Archie's Double Digest Magazine #154 [Direct Edition]
(October 2004)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Price
3.59 USD
Pages
196
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9 times a year in Jan., Feb., Mar., May, June, July, Sept., Oct. and Nov.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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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
You got a job in the media?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Board Game (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Pat Kennedy
Inks
Jon D’Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's not fair!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie complains about license plate fees.
Reprints

Slip Sliding Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica come to save Archie from the summer heat by spending the day at the local ice skating rink.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get out of my way!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie suggests that anger is not good.
Reprints

Shutterbugged (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie is at the beach to photograph a parade of tall ships but ends up using all his film photographing pretty girls.
Reprints
Keywords
photography

A Rash Decision (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie loses his trunks after diving into the old swimming hole, so he covers himself with a bush and runs home. Too bad the bush was poison ivy.
Reprints

Caddy Shock (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge gets Archie as a caddy at a golf course and has the best game of golf in his life.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you looking for, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper

The Race (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie, Betty and Dilton are in a yacht race with Veronica, Moose and Reggie. Reggie uses trickery and pedantic rule checking to get ahead in the race, only to have the rule book turned against him by the end.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The credits for lettering, coloring and editing aren't provided for this story so they've been assumed to carry over from the credited creators for the first story.

Just Three Guys Hangin’ Out (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie and his Dad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Fred decides to spend more time with Archie but ends up getting hurt no matter what activity they attempt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #290, no credits listed in this digest.

Treasure Trove (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie uses a metal detector at the beach to find lost items.
Reprints

Serve Verve (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie demonstrates his sky high serve.
Reprints
Keywords
volleyball

Dark Victory (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead teaches martial arts to Betty, Veronica and the other girls, much to the dismay of Archie, Reggie and their male friends.
Reprints

The Keys To Approval (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead try to help Veronica prepare for a party celebrating the debut of her new piano composition, but everything goes wrong.
Reprints

Volleyball Set Up (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hit it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Mr. Weatherbee play sand volleyball at the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
volleyball

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, man!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Eating hotdogs on the beach is illegal.
Reprints

The Loser (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie tries to lose to Archie at various things so he can prove that he is a good loser but he always ends up winning.
Reprints
Keywords
darts; ping-pong; tennis

The Ferris Wheel Ordeal! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Lodge, will you tell us a little bit about this Ferris-wheel-a-thon you've organized?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica organizes a charity event where she, Betty, Archie, Reggie and Jughead will ride on a Ferris wheel for eight continuous hours.
Reprints

Rest Zest (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
It's so hot Jughead wishes it were snowing.
Reprints

Lite Sprite (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The bulb in Jughead's flashlight doesn't work.
Reprints

Nothing Is As It Seems (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has a confusing day at the beach when nothing turns out to be what it appears.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #241, writing is credited to George Gladir and inks are credited to Jimmy DeCarlo.

Weary Theory (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie theorizes that exercise can curb a person's appetite.
Reprints

Thrill Thrall (Table of Contents: 23)

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; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie dates a girl who is bored by normal thrills, but finds a ride in his jalopy exciting.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park; surfing

Cliff Banger (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Pencilneck Perkins; Pop Tate; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones
Reprints

The Little Orphan (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie finds an orphaned seal pup and returns him to his home in the circus.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; seal

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #263, no credits listed in this digest.

It's All In the Game (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Sabrina Spellman; Little Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie participates in a series of beach contests.
Reprints
Keywords
Beach

Gone Fishing (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While fishing, Jughead catches a scuba-diving girl.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Bold Cold (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie gets a cold, but he can't get any rest because the whole gang comes over to cheer him up.
Reprints

Pet-Pourri! part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; animal; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Miss Lockleap; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Jellybean Jones; Gladys Jones; Hot Dog; Lucretia (Veronica's dog); Caramel (Betty's cat); Red (Archie's grandma's dog); Kong (Moose's monkey)
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Reggie volunteer at a pet show so they can meet Miss Lockleap (Heather Locklear). Jughead lets Moose's monkey escape and he opens all the cage doors for the other animals.
Reprints
Keywords
ant farm; bird; cat; celebrity judge; dog; elephant; giraffe; goldfish; horse; lion; lizard; monkey; mouse; Noah's ark; pet show; pets; ship; snake

Indexer Notes

spoofs Miss Lockleap (Heather Locklear) and Morbose Place (Melrose Place).

The Heat Beaters (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
The gang shrug off Jughead's way to keep cool but may have second thoughts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie & Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #29, writing is credited to George Gladir.

Strike Out the Band (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
The Archies [Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]; Hiram Lodge; Candice Coldiron; Cuthbert Coldiron
Synopsis
The Archies want to play the new bandshell but are blocked by Cuthbert Coldiron who doesn't like rock music.
Reprints

Bottle Blonde (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 5 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; Betty Cooper; Jeannie
Synopsis
Jughead finds a bottle in the ocean and tricks Veronica into thinking that a Genie came from it.
Reprints

A Fool For School (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty finds the boys on the beach lamenting not being in school.
Reprints

Bank Job (Table of Contents: 34)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Reprints

Devil Disc (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead and Reggie toss a frisbee around on the beach. But whenever Jughead throws it, the frisbee inevitably lands on or near a gorgeous girl.
Reprints
Keywords
frisbee

Jump For Joy (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D’Agostino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
The alarm goes off at 8 AM.
Reprints

Flub Bub (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones
Reprints

The Old School Spirit (Table of Contents: 38)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Mary Andrews; Svenson; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Due to Archie's unknowing antics, Mr. Weatherbee thinks he hears ghosts.
Reprints

It's a Shoe Thing? (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
All the girls are going to a half-off one day shoe sale.
Reprints
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You got a job in the media?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Board Game
    Archie
  3. 2. ["It's not fair!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  4. 3. Slip Sliding Summer Fun!
    Archie
  5. 4. ["Get out of my way!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Shutterbugged
    Archie
  7. 6. A Rash Decision
    Archie
  8. 7. Caddy Shock
    Archie
  9. 8. ["What are you looking for, Arch?"]
    Archie’s Gag Bag
  10. 9. The Race
    Archie
  11. 10. Just Three Guys Hangin’ Out
    Archie and his Dad
  12. 11. Treasure Trove
    Archie
  13. 12. Serve Verve
    Archie
  14. 13. Dark Victory
    Archie
  15. 14. The Keys To Approval
    Archie
  16. 15. Volleyball Set Up
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Oh, man!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  18. 17. The Loser
    Archie
  19. 18. The Ferris Wheel Ordeal!
    Archie and the Gang
  20. 19. Rest Zest
    Archie
  21. 20. Lite Sprite
    Archie
  22. 21. Nothing Is As It Seems
    Archie
  23. 22. Weary Theory
    Archie
  24. 23. Thrill Thrall
    Archie
  25. 24. Cliff Banger
    Little Archie
  26. 25. The Little Orphan
    Little Archie
  27. 26. It's All In the Game
    Little Archie
  28. 27. Gone Fishing
    Archie
  29. 28. Bold Cold
    Archie
  30. 29. Pet-Pourri! part 1 and 2
    Archie & Friends
  31. 30. The Heat Beaters
    Archie
  32. 31. Strike Out the Band
    The Archies
  33. 32. Bottle Blonde
    Archie
  34. 33. A Fool For School
    Archie
  35. 34. Bank Job
    Archie
  36. 35. Devil Disc
    Archie
  37. 36. Jump For Joy
    Archie
  38. 37. Flub Bub
    Archie
  39. 38. The Old School Spirit
    Mr. Weatherbee
  40. 39. It's a Shoe Thing?
    Archie
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