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

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price:
3.59 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., May, June, Aug., 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
Barcode:
762816469517 15311
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:
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.
Reprints:
Keywords:
roller coaster

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

Rare Flair (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:
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.
Reprints:

The Skeeter Beaters (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily; Veronica Lodge (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Reprints:

Wet Fret (Table of Contents: 10)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Waldo Weatherbee; The Little Archies [Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews]; Professor Flutesnoot
Reprints:

Summer Scenes with Little Archie (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

A Race For Life (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Reprints:

Lib Rib (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.
Reprints:

Archie's Underwater Maze (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie looks at some of the uses for a beach umbrella.
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Wet Set (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

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.
Reprints:
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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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