Archie's Double Digest Magazine #142 [Direct Edition]
(June 2003)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Pages
196
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
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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
Tell Veronica I'm very busy preparing for my exams!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews
Keywords
four-leaf clovers; good luck symbols; horseshoes

Bounce Back Talk! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica thinks a kid is wasting his time bouncing a ball off a wall, but Archie explains he used to do the same thing and think about various things while doing it.
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Sub Bub (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

substitution; waiter; waitress

Green Scene (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie’s Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We’ll be late for school, Arch!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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I Stink, Therefore I Am! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Heather Dawson; Mr. Dawson; Mrs. Dawson; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie takes a new date to the school dance and he wears a strong cologne to impress her. When they arrive at the dance, the different colognes that the guys are wearing begin to overwhelm the ladies.
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Birth Mirth (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Archie celebrate birthdays for the sake of celebrating.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Compulsion (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
In an attempt to cure Archie's compulsive destructiveness, Mr. Lodge brings home a vase that is completely indestructible and orders Archie to try and break it.
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Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

Fan with a Flair (Table of Contents: 8)

The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [As Stan G.] (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper]; Denise
Synopsis
A fanatical Archies fan takes Archie's boot, Jughead's hat, and Reggie's comb as souvenirs for the shrine to the band she has set up in her room.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; fan; souvenirs

Runner-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Haggley
Synopsis
Archie mistakenly thinks the teachers want Mr. Weatherbee to run in a footrace instead of run as a candidate for the teacher's union.
Reprints
Keywords
track

Invention Tension (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Dilton wins the School Invention Fair but Archie and Jughead's novelty inventions catch Mr. Lodge's attention.
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Give the Public What it Wants! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead try to help Reggie make money for a concert.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #298, no credits listed in this digest.

In Days of Yore (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Archie’s grandpa

The Night of 100 Archies! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Spunky (monkey); Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge has a dream in which 100 clones of Archie are created.
Reprints
Keywords
clone; dream

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #287, no credits listed in this digest.

Movie Mishap! (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie’s Pop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Blame Game (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones (cameo); Moose Mason (cameo); Waldo Weatherbee (cameo); Geraldine Grundy (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie is blamed for everything that goes wrong on a school field trip.
Reprints
Keywords
Liberty Bell; Philadelphia

Contest Rewards (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle

A Wild Wind (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Fangs Fogarty; Little Archie Andrews

Garage Sale Blues (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Ambrose Pipps; Little Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper

The Ideal Date (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie finds a composition for English that Betty dropped, outlining her idea of an ideal date. He and Jughead conspire to fulfill her wish.
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Jog Agog (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica can't jog with Archie because their jogging suits clash.
Reprints
Keywords
jogging

Mail Travail (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tells Veronica about the new postal worker.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie's Pop Pin Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know why I watch these soap operas...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Mrs. Andrews is distracted while watching soap operas and burns Fred's shirt while ironing.
Reprints

Keeping an Eye on the Eagle (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Howard Bender (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead mix up their sculpture of a dinosaur with Mr. Lodge's sculpture of an eagle.
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Good News and Bad News (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Gag 1: Good news - you landed somewhere soft, bad news it was in the neighbor's petunias.

Gag 2: Good news - your girlfriend compliments your kissing, bad news you didn't kiss her.

Gag 3: Good news - your girlfriend says she'll go through anything for you, bad news the first thing she goes through is your allowance.
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Indexer Notes

Three 2-panel gags.

The Pad Fad (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
drama; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie decides to move out of his parents' house and get his own apartment, but discovers that living on his own isn't much fun.
Reprints

A Moving Experience (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Daddy! You can't do this!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Frilby
Synopsis
When word gets out that Mr. Lodge might move his corporate headquarters and his home to another city, Archie, Betty and Jughead stage a sit-in to protest the move.
Reprints

A "Lodge Original" (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
When the insinuation that the pranks Veronica pulls on Betty to keep her away from Archie are becoming stale and repetitive, Veronica takes it as a challenge.
Reprints

Don't Rock the Jukebox (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead attempt to move an antique jukebox.
Reprints
Keywords
jukebox

Man About Town (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie becomes a well-dressed, completely obnoxious "man about town."
Reprints

When the Red, Red Robin Comes Jog, Jog, Joggin' Along (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead take up jogging.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250.

Working Like a Dog (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie dresses up like a dog to be part of a fire safety video.
Reprints
Keywords
dalmatian; fire safety

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #288, no credits listed in this digest.

Flower Power (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge throws Archie from the mansion when he thinks that Archie has picked his prize orchid.
Reprints
Keywords
greenhouse; orchid

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #288, no credits listed in this digest.

Alone At Last (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Matt Maley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie can't seem to keep Veronica away from other men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Tingle Dingle (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two part story

Paint Job (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Dan Decarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim Decarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason (cameo); Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie and his dad have a paint party.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Going Buggy (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica refuses to go on a picnic with Archie because she doesn't like bugs.
Reprints

Job Jibe (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley

The Paper Bout (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Tell Veronica I'm very busy preparing for my exams!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Bounce Back Talk!
    Archie
  3. 2. Sub Bub
    Archie
  4. 3. Green Scene
    Archie
  5. 4. ["We’ll be late for school, Arch!"]
    Archie’s Gag Bag
  6. 5. I Stink, Therefore I Am!
    Archie
  7. 6. Birth Mirth
    Archie
  8. 7. Compulsion
    Archie
  9. 8. Fan with a Flair
    The Archies
  10. 9. Runner-Up
    Archie
  11. 10. Invention Tension
    Archie and the Gang
  12. 11. Give the Public What it Wants!
    Archie
  13. 12. In Days of Yore
    Archie
  14. 13. The Night of 100 Archies!
    Archie
  15. 14. Movie Mishap!
    Archie’s Pop
  16. 15. Blame Game
    Archie
  17. 16. Contest Rewards
    Little Archie
  18. 17. A Wild Wind
    Little Reggie
  19. 18. Garage Sale Blues
    Little Archie
  20. 19. The Ideal Date
    Archie
  21. 20. Jog Agog
    Archie
  22. 21. Mail Travail
    Archie
  23. 22. ["I don't know why I watch these soap operas..."]
    Archie's Pop Pin Up
  24. 23. Keeping an Eye on the Eagle
    Archie
  25. 24. Good News and Bad News
    Archie
  26. 25. The Pad Fad
    Archie
  27. 26. A Moving Experience
    Archie
  28. 27. A "Lodge Original"
    Archie
  29. 28. Don't Rock the Jukebox
    Archie
  30. 29. Man About Town
    Archie
  31. 30. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Jog, Jog, Joggin' Along
    Archie
  32. 31. Working Like a Dog
    Archie
  33. 32. Flower Power
    Archie
  34. 33. Alone At Last
    Archie
  35. 34. The Tingle Dingle
    Archie
  36. 35. Paint Job
    Archie
  37. 36. Going Buggy
    Archie
  38. 37. Job Jibe
    Archie
  39. 38. The Paper Bout
    Archie
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