Archie's Double Digest Magazine #153 [Direct Edition]
(September 2004)

Archie, 1984 Series
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196
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So who'll be the big winner?
Genre
teen
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Archie Andrews
Keywords
beauty contest

It's a Guy Thing! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie tells Betty that roller coasters and scary rides are for guys but he ends up being more scared than Betty is when they are finished.
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Keywords
roller coaster

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
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Garden Fools (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and his dad attempt to make a garden.
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Rare Flair (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
None of the fisherman are interested in having their pictures taken!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead have a business taking pictures of fisherman with their catches.
Reprints

Watch the Birdie Brain (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Bernadette; Jughead Jones; Albert
Synopsis
Archie has a job taking pictures of children in the mall.
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A Day to Forget (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is supposed to spend the day with Betty but he keeps forgetting various things.
Reprints

Snap Decision (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, how come you're not signing up for summer football practice?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Coach Clayton; Professor Flutesnoot; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie decides to take it easy this summer by taking a photography course instead of playing summer football.
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Keywords
football; photography

Swift Rift (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Veronica reunite after an absence.
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The Skeeter Beaters (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
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Wet Fret (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
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Garden of Despair (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The guys have to weed their gardens.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Soar Point (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang shoots darts at one of the balloons containing a $1,000 bill.
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Indexer Notes

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

Score Sore (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie takes Veronica to a professional baseball game.
Reprints

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

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rod Ollerenshaw ?
Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw (signed)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly!! Which date should I pick for tonight?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

Chore Galore (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Mr. Lodge! I got word you were coming!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
The gang works at Lodge Dairy Products for two weeks to prove to Mr. Lodge that teens can be good workers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Double Takes (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie & the Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is too nervous to box.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Two-panel cartoon

The Lonely One (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
At the beach, Archie tries in vain to get some solitude.
Reprints

Summer Fun with Little Archie (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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Dexter Taylor ?
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Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three gags, one featuring Little Reggie carrying books, another with Little Archie trying to surf and the last with Little Reggie spreading a coat for the girls to walk upon.

Summer Camp (Table of Contents: 19)

The Little Archies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; The Little Archies [Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews]; Professor Flutesnoot
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Summer Scenes with Little Archie (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty
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Mythical Mile (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Ambrose Pipps; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Little Archie is forced to run a race barefooted when the South Side Serpents swipe his running shoes.
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A Race For Life (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
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Lib Rib (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
There are a record number of female lifeguards this beach season.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

Miscue Rescue (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie wishes he could make the same mistake the lifeguard did.
Reprints
Keywords
lifeguard

To the Rescue (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Randy McDandy; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie's job as a lifeguard only lasts a day when he spends most of his time getting into the middle of fights.
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Archie's Underwater Maze (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Archie Andrews
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Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

Perfect Order (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo [as James DeCarlo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie is tutoring small children and leaves an envelope of test questions on the hall table. His father has been called in for a tax audit and, of course, takes the wrong envelope.
Reprints
Keywords
apples; tax audit; tutoring

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from the reprint in Archie Double Digest #241. In that reprint the script is mis-credited to Frank Doyle.

And the Winner Is... (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Everybody has won some kind of award except Archie.
Reprints

Save Our Trees (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
When the gang learns that Lodge Industries plans to build an industrial complex on Riverdale's last remaining forest, they fight for the cancellation of the project.
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Fast Company (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is chasing Archie, who's chasing Reggie, who's pulling Veronica with him. And all of them run over Jughead.
Reprints
Keywords
flowers; gardening; running

Tricky Triumph (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A magician gets Archie to volunteer for a disappearing act, and makes Archie's clothes disappear.
Reprints

Dino-Mite (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Tom Moore (credited)
Colors
Nansi Dakesian
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is that all you have to do? Sit around all day on a rock?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Prehistoric version of Jughead hatches a dinosaur egg.
Reprints
Keywords
caveman; dinosaur

It's My Turn (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Doug Crane (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie 1; Reggie 1; Betty 1; Veronica 1; Jughead 1
Synopsis
Betty 1 and Veronica 1 invent the sport of jumping rope but the boys can't seem to master the ability.
Reprints

A Crowd of One (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee goes to the beach but can't enjoy himself like he used to when he was younger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint.

Beach Umbrellas (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie looks at some of the uses for a beach umbrella.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s Jughead! He says…
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones

Power Play (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After Betty and Veronica tease him about his skinny build, Archie tries to prove he's the equal of the muscle-bound jocks on the beach.
Reprints

Little Squirt (Table of Contents: 38)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie tries to get a young boy at the beach to shoot Archie with a water pistol.
Reprints

Mallet Heads (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie play croquet and make a bet for the winner to teach Veronica to surf.
Reprints

Bushed! (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie helps his mother plant some bushes.
Reprints

Cutie Booty (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Archie for his thoughts on the swimsuits his company is marketing for the next year.
Reprints

Zero Hero (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie tries to rescue a cat from a tree.
Reprints

Wet Set (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie and Betty picnic on the beach in the rain.
Reprints

All Archie's Girls (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Helen; Carrie
Synopsis
When Veronica and Betty stumble on Archie's address book they think he has lots of girlfriends all over town, but they learn that he is simply helping with elderly shut-ins.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["So who'll be the big winner?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. It's a Guy Thing!
    Archie
  3. 2. Double Trouble
    Archie
  4. 3. Garden Fools
    Archie
  5. 4. Rare Flair
    Archie
  6. 5. Watch the Birdie Brain
    Archie
  7. 6. A Day to Forget
    Archie
  8. 7. Snap Decision
    Archie
  9. 8. Swift Rift
    Archie
  10. 9. The Skeeter Beaters
    Archie
  11. 10. Wet Fret
    Veronica
  12. 11. Garden of Despair
    Archie
  13. 12. Soar Point
    Archie
  14. 13. Score Sore
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Golly!! Which date should I pick for tonight?"]
    Archie
  16. 15. Chore Galore
    Archie
  17. 16. Double Takes
    Archie & the Gang
  18. 17. The Lonely One
    Archie
  19. 18. Summer Fun with Little Archie
    Little Archie
  20. 19. Summer Camp
    The Little Archies
  21. 20. Summer Scenes with Little Archie
    Little Archie
  22. 21. Mythical Mile
    Little Archie
  23. 22. A Race For Life
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Lib Rib
    Archie
  25. 24. Miscue Rescue
    Archie
  26. 25. To the Rescue
    Archie
  27. 26. Archie's Underwater Maze
    Archie
  28. 27. Perfect Order
    Archie
  29. 28. And the Winner Is...
    Archie and Friends
  30. 29. Save Our Trees
    Archie
  31. 30. Fast Company
    Archie
  32. 31. Tricky Triumph
    Archie
  33. 32. Dino-Mite
    Archie 1
  34. 33. It's My Turn
    Archie 1
  35. 34. A Crowd of One
    Archie
  36. 35. Beach Umbrellas
    Archie
  37. 36. ["It’s Jughead! He says…"]
    Archie’s Gag Bag
  38. 37. Power Play
    Archie
  39. 38. Little Squirt
    Reggie
  40. 39. Mallet Heads
    Archie
  41. 40. Bushed!
    Archie
  42. 41. Cutie Booty
    Archie
  43. 42. Zero Hero
    Archie
  44. 43. Wet Set
    Archie
  45. 44. All Archie's Girls
    Archie
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