Season's Greetings
  21. 20. A Friend for Christmas
    Little Sabrina
  22. 21. It's Snow Fun
    Little Archie
  23. 22. It's Snow Good
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Skate Fate
    Little Archie
  25. 24. One More Time
    Little Archie
  26. 25. Rivals to the End
    Reggie
  27. 26. Thingamajig!
    Archie
  28. 27. Winner's Lament
    Betty
  29. 28. Deep Freeze
    The Archies
  30. 29. Stupid Cupid
    Jughead
  31. 30. Racquet Racket
    Archie
  32. 31. Dollar Holler
    Moose
  33. 32. The Inspiration
    Archie
  34. 33. Out of the Ordinary
    Archie
  35. 34. Secrets
    Archie & the Gang
  36. 35. Turtle Stoop
    Archie
  37. 36. ["How dare those kids skip my class to come and play in the snow!"]
    Archie Pin Up
  38. 37. No Help Wanted
    Archie
  39. 38. Horn Corn
    Jughead
  40. 39. Race Ace
    Jughead
  41. 40. Face It!
    Archie
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